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* There's also the scene where Bambi wakes up in the middle of the night, walks through the forest and looks down a cliff showing Man's camp. It doesn't help that the music playing in the background is [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e-h1UuT1Gd0 downright chilling]].

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* There's also the scene where Bambi wakes up in the middle of the night, walks through the forest and looks down a cliff showing Man's camp. It doesn't help that the music playing in the background is [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e-h1UuT1Gd0 com/watch?v=YUEzrs3zrwA downright chilling]].


* The discussions about Man in the novel are truly chilling because, unlike the movie where they only vaguely comment on Man and we never see or hear him, the book goes to great length to show just how alien and terrifying a human is to a wild animal, to the extent that their mere ''presence''--or even the ''thought'' of them encountering man, is enough to freeze the animals in fear and make them exercise extreme caution when going through the woods. Their interpretations of what man even ''is''--such as the in-universe stories of him having fire in his body or having a "third hand" that shoots thunder and fire (a gun)--[[EldritchAbomination make them seem like horrifying, godlike entities to them.]]
* If you thought the scene where Bambi's mother died was frightening in the movie, the novel made it even '''worse''', because in it, she isn't the only victim of the hunters wrath. The scene is almost like a proto-''Film/{{Predator}}'' scene, where many innocent animals, deer, rabbits, bird and [[EnemyMine even their common enemy the fox]] are at the mercy of an unseen hunter, all of them scrambling and fleeing in a desperate effort to evade his wrath. And unlike the movie, where the poachers intentions are left ambiguous, his feelings are made crystal clear here--he sadistically ''[[EvilLaugh laughs]]'' the whole time while he's mercilessly slaughtering the animals. And to say nothing of Faline and [[AdultFear Aunt Ena's]] terror when they believe that Gobo, who Bambi was forced to leave behind, was killed and his body was hauled away.

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* The discussions about Man in the novel are truly chilling because, unlike the movie where they only vaguely comment on Man and we never see or hear him, the book goes to great length to show just how alien and terrifying a human is to a wild animal, to the extent that their mere ''presence''--or even the ''thought'' of them encountering man, is enough to freeze the animals in fear and make them exercise extreme caution when going through the woods. Their interpretations of what man even ''is''--such as the in-universe stories of him having fire in his body or having a "third hand" that shoots thunder and fire (a gun)--[[EldritchAbomination gun)--[[HumansAreCthulhu make them seem like horrifying, godlike entities to them.]]
* If you thought the scene where Bambi's mother died was frightening in the movie, the novel made it even '''worse''', because in it, she isn't the only victim of the hunters hunter's wrath. The scene is almost like a proto-''Film/{{Predator}}'' scene, where many innocent animals, deer, rabbits, bird and [[EnemyMine even their common enemy the fox]] are at the mercy of an unseen hunter, all of them scrambling and fleeing in a desperate effort to evade his wrath. And unlike the movie, where the poachers poacher's intentions are left ambiguous, his feelings are made crystal clear here--he sadistically ''[[EvilLaugh laughs]]'' the whole time while he's mercilessly slaughtering the animals. And to say nothing of Faline and [[AdultFear Aunt Ena's]] terror when they believe that Gobo, who Bambi was forced to leave behind, was killed and his body was hauled away.



** Fun fact: This sequence was storyboarded to be included in the animated movie. Walt Disney himself intervened to say he found it too graphic and wanted it cut. Well, thank the gods for that.

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** Fun fact: This this sequence was storyboarded to be included in the animated movie. Walt Disney himself intervened to say he found it too graphic and wanted it cut. Well, thank the gods for that.



** Something that might be scarier? Bambi was following Faline into the territory of Ronno, this is how bucks begin fights over potential mates. Had they been in a different part of the forest, they could have entered the territory of a more powerful buck that could have killed Bambi, as bucks will sometimes fight to the death for a doe.

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** Something that might be scarier? Bambi was following Faline into the territory of Ronno, this Ronno-this is how bucks begin fights over potential mates. Had they been in a different part of the forest, they could have entered the territory of a more powerful buck that could have killed Bambi, as bucks will sometimes fight to the death for a doe.



