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Bambi II

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Directed by Brian Pimental
Produced by Jim Ballantine
Jeffrey Moznett
Dave Okey
Written by Alicia Kirk
Ben Gluck
Starring Alexander Gould
Patrick Stewart
Brendon Baerg
Nicky Jones
Andrea Bowen
Anthony Ghannam
Cree Summer
Music by Bruce Broughton
Editing by Jeremy Milton
Mark Solomon
Studio Walt Disney Pictures
DisneyToon Studios
Distributed by Buena Vista
Release date(s) February 7, 2006 (2006-02-07)
Running time 72 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Preceded by Bambi (1942)

Bambi II is a 2006 Disney animated feature that initially premiered in theaters in Argentina on January 26, 2006, before being released as a direct-to-video title in the United States on February 7, 2006. It broke the world record for the longest span of time between two consecutive installments of a franchise, being released 64 years after the original.

The film is a midquel, the story taking place in the middle of Disney's original Bambi, with the Great Prince of the Forest dealing with the now motherless Bambi. It was first titled Bambi and the Great Prince, but was renamed Bambi and the Great Prince of the Forest and later Bambi II.

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Plot

After his mother is killed by hunters, Bambi (voiced by Alexander Gould) follows his father, the Great Prince of the Forest (Patrick Stewart), to his den. The Great Prince asks Friend Owl (Keith Ferguson) to find a doe to raise Bambi, but Friend Owl points out that due to the harsh winter the does can barely care for themselves. The Great Prince has no choice but to look after Bambi until the spring.

One morning, the Great Prince allows Bambi to accompany his friends Thumper (Brendon Baerg) and Flower (Nicky Jones) to see the Groundhog, whose shadow will foretell if winter will end soon. While walking, Bambi tells Thumper that he and the Great Prince are "best pals," though Bambi has doubts about the Great Prince's affection. At the ceremony, the nervous Groundhog (Brian Pimental) is eventually coaxed out of his hole, only to be scared back in again by Ronno (Anthony Ghannam), an antagonistic fawn slightly older than Bambi. The other animals leave, and Bambi falls asleep while waiting for the Great Prince to return.

Bambi dreams about his mother, who nuzzles him and assures him with the words "I'm here." As the dream fades, Bambi continues to hear her voice saying "I'm here," which confuses him. He finds the source of the words in a meadow, but discovers that it was one of Man's tricks. The Great Prince rescues Bambi and is furious that his son fell for the trick. The Great Prince leaves to reflect on the situation, and finds Friend Owl. The Great Prince notes that winter is ending and that Friend Owl should have no trouble finding a doe to be Bambi's new mother.

The next morning, the Great Prince tells Bambi to stay in the den where it's safe. Bambi is crestfallen, telling Thumper and Flower that he wants his father to see how brave he is. Bambi, Thumper and Flower practice being brave while walking through the forest until they come to a log guarded by a grumpy porcupine. Bambi attempts to be brave and confronts the porcupine, resulting in quills in Bambi's rear. As Thumper pulls the quills out, Bambi yelps in pain, alerting the nearby Faline (Andrea Bowen) and Ronno. Bambi accidentally headbutts Ronno which causes Ronno to furiously chase him. In desperation, Bambi leaps over a large chasm. The Great Prince arrives and criticizes Bambi for not staying at the den, but admits he is impressed that Bambi made the jump. Bambi tells Thumper that the Great Prince has been standing around and contemplating a lot. After some encouragement from Thumper, Bambi asks the Great Prince about his duties as Prince and bonds with him over the conversation.

One morning as Bambi and the Great Prince play, Friend Owl arrives with Mena (Cree Summer), the doe he has found to be Bambi's new mother. The Great Prince now seemingly regrets the decision to pass on his parenting duties, but resolves to do so despite Bambi's protestations. On the way to his new home, Bambi fights with Ronno, causing Mena to stumble backwards into a hunter's trap. As the hunting dogs approach, Ronno runs and Bambi does too at first, but decides to be brave instead and distract the dogs. With some help from Thumper and Flower, Bambi manages to drive off all of the dogs. The Great Prince arrives and is pleased with his son, but as Bambi goes to meet him, the cliff crumbles beneath him. The Great Prince finds Bambi's seemingly lifeless body at the bottom of the cliff and nuzzles him, crying. Bambi wakes up and father and son share a poignant moment.

