As a kid, the movie Bambi was one of the first movies that came to mind when I recall my childhood. Not
only because it was a household name (2017 marks 75 years in the making!), but because of the
beautiful, forest setting and his relationship to the other characters.
Bambi, who is an adorable fawn, is originally portrayed as a curious toddler, who later becomes tasked
with fulfilling his destiny as the forest prince. His journey from toddlerhood to adulthood is filled with
humor, challenges and strife.
This circle-of- life story immediately reminds me of the cute little 2-year old toddler, my daughter, who is
sitting in my lap, soaking up the amazing animation and storyline. I see how Bambi’s life is paralleling
hers. And, while she has yet to understand the dangers that will present themselves to her later in life, I
find myself snuggling her tighter.
separated. My daughter instantly picked up on the fact that “Bambi lost his mama.” I took this as a
teaching moment to remind her how extremely important it is to stay close to mommy at all times.
Whether you are a Disney-fanatic who knows every movie and character ever created, or someone who
simply loves a great movie, this “timeless classic” is one that will surely be loved by your entire family; the kids at our re-launch party for Bambi were all ages and they loved it!