Review: “Bambi” Walt Disney Signature Collection Blu-ray

Disclosure: We received a complimentary copy of this movie. All opinions are our own.

Disney’s Bambi was released 75 years ago! Wow! This movie is such a timeless classic that has been loved for so many generations. The movie was released in 1942, and now joins the Walt Disney Signature Collection in this celebrated anniversary edition.

Most know of this movie, and everyone loves the adorable characters of this animated classic. After a life-changing moment, Bambi – a fawn – sets off with his best friends Thumper, who is a rabbit that got his name from thumping his left hind foot, and Flower, who is a very friendly and soft-spoken skunk. They go on an exploration of the woods and find there are challenges and wonderful things in the world. Bambi is destined to become “Prince of the Forest.”

Bambi is packed full of humor and heart, and has something for everyone in the family to enjoy! Now with this release, the animation is beautiful! Definitely would suggest grabbing this for your collection. To this day, Bambi remains a family favorite, and this Blu-ray is truly impressive.

The Collection release has a variety of new bonus material, including recordings of Walt Disney discussing the challenges and triumphs during the production of Bambi; some deleted scenes and characters; stories and effects that Bambi had on the Studio and much more. Additionally, the Digital HD release includes an exclusive and heartfelt feature on Tyrus Wong, who’s an incredible artist that inspired the film’s soft watercolor backgrounds and beautiful palette.

BONUS MATERIAL (BLU-RAY & DIGITAL* HD) INCLUDES:

 BRAND NEW:

  • 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 first snow.

 

  • DELETED SCENE: THE GRASSHOPPER – A grasshopper confronts Bambi and Thumper and finds himself in quite a predicament.

 

  • BAMBI 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.

CLASSIC:

  • DELETED SCENES – Two Leaves, Bambi Stuck on a Reed, Winter Grass, Twitterpated
  • THE MAKING OF BAMBI: A PRINCE IS BORN

o   STORY: TELLING THE TALE

o   CHARACTERS: DRAWN TO NATURE

o   ACTORS: GIVING VOICE TO ANIMALS

o   ART DESIGN: IMPRESSIONS OF THE FOREST

o   MUSIC: NATURE’S SYMPHONY

o   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

 

*Digital bonus offerings may vary by retailer               

 

DISC SPECIFICATIONS:

RELEASE DATES &                     On Digital HD and Disney Movies Anywhere (DMA) on May 23, 2017

PRODUCT SKUS:                                   On Blu-ray, DVD, Digital SD and On-Demand on June 6, 2017            

FEATURE RUN TIME:               Approximately 70 min.

RATING:                                                             Feature Film: G in U.S.; G in CE; G in CF (Bonus Material Not Rated)

ASPECT RATIO:                                             Blu-ray = 1.33:1, 16×9

DVD Feature Film = 1.33:1, 4×3

AUDIO:                                              Blu-ray = English 7.1 DTS-HDHR, English 2.0 Dolby Digital

DVD = English 5.1 Dolby, English 2.0 Dolby

LANGUAGES:                                                   English, French & Spanish

SUBTITLES:                                                                        English SDH, French & Spanish

Take a peek below!

Bambi | Animation School

Bambi | Animating Wildlife

Bambi | Walt and Diane

Bambi | Bambi Effect

Bambi | Grasshopper Deleted Scene

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