Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Disney's Bambi Signature Collection

“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.”

“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.

My Thoughts 

Bambi in a classic film that made families laugh and cry together for decades. In this film, a little foul is born. Life starts out happy and carefree, with baby Bambi playing on the ice with his rabbit friend Thumper and Flower the skunk.  Then he loses his mother when man comes to the forest and hunts her down. Alone in the woods, he is scared at first, but eventually he grows into a proud stag who takes the place of this father to rule the forest. 

This is such a wonderful movie. I loved watching it when I was a child, and now I was able to introduce it to my own children. The scenes come to life better than ever before on the blu-ray disk. The colors seem more vivid and striking. The set also includes some great bonus footage including deleted scenes and fun animal facts. This is a great addition to our Disney collection and allows me to relive some of the best memories of my childhood with my family.