1942 American animated drama film

Bambi is a 1942 American animated drama film produced by Walt Disney Productions and released by RKO Radio Pictures. The film is loosely based on the 1923 novel Bambi, A Life in the Woods by Austrian author Felix Salten. The plot centers on a baby fawn who grows up in the wild after his mother is shot by hunters.

Eating greens is a special treat. It makes long ears and great big feet.
Directed by David Hand. Written by Perce Pearce and Larry Morey.
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  • If you can't say somethin' nice.., don't say nothin' at all.
  • Eating greens is a special treat. It makes long ears and great big feet. [to Bambi, aloud] But it sure is awful stuff to eat. [looks at his mother and turns to Bambi] [whispering] I made that last part up myself.
  • [after thumping his foot by a old trunk] I'm thumpin'. That’s why they call me Thumper! [his echo comes on 'call me Thumper'] Thumper! [his echo comes on 'Thumper!']

Bambi's Mother

  • You must never rush out on the meadow. There might be danger. Out there, we're unprotected. The meadow is wide and open, and there are no trees or bushes to hide us. So we have to be very careful. Wait here. I'll go out first. And if the meadow is safe, I'll call you.
  • Yes. I know.
  • Everyone respects him. He is the oldest deer to have lived. He is very brave and very wise. That's why he is known as the great Prince of the Forest.
  • [her last words before she dies] FASTER, FASTER BAMBI! DON'T LOOK BACK! KEEP RUNNING! KEEP RUNNING!

The Great Prince

  • [to Bambi after his mother died at the hands of Man] Your mother can't be with you anymore. Come, my son.
  • [to Bambi] It is Man. He is here again. There are many this time. We must go deep into the forest. Hurry! Follow me!


Young Bambi: Mother, what are we going to do today?
Bambi's mother: I'm going to take you to the meadow.
Young Bambi: Meadow? What's the meadow?
Bambi's mother: It's a very wonderful place.
Young Bambi: Then, why haven't we been there before?
Bambi's mother: You weren't big enough.
Young Bambi: Mother, you know what?
Bambi's mother: What?
Young Bambi: We're not the only deer in the forest.
Bambi's mother: Where did you hear that?
Young Bambi: Thumper told me.
Bambi's mother: Well, he's right. There are many deer in the forest besides us.
Young Bambi: Then, why don't I ever see them?
Bambi's mother: You will. Sometimes.
Young Bambi: On the meadow?
Bambi's mother: Perhaps. Hush now. We're almost there. [Bambi and his mother arrive at the meadow]
Young Bambi: [becomes excited] The meadow! [starts running out]
Bambi's mother: Wait! Bambi, wait! [stops him] You must never rush out on the meadow. There might be danger. Out there, we're unprotected. The meadow is wide and open, and there are no trees or bushes to hide us. So, we have to be very careful. Wait here. I'll go out first. And if the meadow is safe, I'll call you. [Bambi hides in the bush]

Thumper's sisters: Good morning, Prince Bambi!
Thumper's mother: Good morning, young prince.
Young Bambi: Hello. What are you eating?
Thumper's sisters: Clovers. It's awfully good!
Thumper: It's delicious! Why don't you try some? [Bambi grabs a bunch of clovers with leaves and stems on them] No, no! Not that green stuff! Just eat the blossoms! That's the good stuff! [Thumper goes to eat the blossom until his mother call him]
Thumper's mother: Thumper! [Thumper stops]
Thumper: Yes, mama?
Thumper's mother: What did your father tell you?
Thumper: About what?
Thumper's mother: About eating the blossoms, and leaving the greens.
Thumper: Oh, that one. [clears throat] Eating greens is a special treat. It makes long ears and great big feet. [to Bambi] But it sure is awful stuff to eat. [whispers] I made that last part up myself.

Faline: He's kinda bashful, isn't he, mama?
Ena: Well, maybe he wouldn't be, if you'd say "hello".

Friend Owl: Nearly everybody gets twitterpated in the springtime. For example, you're walking along, minding your own business, then, you're looking neither to the left, nor to the right, when all of the sudden, you run smack into a pretty face. WHOO-WHOO! [Flower jumps into Thumper's lap in shock] You'll begin to get weak in the knees, your head's in a whirl! And then you feel light as feather, and, before you know it, you're walking on air! [mimes walking on the air] And then, you know what? You're knocked for a loop! And you completely lose your head!
Thumper: Gosh, that's awful!
Flower: Gee whiz!
Bambi: Terrible!
Friend Owl: And that ain't all, it could happen to anybody. So, you'd better be careful. It can happen to you, and you! [looks at Flower] Yes, it can even happen to you.
Thumper: Well, it's not gonna happen to me.
Bambi: Me neither.
Flower: Me neither.

[In the thicket, Faline is yet asleep. The sound of the birds awakens her. They are frightened and calling wildly. Faline pricks up her ears. Danger. She looks behind her. Bambi is gone]
Faline: Bambi! Bambi, where are you?
[Faline runs into the woods to find him. Bambi runs back to the thicket. But by the time he gets there, Faline is gone]
Bambi: Faline! Faline!
[All the small animals in the forest are now frightened and alert. Some duck inside tree hollows for safety. A group of pheasants scramble to hide in a patch of tall reeds. All the pheasants are afraid, but one, the youngest one, is terrified]
Pheasant 1: Listen! He's coming!
Pheasant 2: Hush!
Pheasant 3: Be silent!
Pheasant 1: He's coming closer!
Pheasant 3: Csendes! Don't get emotional.
[The poor little pheasant paces hesitantly in the weeds]
Pheasant 1: We'd better fly.
Pheasant 2: No! Don't fly. Whatever you do, don't fly.
[But the poor little pheasant is too afraid to listen]
Pheasant 1: He's almost here! I CAN'T STAND IT ANY LONGER!! [She flaps her wings and flies into the air above the weeds]
[Moments later, the sound of gunshot rings through the air, and the poor pheasant falls to the ground. She's been shot by hunters]
[More gunshots sound. Terror shoots through all the animals. Faline runs through the forest in a frenzy. Bambi races about, looking for her]
Bambi: Faline!
[A bullet hits the ground close to Bambi. Everywhere, feathers fall. More birds have been shot]
[By this time, Faline has reached the cliff walls. She stops. Behind her, she hears a sound. It is a different sound, but just as frightening. Dogs]
[Faline keeps her wits about her. She scrambles across a rock. A pack of hounds is close behind. The dogs are on her trail]
[Faline dashes through the rocks. She can hear the dogs gaining. They are almost at her heels. Panic races through Faline's veins. The dogs bark frustratingly]
[One of the dogs jumps at Faline. She jumps into the air and onto the tallest of the rocks. She stands there, pinned against the face of the stone. Below her, all the dogs bark furiously. They jump up, snarling and snapping at her heels]
Faline: Bambi!

About Bambi

  • The first movie I ever saw was a horror movie. It was Bambi. When that little deer gets caught in a forest fire, I was terrified, but I was also exhilarated. I can't explain it.


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