Movie Date: February 7, 2006
- Bambi: Mother! Mother! Moth-(gasps)
- The Great Prince of the Forest (spoke to Bambi): Your mother can't be with you anymore. Come. Friend Owl?.
- Friend Owl: Excuse me, sir. I hope I'm not intruding, but... Well, I just had to come. Poor little fellow. So young to be without his mother. Well, if I can be of any help...
- The Great Prince of the Forest: Wait. I could use your help. Find me a suitable doe to raise Bambi.
- Friend Owl: Oh, yes. Of course, yes. Food's so scarce.
Does can barely feed themselves. Perhaps you could... Me? You know as well as I do, a prince looks after the herd. Does care for the young. But you are his father, and circumstances being what they are... - Until spring. - Oh, excellent. After all, who better to raise the young prince than the Great Prince himself? beneath the frozen streams the warmer the spring the more our hearts sing that we learn to see that songs come to be awaits patiently Good morning. Bambi, a prince awakens before the forest does. If you're late again, I'll have no choice but to... What was that? What was what? I guess it was my stomach. Then you should eat. Oh, well... I suppose I should find you something to eat. Here. No, thank you. - Have you ever tried it? - Well, no. Then how do you know you don't like it if you've never tried it? Come along. We have to check on the other deer in the South Wood. Bambi! A prince does not whoo-hoo. - He doesn't? - He certainly does not. A prince maintains control at all times. Display dignity. Walk with pride. I'm okay! Cold! Cold! One, two... Two... Two... Don't you think it'd be better if we got a little closer? The distance makes it easier to spot danger. But it sure makes it harder to play with them. Play is a healthy part of a young deer's development. - Is that so? - Mother says so. - One time, Mother and I were out... - Bambi. A fawn came over and wanted to play... Bambi. I think it's best to leave the past in the past. A prince does not look back, only ahead. Yes, sir. Now, come. We still have a lot of ground to cover today. Don't fall behind. Thumper! Bambi! Boy, am I glad to see you. What's wrong? They've been after me all morning. - Who has? - Oh, big brother! It's them! - Hello, young prince. - Hello, young prince. - Oh. Hello. - Have you seen Thumper around? I think he's over there. Look, look. Oh, okay. I guess we will be leaving, then. Gotcha! Mama says you're gonna take us to see the groundhog. What she says goes. Well, she's not the boss of me. If I don't want to, Mama can't make me. - Hi, Mama. - What did your father tell you? - About what? - About playing with your sisters. Oh, that one. A family that plays together stays together, even if it means taking your dumb sisters. Bambi! Coming! I gotta go. But you can't go. You can't leave me with the girls. Come on, Thumper. You gotta take us to see the groundhog. Why don't you go with your friends to see the groundhog? But I want to stay with you. Yes, well... I have to check on the South Meadow, and it's very far. You go see the groundhog. I'll meet you there later. Okay. I'll meet you. Hey, Thumper, wait for me! - You sit by me! - No, no! Quiet! First one there's who I sit by. - Hooray! It's gonna be me! - It's gonna be me! I'm sure glad your father let you come. He understands. He and I are best pals. Wake up, Flower. Wake up. Come on, Flower. You're gonna miss the groundhog. Gosh, I hope the groundhog sees his shadow, so I can get back to hibernating. Attention, everyone. Attention. Everybody, gather round. We'll be starting in just a few moments, yes. Now, there's plenty of room. Ma'am, could you just scoot over one? Very nice. The young prince. This is a special occasion. We decided we'll all sit by you. Greetings, greetings. Each year we gather round to watch the groundhog emerge from his winter slumber, for if he sees his shadow... It means more winter! Yes. But if he doesn't... Spring is on its way! Yes. Now, without any further interruptions, the groundhog! The groundhog! Where's the groundhog? - Groundhog! Groundhog! - Groundhog! Groundhog! Now, what seems to be the problem? I'm afraid to go out there. I'll see my shadow. Well, that's entirely the point, isn't it? I don't care. Must we go through this every year? Hello, Bambi. Hi, Faline. - I almost didn't recognize you. - Really? I guess it's 'cause my spots are almost gone. And my antlers are coming in, too. Can you see them? Well... I don't see anything. Well, I don't. Oh, well, yes. The groundhog! Why me? This is the last year. My nerves just can't take it anymore. - I see his shadow. - More winter. More hibernating. No shadow, no shadow. Please, no shadow. Please don't let there be a shadow. Please don't let there be a shadow. No shadow. No