Bambi loving (and giveaway)

This post is sponsored by Nuffnang.


The love affair with Bambi started here. 


Tilly and her animals. 

She is so in love with them.

A friend gave us the Disney movie 'Bambi' a while back and Tilly was smitten from the first bars of music. She's watched it many times, but I hadn't seen it all the way through since I was a kid.

Have you seen it? It's the original 'circle of life' story with gorgeous forest creatures rather than African animals. The music is about as familiar and I'm not sure about you but the characters peopled my childhood. I had a Bambi pillowslip. My sister had a Bambi beach towel. Maybe it was the other way around. It was just kinda magic, that movie. 

So Disney are re-releasing Bambi out of the vault (30 March 2011) and I sat down with Tilly (and popcorn) and watched it again this week. It's still totally magic, now in high definition.


Bambi DE Value Pack 3D Beauty shot


I was surprised at how little dialogue there is, maybe that's part of its appeal for smallies, and there were whole pieces I didn't remember. There is something delightfully simple and honest about it and it's no wonder kids adore it. (There's also something really heartwarming about the fact they still connect to it.) It's about innocence and friendship and courage. Remember Thumper? And Flower? And Owl?! Classic!

Disney are giving away three copies of the Blu-ray & DVD Value Pack, hooray! You just need to answer this question:


Q: What do you get when you cross Bambi and a ghost?

A: BamBOO!


No, sorry, that's not it. 

You need to answer THIS question:


What's the bravest thing you've ever done?


Disney will pick the best three answers to receive a copy of the movie on Blu-ray and DVD!

Bravest thing I've ever done? Childbirth without drugs. Or killing a freaking enormous Huntsman spider with a kids shoe (which means significantly close proximity.) Or sleeping in a TOTALLY haunted dorm room in Berlin. Man that was seriously scary.

Your turn!


(P.S. Terms & Conditions here.)

24 Comments on “Bambi loving (and giveaway)

Leigh @ Toasted
March 22, 2011 at 12:26 pm

I’d say birth without drugs too – but actually it wasn’t as brave as it sounds because I didn’t really know how much pain I;d be dealing with when I decided to have a homebirth. It’s quite possible wouldn’t have had a drug-free birth if I’d been able to access them! Playing in a band for the first time was pretty brave – absolutely terrified me, think I left my body for most of it.

Aussie Mum
March 22, 2011 at 12:43 pm

My bravest moment – now that is a hard one. I was thinking it may have been the birth of my children. Three Caesareans …. the thought of an epidural still scares me, but I think the bravest thing I have ever done is….Taking three boys with me shopping!

I have only had to do it a few times but boy is it a traumatic experience. With a 4 year old, a 2 year old and a 6 month old, someone is inevitably tired, the older two will always squabble and it generally ends in tears from someone – sometimes me and often everyone. Alas as a mum sometimes we just have to be brave and drag our little ones along for mundane tasks like shopping.

March 22, 2011 at 12:50 pm

I think the bravest thing I’ve ever done is moving from my small home island of Shetland, to the other side of the world (Tasmania), having never been here before and not knowing anyone. And with a 14 month old in tow – the 2 days worth of flights alone were an act of bravery!!

March 22, 2011 at 3:55 pm

The bravest thing (in hindsight) was having three of my kids in hospital!! Lol although lots of my friends think our homebirth was braver 😉

But yes birth without drugs rates pretty highly!

Oh and we moved to Queensland on a whim when our eldest was a baby. It didn’t work out in the end, but I’m glad we did it as it was a huge life lesson.

March 22, 2011 at 4:41 pm

I could say bungy jumping or sky diving – acts which go against all logic and everything one has ever been taught, but for me, and I am pretty sure you already know this, it is climbing a very high mountain (Mt Kenya at 5000m). Climbing is something you can turn away from and either stop or go back down the mountain when it gets too hard, but I was oh so brave and just kept going despite the fact that I was utterly exhausted and was moving very slowly. Harder for me than giving birth drug free! No need to enter me in the comp – just commenting.

I hope you are drying out down there in your little patch of paradise.

