Bambi (1942) Poster



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Followed by 

Bambi II (2006)

Version of 

Detstvo Bambi (1985)
Based on the same novel and featuring the same protagonist

Edited from 

Pinocchio (1940)

Edited into 

Alice in Wonderland (1951)
The brief animation towards the beginning where a bird flutters its wings in the water is reused in this film.
Escape to Witch Mountain (1975)
The animation of the dogs chasing the children in the intro is reused animation of the dogs chasing Bambi and Faline.
The Best of Walt Disney's True-Life Adventures (1975)
Clip seen in the introduction
Totally Minnie (1988) (TV Movie)
5 Second Movies: Bambi (2008) (TV Episode)
movie is edited into short comedic clip
The Meadow (2008) (Short)


The Wizard of Oz (1939)
The gallops of the stags marches like the winkie guards.

Referenced in 

Fun & Fancy Free (1947)
Bambi's love scene with Faline in the clouds would be similar in theme to the one with Bongo and Lulubelle. Also reuses animation of flying birds and a falling tree that falls towards Bongo is identical to one that falls toward Bambi during the forest fire scene
The Search (1948)
When Karel sees a picture of a young deer, he calls it Bambi.
This Theatre and You (1948) (Short)
Movie title on cinema marquee.
Let's Go to the Movies (1949) (Short)
Far til fire (1953)
Referenced in dialog
At Home with Joan Crawford (1953) (Short)
A scene is depicted in a mural.
No Hunting (1955) (Short)
Lady and the Tramp (1955)
The sounds of the dogs barking as they chase Lady, before Tramp saves her, are the same as those when they chase Bambi and Faline
Odongo (1956)
Dr Muir tells a young animal "Your name is Bambi".
Village of the Damned (1960)
Bambi and Thumper are depicted on a rug near David's crib.
The Sword in the Stone (1963)
Bambi's mom appears as the deer that Sir Kay almost kills with an arrow.
The Dick Van Dyke Show: Honeymoons Are for the Lucky (1964) (TV Episode)
With his false eyelashes glued to his real ones, Laura tells Rob he looks like Bambi
The Troublemaker (1964)
Denver James states: "A movie like Bambi has a universal appeal."
The Dick Van Dyke Show: Stacey Petrie: Part I (1965) (TV Episode)
Rob likens Stacey to Bambi.
The Jungle Book (1967)
Bambi's mom appears briefly, being stalked (unsuccessfully) by Shere Khan.
Diamonds Are Forever (1971)
The two henchwomen that Bond encounters at the pool are named Bambi and Thumper.
The Magic of Walt Disney World (1972) (Short)
art of character shown on boat sail
Are You Being Served?: Our Figures Are Slipping (1973) (TV Episode)
Mr. Lucas asks Miss Brahms if she would like to see it.
Mary Tyler Moore: Son of 'But Seriously, Folks' (1973) (TV Episode)
Mary says that Wes's sad face is like Bambi's when his mother dies.
Rhoda: Guess What I Got You for the Holidays (1974) (TV Episode)
Rhoda and Joe talk about the movie.
Rancho Deluxe (1975)
Curt compares Laura's movements to the famous disney deer.
Sanford and Son: The Family Man (1975) (TV Episode)
Grady says the floral print sheets in his room make him feel he's in this movie.
Saturday Night Live: Buck Henry/Bill Withers, Toni Basil (1976) (TV Episode)
Referenced in 'Auto Mechanic Bedtime Stories'
The Bionic Woman: The Jailing of Jaime (1976) (TV Episode)
Jaime says "Boy, now I know how Bambi felt on the first day of deer season."
Mother, Jugs & Speed (1976)
Mother discusses it with some of the other ambulance drivers.
Saturday Night Live: Dick Cavett/Ry Cooder (1976) (TV Episode)
Bambi and Thumper are mentioned to be attending Smokey the Bear's cremation
Saturday Night Live: Candice Bergen/Frank Zappa (1976) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in Extreme Stupidity Skit
Suspiria (1977)
The colorful fight scene between Bambi and Ronno is visually referenced.
Tentacles (1977)
Baby's rattle has a picture of Bambi on it.
Saturday Night Live: Sissy Spacek/Richard Baskin (1977) (TV Episode)
Caption shown over audience member: 'Laughed when Bambi's mother died'
The Rescuers (1977)
Bambi and his mom make cameos during the melancholy tune, "Someone's Waiting For You".
Blue Collar (1978)
someone is called Bambi
Grease (1978)
Bambi and Thumper appear with Sandy in the animated opening credits
Laverne & Shirley: Fat City Holiday (1979) (TV Episode)
When Laverne and Shirley hear that the trainer is named Bambi, Shirley says, "Oh that's a nice name, like the little deer."
Arrebato (1979)
A cinema can be seen in the street announcing several movies (including this one)
Return of the Secaucus Seven (1979)
"Bambicide" is mentioned.
Tir (1979) (Short)
Thumper makes some brief cameos during some surreal sequences.
Demented (1980)
Linda mentions it.
9 to 5 (1980)
While the girls are smoking marijuana, Violet Newstead says, "I don't understand guys like Hart who go out in the woods and shoot those poor defenseless animals like Bambi and Thumper... and that cute little Skunk."
The Fox and the Hound (1981)
reuses animation of birds
Once Upon a Mouse (1981) (Short)
A still photo from this film is part of a montage
Bosom Buddies: Who's on Thirst? (1982) (TV Episode)
Kip jokes about killing Bambi.
Cat People (1982)
Bambi stuffed animals are seen and mentioned by name
The Facts of Life: The Source (1982) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by name.
The House on Sorority Row (1983)
