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Heartwarming / Bambi

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The prince is born.
  • On being introduced to Bambi just after he's born:
    Thumper: Whatcha gonna call him?
    Bambi's Mother: Well...I think I'll call him...Bambi.
    Thumper: Bambi...Yep, I guess that'll do alright.
    Bambi's Mother: Bambi... My little Bambi...
  • Bambi is so willing to embrace a Flower, a skunk, as a friend. That is tantamount to overlooking institutionalized racism. "Pretty! Pretty Flower!"
    • Flower names his son Bambi. That's how much Bambi's friendship meant to him. Even Thumper, Bambi's best friend since birth, didn't name any of his four children after him.
  • Bambi and Faline's tender reunion after the fire, made even better because Faline had spent the entire 'evacuation' frantically looking for him, then last saw him as they were chased by hunting dogs, seeing all the other families finding each other and slowly losing hope of the stag she loved surviving the blaze. And then he shows up.
    • And, of course, the first time they met. Crosses over with CMOF.
  • The birth of Bambi's children (Faline gives birth to boy-girl twin fawns) at the end of the movie. One of them even nibs their sibling's ear.
  • Bambi apparently assuming the role of Great Prince at the end, looking down at Faline and his children in the same way his father did when he was born.
  • A butterfly lands on Bambi's tail. Then he calls a big flower a "butterfly."
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  • The scene where Bambi's friend Thumper starts falling in love with a female bunny. Especially the way she notices Thumper staring at her and starts singing and tries making herself look good around him. While the scene is funny, its also one of the most heartwarming scenes in the film.
  • Even without the midquel's expansion, there are subtle details in the Great Prince's behaviour that make it clear he cares for Bambi:
    • The Great Prince's introduction is very fitting of his name: stoic, somber, and majestic. Although he's intimidated, Bambi still attempts a smile at him. The Prince doesn't say a word or change his expression... but his ears react in a rather cute way. Like he's thinking: "Oh. I know you...".
    • During the first scene involving Man, Bambi is separated from his mother while the rest of the animals are fleeing for their lives. The Great Prince arrives and personally escorts him out of harm's way until his mother catches up to them. This is also the only time we see all three characters together on screen as a family unit.
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    • Though it's mixed with the definitive Tear Jerker of the film, how the Great Prince reveals his relations to Bambi. Despite his bluntness and how imposing he seems to the young fawn, his voice softens as he takes the heartbroken Bambi under his wing.
    The Great Prince: son.
    • The Great Prince pep talking his injured son into getting up out of the fire. It's mostly Tough Love at first, but then just as Bambi's almost on his feet, the Great Prince gives him a final nudge upright himself.
    • Leading Bambi out of the fire afterwards. Also becomes Heartwarming in Hindsight due to the midquel, serving as one last testament to how much Bambi trusts and sticks by his father.


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