Bambi II

There is a funny scene in an episode of Family Guy where Stewie Griffin says that he wants to ban all direct-to-DVD Disney sequels. Hey, I was with him, some of those straight-to-DVD movies Disney made in the 2000s were rough, but Bambi II is not one of them. This is actually way better than it has any right to be and it is a fun watch for kids and the whole family.

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The Movie Review

The plot of the movie takes place after Bambi’s mother was killed…. Sorry for the spoiler there, but that movie is the better part of a century old at this point. With no one to raise him, Bambi’s father, The Great Prince takes him and is going to look after him until the Spring. Bambi is thrilled about this and is desperate to gain his father’s love and approval.

Bambi is such a likable character and we do get to see his buddies in Thumper and Flower which is a lot of fun. I like the whole comradery that this group of friends has, but Bambi II does also introduce some pretty interesting new characters that add a great deal to the movie.

Bambi has a kind of love interest in the movie called Faline who is a young doe. Bambi also has a rival called Ronno who is another deer and he is just a jerk and the real antagonist of the movie as he and Bambi quite often butt heads. He is really your typical jerk bully and seeing Bambi have to deal with him is pretty well done.



The other antagonist in the movie comes in the form of “man” Bambi knows firsthand just how dangerous man can be and the movie has a few intense run-ins for Bambi and his friends with humans. I was quite impressed with how much “excitement” Bambi II had, I thought for sure it was just going to be all cutesy and for super young kids, but it has way more substance and depth than you would think.

I thought that the whole Bambi trying to gain his father’s respect was done very well and seeing him get his father’s respect and love was a major highlight of the movie and a real feel-good moment. I will say that the story is pretty predictable, but to be fair it is a straight-to-DVD Disney movie so what you can really expect?

One thing I have to say that impressed me was the overall look of the movie. This was released in 2006 and it is one of the better-looking direct-to-DVD movies that Disney did at the time. Some movies look really rough compared to their theatrical counterparts, but that is not the case here at all. Granted it is clearly a downgrade from a Disney theatrical movie, but it still looks decent.

Would I class Bambi II as one of the all-time great Disney Classics? I would have to say no, but I will say it is one of the better straight-to-DVD movies that they did at the time and it holds up pretty well today. You can catch this on Disney Plus these days and it is well worth watching if you are looking for something fun to watch with the kids.

Bambi II
Bambi II known as Bambi and the Great Prince of the Forest is an animated film from 2006. Download it now and see what happened this time.
8 Total Score
Bambi II Review Summary

Story
8
Characters
8
Visuals
7.5
Sound & Music
8
PROS
  • I thought the story was pretty good
  • I liked the father/son relationship the story offered
  • Bambi had a good rival to deal with in Ronno
  • It is a fun movie to watch with your kids
CONS
  • It does lack that sparkle that the theatrically released Disney movies have
  • For you physical media collectors out there, finding an original copy that does not have Bambi 1 with it is becoming pretty damn expensive!
User Rating: 5 (1 %s vote)
Specifications
Publisher
Buena Vista International, Walt Disney Home Entertainment
Publisher Website
Operating System
Windows 7
Windows 8
Windows 10
macOS
License
full movie online
File Size
521 MB

Jason is a 40-year-old writer from Northern England. He has been playing video games his whole life and writing about them for over a decade. As well as enjoying gaming into the wee hours of the morning, Jason is a real film fanatic too! He is open to watching all genres of movies from animated singing animals to brutal horror!

Jason loves to give his honest opinion on games, movies, TV shows and is always willing to give anything a try!

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