One of the songs sang by the band at the party mentions a girl with "Bambi eyes".
Sunset Limousine (1983) (TV Movie)
John Ritter talks about the movie.
A Fine Romance: Business Problems (1983) (TV Episode)
Mike reveals that Laura cried during Bambi.
The Young Ones: Bambi (1984) (TV Episode)
One of the characters is Bamber Gascoigne, University Challenge's original quizmaster, whom the others nickname Bambi, and they talk about him being in the film
Gremlins (1984)
The Muppets Take Manhattan (1984)
The store clerk says a line about "Doe eyes, like Bambi had"
Samson og Sally (1984)
The scene where Samson's mother is killed by the whaler is loosely fashioned like the scene where Bambi's mother is shot, only the whaler is seen and Samson witnesses blood.
Starman (1984)
Cheers: The Mail Goes to Jail (1985) (TV Episode)
Bambi mentioned
Are You Being Served?: The Night Club (1985) (TV Episode)
Mr. Humphries says the cinema is showing "Bambi" next week.
Moonlighting: Next Stop Murder (1985) (TV Episode)
A charactrer says "Sebastian fawns better than Bambi"
Gotcha! (1985)
Manolo refers to Jonathan as "Bambi" in Paris.
Small Wonder: Thanksgiving Story (1986) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned.
Hi-de-Hi!: Only the Brave (1986) (TV Episode)
When the staff are going to the cinema, this is the film they are going to watch. There is also a poster for this film outside the cinema.
Dreamaniac (1986)
charades guess
Hill Street Blues: A Wasted Weekend (1987) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned by Lucy Bates
Designing Women: Seams from a Marriage (1987) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by name
Hiding Out (1987)
Ahern says, "What are you, Bambi?"
Punky Brewster: Hands Across the Halls (1987) (TV Episode)
The film is mentioned by name.
The Golden Girls: Three on a Couch (1987) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue.
Cold Steel (1987)
Johnny: "Well then, why are you acting like I just shot Bambi?"
The In Crowd (1988)
Demonwarp (1988)
When talking about animals that might be in the woods, Cindy says "...or deer. Like Bambi!"
Vampire Knights (1988)
Akira (1988)
Thumper doll.
Iron Eagle II (1988)
Doug's flight name is "Thumper."
Death by Dialogue (1988)
A character mentions Bambi.
Phantom Brother (1988)
Mentioned by Jill when talking to Billy on the bench.
The Golden Girls: Love Me Tender (1989) (TV Episode)
The film is mentioned by name.
E.M.U. TV: Episode #1.2 (1989) (TV Episode)
Carolyn does her impression of Thumper from Bambi.
Quantum Leap: Star-Crossed - June 15, 1972 (1989) (TV Episode)
Jamie Lee says, "Bambi was a buck!"
The Siskel & Ebert 500th Anniversary Special (1989) (TV Movie)
In a parody of Siskel and Ebert (an archive clip from "The Tonight Show"), the 11-year-old film critics review the film.
Witchtrap (1989)
Tony mentions that he cried like a baby when Bambi's Mom was killed.
Saved by the Bell: Screech's Woman (1989) (TV Episode)
When speaking about 'Bambi', Slater says, "I think she ran back into the forest with Thumper."
Memorial Valley Massacre (1989)
When the parents are asking around for their missing child, one girl says hes probably deep in the woods with Bambi.
Troldspejlet: Troldspejlet Special: Besøg hos Don Bluths tegnefilmstudie i Dublin (1989) (TV Episode)
Jakob Stegelmann mentions the film in his review of The Land Before Time (1988)
Scaredy Cat! (1989) (Short)
The deer character is drawn to resemble Bambi.
The Best of Gilda Radner (1989) (Video)
Mentioned in 'The Right to Extreme Stupidity League'
Honeymoon Academy (1989) (Video)
When Marls and his henchmen are hunting Chris and Sean in the woods, Slack, hearing a noise, calls out, "Bambi? Thumper? Is that you?"
Home and Away: Episode #1.477 (1990) (TV Episode)
Sally mentions it as her favorite movie
ALF: Hungry Like the Wolf (1990) (TV Episode)
ALF refers to the film.
RoboCop 2 (1990)
One of Robocop's new directives (No. 245) reads "If you haven't got anything nice to say, don't talk." This is a reference to the advice given to Thumper by his mother.
Parker Lewis Can't Lose: Musso & Frank (1990) (TV Episode)
Denise picks out "Bambi" to rent at Mondo Video.
Tiny Toon Adventures: Mr. Popular's Rules of Cool! (1990) (TV Episode)
Vinnie says, "Since Bambi's on vacation, it looks like it's gonna have to be me."
Ha die Pa!: Een Afspraakje (1990) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned by Norbert
Muppet Babies: ...At the Movies (1990) (TV Episode)
Bean commits that he likes the movie, while Statler kept thinking that Bambi was a horse.
Parker Lewis Can't Lose: Rent-A-Kube (1990) (TV Episode)
A customer rents "Bambi" at Mondo Video.
Only Fools and Horses....: The Sky's the Limit (1990) (TV Episode)
Del mentions the film.
Blossom: The Geek (1991) (TV Episode)
Blossom refers to the film.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Pod People (1991) (TV Episode)
Joel: (two deer on screen) Bambi, humans are basically good.
Fifteen: Episode #2.7 (1991) (TV Episode)
Arseman refers to Bambi.
The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror II (1991) (TV Episode)
One of the tombstones in the opening scene in the graveyard has "Bambi's Mom" written on it -Bambi's mom died in this film.
Married with Children: So This Is How Sinatra Felt (1991) (TV Episode)
