DEAN: Well, you eat cute.
RORY: I do not eat cute. No one eats cute. Bambi maybe, but he’s a cartoon.
Bambi is a 1942 animated film produced by Walt Disney, and based on the 1923 children’s book Bambi, a Life in the Woods by Austrian author Felix Salten. Bambi is a deer, and the film shows him growing up from a newborn fawn to being the Great Prince of the Forest. As a fawn, he does indeed eat in a cute way. Although harshly reviewed by critics at the time, Bambi is now regarded as a classic and one of the best animated films of all time.
This is the second time in the episode that Rory has been compared to a Disney cartoon animal.