shadow. Oh, spring is here! Spring is here! Let's get together and sing Oh, that song. Oh, I'll never be frightened again. It looks like I scared the shadow right out of him. Did you see the look on his... Hey! Hey, hey! Where's everybody going? Forest on fire? Who are you? Name's Ronno, and these are the boys, Stab and Jab. Well, I hope the three of you have a nice day. I wouldn't go that way if I were you. That's where I saw a man. You saw a man? There I was, out in the meadow. Suddenly, I heard this voice luring me in. "I'm here, I'm here." See, man's got this stick that can make his voice sound like one of us. But I'm way too smart for that, so I crept up on him, real quiet. Then bam! I knocked him out with my trusty antlers. That's quite a story. You think so? It's unbelievable. Yeah. Unbelievable. - You calling me a liar? - No. - You wanna spar, do you? - No! Clobber him, Bambi. Bambi? Isn't that a girl's name? Come on. Let's go. Just a little, friendly competition. Ronno! - Coming, Mother. - Yeah. Maybe you should get going. Jeez, I was only playing around with him. Isn't that right, Bambi? - Ronno! - I'm coming! Ma! How many times do I have to tell you? Don't bother me when I'm trying to make new friends. Sorry, dear. You big mama's boy! Why don't you run home to your mama? You big old mama's boy! Thumper! Coming, Mama. Gotta go. See you, Bambi. So tell me, what did the groundhog see? See you, Bambi. - Do you want us to walk you home? - No. My father's coming for me. Well, it was nice to see you again, Bambi. Bambi. Mother? I miss you so much. There, there. It's going to be all right. You'll see. Why did you have to go? Everything in the forest has its season. Where one thing falls, another grows. Maybe not what was there before, but something new and wonderful, all the same. But I feel so alone. I'm always with you. Even when you can't see me, I'm here. I'm here. I'm here. I'm here. Hello. Hello? I'm here. Mother? It's me. I'm here. Hello. I'm here. Wait! I'm coming. Hello? Hello. I'm here. It's me. - Mother? - I'm here. Hello. Hello. I'm here. Bambi! Run, Bambi! Run, Bambi! Go! Now! But it was Mother. I heard her voice. - It was one of man's tricks. - I'm sorry. What if I hadn't gotten there in time? You could have been... When I tell you to run, you run. Never freeze like that, ever! I'm sorry. Let's go home. She's never coming back, is she? No. Friend Owl. Winter is coming to an end. You should have little trouble finding a new home for Bambi. Big brother! Oh, big brother! Big brother! Every time we turn our backs, he's gone. Search everywhere. Leave no stone unturned. How come we're hiding from your sisters? - I think they're sweet. - Well, you don't have to live with them. Back up. Watch it! Come on! Push harder! So, where are we off to today? You're going to stay near the den, where it's safe. But I'm ready for danger, for adventure, for... The den. Yeah. Yeah, good idea. I'll stay and guard the den. Hey, Bambi. - What's wrong? - Nothing. Come on. You can tell your bestest friend. Well, my father never takes me with him anymore. I guess I'm not what a prince's son is supposed to be. - If I could just show him. - Show him what? That I can be brave like him. If that's all it is, being brave is easy. - I can teach you. - You can? Sure. Watch this. I think he's got a hairball. No, I'm being brave, silly. The trick is to be scarier than whatever's scaring you. See? You look like a squirrel. Watch me! Flower! You just found your inner strength. Oh, gosh! Okay. Now, stand very straight. Stick out your chest. Take the deepest breath you ever took in your whole life. Now let it out with a big grr. You're gonna need a lot of practice. Come on. Do what I do. I'm a mountain lion. I'm a bear. I'm a turtle. What? Turtles are so scary. Come on. You can do it. Come on, watch this. Yeah, that's it. Come on. Try it again. Yeah. That was good. Come on, come on! Yeah, that's it. Watch this. See? There's nothing to it. All it takes is one good grrr. Porcupine! Get out and stay out, you trespassing hooligans. Trashy, muddy paws. Couldn't you have anything nice? Well, we can always swim across. Let's go before he sees you. No. This is it. I can show my dad how brave I am. You better hurry. Don't worry. I'll take care of your dad. And remember what I taught you. I'm gonna walk across this log. Get off my property, you pesky squirrel. I'm not a squirrel. I'm the young prince. Where you going, princey? Not this way. Try again. Help! Help! There's this thing, and it's got these eyes, and these claws like... And it walks around like this. And, well, you gotta see it. Well, come on! Try again! Try again! You don't understand. I have to get across. Go around. In my day, we didn't wander willy-nilly