Peggy to Al: "In my anger I let it slip out that you still cry at the end of 'Bambi'."
Night Court: Poker? I Hardly Know Her (1992) (TV Episode)
Title reference
Vreemde praktijken: Het Bolsenbroekgevoel (1992) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned by Lex.
The Magic of David Copperfield XIV: Flying - Live the Dream (1992) (TV Special)
During the introduction to the "Flying" illusion, Copperfield asks the name of a girl invited to go on stage to examine the plexiglas container and she answers "Bambi", leaving him disbelief, so he asks her a confirmation
Tales from the Crypt: The New Arrival (1992) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Qiu yue (1992)
Saved by the Bell: The New Girl (1992) (TV Episode)
Tori refers to one of the girls Zack likes as "Bambi".
Quantum Leap: A Tale of Two Sweeties - February 25, 1958 (1993) (TV Episode)
Sam refers to the film.
The Sandlot (1993)
When asked if he knows about Babe Ruth, Smalls thinks the group is talking about Bambi and says so. Ham even replies with "That wimpy deer?!"
Freaked (1993)
Addams Family Values (1993)
Bambi is one of the Disney videos that The Grangers force Pugsley, Wednesday and Joel to watch.
The Nanny: Imaginary Friend (1993) (TV Episode)
Fran mentions the shooting of Bambi's mother.
Duckman: Private Dick/Family Man: A Civil War (1994) (TV Episode)
Bernice uses bet that Duckman would of clapped to see Bambi's mom died after he fired Cornfed.
The Critic: Marathon Mensch (1994) (TV Episode)
the movie's title is seen on a marquee in Jay's fantasy
The Critic: Dr. Jay (1994) (TV Episode)
Jay says he wants Bambi's mother to die, rather than having the film altered to save her
Aladdin: In the Heat of the Fright (1994) (TV Episode)
Genie says he is watching it.
Getting Any? (1994)
Mentioned in dialogue
Monster Force: Stalking the Beast (1994) (TV Episode)
Luke: "Tripp almost blasted Bambi's mom."
The Doom Generation (1995)
Just after they kill the dog, one of the three thugs in the store calls Amy "Bambi," and again at least two more times before the end of the film.
Gargoyles: Reawakening (1995) (TV Episode)
Broadway, Lexington, & Brooklyn were watching Bambi at a theater.
Love and Betrayal: The Mia Farrow Story (1995) (TV Movie)
Vicky refers to the film.
Tommy Boy (1995)
Tommy says "we just killed bambi"
Troldspejlet: One Hundred and One Dalmatians (1995) (TV Episode)
Jakob Stegelman mentions the film in his review of the re-release of One Hundred and One Dalmatians (1961)
A Goofy Movie (1995)
A Bambi doll is seen in one scene.
Women of the House: Veda (1995) (TV Episode)
Sissy descibes Veda: "She kind of reminds me of Bambi. Bambi in combat boots with a toilet mouth."
Saved by the Bell: The New Class: Green Card (1995) (TV Episode)
One of the clues in the treasure hunt refers to Bambi's mother.
Earthworm Jim: Queen What's Her Name (1995) (TV Episode)
Jim regards the Princess's story of her childhood to be sadder than the movie Bambi.
Familia (1996)
The characters talk about the movie (Bambi's mother's death specifically)
Sky Dancers: The Purple Tide of Skyridium (1996) (TV Episode)
"Nobody's gonna step on Bambi."
Skeletons (1997) (TV Movie)
a hunter tells a man to "watch that Thumper of yours"
A Comédia da Vida Privada: Papai Foi à Lua (1997) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by name.
Afterglow (1997)
Ellen: Moving On (1997) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Ellen.
Oz: Capital P (1997) (TV Episode)
"Closest I ever came was Bambi."
Hoodlum (1997)
Lucky Luciano's pet chihuahua is named after this film
Nash Bridges: Sniper (1997) (TV Episode)
Harvey mentions Bambi's mom.
Caroline in the City: Caroline and the Cold Sesame Noodles (1997) (TV Episode)
Richard: "Wake up, Bambi! The forest is on fire!"
The Simpsons: Lisa the Skeptic (1997) (TV Episode)
Ned says that he is "a smidge twitterpated."
Mr. Show with Bob and David: A White Man Set Them Free (1997) (TV Episode)
An animated deer resembles Bambi.
Saved by the Bell: The New Class: Into the Woods (1997) (TV Episode)
Screech refers to Thumper.
NewsRadio: Beep, Beep (1998) (TV Episode)
Disney movie is mentioned in dialogue
Whose Line Is It Anyway?: Show No. 105 (1998) (TV Episode)
In Hoedown, Colin sings, "I ruined the movie, told them Bambi's mother died."
A Bug's Life (1998)
Hopper's "pet" wild grasshopper is named Thumper.
Crash Zone: Big Business (1999) (TV Episode)
Virgil tells Bec "Surprise! Nice place. Melrose Place meets Bambi."
Never Been Kissed (1999)
Rob names his car "Bambi."
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Boggy Creek II: And the Legend Continues (1999) (TV Episode)
"Ironically that was Bambi's stepmother"
Notting Hill (1999)
One of Anna's check-in name was Bambi.
That '70s Show: Hunting (2000) (TV Episode)
Eric watches a deer and says "He's the king of the forest. Just like... Bambi's dad".
Friends: The One Where Chandler Can't Cry (2000) (TV Episode)
Phoebe says that Bambi is a sadder movie than E.T.
The Mystery of Spoon River (2000)
Mentioned in dialogue
Gilmore Girls: Star-Crossed Lovers and Other Strangers (2001) (TV Episode)
Rory says, "Nobody eats 'cute.' . . . Bambi maybe, but he's a cartoon."
Buck Naked Arson (2001)
deer referred to as Bambi
Angel: Through the Looking Glass (2001) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Cordelia