March 22, 2011 at 6:59 pm

The bravest thing that I have done is fairly recent. I’ve made the decision to leave my very well paid job to work in a school before going back to university to do teacher training. I know people will think that I’m crazy given the current economic climate but it’s something I have to do. I can’t wait to start.

I’ve only recently found it but I love your blog! x

March 22, 2011 at 7:53 pm

paddled out into surf that was too big for me.
only way back in was to take a deep breath and GO FOR IT!

March 22, 2011 at 8:30 pm

I guess it would be finally coming to terms with the fact that myself and my five year old are living with a potentially fatal genetic disorder, which we discovered just two years ago. I no longer cry every morning but feel wholly prepared for what the world has in store for me and my family. Sorry to be so sincere but it’s a revelation that has only just happened to me and I’m felling proud of myself, and my brave girl.

Always enjoy reading your posts

Lorna x

March 22, 2011 at 8:45 pm

Oh, definitely going off the pill! That was seriously scary, but a good decision so far!

Second was realising too late I’d taken the wrong road up into Yosemite, in the wee small hours, in a 30-year-old bus full of 40 sleeping paying passengers, and I was not sure we’d be able pull the steep hills. Breaking down would have been a complete disaster, and I watched the engine heat rise into the dangerous range and stay there for a good couple of (days) minutes. If I stopped on that kind of slope there was definitely no way we were going to get going again. And serious twisting corners- scary driving anyway, but in the dark! If we’d met anybody coming down we were done for. Oooh, my palms are sweating! All ended well enough- we made it, and I didn’t get fired, although the boss reckoned I’d taken 10,000 miles off the life of the engine! Whoops!

March 22, 2011 at 10:29 pm

Hmm.. with three boys in the house that is a tough one! Giving birth to said boys and sister drug free does rate highly, or maybe the flight to the other side of the world with toddler and teething baby .. nope it would have to be sitting in the emergency department watching them stitch my sons leg back together after a bike accident and being so very grateful that the wound missed all vital parts and major blood vessels.

March 22, 2011 at 10:30 pm

i’m about to do the bravest thing i’ve ever done. my world is literally falling apart and so much of me wants to give up and go home. but i read blogs of such strong, resourceful women (including you fiona!) and that’s who i want to be.
i’m sticking with this and seeing it through. come what may.

March 22, 2011 at 11:10 pm

Moved to Melbourne to start fresh when I was 22.

I’m still here!

March 22, 2011 at 11:56 pm

saying yes! to a whole variety of wonderful things

March 23, 2011 at 12:29 am

Moving from London to Darwin when I was 6 months pregnant. He didn’t have a visa; I didn’t have a job. At the time, it was pretty scary, but now, when I think about how totally insane (brave?) we were, I feel a bit sick! Still, we landed on our feet…

International Woman of Mystery
March 23, 2011 at 12:51 am

Ah, bravery. My husband and I were just talking about that the other day; how we learnt from Sesame Street (or somewhere like that), that bravery is doing anything that scares you, even if it doesn’t seem so impressive to anyone else. Therefore, I would vote the huntsman incident as one of your bravest. Brava!

My own? Hmmm. I am a fleer rather than a fighter so I can’t think of anything too great! I am rather terrified of the dark, so I would have to cite my bravest example as one of the number of times I have entered a dark room/stairwell/backyard etc, heart beating a million times a minute, sure that I’m about to be tapped on the shoulder by…well, who knows?

March 23, 2011 at 8:16 am

I’m not sure my answer qualifies as ‘brave’ (there are so many good responses) but here goes anyway … my bloke is doing it tough right now so my Brave is keeping things rolling for the kids. Doesn’t sound much, but some days feels like climbing Mt Everest.

March 23, 2011 at 12:23 pm

Hmm, bravest? What takes courage? I suppose traveling to the other side of the world when I was 20 years old, and staying away for two years, that was tough. But not as tough as watching my 10 year old son lose his memory after a concussion. I’m not sure I’ve ever been more frightened. He just kept repeating the same questions every five minutes. That’s enough to put terror into you! Thank God, he recovered.

