Bambi Joins The Walt Disney Signature Collection #BambiBluray

Bambi Joins The Walt Disney Signature Collection #BambiBluray

Last week I announced on the blog that I would be attending the Pirates Of The Caribbean Red Carpet Premiere later this month. As part of that event, we will also be talking to the original voices behind Bambi and Thumper from the beloved movie. This year, Bambi celebrates it’s 75th anniversary! In honor of that special occasion, Bambi will be inducted into The Walt Disney Signature Collection.

Bambi Joins The Walt Disney Signature Collection

Recently, Walt Disney Studios announced the addition of “Bambi,” the endearing, timeless tale of a wide-eyed fawn, to the celebrated Walt Disney 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.

Bambi 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

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

*Digital bonus offerings may vary by retailer.

About The Walt Disney Signature Collection

The Walt Disney Signature Collection includes groundbreaking films created or inspired by the imagination and legacy of Walt Disney, featuring timeless stories and characters that have touched generations. Each release will offer special features for every member of your family plus a unique digital experience. To date, the collection includes “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs,” “Beauty and the Beast” and “Pinocchio.”

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About Dawn McAlexander

Dawn has been a music lover her entire life. She went to college in Boone, NC, an area that is rich in music and culture. She also worked as a radio deejay for 8 years and grew up in Southeastern, Va, a melting pot of different musical styles and traditions. She has been to more concerts than she can count in every genre you can imagine. She resides in North Carolina with her furbabies and her massive collection of Disney memorabilia.

Comments

  1. I always try to buy all the Disney movies when they are released from the vault because I love to share them with my little ones. Neither of them have seen Bambi so I can’t wait to get my hands on it – especially before we head to Disney World this summer!

  2. WOW I can’t believe Bambi will be 75 years old! I can’t wait to see the deleted scenes. I don’t think I ever have!
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  3. That is so crazy about Bambi! I loved that movie as a little girl, but made me sad. I would probs cry watching it today too, especially with new scenes! So glad this classic is added to the collection!
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  4. What a minute! Is Bambi 75 years old. That only means that I am getting old. I would love to see the bonus especially hearing Walt Disney talk about challenges about this movie. Thanks for sharing this post!

  5. So cute! To be honest I’ve actually never seen Bambi and if I did as a kid I don’t remember. This will be a movie I’ll have to add to the collection and show my boys.

  6. How is Bambi 75!?! I remember watching it in the movie theater with my Aunt and cousins when I was really, really little. They must have played old Disney movies in theaters because I’m not THAT old :)

  7. Lisa Queen says:

    Wow! I didn’t realize that Bambi was that old. I will have to get this movie for my grandchildren. We have a Disney collection we call it. Thanks!

  8. I cannot wait to get this! My husband and I have been building a HUGE Disney collection over the last few years and this is one of the few that we don’t have yet.
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  9. Wow bambi on blueray! Bambi has come a long way since vhs haha! Disney movies are my favorite.

  10. I used to love this movie. I need to get this for my daughter. It would be fun to watch it together.
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  11. This is such a sweet movie for the kids.
    I like the golden edition with the inclusion of some deleted scenes.
    I always like to watch such extra movie content.

  12. Oh wow!! I haven’t seen Bambi in AGES! This makes me want to see it again – what a magical movie!

  13. WOW, I can’t believe that Bambi is 75 years old!! I remember crying so hard as a child when Bambi lost his mother, but then rejoicing as he finds new friends (and eventually love). No wonder it’s been such an enduring classic.
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  14. Bambi was one of my favorite movies when I was a little girl. Thumper was my favorite. I eventually bought a pet rabbit because of my Thumper love! I had no idea it was from 1942. I can’t wait to get it on Blu-Ray now!

  15. Ah Bambi is my favourite, what a little cutie. People collecting will go nuts for it – the cover is just way to cute to pass!

  16. I don’t know why but I just can’t get into Disney movies. They are so irritating and fluffy. With your background in music you probably enjoy the singing parts, but they drive me and my kids absolutely crazy.
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      You are right. I do like the music. I also like the movies. Many share great life lessons, and some are just cute and fun to watch. :D Maybe you need to find the genre that you like best – for me it’s the Pirates franchise and the Marvel movies. I also really love Frozen and the movies with Stitch and the Toy Story franchise.

  17. It’s so great that Disney movies keep coming back out like this so that movies that I grew up with and my parents grew up with, my kids will now see and love!
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  18. Elizabeth O. says:

    How awesome is this news! My kids and I love Bambi and it feels amazing that there’s finally an anniversary edition of the film. Something to look forward to, most definitely.

  19. Bambi is one of my favorite all-time classics. It is almost hard to believe that Bambi is 75 years old!
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  20. I can’t believe it has been 75 years since Bambi made it’s debut. It is such a classic. The DVD is packed with so many extra goodies, it’s definitely worth investing in.
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  21. This would make such a great gift for my nieces and nephew. I wonder if my niece would cheer when Bambi’s mom dies because she seems to get excited by those scenes, lol. I’m excited to check out this DVD with all the amazing extras. I love seeing deleted scenes or learning about how movies are made.

  22. Aww I love Bambi!! I think this was the first Disney movie that I ever watched. I have to see if my boys have watched this one.
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  23. All along, I thought, Bambi was already included in the Walt Disney Collection. Well, it won’t surprise me if this famous character will only be included. I’m so glad it is officially part of the Walt Disney Collectibles. Walt Disney is really one source of happiness, not just to kids but to adults as well. I’d love to have those DVDs.

  24. All along, I thought, Bambi was already included in the Walt Disney Collection. Well, it won’t surprise me if this famous character will also be included. I’m so glad it is officially part of the Walt Disney Collectibles. Walt Disney is really one source of happiness, not just to kids but to adults as well. I’d love to have those DVDs.
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  25. Jeanine says:

    75 years for Bambi! I had no idea. That is crazy! I loved watching Bambi as a kid. I don’t think my kids have seen it, we’ll have to!

  26. Oh for awesome! Bambi is a definite classic! It was one of my favorite movies as a kid.
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  27. Brittany says:

    I loved this movie as a child! I don’t think my kids have ever seen it. Now they will!

  28. Seriously, 75 years old?!! I love Bambi and remember when I saw it as a child! I can’t wait to see the deleted scenes! Thanks for the info

  29. What an awesome movie Bambi is! It’s been so long! I definitely have to get this for my kids! And we can watch it all together since I don’t remember it at all anymore
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