Note: I was a guest of Disney Pictures for the Pirates of the Caribbean/Bambi junket.
- Bambi is a “HE” (for anyone that didn’t remember)
- Film has changed SO MUCH in 75 years, and the opening reminds you JUST how much.
- Bambi’s mom dies.
It’s weird how little of this film I really remembered
Or maybe it was the WAY that I remembered it. Either way, as an adult (a jaded one at that) I had to find a new appreciation for this classic animation…and I found it in the painstakenly created art. Each frame of this film is a child’s masterpiece which could be taken a frame at a time…like a showing in a gallery. There is a certain vulnerability in the drawings, an aesthetic that is lost in todays animation. I began watching it wanting more action (where was the car chase), and ended up sitting in that one room of the art museum staring lovingly at a favorite painting.
75 years later this classic has been released in blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD Anniversary Edition with new never before released bonus material including:
- 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.
As well as Classic Bonus items that were available on earlier blu-ray releases.
It’s 2017 & Bambi is on SOCIAL MEDIA! The mystery is…where does a deer keep his cell phone while he’s romping through the forest?
- On Facebook: DisneyBambi
- Instagram: @Disney Animation
- Twitter: @DisneyAnimation
- Online at the Bambi WEBSITE