A while later, Thumper tells the exaggerated story of how Bambi defeated the dogs. Bambi arrives, now with a pair of antlers starting to grow in and without his spots. The porcupine pricks Bambi's legs with his quills, causing Bambi to leap forward and accidentally kiss Faline. Ronno arrives and swears revenge, but steps on a turtle and is bitten on the nose, making him run away, screaming for his mother. Bambi leaves as his father is calling him. The Great Prince takes Bambi to a forest glade, saying that this was the place where he first met Bambi's mother. Bambi asks what the Great Prince was like when he was Bambi's age, and the Great Prince says that he was a lot like Bambi.

Reception

While the film was a direct-to-video release in countries like the United States, Japan, Canada, mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan, it was a theatrical release in some countries like the United Kingdom, France, Austria, Mexico, Dominican Republic, Brazil, Australia and some other European countries.

The film sold 2.6 million DVDs in its first week in the United States.[1]

Soundtrack

Bambi II's musical score includes instrumental pieces by Bruce Broughton, and new vocal songs by several noted artists, including Alison Krauss, Martina McBride, and Anthony Callea. Coinciding the with film's DVD release, the soundtrack was released by Walt Disney Records in the United States on February 7, 2006. Produced by Matt Walker, the CD included 9 songs from the film, as well as three tracks from the original film.[2]

  1. "There is Life" (Alison Krauss) – 2:19
  2. "First Sign of Spring" - (Michelle Lewis) – 3:49
  3. "Through Your Eyes" - (Martina McBride) – 4:07
  4. "The Healing of a Heart" - (Anthony Callea) – 2:43
  5. "Snow Flakes in the Forest" - (Bruce Broughton) – 1:40
  6. "Bambi's Dream (Broughton) – 1:27
  7. "Being Brave (Part 1) (Broughton) – 1:22
  8. "Being Brave (Part 2) (Broughton) – 1:13
  9. "Bambi and the Great Prince/End Credit Suite" (Broughton) – 3:34
  10. "Sing the Day" (Various) – 1:53
  11. "Main Title (Love is a Song)" (Donald Novis) – 2:56
  12. "Little April Shower" (Chorus) – 3:54
  13. "Let's Sing a Gay Little Spring Song" (Chorus) – 1:44

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Up to date as of January 14, 2010

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Bambi II is a 2006 direct-to-video midquel to the animated feature Bambi directed by Brian Pimental.

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Flower

  • What? Turtles are soooo scary.
  • (after a turtle bites Ronno on the nose and won't let go) See? I told you turtles were scary.

Ronno

  • Name's Ronno. (indicating his budding antlers) And these are the boys: Stab and Jab.
  • (stifling laughter) Bambi? Isn't that a girl's name?
  • (being bitten by a turtle on the nose) AAH!! AAAAH!!! GET IT OFF!! GET IT OFF!!!! MOMMY, GET IT OFF!!! MOOOOMYYYYY!!!! (runs off)
  • "If we didn't have cowards, we couldn't tell who the brave ones are."
  • "I wasn't finished talking about me!"

Great Prince

  • Bambi, a Prince awakens before the forest does. If you're late again I'll have no choice but to -
  • I think it's best to leave the past in the past. A Prince does not look back. Only ahead.
  • Everything must get rest, Bambi. (yawning) Some at night, some during the day... (grumbling slightly) ...some not at all.
  • (yawns and grumbles) Remind me to never let you eat blossoms before bedtime.
  • (speaking to Bambi's seemingly dead body) Bambi, get up. Get up! A Prince does not - (stops, softens his stance)

Mena

  • Bambi. I've heard so much about you. You know, your mama and I grew up together.
  • (unknowingly quoting Bambi's late mother) Faster, Bambi! Don't look back! Keep running! Keep running!

Dialogue

The Great Prince: (uncovering a small, twiggy plant for Bambi to eat) Here.
Bambi: (seeing the plant) Uhh... No thanks...
The Great Prince: Have you ever tried it?
Bambi: Well... no.
The Great Prince: Then how do you know you don't like it if you've never tried it?

(Bambi has a dream in which he meets his mother)
Bambi: I miss you so much.
Bambi's Mother: Shh. There now. It's going to be all right. You'll see.
Bambi: Why'd you have to go?
Bambi's Mother: 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.
Bambi: But I feel so alone.
Bambi's Mother: I'm always with you. Even when you can't see me, I'm here.

