OVERVIEW: “Bambi,” which celebrates its 75th anniversary this year, joins the Collection on Digital HD and Disney Movies Anywhere on May 23, and on Blu-ray™, DVD and On-Demand on June 6. The Collection release includes a variety of new bonus material, including recordings of Walt Disney discussing the challenges and triumphs during the production of “Bambi;” deleted scenes and characters; stories and effects that “Bambi” had on the Studio, other films and artists; and much, much more. Additionally, the Digital HD release includes an exclusive, heartfelt feature on the incredible artist, Tyrus Wong, who inspired the film’s soft watercolor backgrounds and beautiful palette.
Designed to bring together visionaries across industries and diverse audiences to celebrate the power of storytelling, it is only fitting that the Tribeca Film Festival serves as the setting for this year’s announcement of upcoming additions to the Walt Disney Signature Collection. This collection includes groundbreaking films created or inspired by the imagination and legacy of Walt Disney, one of the great visionaries of the 20th century. This summer, “Bambi” will take its place in the collection alongside three other great achievements in storytelling, “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs,” “Beauty and the Beast” and “Pinocchio.”
SYNOPSIS: “Bambi” was released in 1942 during World War II and took over five years to make due to its exquisite hand-drawn artwork and attention to detail. Beloved by generations, “Bambi” holds the No. 3 spot on the American Film Institute’s “10 Top 10,” honoring the 10 greatest animated films of all time. The timeless tale features an adorable young deer named Bambi who explores the wonders and challenges of the woods with his playful pal Thumper, the lovable skunk Flower, and wise Friend Owl – and ultimately fulfills his destiny as prince of the forest.
The film is
presented in widescreen in a 1.33:1 aspect ration preserving its
theatrical format. The picture is just flawless. Not only the
picture looks great in this release, also the sound it is good,
a 7.1 Dolby Digital in English that provides a good complement
to the picture. It also includes English,
French and Spanish subtitles.
Widescreen (1.33:1) 16x9
English 7.1 DTS-HDHR, English Spanish French 2.0 Dolby Digital
Subtitles - English SDH Spanish
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THE BAMBI EFFECT
– “Bambi” was full of innovations for its time.
Let’s take a look at how those past innovations affected
future Disney animated titles all the way up to today.
STUDIO STORIES: “BAMBI”
– Recordings of Walt Disney. Listen in on intimate moments
where he discusses the challenges, pitfalls and triumphs
during the production of “Bambi.”
DELETED SCENE: BAMBI’S ICE
AND SNOW – Bambi coaxes Thumper and his
brothers and sisters to come play on the ice during the
SCENE: THE GRASSHOPPER – A grasshopper
confronts Bambi and Thumper and finds himself in quite a
FAWN FACTS – Think you know everything there
is to know about Bambi and his forest companions? Well,
it’s time to discover some fun real-life facts about the
creatures that live in the forest he calls home.
OSWALD THE LUCKY RABBIT:
“AFRICA BEFORE DARK” – Oswald Short.
CELEBRATING TYRUS WONG
(DIGITAL EXCLUSIVE) – A heartfelt look at the
man who played a key role in the success of “Bambi.” Much
like Mary Blair and Eyvind Earle, Tyrus Wong had a unique
signature style all to his own. The soft water-colored
backgrounds and beautiful palettes in “Bambi” were
inspired by Tyrus’ concept art paintings.
DELETED SCENES –
Two Leaves, Bambi Stuck on a Reed, Winter Grass,
THE MAKING OF BAMBI: A PRINCE IS BORN
STORY: TELLING THE TALE
CHARACTERS: DRAWN TO NATURE
ACTORS: GIVING VOICE TO ANIMALS
ART DESIGN: IMPRESSIONS OF THE FOREST
MUSIC: NATURE’S SYMPHONY
HISTORY: BACK TO THE BEGINNING
TRICK OF THE TRADE (Excerpt)
INSIDE THE DISNEY ARCHIVES
THE OLD MILL: ANIMATED SHORT
ORIGINAL THEATRICAL TRAILER
THE GOLDEN AGE