** Here's a fun fact: The music that plays for that scene? Music/JohnWilliams was inspired by it for another [[Film/{{Jaws}} famous movie score...]]

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** Here's a fun fact: The the music that plays for that scene? Music/JohnWilliams was inspired by it for another [[Film/{{Jaws}} famous movie score...]]



** It'll cause a good bit of discomfort if you're an actual hunter because that really is how you hunt birds if you dont sit in a sniper nest the whole time. You move around the area where you think the birds are hiding ''slooooowly'', and eventually, they'll freak out and try to make a break for it, and that's when you got them. It's unpleasant to think about but you have to lure them out somehow...

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** It'll cause a good bit of discomfort if you're an actual hunter because that really is how you hunt birds if you dont don't sit in a sniper nest the whole time. You move around the area where you think the birds are hiding ''slooooowly'', and eventually, they'll freak out and try to make a break for it, and that's when you got get them. It's unpleasant to think about but you have to lure them out somehow...

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** There have been several gunshot sounds by this point in the movie, but the one that fells Bambi's mother is the first one that is not followed by a ricochet.

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** It'll cause a good bit of discomfort if you're an actual hunter because that really is how you hunt birds if you dont sit in a sniper nest the whole time. You move around the area where you think the birds are hiding ''slooooowly'', and eventually, they'll freak out and try to make a break for it, and that's when you got them. It's unpleasant to think about but you have to lure them out somehow...


** Something that might be scarier? Bambi was following Faline into the territory of Ronno, this is how fights between bucks over does happen. Had they been in a different part of the forest, they could have entered the territory of a more powerful buck that could have killed Bambi, as bucks will sometimes fight to the death for a doe.

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** Something that might be scarier? Bambi was following Faline into the territory of Ronno, this is how how bucks begin fights between bucks over does happen.potential mates. Had they been in a different part of the forest, they could have entered the territory of a more powerful buck that could have killed Bambi, as bucks will sometimes fight to the death for a doe.

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* The first scene in the meadow, the first appearance of Man. Having been warned that hunters are on the way to kill them all, the herd Bambi belongs to clears out of the meadow rapidly. Except, Bambi hasn't been warned about the terrible danger Man possesses. He has no idea what's happening or why he should be running, and he can't find his mother in the chaos. Before Bambi knows it, he's seemingly the only deer left in the meadow, the only target in plain sight, as Man's theme becomes unbearable tense. Thankfully, the Great Prince doubles back and rescues him, but it's very apparent what would have happened to Bambi if his father had been a few seconds slower. He was only a few months old at the time and he was already almost killed.

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** Moreover, the way Bambi's father talks about them is downright chilling; his tone is forlorn and resigned, as though he had hoped that they would never come back, but knew that they would and dreaded that day. He sounds like he's describing some alien, unstoppable force and that all they can do is hide.
--->'''King of the Forest:''' It is Man. He is here again. There are many this time. We must go deep into the forest. Hurry! Follow me!

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** Something that might be scarier? Bambi was following Faline into the territory of Ronno, this is how fights between bucks over does happen. Had they been in a different part of the forest, they could have entered the territory of a more powerful buck that could have killed Bambi, as bucks will sometimes fight to the death for a doe.


** At one point, while Bambi is searching for Faline, he spots one hunter BehindTheBlack. He has just enough time to sprint away before a shot is fired where his head had been moments earlier.

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** At one point, while Bambi is searching for Faline, he spots one hunter BehindTheBlack. He of the hunters (who is offscreen). Bambi has just enough time to sprint away before a shot is fired where his head had been moments earlier.


** The dogs that pursue Faline. Made even more unsettling by the fact that they don't look or move entirely like normal dogs; the animators modeled their appearance and movements on panthers, presumably for that extra dose of creepiness. Some even have [[BlackEyesOfCrazy inverted eyes]], making them look extra demonic.
* You never actually see the hunters at all, not even the one who kills Bambi's mother. You just see how the animals see it.

