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(2006), G [G*] (1hr 4min)

Analysis Date
CAP Final Score
CAP Influence Density
February 8, 2006
91 out of 100

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If Scriptural references appear, the full text appears at the end of the Summary / Commentary.

(2006), G [G*] -- starts out where the first film left off.

Production (US): DisneyToon Studios
Dstribution: Beuna Vista Pictures
Director(s): Brian Pimenthal
Producer(s): Jim Ballantine, Dave Okey
Story: Brian Pimenthal, Jeanne Rosenberg
Screenplay: Alicia Kirk
Score: Bruce Boughton
Film Editing: Jeremy Milton, Mark Solomon
Technical Direction: Glo Minaya
Art Direction: Carol Kieffer Police
Inspired by the book Bambi by Felix Salten

I put the DisneyToon DVD in the player hoping for another film to earn a CAP final score of 100, But then I remembered the first Bambi with its gunfire killing of Bambi's mother, the animal attacks and other matters such as the great fire endangering many would not have earned a final score of 100.

Recall that since an influence does not have to be real to influence, the CAP analysis model assumes the behaviors of an animated characters which can be duplicated by or subjected to a child can be as influential as the behaviors of a live actor/actress.

With a final score of 91 Bambi II earned its rightful place in the scoring range earned by G-rated films (87 to 100 out of 100) in the comparative baseline database. However, parental caution might be warranted particularly for programming found by the Impudence/Hate (I) investigation area. A number of lies [Prov. 6:19], disrespect for parental authority, defiance of parental instruction and other examples of such programming might give the young the threshold to try the same. [Exod. 20:12, Prov. 22:15, 1 Sam. 15:23, and to add some New Testament admonitions, Eph. 6:1 - 3, Col. 3:20] It is because of the number of issues of impudence this film earned a yellow CAPCon Alert light (See CAPCon Alerts).

The film starts out with a pivotal line from the first Bambi when the Great Prince (Patrick Stewart), Bambi's father telling Bambi (Alexander Gould) "Your mother can't be with you any more. Come." From there the story leads the viewer through the Great Prince trying to be mother and father to Bambi. Soon the Prince charges Friend Owl (voice of Keith Ferguson) to find a deer who would mother Bambi.

The familiar support characters are back: Thumper (voice of Brandon Baerg); Faline (voice of Andrea Bowen); Flower (voice of Nicky Jones); Friend Owl.

Some new characters enter into Bambi's life, Mena (voice of Cree Summer) and Ronno (voice of Anthony Ghannam). Thumper's sisters (voices of Makenna Cougill, Emma Rose Lima, Briel Winter) now have a voice in the story. With his own point of view, Porcupine (Brian Pimenthal) adds a barrier to Bambi's trek to antlered buckhood.

The new character, Ronno is the young son, same age as Bambi, of one of the deer under the Great Prince's protection. Ronno is a bully and tormentor. His personality is described well in the way he describes his forming antlers as Stab and Jab. Mena is a deer who is willing to be Bambi's new mother.

Rather than go into any detail about the story I am going to leave that to your discovery should you opt to watch this new film in the Disney franchise of animated films. But I will, as is my "job", let you know of that which you may want to know regarding its potential for questionable influence on your little ones. Everything that was noted in this 64-minute film is provided in the refreshingly short listing of observations in the Findings/Scoring section.


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  • Prov. 6:19 A false witness that speaketh lies, ... [This is one of the seven things the Lord hates in Prov. 6:16 - 19.]
  • Exod. 20:12 Honor your father and your mother, so that you may live long in the land the LORD your God is giving you.
  • Prov. 22:15 Foolishness is bound in the heart of a child; but the rod of correction shall drive it far from him. [Note that the "rod" (of correction) does not have to be punishment and must never be physically brutal. A simple "good job" when warranted can serve as the "rod" as well. If you would like to know more, please visit our Spare the Rod ... Spoil the Child: A Parental Perspective article. It is rather long though.]
  • 1 Sam. 15:23 For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft,...
  • Eph. 6:1 - 3 CHILDREN, obey your parents in the Lord: for this is right. Honour thy father and thy mother, which is the first commandment with promise.
  • Col. 3:20 Children, obey your parents in all things: for this is well pleasing unto the Lord.

    ***Selected Scriptures of Armour against the influence of the entertainment industry***
  • Ps. 12:8 The wicked freely strut about when what is vile is honored among men [e.g., create progressively vile/offensive entertainment with impunity and no consequences to younger and younger audiences every year when enough people continue to defend it, embrace it, pay for it, enjoy it, want it].
  • Col. 2:8 Beware lest any man [by his influence] spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.
  • 1 Cor. 15:33 Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners.
  • Rom. 5:19 For as by one man's disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous.
  • Jude 1:4 For there are certain men* crept in unawares [secretly slipped in among us], who were before of old ordained to this condemnation [whose condemnation was written about long ago], ungodly men, turning the grace of our God into lasciviousness [a license for immorality], and denying the only Lord God, and our Lord Jesus Christ. [*men: anthropos {anth'-ro-pos}, generic, a human being, whether male or female]
  • Matt. 25:40 And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto [or for] one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto [or for] me.
  • Luke 17:2 It were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he cast into the sea, than that he should offend one of these little ones. [Offend: skandalizo {skan-dal-id'-zo} - scandalize; to entice to sin; to cause a person to begin to distrust and desert one whom he ought to trust and obey; to cause to fall away. I suspect "offend" includes sexually abusing the little ones. "Little ones": mikros - little;, small of age; younger which can include at-home teens].
  • Ps. 119:133 Order my steps in thy word: and let not any iniquity have dominion over me [let no sin rule over me].
  • John 14:15 If ye love me, keep my commandments.
  • 1 Thess. 5:22 Abstain from all appearance of evil. ["Evil" includes all things that are sinful.]


    As always, it is best to refer to the Findings/Scoring section -- the heart of the CAP analysis model -- for the most complete assessment possible of this movie.
    (The objective heart of the CAP Analysis Model, independent of and insulated from the Summary/
    Commentary section.

    Bambi II (2006) CAP Thermometers

    Wanton Violence/Crime (W)
  • animal attack, twice
  • gunfire to kill
  • fighting to resolve conflict, twice

    Impudence/Hate (I)
  • lies, twice
  • defiance of parental authority
  • disrespectful talk to mother
  • hateful talk to father
  • tormenting

    Sexual Immorality (S)
  • none noted

    Drugs/Alcohol (D):
  • none noted

    Offense to God (O)
  • one use of God's name in vain without the four letter expletive

    Murder/Suicide (M)
  • none noted

  • Christian Educators Association International



    There are some in the entertainment industry who maintain that 1) violent programming is harmless because no studies exist that prove a connection between violent entertainment and aggressive behavior in children, and 2) young people know that television, movies, and video games are simply fantasy. Unfortunately, they are wrong on both accounts." And "Viewing violence may lead to real life violence." I applaud these associations for fortifying 1 Cor. 15:33. Read the rest of the story. From our more than eight years of study, I contend that other aberrant behaviors, attitudes, and expressions can be inserted in place of "violence" in that statement. Our Director - Child Psychology Support, a licensed psychologist and certified school psychologist concurs. For example, "Viewing arrogance against fair authority may lead to your kids defying you in real life." Or "Viewing sex may lead to sex in real life." Likewise and especially with impudence, hate and foul language. I further contend that any positive behavior can be inserted in place of "violence" with the same chance or likelihood of being a behavior template for the observer; of being incorporated into the behavior mechanics and/or coping skills of the observer. In choosing your entertainment, please consider carefully the "rest of the story" and our findings.

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