onto someone's property. We took the long way. It sometimes took days, weeks, in the pouring rain, 'cause we had a little thing called respect. Bambi, you did it! Yeah? Oh, you did it all right. Behind you! Look out! Here I am! Here I am again! Hurry up! It's right over here. Oops. Wrong way. Nothing here. - What was that? - I didn't hear anything. Probably a bird. Yeah, that's it. A bird. Oh, no. That'll teach you. Think twice before you trespass round here again. Mind your own beeswax next time. That's the problem with these kids today. No respect. No respect at all. What are you looking at, you big moose? Bambi, are you okay? How does it look? I'm not gonna lie to you. It ain't pretty. It's hopeless. I'm a coward. No. You're brave. No one's ever got that far across before. That's the great thing about me. I don't feel any pain. Watch this. See? Nothing. What was that? Probably just some poor, dumb animal caught in a trap. So anyways... Bambi! Hey! I wasn't finished talking about me. - Just one more. - Bambi, what happened? Bambi got stuck by a porcupine. - A porcupine? Where? - Hold still! - It was nothing. - Are you hurt? - Stop moving! - I'm fine. Really. It's just... Got it. Bambi. I thought I recognized that scream. I'm surprised to see you moving. - It was only a porcupine. - No, no, no. I'm talking about how you froze out on the meadow, and right in front of your father. - Ronno! - Don't feel bad. If we didn't have cowards, we couldn't tell who the brave ones are. I'm not a coward. Yeah, sure. Come on. Let's go. - I'm staying here. - Come on. - Ronno, quit it. - Leave her alone. Did you say something, Bambi? No. Well... I mean, yes. Leave her alone. Please? You tell him, Bambi. Oh, wook. It's the wittle bunny and the wittle skunk. Does the young prince play with the wittle bunny and the wittle skunk? Run! Run, Bambi! Other way! Other way! Turn around! Turn around! We made it. What's the matter? Too scared? Look at him. Look at him shaking. Now who's the baby, you big baby? Hello. I told you to stay near the den. When I give you an order, I expect you to... How did you... Did you jump? Yes, sir. I didn't make a jump like that until I had antlers. Yes. Well... We should be going home. He's never said anything nice like that before. I guess he saw how brave you were. Gosh, what a jump. It was like flying. What's the big deal? Anyone can make that jump. Come on. You jumped further than this yesterday. I don't know. You're not afraid, are you? - You did it. - Let's do it again. And this time put it out further. Come on, Bambi. You can do it. Wait till your dad sees this. - Good morning, sir. - Morning, Owl. Just thought I'd let you know that the search is off to a flying start. Yes, well, no pun intended, with the flying, as I'm an owl. Yes, well. I've met with several does already who would make excellent mothers. - Put it out further! - Unless you've changed your mind? No, I have not. Hey, watch this! Watch this! - Did I make it? - Yep. You did it. - What exactly are you doing? - I'm practicing my jumps. Yeah. See? I see. I don't get it. Yesterday he really liked it. What's he doing, anyway? I don't know, but he sure does an awful lot of it. Well, why don't you ask him? Oh, he looks busy. I better not. Parents like it when you ask them questions, lots and lots of questions. - Really? - Go on. I'm right behind you. - What are you doing? - Observing. Observing. - What's observing? - Well, it's... It's... It's difficult to explain. You have to look, listen, and smell, all at the same time. I can do that. Look, listen, smell. Try to feel the forest around you. I don't feel anything. - Does playing in the meadow. - How do you know? I feel it in my hooves. If there was danger, they'd know to stomp, and I'd run to them. - But wouldn't you be scared? - Perhaps, but I would still run to them. A prince may be afraid, but he can't let fear stop him from acting. Wow. You know everything. Not everything. Well, the forest is waiting. Are you coming? Sure! - Big brother! - Big brother! Oh, for crying out loud! Feel the forest. Feel the forest. - Feel the forest. - Bambi! Feel the... Felt it. by MICHELLE LEWIS always make you wait looking at the morning light will shine right through I hear it, I hear it! right in front of our very eyes When will I get my antlers? Won't be long now if you're anything like I was. Am I? Well, only one way to find out. Wow! will shine right through Bambi, time to go to sleep. But I can't sleep. I'm wide awake. Try. Okay, I'll try. It was funny when you chased that cricket, then there was one more, then one more. Yes, yes. Now, get some sleep. Flower sleeps all winter. Why do we sleep? Everything must get rest. Some at night, some during the day. Some not at