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** * The dogs that pursue Faline. Made even more unsettling by the fact that they don't look or move entirely like normal dogs; the animators modeled their appearance and movements on panthers, presumably for that extra dose of creepiness. Some even have [[BlackEyesOfCrazy inverted eyes]], making them look extra demonic.
** The dogs also manage to get a few good bites on Bambi when he comes to fight them. Only BloodlessCarnage prevents visible injuries from being seen.
* You never actually see the hunters at all, not even the one who kills Bambi's mother. You just see how the animals see it.
it. And when several hunters go out in force at the climax, every forest animal is sent scattering in all directions for their lives.
** At one point, while Bambi is searching for Faline, he spots one hunter BehindTheBlack. He has just enough time to sprint away before a shot is fired where his head had been moments earlier.


* If you thought the scene where Bambi's mother died was frightening in the movie, the novel made it even '''worse''', because in it, she isn't the only victim of the hunters wrath. The scene is almost like a proto-''Film/{{Predator}}'' scene, where many innocent animals, deer, rabbits, bird and [[EnemyMine even their common enemy the fox]] are at the mercy of an unseen hunter, all of them scrambling and fleeing in a desperate effort to evade his wrath. And unlike the movie, where the poachers intentions are left ambiguous, his feelings are made crystal clear here--he sadistically ''laughs'' the whole time while he's mercilessly slaughtering the animals. And to say nothing of Faline and [[AdultFear Aunt Ena's]] terror when they believe that Gobo, who Bambi was forced to leave behind, was killed and his body was hauled away.

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* If you thought the scene where Bambi's mother died was frightening in the movie, the novel made it even '''worse''', because in it, she isn't the only victim of the hunters wrath. The scene is almost like a proto-''Film/{{Predator}}'' scene, where many innocent animals, deer, rabbits, bird and [[EnemyMine even their common enemy the fox]] are at the mercy of an unseen hunter, all of them scrambling and fleeing in a desperate effort to evade his wrath. And unlike the movie, where the poachers intentions are left ambiguous, his feelings are made crystal clear here--he sadistically ''laughs'' ''[[EvilLaugh laughs]]'' the whole time while he's mercilessly slaughtering the animals. And to say nothing of Faline and [[AdultFear Aunt Ena's]] terror when they believe that Gobo, who Bambi was forced to leave behind, was killed and his body was hauled away.

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* The discussions about Man in the novel are truly chilling because, unlike the movie where they only vaguely comment on Man and we never see or hear him, the book goes to great length to show just how alien and terrifying a human is to a wild animal, to the extent that their mere ''presence''--or even the ''thought'' of them encountering man, is enough to freeze the animals in fear and make them exercise extreme caution when going through the woods. Their interpretations of what man even ''is''--such as the in-universe stories of him having fire in his body or having a "third hand" that shoots thunder and fire (a gun)--[[EldritchAbomination make them seem like horrifying, godlike entities to them.]]
* If you thought the scene where Bambi's mother died was frightening in the movie, the novel made it even '''worse''', because in it, she isn't the only victim of the hunters wrath. The scene is almost like a proto-''Film/{{Predator}}'' scene, where many innocent animals, deer, rabbits, bird and [[EnemyMine even their common enemy the fox]] are at the mercy of an unseen hunter, all of them scrambling and fleeing in a desperate effort to evade his wrath. And unlike the movie, where the poachers intentions are left ambiguous, his feelings are made crystal clear here--he sadistically ''laughs'' the whole time while he's mercilessly slaughtering the animals. And to say nothing of Faline and [[AdultFear Aunt Ena's]] terror when they believe that Gobo, who Bambi was forced to leave behind, was killed and his body was hauled away.


** Here's a fun fact: The music that plays for that scene? John Williams was inspired by it for another [[Film/{{Jaws}} famous movie score...]]

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** Here's a fun fact: The music that plays for that scene? John Williams Music/JohnWilliams was inspired by it for another [[Film/{{Jaws}} famous movie score...]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:[[PublicServiceAnnouncement Only you could have prevented this forest fire.]]]]

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