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Flower is a skunk and a supporting character in Disney's 1942 animated feature film, Bambi.

Background

In Bambi, he is sleeping in flowers and Bambi mistakes him for one and accidentally names him "Flower". Whether or not this is his real name is unconfirmed, as he never introduces himself and his parents are never mentioned or seen in the first film. (Flower's mother has a very brief non-speaking appearance in the midquel).

Appearances

Bambi

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Flower in the original film.

Bambi and Thumper meet the young skunk in the first film while they are exploring. Bambi, who is just learning to talk, calls the skunk a pretty flower. Thumper attempts to correct Bambi, but the skunk says he doesn't mind being called Flower, despite the irony and the fact that he is male. It is unknown if Flower has any other name, as he is only referred to as Flower. During the winter,  a slightly fatter Flower is shown hibernating.

Flower appears as an young adult, and is with Bambi and Thumper when Friend Owl warns them of the dangers of being "twitter-pated". The three walk off with the intention to not let it happen to them, but Flower soon falls for a female skunk named Bluebelle. The end of the film shows that he and Bluebelle have a child to which Flower names his son Bambi after his best friend.

Bambi II

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Flower in Bambi II.

In Bambi II, a midquel taking place after Bambi loses his mother, Flower is usually seen with Bambi and Thumper. He accompanies them to see the groundhog, to determine how long winter will be. He is later seen trying to help Bambi practice being brave. Near the end of the film, he helps Bambi to drive off a hunting dog by spraying it with his fumes. 

Cameos

Flower made a small minor cameo appearance near the end of Who Framed Roger Rabbit with the other toons.

In House of Mouse, Flower makes several appearances always seen with both Bambi and Thumper. He makes a notable appearance in the episode "Pete's House of Villains", where Pete complains that everything about the club stinks, especially Flower. This insult visibly angers Bambi and Thumper and hurts Flower's feelings. 

A skunk resembling Flower appears at the beginning of the 2D-animated portions of Enchanted.

Disney Parks

In early Disneyland days around the 60s, Flower was one of the many characters available for meet and greet but has since retired. He often made meet-and-greets with Thumper during Easter.

Disneyland Resort

Flower makes a cameo in '"World of Color at Disney California Adventure. He is seen with Bambi through water projector screens. The scene can be viewed during the "So Close" sequence.

Walt Disney World Resort

During the Flower and Garden Festival in Epcot, Flower has his own topiary featured.

Flower also has a spell card known as "Flowers' Flowers" in the attraction Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom.

Flower appears at Disney's Hollywood Studios' version of Fantasmic! during the bubble montage.

Trivia

  • As a child, Flower is often confused for a female because of his name, his voice, and his appearance.
  • Like many animals, Flower eats more to gain body fat for hibernation during the winter.

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