all. Mother's resting now, isn't she? Oh, I forgot. A prince leaves the past in the past, right? That's enough questions for today. Now, please get some sleep. Okay. Good night. Come on, sleepyhead. Remind me never to let you eat blossoms before bedtime. Wait. I hear trouble. What? What? Hornet nest, antler-high. Very good. - Wait! Now I see trouble. - Where? Where? Rival stag, dead ahead. He's pretty small. Shouldn't be any trouble. Oh, yeah? I can be plenty of trouble. - No, not you. - Yes, me. Now you've had it. Gotcha! Now who's got who? - There you two are. Well, yes. - Hello, Friend Owl. Well, hello. I've been meaning to speak to you. I've been looking everywhere. I thought you'd be by the meadow now. I'm afraid I got a little distracted. So I see. Well, no matter. I usually find what I'm after. Speaking of which, there's someone I'd like you to meet. - Mena. - Great Prince. - Bambi, go to the den. - Bambi. I've heard so much about you. You know, your mama and I grew up together. - You did? - Go to the den. But I want to hear about Mother. There'll be plenty of time for that once you're settled in your new home. You're sending me away? No. Just let me explain. But I did everything you said. - I even heard with my hooves. - Bambi, a prince does not... - That's all you care about, not me. - Don't speak to me... I wish Mother was here instead of you! Oh, my. Well, I've certainly made a muddle of things. No. This is my fault. Bambi needs a mother. A prince should not be raising a child. I'm sure gonna miss you guys. Don't worry. We'll see each other again. We'll come visit you, if it's not too far. But Mama says it is too far. And if you get scared, just be scarier than whatever's scaring you. Bambi. It's time to go. I'll never forget any of you. Of course not. Can't forget your bestest friend. Being a prince means sacrifice. He must ignore his feelings and do what is best for others. Do you understand? I'll visit you soon. Be good for Mena. And never forget, you are a prince. Hello, Princess. You're not leaving without saying goodbye? And I thought we were pals. I feel for you. Gosh, I really do. It's gotta be hard to have a father that's so ashamed of you that he'd give you away. Oh, yeah? Bambi! Bambi! Are you all right? Both of you get out of here. Now! Mommy! Bambi, run! Run, Bambi! Faster, Bambi. Don't look back! Keep running! Keep running! Bambi! Where's Bambi? Look! It's Bambi! We gotta help him. Make your brave face. - This one? - Braver! - This one? - No, no. Make the bravest face you ever made in your whole life. This one? That's the one. Looky who's here. I guess somebody didn't learn their lesson. I learned plenty. Bambi! Bambi! Bambi? Get up. Get up! A prince does not... Dad. I'm here. I'm here. It was raining and thundering. It didn't look good for the young prince. There were thousands of dogs, but Bambi wasn't a bit scared. They came closer and closer. There was nowhere to go. Then a dog that was tall as a tree roared from the shadows, but Bambi was too fast. - He jumped up... - High in the air. - And then came crashing... - Crashing down. Right on the big dog's head. Quiet. I'm telling it. But the best part was... The best part was when Thumper helped Flower make his bravest brave face. - And scared all the dogs away. Oops. - And scared all the dogs away. Oops. That's how it went. Hooray for Thumper! - Look who's here. - Oh, the young prince. - Hooray! - Hooray! You know, they're okay for sisters. - Just too bad they're girls. - Hey! Oops. What do you know, Bambi! Well, looks like those antlers are finally coming in. Really? I hadn't noticed. Thumper's been telling us quite a story. Yes, yes. The one with the thousands of dogs. Thousands? What can I say? I'm a born storyteller. I'll bet it seemed like a thousand dogs. Twitterpated. What's twitterpated? Well, it's... I'll tell you when you're older.
- Ronno: Well, well, well. If it isn't the young prince. One of these days we'll meet up again, and when we do... Whoa!
- (All gasps)
- Ronno: Huh?
- (The turtle bites Ronno's nose)
- Ronno: (screams) Get it off! Get it off! Mommy! Get it off! Mommy! (screams)
- See? I told you turtles were scary.
I gotta get going. My dad's waiting for me. - Bye, Bambi. - Bye, Bambi. Bambi, you never have time for us anymore. Yeah. Isn't it wonderful? Hey, Dad. Where are we going today? We're already there. Wow. I never even knew this was here. Beautiful, isn't it? This is... This is where I first met your mother. - Really? - Yes. I was just about your age. What were you like? Me? Well, let me think. Actually, I was a lot like you. that we learn to see that songs come to be awaits patiently by MARTINA McBRIDE how it looks through mine how it looks through mine how it looks through mine