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Quotes for
Thumper (Character)
from Bambi (1942)

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Bambi (1942)
Thumper: "Eating greens is a special treat, It makes long ears and great big feet. But it sure is awful stuff to eat." I made that last part up myself.

Thumper: He doesn't walk very good, does he?
Mrs. Rabbit: Thumper!
Thumper: Yes, mama?
Mrs. Rabbit: What did your father tell you this morning?
Thumper: If you can't say something nice, don't say nothing at all.

Thumper: I'm thumpin'! That's why they call me Thumper!
[we hear an echo of "They call me Thumper!" from inside the log]

Young Thumper: Whatcha doin'? Hibernatin'?
Young Flower: [yawns] Uh-huh.
Young Bambi: Whatcha wanna do that for?
Young Flower: [chuckles] All us Flowers sleep in the winter. Well, good night.

Thumper: Whatcha gonna call 'im?
Bambi's Mother: Well, I think I'll call him Bambi.
Thumper: Bambi... Yep, I guess that'll do all right.

Thumper: Hiya, Bambi! Watch what I can do!
[jumps into the frozen pond and slides on the ice]
Thumper: Come on, it's all right. Look.
[thumps on ice]
Thumper: The water's stiff.

[first lines]
Thumper: Wake up, wake up!

[Bambi and the rabbits come across a small flock of birds twittering in a tree. Bambi looks at them intriguingly]
Young Thumper: Those are birds.
Young Bambi: Bur... Bur!
Young Thumper: Look! He's trying to talk.
Young Bambi: Bur!
Girl Bunny: He's trying to say "bird".
Young Thumper: Say "bird".
[wiggles his nose]
Young Bambi: Bur...
[wiggles his nose]
Young Thumper: Bird.
Young Bambi: Bur!
Young Thumper: Uh-uh... bir-duh!
Other rabbits: [indistinctly] Come on, say "bird". Say "bird"!
Young Bambi: [inhales deeply, then throws everyone back by his yelling, including the birds] Bir-d!

Young Bambi: Bird, bird, bird, bird, bird, bir...!
[he sees a yellow butterfly, which he begins to chase until it lands on his tail]
Young Bambi: Bird!
Young Thumper: No, that's not a bird. That's a butterfly.
Young Bambi: Butterfly? Butter...
[Bambi sees the butterfly has now gone; he then runs over to a big yellow flower among some other wildflowers]
Young Bambi: Butterfly!
Young Thumper: [giggling] No, that's a flower.
Young Bambi: Flower?
Young Thumper: Uh-huh, it's purty.
[Thumper smells the flowers]
Young Bambi: Purty.
[Bambi starts smelling the flowers, and comes nose-to-nose with a little skunk]
Young Bambi: Flower!
Young Flower: Me?
Young Thumper: [laughing hysterically] No, no, no, no! That's not a flower! He's a little...
Young Flower: Oh, that's all right. He can call me a flower if he wants to.
[looks up briefly, then chuckles]
Young Flower: I don't mind.
Young Bambi: Purty. Purty *flower*!
Young Flower: Oh...
[he laughs]
Young Flower: Gosh.

Flower: [about two birds fluttering around] Well! What's the matter with them?
Thumper: Why are they acting that way?
Friend Owl: Why, don't you know? They're twitterpated.
Flower, Thumper, Bambi: Twitterpated?
Friend Owl: Yes. Nearly everybody gets twitterpated in the springtime. For example: you're walking along, minding your own business. You're looking neither to the left, nor to the right, when all of a sudden, you run smack into a pretty face. Woo-woo! You begin to get weak in the knees. Your head's in a whirl. And then you feel light as a feather; and before you know it, you're walking on 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 can happen to anybody. So you'd better be careful.
[points at Bambi]
Friend Owl: It could happen to you...
[points at Thumper]
Friend Owl: ...and you, and...
[Flower looks at Owl shyly]
Friend Owl: Yes, it could even happen to you!
Thumper: Well, it's not gonna happen to me.
Bambi: Me neither.
Flower: Me neither.


Bambi II (2006)
Thumper: [after hearing his sisters] Aww, for crying out loud!

Thumper: Oh, come on! You jumped farther than this yesterday!
Bambi: [Nervous] I... don't know...
Thumper: [Tauntingly] You're not afraaaiid, are ya?
[Bambi gets scared]
Thumper: [sing-song voice] You're too afraaaiid! You cannot juuuump! Nyah-nyah-nyah-nyyyah-nyah! Nyah-nyah, nyaaaahhh!
[Bambi runs back and does a big jump]
Thumper: [Amazed] You did it!

Thumper: Being brave is easy.
Bambi: It is?
Thumper: Sure, watch this. Argh!
Flower: I think he's got a hairball.
Thumper: No, silly. I'm being brave. All you got to do is be scarier than whatever's scaring you.

Thumper: I'm a mountain lion! Roar!
Bambi: I'm a... I'm a bear! Maaa!
Flower: I'm a turtle. Rrrr!
[pause]
Flower: What? Turtles are so scary.

Thumper: [about his sisters] You know, they're okay for sisters. It's just too bad they're girls.
Faline: [clearly offended] Hey!
Thumper: Oops

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

Thumper: [to Bambi] If you're scared, just be scarier than whatever's scaring you!

Thumper: Clobber him, Bambi!