Scrubs: My First Day (2001) (TV Episode)
J.D. is referred to as Bambi by Carla
The Parlor (2001) (Short)
8 femmes (2002)
Gilmore Girls: Richard in Stars Hollow (2002) (TV Episode)
Rory says, "The only videos not behind that curtain are 'Bambi' and 'Dumbo.'"
The Simpsons: Tales from the Public Domain (2002) (TV Episode)
Marge: This was easier to eat than that Bambi video.
Kingdom Hearts (2002) (Video Game)
Bambi appears as a summoning character in the battles.
Blood Feast 2: All U Can Eat (2002)
character name: "Bambi Deere"
Andy Richter Controls the Universe: Gimme a C (2002) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Praeger
Gilmore Girls: I Can't Get Started (2002) (TV Episode)
Lorelai tells Rory to give Richard the Bambi face to change the subject of Sookie's late wedding invitation
House of Mouse: House of Scrooge (2002) (TV Episode)
Bambi and Faline are guests at the House of Mouse
Coupling: Remember This (2002) (TV Episode)
film sally mentions while drunk
Everwood: Deer God (2002) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue.
The West Wing: Debate Camp (2002) (TV Episode)
Josh reads a magazine article that refers to Donna's "Bambi-esque naivete"
The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy: Little Rock of Horrors/The Pie Who Loved Me/Dream a Little Dream (2002) (TV Episode)
In "Dream a Little Dream", during Billy's dream, he encounters at one point a deer, a rabbit and a skunk all at the same time
Cruise of the Gods (2002) (TV Movie)
Kopps (2003)
Gilmore Girls: Swan Song (2003) (TV Episode)
Inquiring about the swan attack, Luke asks Jess, "Does it get all peaceful and Bambi like and then suddenly attack like the rabbit in Monty Python?"
Qui a tué Bambi? (2003)
Dr. Philipp dubs Isabelle "Bambi".
Gilmore Girls: Those Are Strings, Pinocchio (2003) (TV Episode)
Gypsy complains that Taylor wants "to kill the little romping Bambis" in Stars Hollow.
Zero Day (2003)
Bambi doll used for shooting practice
Brother Bear (2003)
young animal losing his mother
Undercover Christmas (2003) (TV Movie)
Mentioned by Brandi.
Surviving Eden (2004)
woman is called Bambi
13 Going on 30 (2004)
Lucy says, "You can wipe that 'Bambi watching her mother get shot and strapped to the back of a van' look from your face."
Crutch (2004)
character talks about seeing
Gilmore Girls: Norman Mailer, I'm Pregnant! (2004) (TV Episode)
Lorelai accuses Rory of talking in a Bambi voice.
Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories (2004) (Video Game)
Features Bambi.
Haunted House (2004) (Video)
Mentioned in dialog
Die Patriarchin: I (2005) (TV Episode)
Finja wears a shirt with a Bambi motive.
The West Wing: King Corn (2005) (TV Episode)
Josh mentions Bambi whilst warning Santos not to go against ethanol production in Iowa.
100 Greatest Cartoons (2005) (TV Special)
Talked about
Grey's Anatomy: The First Cut Is the Deepest (2005) (TV Episode)
Christina says to George: "Bambi, don't say another word until after the hunter shoots your mother."
Joan of Arcadia: Spring Cleaning (2005) (TV Episode)
Joan refers to Bambi and Thumper.
Gilmore Girls: But I'm a Gilmore! (2005) (TV Episode)
Lorelai says that hating Rory would be as impossible as hating Thumper.
The Dark Side of Porn: Debbie Does Dallas Uncovered (2005) (TV Episode)
Director Jim Clark alludes to it.
The Perfect Man (2005)
girls are being sent to the movie Bambi
The 40-Year-Old Virgin (2005)
Haziz insults David by calling him Bambi.
The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (2005)
When we first see the Were-Rabbit, it pounds it's foot down in a similar fashion to Thumper.
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Dan Aykroyd (2005) (Video)
Mentioned in 'Auto Mechanic Bedtime Stories'
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Gilda Radner (2005) (Video)
Mentioned in 'The Right to Extreme Stupidity League'
Klovn: Bye Bye Bodil (2005) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue.
Supernatural: Wendigo (2005) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Dean
Desperate Souls (2005) (Video)
"Consider yourself Bambi and I'm your mother, 'cause we're being hunted"
Drawn Together: Foxxy vs. The Board of Education (2005) (TV Episode)
Bambi and his mom are in the doctor's office waiting room.
George Carlin: Life Is Worth Losing (2005) (TV Special)
Title character mentioned
American Dad!: Stannie Get Your Gun (2005) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Hayley in her song.
King Kong (2005)
Kong attempting to keep his balance on frozen lake.
The 100 Greatest Family Films (2005) (TV Movie)
The Lion King is refered to as a cross between "Bambi" and "Hamlet"
Animal Soccer World (2005) (Video Game)
Thumper and Bambi.
Sherrybaby (2006)
Dean talks about the characters from the older film, while cooking for Sherry.
Alice in Wasteland (2006)
Mentioned in dialogue
She's the Man (2006)
"You're like Bambi on ice, boy!"
ATL (2006)
Dialogue: "Bambi's like a ghetto tale."
Comeback Season (2006)
"Prance along, Bambi."
The Simpsons: The Monkey Suit (2006) (TV Episode)
Scene in courtroom with lawyer talking about Bambi and Homer talking about Thumper while lawyer nurses Bambi on lap.
The Breed (2006)
When going hunting one characters says he won't shoot bambi responded by another saying "don't shoot thumper as well"
Animaniacs Live! (2006) (Video)
