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Bambi II is a 2006 American animated drama film directed by Brian Pimental and produced by the Australian office of DisneyToon Studios.
Tropes used in Bambi II include:
- Accidental Kiss: At the end of the movie, the porcupine from earlier decides to prick Bambi in the behind once again, causing him to leap forward and end up smooching Faline. She doesn't seem to mind.
- Bratty Half-Pint: Thumper and Ronno (though it fades for both in the presence of their mothers).
- Butterfly of Transformation: The ending has Bambi loosing his spots, antlers starting to grow, and improved his relationship with his father. Nearby some butterfly lands on entwined sprouts.
- Chekhov's Skill: Thumber's "gurr" faces. In the climax, when Flower makes his "scaredest" one he actually sprays acid into a hunter dog's face, leaving Bambi with one less enemy to run away from.
- Conspicuous CG: Really obvious in several parts of the film.
- Earn Your Happy Ending: Bambi is forced to cope with the loss of his mother and he tries to earn the love of his father, only to be given away to a stepmother (on the grounds that his father believes that he has no business raising children, ironically) and not long after he risks his life to save his would-be-stepmom from a pack of hunting dogs, and after a long chase scene it ends with the dogs defeated...and him falling off a high cliff. Despite early impressions, he survives and finally earns the love and affection of his father, who finally accepts Bambi as his child, without any words being spoken. The film also ends with Bambi getting a accidental smooch from Faline, and his father showing him where he and Bambi's mother first met.
- Everything's Worse with Bees: Played straight in the midquel. At one point, the trio gets chased away by a swarm of bees, and The Great Prince has a near encounter with a hornets nest (but Bambi points it out to him, saving him the trouble of dealing with those pests.)
- Leitmotif: Love is a Song, from the first film, pops up as a leitmotif, as well as an all new leitmotif (apparently not named) for scenes with Bambi and his father.
- Jerkass: Ronno and the Porcupine, the latter of whom is exclusive to Bambi II.
- Moose Are Idiots: A grouchy porcupine insults the Great Prince by calling him a "Big Moose".
- Never Say "Die": Played straight, albeit in a much more forced way than in the first film, when the Great Prince outright restrains himself from saying "killed" or "die", as if they were forbidden words or something.
- Soundtrack Dissonance: One of the more off-putting things of the midquel is the handful of country music songs that play throughout the film. While the songs in question are decent to good, they feel extremely out of place with the mood and feel of the film which usually relies on the original films orchestrated style of music.