- The midquel's production surprisingly enough. After Disney's long run of cheap looking low budget animated sequels, they bothered to make Bambi's a proper return to form with some equally lush animation and landscapes. So much in fact that several regions such as the UK found it worthy enough to be released in theatres.
- While it's doubtless the Great Prince is awesome in the first movie, in the midquel we fully see him in action, taking on a pack of hunting dogs to save Bambi. Being voiced by Patrick Stewart this time round helps a good deal too.
- The midquel puts emphasis on the fact the Great Prince is keeping close eye on the whole forest, and it damn well shows. He is always only ever one step behind Man whenever they attack, saving Bambi just in time in the first instance, and freeing Mena from her trap only seconds after Bambi leads away the dogs in the second instance.
- Bambi vs Ronno during the climax, especially for giving Disney's icon of cutesiness an actual Berserk Button.Ronno: It's a shame you have a dad that's so ashamed of you, he'd give you away...
[Bambi turns and rams him into the ground]
- Adds to how imposing Ronno is in the first film in hindsight. Not only is he stronger and far more sinister now, but he even anticipates the same trick coming this time round and flips Bambi over his head when he tries to ram him again. Even here this is probably the only point in the midquel that Ronno's fawn era manages the same sinister light as his adult one; goading Bambi into a fight, and keeping toe to toe with the young prince for a lengthy while despite having seriously pissed him off.
- Following that, after his potential stepmom Mena gets caught in a hunting trap, Bambi refuses the plead to escape and lures a pack of scary dogs out of her reach, getting taken out one by one:
Thumper: Look! It's Bambi! (both see the dogs charging, the two of them dive behind a bush) We gotta help him! Make your brave face!
- Made even cooler by the fact that Mena's plea to Bambi to save himself were said with the exact same words Bambi's mother used right before she died. That inspired him to not let someone else die for his sake again.
- The best part: Bambi starts to run, and then he hears what Mena's saying, and the look on his face is nothing short of chilling."Run, Bambi! Don't look back! Keep running! Keep running!"
- And then this absolutely adorable, terrified little fawn stops cold and gets this look on his face that just says "...No". What makes it truly a CMOA isn't that he led the dogs off; it's that throughout the movie it's been made clear that ever since his mother's death, Bambi has had a crippling fear of humans and anything connected to humans—like dogs. And he still stops, turns around, and takes roughly seveteen and a half levels in badass.
- Note that nearly every manner he takes out a dog is a hark back to something he learned earlier, proving he learned from his father's teachings as well as from past experiences to become capable.
- It also makes him fighting the dog pack in the original movie even more awesome than ever. Dogs are one of his greatest fears, but he loves Faline enough that he doesn't even hesitate. There's no fear in adult!Bambi's eyes; he's just pissed.
- When Thumper and Flower notice Bambi chased by the dogs and Thumper tells Flower to make his "brave face". And Flower sprays one of the dogs with his skunk spray, leaving Bambi with one less enemy to face.
Flower: This one? Grr!
Flower: This one? Grr!!
Thumper: No, no, no! Make the bravest face you've ever made in your whole life!
Flower: This one? GRRRR!!! (sprays his musk at one of the dogs, sending him yelping away)
Thumper: (holding his nose) That's the one!
(Flower grins triumphantly)
Porcupine: Well, well, well, look who's here. Looks like someone didn't learn their lesson!
- His revenge on the Grouchy Porcupine midway through, catapulting him as a projectile for one of the dogs.
Bambi: I learned plenty!
(Steps on a piece of bark, launching the Porcupine into the air, landing on one of the dogs; the dog yelps in pain before flinging the Porcupine, sending him landing right on his back, his quills leaving him stuck on the log)
- Two other dogs Bambi hides from in the tall grass of the open meadow. They start to close in on him, but, by hearing their movement through the ground vibrations under him (as the Great Prince had taught him earlier), he manages to split second avoid them and make them knock into each other.
- The remaining three chase Bambi up a cliff. Despite Bambi's repeated problems climbing rocky terrain throughout the film, he manages to out climb them, even dislodging some rocks as a trap onto one of them.
- The final one perhaps gets special mentioning, after finally cornering Bambi on a cliff ledge and staring him down with its teeth bared, before getting buck-kicked by the latter off the ledge.
- Bambi falling off the same ledge and surviving.
Awesome / Bambi II