Referenced by Maurice LaMarche while discussing the "Bumbi's Mom" episode
Wild Thing: I Love You: Deer (2006) (TV Episode)
Referenced by name
Saturday Night Live: Chris 'Ludacris' Bridges (2006) (TV Episode)
mentioned on Weekend Update
Reba: Locked and Loaded (2007) (TV Episode)
Someone mentions Bambi.
Grey's Anatomy: Wishin' and Hopin' (2007) (TV Episode)
Cristina calls George "Bambi".
Ugly Betty: Derailed (2007) (TV Episode)
Amanda calls Betty "Bambi."
Kingdom Hearts Re: Chain of Memories (2007) (Video Game)
Bambi appears as a supporting character for the battles.
Entourage: Dog Day Afternoon (2007) (TV Episode)
Bambi mentioned
Watching the Detectives (2007)
Mentioned in dialogue between Neil and Violet.
Sex and Death 101 (2007)
Characters named for characters in the film
Total Drama: Paintball Deer Hunter (2007) (TV Episode)
when dj wears a deer costume owen calls him bambi
Grey's Anatomy: A Change Is Gonna Come (2007) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
African Bambi (2007)
Numerous references to the original Bambi. The impala 'best' friend is a hare. Where man is a danger in Bambi it saves the life of the 'African Bambi'
Bones: Intern in the Incinerator (2007) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Booth
Neues aus der Anstalt: Jahresabschluss-Therapie (2007) (TV Episode)
Lothar Dombrowski compares Maria Furtwängler's performance in "Die Flucht" to Bambi.
Revelation Decoded: Hidden in Plain View (2007) (TV Episode)
John mentions Thumper.
Fool's Gold (2008)
song titled "Call Me Thumper"
Semi-Pro (2008)
"Who the fuck is Bambi? "
America's Next Top Model: Where's the Beef? (2008) (TV Episode)
Tyra mentions it during panel
Home and Away: Episode #1.4615 (2008) (TV Episode)
Ric mentions this
Pig Hunt (2008)
"not hunting Bambi"
Frat House Massacre (2008)
Person called Thumper
America's Next Top Model: Planes, Trains, and Slow Automobiles (2008) (TV Episode)
Mentioned during judging
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #7.40 (2008) (TV Episode)
Included in a $2,000 question
Little Mosque on the Prairie: Let Prairie Dogs Lie (2008) (TV Episode)
Yasir mentions the movie by name.
New in Town (2009)
a woman says Lucy is "twitterpated" (a word made up for the movie 'Bambi')
Ask This Old House: Staining a Deck/Preventing Sewage Backups (2009) (TV Episode)
Richard pretends to be Bambi
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: Watchmen/Shuttle/12 (2009) (TV Episode)
A man says his favourite childrens movie is Bambi (1943)
Pasila: Tauno Muikku (2009) (TV Episode)
Pöysti claims he is crying because he saw this movie.
State of Play (2009)
Det. Bell says he's not "Bambi's baby brother"
Hewy's Animated Movie Reviews: Fantasia 2000 (2009) (TV Episode)
Poster shown while Roushutsu discusses classic Disney movies
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009)
When Leo pretends to have to go to the bathroom really bad when in Smithsonian, he says it's a "Thumper Dumper". "Thumper" is the name of the rabbit in Bambi
Glee: The Rhodes Not Taken (2009) (TV Episode)
Kurt says, "Oh, Bambi. I cried so hard when those hunters shot your mommy."
Castle: Inventing the Girl (2009) (TV Episode)
Alexis says a model has "Bambi eyes".
Psych: Let's Get Hairy (2009) (TV Episode)
One of the deer hunters says, "Let's send Bambi back to Momma."
The Vampire Diaries: Haunted (2009) (TV Episode)
Bambi mentioned
Dexter: Slack Tide (2009) (TV Episode)
a deer is called Bambi
La bocca del lupo (2009)
It is referred that the protagonist, once, saw Bambi and bursted into tears.
Animation Lookback: Walt Disney Animation Studios Part 4 (2009) (TV Episode)
Peter Pan was originally intended to be a follow-up to this film.
NCIS: Jet Lag (2010) (TV Episode)
Mentione by Ziva, says DiNozzo prefers sad endings.
Animation Lookback: Walt Disney Animation Studios Part 13 (2010) (TV Episode)
The Princess and the Frog was aiming for this film's looks.
Animation Lookback: Walt Disney Animation Studios Part 8 (2010) (TV Episode)
Real animals were used for animation reference for The Lion King, like in this film.
Being Human: The Looking Glass (2010) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Grey's Anatomy: Valentine's Day Massacre (2010) (TV Episode)
Teddy mentions Bambi deer
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #8.106 (2010) (TV Episode)
Main character is the subject of a $7,500 question
Cop Out (2010)
Bambi mentioned
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Million Dollar Movie Week 1 (2010) (TV Episode)
Meredith Vieira refers to the film
Jeopardy!: Million Dollar Celebrity Invitational Quarterfinal 8 (2010) (TV Episode)
Subject of a $400 clue in the category "Stag Films"
Don't Go in the Woods (2010)
Deer called Bambi
The Vampire Diaries: Blood Brothers (2010) (TV Episode)
Bambi mentioned
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #8.147 (2010) (TV Episode)
Title character is included in a $2,000 question
10 Things I Hate About You: Ain't No Mountain High Enough (2010) (TV Episode)
Cameron mentions Bambi in his poem to Dawn.
Killers (2010)
Bambi mentioned
Bitter Feast (2010)
Peg jokingly refers to one of Peter's steaks to Bambi
Herschell Gordon Lewis: The Godfather of Gore (2010) (Video)
Herschell Gordon Lewis mentions it.
The Angry Video Game Nerd: Back to the Future Trilogy (2010) (TV Episode)