Bambi: It was Mother. I heard her voice.
The Great Prince: That was one of Man's tricks!
Bambi: But I thought...
The Great Prince: What if I didn't come in time? You could've been... When I tell you to run, that means run! Never freeze like that, EVER!
Bambi: I'm... I'm sorry.

Thumper: Being brave is easy. I can teach you.
Bambi: You can?
Thumper: Sure. Watch this. (takes a deep breath) AAARRGH!
Flower: (whispering to Bambi) I think he's got a hairball.
Thumper: No, I'm being brave, silly! The trick is to be scarier than whatever's scaring you.

Thumper: I'm a mountain lion! Raarrgh!
Bambi: Oh! I'm a - a bear! (bleats)
Flower: I'm a turtle! Rrrrggh! (Bambi and Thumper look at him oddly) What? Turtles are soooo scary.

Ronno: (to Faline) That's the great thing about me: I don't feel any pain. Watch this! (Ronno runs headfirst into a tree)
(woozily) See? Nothin'.
Faline: (hearing a scream) What was that?
Ronno: Ah, probably just some poor dumb animal caught in a trap. So anyways...
Bambi: (in the distance) YEEEAAAUUUGH!
Faline: (gasps) Bambi! (dashes off)
Ronno: (angrily) HEY! I wasn't finished talking about me!

The Great Prince: (notices that Bambi has leapt over a large chasm) Did you jump?
Bambi: Uh, yeah.
The Great Prince: Hmm. I didn't make a jump like that until I had antlers. (Bambi brightens)

Thumper: Oh come on! You jumped farther than this yesterday!
Bambi: I don't know about this.
Thumper: Your're not afraid, are you? (singsong voice) You're too afraaaid! You cannot juuuump! Nya-nya-nya-nyyya-nya! Nya-nya, nyaaaahhh!
(Bambi jumps)
Thumper: You did it!

Bambi: (trying to master his dad's advice, he walks along with his eyes closed) Feel the forest. Feel the forest.
Great Prince: (seeing where Bambi is going) Bambi!
Bambi: Feel the - OOF! (walks headfirst into a tree) Heh, heh. Felt it.

Great Prince: Bambi, a prince does not...
Bambi: That's all you care about! Not about me!
Great Prince: Don't you speak to me...
Bambi: (running off) I wish Mother was here instead of you!

Thumper: You know, they're okay for sisters. It's just too bad they're girls.
Faline: (clearly offended) Hey!

Friend Owl: Ugh. Twitterpated.
Flower: What's 'twitterpated'?
Friend Owl: Oh, I'll, uh, tell you when your older.

Bambi: Oh! I gotta go! My dad's waiting for me!
Everyone: Bye, Bambi.
Thumper: Aww, Bambi, you never have time for us anymore.
Faline: Yeah. Isn't it wonderful?

[Last lines]
Bambi: What were you like (when you were my age)?
Great Prince: Me? Well, let me think... Actually, I was a lot like you.

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Bambi II
Directed by Brian Pimental
Produced by Jim Ballantine
Jeffrey Moznett
Dave Okey
Written by Alicia Kirk
Ben Gluck (Head of Story)
Starring Alexander Gould
Patrick Stewart
Brendon Baerg
Nicky Jones
Andrea Bowen
Anthony Ghannam
Keith Ferguson
Eli Linnetz
Brian Pimental
Carolyn Hennesy
Cree Summer
Ariel Winter
McKenna Cowgill
Emma Rose Lina
Distributed by Walt Disney Pictures
Buena Vista Home Entertainment
Release date(s) January 26, 2006 (theatrical release in Argentina)
February 7, 2006 (video premiere in the United States)
April 24, 2006 (theatrical release in United Kingdom)
May 26, 2006 (theatrical release in Australia)
Running time 72 minutes (in the United States)
75 minutes (in France)
Language English
Budget N/A
Preceded by Bambi (1942)
Allmovie profile
IMDb profile

Bambi II, originally called Bambi and the Great Prince and then Bambi and the Great Prince of the Forest, is a 2006 midquel to the 1942 movie Bambi. Although it was eventually released in theatres in 25 countries, in the United States and some other countries it was a direct-to-video release (released on February 7, 2006). Taking place in the middle of Bambi, it shows the Great Prince of the Forest struggling to raise the motherless Bambi, and Bambi's doubts about his father's love.

