Bambi is a 1942 animated film produced by Walt Disney, based on the book by Felix Salten (who also wrote the book on which Disney's The Shaggy Dog was based). Perhaps the most famous moment in the film concerns the off-screen death of Bambi's mother.
- In The Muppets Take Manhattan, during the scene where Eileen is giving Miss Piggy a make-over, she suggests giving her doe eyes. "What do you mean doe eyes?" Miss Piggy asks. "Like Bambi eyes," Eileen replies
- On The Merv Griffin Show in 1984, during a discussion between Merv Griffin and Kermit about the places Animal likes to go, the topic turns to the cinema. Kermit says he takes him to "nice movies" as Animal professes a particular love for Bambi.
- The Muppet Babies episode "At the Movies" has Baby Bean Bunny mentioning that Bambi is his favorite movie.
- In the second season Dinosaurs episode "I Never Ate for My Father," a herbivore Folk Singer asks whether anyone's seen "my old friend, Bambi's mother/Can you tell me where she's gone?"
- On his talk show in Muppets Tonight episode 106, Johnny Fiama cites (as the number one reason in a top ten list of why chicks dig him) the fact that he still cries when Bambi's mother buys the farm.
- Darci mentions Bambi in her tirade on bears in "The Real World Muppets" segment in episode 212 of Muppets Tonight.
- In an episode of Plaza Sésamo, a salesman tries to sell Susana an item, one of which is a doll of the skunk Flower.
- Bambi's best friend Thumper appeared together with Kermit and Miss Piggy on a 2006 Hollywood Pictures Backlot picture frame, sold exclusively at Disney California Adventure.
- In a Twitter posting on June 16, 2010, Abby Cadabby wrote that she was, "Thinking of starting a write-in advice column with Bambi for the local newspaper. We'll call it "Deer/Abby"."