Bambi appears on the Roger Rabbit title card.
A Night for Dying Tigers (2010)
Patrick mentions a newborn deer trying to stand on a frozen pond.
Bachelor Pad: Episode #1.6 (2010) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Natale "Bambi on ice"
Hewy's Animated Movie Reviews: Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole (2010) (TV Episode)
Poster shown when Hewy discusses animated animal movies
The Cinema Snob: Chatterbox (2010) (TV Episode)
"She's between Favian and the voice of Thumper."
Hewy's Animated Movie Reviews: The Rescuers (2010) (TV Episode)
Hewy says "The Rescuers" uses stock animation from Bambi
Smallville: Patriot (2010) (TV Episode)
Mera refers to Lois as "Bambi."
How Do You Know (2010)
Lisa and George talk about this film.
Come Fly with Me: Episode #1.1 (2010) (TV Episode)
Sue says when Bambi's mother died she cried every day for a fortnight.
Being Human: Wouldn't It Be Nice (If We Were Human) (2011) (TV Episode)
deer called Bambi
Edición Especial Coleccionista: B.A.D. Cats (2011) (TV Episode)
Appears on the list of DVD releases of March
The Angry Video Game Nerd: R.O.B. the Robot (2011) (TV Episode)
Bambi appears on the Roger Rabbit title card.
Trail of Blood (2011)
Deer called Bambi
18 to Life: If a Bellow Falls in the Forest (2011) (TV Episode)
Judith refers to the film.
Scream 4 (2011)
Kirby's favorite "scary movie"
Forget About It: Spiderman (2011) (TV Episode)
Leonidas (from 300) kicking Bambi into a bottomless hole is shown at one point
Bones: The Truth in the Myth (2011) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in conversation by Cam and Angela.
Better with You: Better with Lying (2011) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
The Vampire Diaries: The Last Day (2011) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
Larry Crowne (2011)
mentioned in dialogue
Nostalgia Critic: Top 11 Batman: TAS Episodes (2011) (TV Episode)
A call back to the singing and birds following the death of Bambi's mother.
A Night at the Movies: The Horrors of Stephen King (2011) (TV Movie)
still picture/mentioned by Stephen King
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: President Barack Obama/Yo-Yo Ma & Friends (2011) (TV Episode)
Jay shows an ad for the DVD
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #20.27 (2011) (TV Episode)
Jay shows an ad for the DVD
Arthur Christmas (2011)
Grandpa thinks one of Santa's reindeer was Bambi
Supernatural: How to Win Friends and Influence Monsters (2011) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
Prep & Landing: Naughty vs. Nice (2011) (TV Short)
Noel calls Thrasher Bambi.
Shameless: Summertime (2012) (TV Episode)
Debbie gives the daycare kids a choice of either TV or 'Bambi'.
The Cleveland Show: There Goes El Neighborhood (2012) (TV Episode)
"L.A. Bambi"
Being Human: Addicted to Love (2012) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
The Biggest Loser: Episode #13.8 (2012) (TV Episode)
Kimmi mentions the title character.
Nostalgia Critic: Dunston Checks In (2012) (TV Episode)
Bambi's mom appears next to the words "mother: kaput."
Eretz Nehederet: Episode #9.8 (2012) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Talik Etzioni
Way Off Broadway: The Return of Elaine Overholt (2012) (TV Episode)
Jodi says that she feels the same way Bambi felt in the movie.
Woody Allen: A Documentary (2012)
Vintage photo showing movie exterior with ad materials.
Brows Held High: Antichrist (2012) (TV Episode)
"Let's Sing a Gay Little Spring Song" plays after the deer scene.
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #20.175 (2012) (TV Episode)
Denis Leary says that he didn't see the film as a child
Futurama: 31st Century Fox (2012) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
Switched at Birth: The Shock of Being Seen (2012) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue.
Frankenweenie (2012)
Title on cinema marquee.
Grey's Anatomy: Remember the Time (2012) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Cristina
The Inbetweeners: Fire! (2012) (TV Episode)
Lauren refers to Carly as "Bambi."
The Vampire Diaries: Memorial (2012) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Damon
To Boldly Flee (2012) (Video)
Master Oan uses this as an example of great art for Luke.
Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two (2012) (Video Game)
The head of Bambi appears in one of the DEC levels
Robot Chicken: Botched Jewel Heist (2013) (TV Episode)
seen in skit
The Dirties (2013)
Video case is shown in Matt's room.
Southland: Heat (2013) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 Remix (2013) (Video Game)
Bambi appears as a summon
Psych: Juliet Wears the Pantsuit (2013) (TV Episode)
Woody has a date with a lady named "Thumper."
Return to Nuke 'Em High Volume 1 (2013)
Mentioned in dialogue
Orange Is the New Black: Blood Donut (2013) (TV Episode)
A prisoner is referred to as Bambi.
Atop the Fourth Wall: Marville #5 (2013) (TV Episode)
"Or does Lucy think Bambi was a horror movie?"
The Cinema Snob: Dogs (2013) (TV Episode)
"...or Bambie's mom."
Cartoon Hook-Ups: Roger and Jessica Rabbit (2013) (TV Episode)
Thumper appears
Saving Mr. Banks (2013)
At one point Don DeGradi says "Man is in the forest" when he hears Walt Disney about to enter the room. The Bambi quote was a code phrase used by Disney employees to signal that Walt was coming down the hallway.
