Disney’s “Bambi” – What Kids Can Learn from the Movie (quotes)

Bambi is one of my favourite Disney movies.  I love nature and the Disney artists did a great job with painting beautiful scenery and delightful animals.

There are lessons for us all in the movie, Bambi.

1. Eat Your Vegetables:

Eat your vegetables

Thumper to Bambi:

“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.

2. Respect for a Leader…., so Become a Leader. (Bambi does)

Bambi watches as the head deer (stag) comes near them. All the birds and animals stop to admire him.  Bambi asks his mother why everyone thinks that he is special.

Bambi’s Mother says about the Stag.

Everyone respects him. For of all the deer in the forest, not one has lived half so long. He is very brave and very wise. That’s why he is known as the Great Prince of the Forest.

“Thumper, What did you father tell you?”

Being Nice to People and Animals

Thumper starts to talk unkind about another animal, but his mother stops him and ask, “Thumper, what did you father tell you?”

Thumper replies:

“If ya can’t say nothin nice, don’t say anything at all.”

The lesson here is that when we notice someone bullying another person, we don’t have to join in.  In fact, we should make sure that no one bullies anyone else.

Be Safe – Be aware of Things and People Around You.

Adults and children need to take care and look around.  In your school you have been taught about how to be safe.  Sometimes, this is called “Kid Proofing.”  In the movie, Bambi’s mother warns him about running off into the meadow.  Yes, the meadow looks wonderful, but Bambi is not aware that danger can be hidden there.

Bambi’s mother says:

Wait! ***** wait! You must never rush out on the meadow. There might be danger. Out there we are unprotected. The meadow is wide and open; there are no trees or bushes to hide us, so we have to be very careful. Wait here. I’ll go out first. If the meadow is safe I’ll call you. Come on, *****. It’s all right. Come on.