But lately, the bravest thing is to go on trying to have a baby after miscarrying and having my age against me.Actually, I think it might require more courage to give up the dream! So, don’t really know if that’s courageous?

More power to you killing the huntsman. My two year old loves to retell the story of me and the huntsman in his two year old gibberish, “Mummy, room – bider- Argh!Mummy scream, run away!” That pretty well sums it up!Thankfully my 14 year old is a whole lot braver than me – she put it between glass and cardboard and took it outside to set it free! Maybe she should win?

March 23, 2011 at 9:23 pm

Catching frogs from the toilet bowl is pretty brave according to my 4 yrs old boy twins …else they won’t go 😉 if it involves sitting. I feel so brave only screaming a little if they jump. It kinda puts me off going too since the time I went in the middle of the night and got an unreal surprise in the p’js.I’d much rather deal with them in the daylight.

but I also felt very brave riding a push bike 1100kms form Melb to Sydney as a very niave 22yr old with 2000 other people. I knew only 1 of them my uncle who rode on ahead each day.

March 23, 2011 at 9:55 pm

I have fond memories of watching bambi at the drive-in. Love it! I even had a pet rabbit named Thumpa.

Scariest thing i’ve ever done, scuba dive. When I was young I couldn’t wait until I could scuba dive. I even wanted to be a marine biologist. I did my certificate when I was around 17 and quickly discovered that I absolutely hated it! I was terrified. Claustrophobia and scuba diving don’t mix. I forced myself to finish my reqired three dives and never tried it again.

It was lovely to meet you on the weekend. Looking forward to that cuppa one day 🙂

March 23, 2011 at 10:33 pm

Giving birth drug free seemed a cinch compared to what came after. Post natal depression. Attempted suicide. Separated from hubby. Living with my parents, and then in hospital, but not really living.

But somehow I turned it all around. Inspired to perform this brave act by my darling daughter. Reconciled with hubby. Went back to work. Started enjoying life again, actually living. Now gorgeous girl is heading for her fifth birthday and us three are a strong family unit. My parents and hubby don’t speak, but I’m working on it …

Alex Nolan
March 23, 2011 at 10:46 pm

Well, I have to agree with the last post. Having recently separated from my husband, I have to say that is one of the bravest things I have ever done. That said, 6 months in and we are both far better parents for not being together than we ever were together. That’s the most important thing…

March 24, 2011 at 11:27 am

I guess bravery can be judged in all different fields, I guess one brave thing is quitting my job & cancelling my lease to move 8hours south to be back closer to my parents, or jumping in & buying our first home with my fiance’ that took a lot of courage. Also saying goodbye to the negative people in my life, that was a very difficult thing to do. But honestly the hardest thing for me everyday is talking to my Mum, not because she is a bad person, but because it maybe the last time she hears me. She is loosing her hearing (& her sight may go as well) dealing with that is really hard but I do because I have to. I have to be strong I have 2 little brothers & my parents to be strong for.
I think that is the bravest thing I do everyday.

Bec @ Bad Mummy
March 24, 2011 at 7:54 pm

I suppose that depends on what you mean by “brave”. I’ve stepped in front of a man who was beating his son before, but without the benefit of adrenaline I don’t know if that’s brave or stupid. I’ve put myself in harms way to try to save my niece from being neglected by my former SIL.

I’ve given birth to a via a classical c/s at 26 weeks after coming pretty close to dying because of severe pre-eclampsia and then spent almost every day of the next 5 months sitting in intensive care with that child. Again, I don’t know if that’s bravery or just necessity.

March 25, 2011 at 10:11 am

I have just read all these comments and they are inspiring! For me I thought the bravest thing I would ever do was giving birth to my children drug free. But when told that I had an auto-immune disease when my second child was 6 weeks old was terrifying and put it all into perspective. I was pretty terrified at what lay ahead initially. What was going to happen to me, my children – they need me. I am not terrified anymore. I still have moments of fear but I am on my healing journey and I am learning so much along the way!


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