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The Story

Picking up shortly after his mother's death, Bambi follows his father, the Great Prince, into the forest. With the help of Thumper and Flower, Bambi must win his father's approval, but the Great Prince finds that his high-spirited son may have a lesson or two to teach him as well.

Production

Many of the backgrounds used in the movie are the exact same that were used in the original 1942 movie. The old backgrounds were put through the computer to create a clearer image.

Voice Cast

  • Patrick Stewart - The Great Prince
  • Alexander Gould - Bambi
  • Brendon Baerg - Thumper
  • Carolyn Hennesy - Bambi's Mother
  • Nicky Jones - Flower
  • Anthony Ghannam - Ronno
  • Andrea Bowen - Faline
  • Keith Ferguson - Friend Owl
  • Cree Summer - Mena
  • Brian Pimental - Groundhog/Porcupine
  • Mary Day - Additional voice
  • Harrison Fahn - Additional voice
  • Makenna Cowgill, Emma Rose Lima and Ariel Winter - Thumper's Sisters
  • Jordan Orr - Additional voice
  • Alexis Restrum - Additional voice
  • Grace Rolek - Additional voice
  • Jennessa Rose - Additional voice
  • George Shenusay - Additional voice
  • Kath Soucie - Additional voice
  • Frank Welker - Additional voice

Release

The movie was released on home video at differing dates, due to it being a theatrical release in some countries. While the movie was a direct-to-video release in countries like the United States, Japan, Canada, mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan, it was a theatrical release in some countries like the United Kingdom, France, Austria, Mexico, Dominican Republic, Brazil, Australia and some other European countries. It broke the world record for the longest amount of time between two related movies made in a seris, being released 63 and a half years after the first movie. As major studios continue to phase out VHS, this was the last Disney animated movie released on VHS.[needs proof] Following its moratorium strategy, in which releases are made available for a limited time only, Disney gave the DVD a 70-day window for its US release. The movie sold 2.6 million DVDs in its first week in the United States.[1]

Reception

The film generally received an average rating from professional critics.[2]It was praised for its animation - regarded as some of the best among the Disney direct-to-video sequels - but the story was thought to be lacking and easy to make.[3] Movie fans were much more positive, according to ratings on Amazon.com. [4]

Soundtrack

Bambi II's musical score includes instrumental pieces by Bruce Broughton, and new vocal songs by several noted artists, including Alison Krauss, Martina McBride, and Anthony Callea. Coinciding the with film's DVD release, the soundtrack was released by Walt Disney Records in the United States on February 7, 2006. Produced by Matt Walker, the CD included 9 songs from the film, as well as three tracks from the original film.[5]

  1. "There is Life" (Alison Krauss) – 2:19
  2. "First Sign of Spring" - (Michelle Lewis) – 3:49
  3. "Through Your Eyes" - (Martina McBride) – 4:07
  4. "The Healing of a Heart" - (Anthony Callea) – 2:43
  5. "Snow Flakes in the Forest" - (Bruce Broughton) – 1:40
  6. "Bambi's Dream (Broughton) – 1:27
  7. "Being Brave (Part 1) (Broughton) – 1:22
  8. "Being Brave (Part 2) (Broughton) – 1:13
  9. "Bambi and the Great Prince/End Credit Suite" (Broughton) – 3:34
  10. "Sing the Day" (Various) – 1:53
  11. "Main Title (Love is a Song)" (Donald Novis) – 2:56
  12. "Little April Shower" (Chorus) – 3:54
  13. "Let's Sing a Gay Little Spring Song" (Chorus) – 1:44

Time period changes

In the original book on which Bambi was based, Ronno was already a stag when Bambi was born, instead of being mere weeks-to-months older than him as in the movie. An additional twist is that in the book, Ronno was quite respectable (though a bit of a whiner as he is portrayed in the movie), and there was nothing at all personal about his rivalry with Bambi over Faline. Ronno's character is never named in the original movie. However, documentation from Disney clearly indicates that the Ronno in Bambi II is the same deer which Bambi fought in the original, right down to the same moves each deer makes during their fight in the sequel. The age of the Great Prince changes as compared to the original movie. In the original, the Great Prince is said to be twice as old as the oldest deer. In this movie, the Great Prince is said to have been the same age as Bambi's mother.

