Bambi is the main protagonist in both Bambi films.
Bambi I - In the begining of the original Bambi film he appears as a fawn, only a few hours after his birth. The animals of the forest come to greet the Young Prince (Bambi), including Thumper the rabbit (soon to become one of Bambi's closest friends). Throughout half or more of the film, Bambi goes on small adventures, either with his mother or with his friends, Thumper and Flower (a skunk he befriends).
Sadly, around the middle of the film Bambi's mother is shot by Man, and Bambi has to be cared for by The Great Prince of the forest (his father). Years skip by and Bambi is soon shown to be a young adult. He meets Faline, a young doe, and after fighting for her with a buck called Ronno, the two become soul mates.
Unluckily, Man returns to the forest again and sets camp. Their campfire looses control when some of the men leave to hunt with their hounds. The flames spread through the forest, causing animals to flee to the rivers and lakes. Bambi's mate, Faline gets found by the hounds and is chased to a rocky ravine. There, luckily Bambi manages to save her by holding the dogs off while she escapes. Bambi is shot when he leaps off a large cliff. He is found lying wounded on the ground by The Great Prince who urges him to get up. The two run from the fire and end up having to jump a huge waterfall to escape with their lives.
Bambi is reunited with Faline and the other forest animals and his mate gives birth to two fawns, Geno and Gurri. At the end of the film Bambi and the Great Prince are seen standing together on a high ledge overlooking a mass woodland. Presently, The Great Prince leaves Bambi and the new Prince of the Forest stands alone.
Bambi 2 - This movie is centered mostly on Bambi's childhood after the death of his mother. The Great Prince, struggles to father his young son throughout the winter and hopes to soon find an adopted mother for him. Meanwhile, Bambi and his friends, Thumper and Flower go on adventures and make a few friends and enemies - a territorial porcupine and Ronno (another young buck)
Throughout the movie, Bambi tries to gain his father's affection and admiration (with the help of Thumper and Flower); which at first was rather hard, but slowly the two became close friends.
Sadly, it did not last very long as a deer called Mena (a doe The Great Prince had chosen to become Bambi's adopted mother) came to claim Bambi. The Great Prince lets his son go and Bambi is devastated.
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Relations: The Great Prince (father), Bambi's mother, Faline (mate), Geno and Gurri (children)
Friends: Thumper, Flower, Friend Owl, Faline
Enemies: Man, Ronno