Buba Shel Medina: Episode #2.1 (2013) (TV Episode)
Gil Riva asks Shlomo Scharf if he remembers when Bamb's mother got shot
White Collar: Ice Breaker (2013) (TV Episode)
Peter says that Elizabeth was "sprawled out on the ice like Bambi" on their second date, which was at an ice skating rink.
How I Met Your Mother: Bass Player Wanted (2013) (TV Episode)
The Mother mentions the movie by name.
Eretz Nehederet: Episode #11.3 (2014) (TV Episode)
Moshe Ya'alon mentions it on John Kerry's answering machine
The Oscar Nominated Short Films 2014: Animation (2014) (Video)
Martin talks about working on the film.
Chicago Fire: A Rocket Blasting Off (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Preservation (2014)
Mike mentions the title character in conversation with his wife and his brother.
The Coed and the Zombie Stoner (2014)
Mentioned in dialogue
Suburgatory: No, You Can't Sit with Us (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Nostalgia Critic: The Lorax (2014) (TV Episode)
"Why don't you clarify that Bambi's mom never died?"
Midnight Screenings: Moms' Night Out (2014) (TV Episode)
Thumper the rabbit is mentioned.
Honest Trailers: The Lion King (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by the narrator
The Rewrite (2014)
Keith asks, "Does anyone still watch Bambi?"
Tiger Orange (2014)
Todd mentions watching the movie in school.
The Leftovers: The Garveys at Their Best (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Bloopers, Outtakes, and Stuff: The Screenwriter Part IV (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue.
What We Did on Our Holiday (2014)
Jess says that she learned about death through "Bambi's mum" and "Simba's dad."
Studio C: Episode #5.1 (2014) (TV Episode)
Referenced in the Disney cartoon mentor sketch
Film '72: Episode dated 26 November 2014 (2014) (TV Episode)
Antonia Quirke mentions the death of Bambi's mother when reviewing Paddington (2014); a still is shown; mentioned by BBFC Director David Cooke
Matzav Ha'Uma: Episode #8.10 (2014) (TV Episode)
Orna suggest a new version for the movie
Film '72: Episode #44.2 (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Danny Leigh when reviewing Big Hero 6 (2014)
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Danny DeVito/Zoë Kravitz/Artie Lange (2015) (TV Episode)
In his opening monologue Jimmy mentions Thumper
Monkey Kingdom (2015)
referenced in narration
Nostalgia Critic: The Plot to Frozen 2 (2015) (TV Episode)
"Apparently Bambi's mom and Phillipe had a fling."
Raised by Wolves: Little Orphan Mannie (2015) (TV Episode)
Yoko suggests watching it to cheer Grampy up.
Nostalgia Critic: Demolition Man (2015) (TV Episode)
"It's kinda like watching Bambi's mom take out life insurance."
RuPaul's Drag Race: Prancing Queens (2015) (TV Episode)
Carson Kressley says that Violet Chachki is "a little bit like Bambi; very pretty, big eyes, but when you ask her to move it's kind of like-" and Michelle Visage interupts "Taylor Swift in heels."
Nostalgia Critic: Osmosis Jones (2015) (TV Episode)
Bambi's mom is shot in a courtroom sketch
Late Night with Seth Meyers: Kate Winslet/Mia Wasikowska/Chris Matthews (2015) (TV Episode)
Mia Wasikowska talks about how haunting the movie is for children
iZombie: Cape Town (2015) (TV Episode)
Referenced by Natalie
Zootopia (2016)
Judy taps her foot repeatedly against the floor like Thumper does.
Honest Game Trailers: Pokemon Black & White (2016) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by narrator
The Chase Australia: Episode #2.20 (2016) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Andrew O'Keefe as a possible answer to a question about the second fully-animated feature film released by Walt Disney Productions asked when Lynda and the Chaser go head to head.
Phelous & the Movies: Countryside Bears (2016) (TV Episode)
"Oh, Thumper did it."
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Kimmy Sees a Sunset! (2016) (TV Episode)
Referenced by Kimmy
Join or Die with Craig Ferguson: History's Dumbest Mistake (2016) (TV Episode)
Craig mentions the movie by name.
The Night Of: The Beach (2016) (TV Episode)
Sgt. Klein compares Nasir to "Bambi".
Stranger Things: Chapter Five: The Flea and the Acrobat (2016) (TV Episode)
Jonathan talks about his experience killing a rabbit but adds, "I'm a fan of Thumper."
The Cinema Snob: The Burning Hell (2016) (TV Episode)
"Look, Bambi's mom is in Hell."
South Park: Member Berries (2016) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by the Member berries
Phelous & the Movies: Pocahontas (Dingo Pictures) (2016) (TV Episode)
"Meanwhile, Bambi is off in another dimension..."
Nostalgia Critic: Does PG Mean Anything Anymore? (2016) (TV Episode)
poster shown
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend: Where Is Josh's Friend? (2016) (TV Episode)
Paula mentions the title character.
CSE Bible Studies: Matthew 19 (2016) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Kent.
Jeopardy!: Episode #33.93 (2017) (TV Episode)
title character is correct answer in "Classic Disney Title Characters" category
Phelous & the Movies: Janis/Jamie, the Little Pig (2017) (TV Episode)
"Bambi was behind this whole operation. It's all revenge for losing his mother."