Double-Takes

There are several scenes in Bambi II which are noticeably similar to scenes from the first movie, Bambi. For example:

  • In one scene Bambi is shown following his father through snow that, while barely knee-deep on the Great Prince, is neck-deep (and at one point even deeper) on Bambi. The scene is reminiscent of Bambi's first encounter with snow in the original movie.
  • The scene where Bambi and Thumper wake Flower up for Groundhog Day is quite similar to the scene in Bambi where the animals all go to see Bambi in the beginning. "*Friend Owl* Well... [chuckle] this is quite an occasion." In this film, he says "Oh! The young prince! This is a special occasion. Also, when Bambi and Thumper wake up Flower, the entire background painting used for Flower's den is the same painting used when they woke him up in the original movie.
  • When the song "Let's Sing a Gay Little Spring Song" was played in Bambi, Friend Owl was annoyed by all the singing birds keeping him awake. In Bambi II, after the groundhog announces that spring has come, all the gathered animals start singing the song, to which Friend Owl moans, "Oh, not that song."
  • When Ronno meets Bambi and Faline, he says "Where's everybody going? Forest on fire?" This was similar to the end of the first movie when Bambi and the Great Prince escape the forest fire.
  • In Bambi II, Ronno finds himself buried in snow when a great heap of it falls on him from a branch, similar to what happened to Bambi in the first movie. The difference is that Bambi suffered it only by curiosity, whereas Ronno quite literally brought it upon himself.
  • While trying to teach Bambi to growl, Thumper adjusts the position of Bambi's front legs much as he did while trying to teach Bambi to ice-skate in the original movie.
  • Following Bambi's less-than-fortunate encounter with a porcupine, Ronno attempts to drive Faline along with his budding antlers, much the same as he did in Bambi when he tried to break up a romantic scene between the pair.
  • Bambi's jump across the small chasm over a stream while fleeing from Ronno mirrors his jump across a larger chasm in the first movie after he buried a pack of dogs in a rockslide.
  • After Bambi's fight with Ronno and Mena's encounter with the trap in Bambi II, she shouts at Bambi the same words that his mother spoke before she was shot: "Faster, Bambi! Don't look back! Keep running! Keep running!"
  • When Bambi is trying to escape the pack of dogs later in the movie, after deterring them from Mena, he struggles and jumps up a cliff which is reminiscient of the cliff that Faline tried to escape the dogs from in the original.
  • A scene in which the Great Prince repeatedly tells Bambi to get up is reminiscent of a scene in the original movie when Bambi had been shot. The Great Prince says the same words as the forest fire closes in.
  • Towards the end, as Bambi's antlers begin to emerge, they are momentarily snagged in a low-hanging branch laden with what appear to be cherry blossoms. This directly mirrors the scene where he becomes "twitterpated" in the original movie.
  • After Bambi and Faline kiss, Friend Owl says "Oh, twitterpated!" Flower wonders what "twitterpated" is, and Friend Owl responds "I'll tell you when you're older." Naturally, Friend Owl did explain what "twitterpated" is when Bambi, Thumper, and Flower got older in the original movie.
  • The scene in which Bambi and Ronno fight mirrors their fight over Faline in the original movie.

References

  1. http://www.comingsoon.net/news/dvdnews.php?id=13200 Bambi II Dominates with 2.6 Million Units Sold - ComingSoon.net
  2. http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/bambi_ii/ Bambi II - Movie Reviews, Trailers, Pictures - Rotten Tomatoes
  3. [http://www.windowtothemovies.com/af2006.html#bambi2 LVJeff Reviews: Capsules for 2006
  4. [http://www.amazon.com/dp/B000B8QG3G Amazon.com: Bambi II: Movies & TV: Patrick Stewart,Cree Summer,Keith Ferguson,Brian Pimental,Andrea Bowen,Alexander Gould,Carolyn Hennesy,Ariel Winter,Nicky Jones,Anthony Ghannam,Brendon Baerg,McKenna Cowgill,Bruce Broughton
  5. (2006-01-31). "Walt Disney Records Releases Bambi II Soundtrack Available February 7, 2006; Features New Original Songs by Martina McBride, Alison Krauss and Anthony Callea". Press release. Retrieved on 11 September 2008.

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