Featured in 

The Walt Disney Christmas Show (1951) (TV Movie)
A clip is shown
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color: Tricks of Our Trade (1957) (TV Episode)
Walt uses this film as an example of improving animation
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color: From All of Us to All of You (1958) (TV Episode)
Scene of Bambi and Thumper on the ice show
L'ami public numéro un: La vie des animaux (1962) (TV Episode)
Clip shown
S.V.P. Disney: Episode #1.4 (1967) (TV Episode)
Clip shown
S.V.P. Disney: Episode #1.5 (1968) (TV Episode)
Clip shown
S.V.P. Disney: Episode #1.6 (1969) (TV Episode)
Clip shown
The Grand Opening of Walt Disney World (1971) (TV Movie)
Clip shown during "When You Wish Upon a Star" sung by Julie Andrews
The Mouse Factory: Winter Fun (1973) (TV Episode)
The winter scene of the film, with Bambi and Thumper skating, is shown
S.V.P. Disney: Episode #1.10 (1973) (TV Episode)
Clip shown
The Walt Disney Story (1973) (Short)
Mickey's 50 (1978)
Clips shown
Disney Dimanche: Episode #1.1 (1979) (TV Episode)
Clip shown (The meadow)
Once Upon a Mouse (1981) (Short)
a clip is featured
A Disney Christmas Gift (1983) (TV Special)
Bambi slipping on ice
The Disney Family Album: Milt Kahl (1984) (TV Episode)
The Disney Family Album: Frank Thomas (1985) (TV Episode)
The Disney Family Album: Voice Actors (1985) (TV Episode)
The Disney Family Album: Marc Davis (1985) (TV Episode)
The Disney Family Album: The Storymen (1986) (TV Episode)
DTV Valentine (1986) (TV Movie)
Scenes from this movie are shown with Rock and Roll music
DTV Monster Hits (1987) (TV Movie)
Scenes from this movie are shown with Rock and Roll music
The South Bank Show: The Art of Walt Disney (1988) (TV Episode)
Clips shown
Disney Sing-Along-Songs: Very Merry Christmas Songs (1988) (Video)
Footage featured during the song "Winter Wonderland"
Haciendo memoria: Reto a la imaginación (1989) (TV Episode)
clip shown
The Music of Disney: A Legacy in Song (1992) (Video)
Features "Love is a Song" and "Little April Showers"
The Making of 'The Lion King' (1994) (TV Movie)
Footage shown.
The Making of 'Bambi' (1994) (Video)
Troldspejlet: Troldspejlet computer xtra: Police Quest - Open Season (1994) (TV Episode)
Jakob Stegelmann looks at background graphics and animated films, mentions the film + clip shown
Troldspejlet: The Meteor Man (1994) (TV Episode)
VHS release reviewed + footage used
Secret Lives: Walt Disney (1995) (TV Episode)
Frank and Ollie (1995)
Troldspejlet: Episode #21.6 (1999) (TV Episode)
VHS release reviewed + footage used
Disney Through the Decades (2001) (Video)
Celebrating Dumbo (2001) (Video)
Saturday Night Live: Kirsten Dunst/Eminem (2002) (TV Episode)
Featured in Bambi 2002
The Essential Goof (2002) (Video)
Studio Tour (2002) (Video)
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Heroes & Villains (2003) (TV Special)
Man is #20 on the "Villains" list.
The Man Behind the Duck (2004) (Video)
The Voice Behind the Mouse (2004) (Video)
The Ultimate Film (2004) (TV Movie)
number 72
Inside Walt's Story Meetings (2005) (Video)
clips shown
100 Greatest Cartoons (2005) (TV Special)
Clips are shown
Troldspejlet: Episode #33.9 (2005) (TV Episode)
DVD release reviewed + footage used
From Walt's Table: A Tribute to Disney's Nine Old Men (2005) (Video)
Clip shown as reference.
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Saturday TV Funhouse (2006) (TV Special)
Featured in Bambi 2002
AFI's 10 Top 10: America's 10 Greatest Films in 10 Classic Genres (2008) (TV Movie)
This film is #3 on the "Animated" list.
Nostalgia Critic: Top 11 Saddest Nostalgic Moments (2008) (TV Episode)
Clips are shown during the #1 spot, which is every Disney film ever made.
Animation Lookback: Walt Disney Animation Studios Part 2 (2009) (TV Episode)
Film is talked about, clips shown.
Nostalgia Critic: Jack Frost (2009) (TV Episode)
A clip is shown after Jack's truck goes off a cliff.
Animation Lookback: Walt Disney Animation Studios Part 11 (2010) (TV Episode)
A Disney film set in the past in Europe. Clip briefly shown.
Animation Lookback: Walt Disney Animation Studios Part 14 (2010) (TV Episode)
Number 8 in the top 10 Disney films.
Animation Lookback: Top 10 Disney Sidekicks (2010) (TV Episode)
Clip briefly shown before one of the numbers.
HaMadrich LaMahapecha (2010)
Little Doron Tsabari watches the movie in the cinema
QI: Happiness (2010) (TV Episode)
A still from the movie is shown on the screen.
Dali & Disney: A Date with Destino (2010) (Video)
clip shown
Laserdisc Memories: Bambi (2011) (TV Episode)
Clips from film are featured in Episode
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness: Son of Frankenstein (2011) (TV Episode)
Donnie Dunagan went on to voice Bambi.
Hewy's Animated Movie Reviews: The Top 13 Scariest Animated Monsters (2011) (TV Episode)
Bambi's mom's death scene used multiple times
The Nostalgia Chick: Top Ten Disney Deaths (2011) (TV Episode)
recalling the death of Bambi's mom
The Filthy Frank Show: Bambi's Mom Dies (2012) (TV Episode)
Frank watches the death of Bambi's mother.
Movie Nights: Disney's The Little Mermaid 2 (2012) (TV Episode)
clip shown
Inside Pixar (2013) (TV Movie)
Short clip shown
Life, Animated (2016)
One of the films Owen watches to help process the world.
Disneyland 60th Anniversary TV Special (2016) (TV Movie)
Beware the Slenderman (2016)
Footage shown.

Spoofed in 

Bambi Meets Godzilla (1974) (Short)
9 to 5 (1980)
Cool World (1992)
Roundhouse: Conflict (1992) (TV Episode)
Spoofed as 'Bambo: First Blood Part 7 or 8'
Animaniacs: The Warner's Lot Song/The Big Candy Store/Bumbie's Mom (1993) (TV Episode)
Skippy and Slappy watch a movie called "Bumbie" which is a near-shot-for-shot parody of some scenes from this movie.
Deer Avenger (1998) (Video Game)
Deer Avenger 2: Deer in the City (1999) (Video Game)
Deer Avenger 3D (2000) (Video Game)
Ice Age (2002)
Saturday Night Live: Kirsten Dunst/Eminem (2002) (TV Episode)
Spoofed in Bambi 2002
Drawn Together: N.R.A vs. Ray (2006) (TV Episode)
Bambi round up a posse of deer to attack Hero in his house after Bambi's mother was killed
The Simpsons Movie (2007)
The deer and her son that take off Marge's clothes are parodies of Bambi and his mother.
Family Guy: Road to the Multiverse (2009) (TV Episode)
In the Disney universe, Cleveland is Flower the skunk.
The Simpsons: Rednecks and Broomsticks (2009) (TV Episode)
Creatures that look like Bambi and Thumper come out to skate on the ice and are then hit by the Simpsons' car.
American Dad!: Don't Look a Smith Horse in the Mouth (2010) (TV Episode)
In the horse's body, Stan looks like Bambi trying to make his first steps
Mad: Avaturd/CSiCarly (2010) (TV Episode)
Sketch: "Zombi"
Gnomeo & Juliet (2011)
Fawn looks for tybalt, then the red gnomes tell him "I'm afraid tybalt can't be with us anymore".
Saturday Night Live: Dwayne Johnson/George Ezra (2015) (TV Episode)
Spoofed in 'Bambi' Trailer

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