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Bambi

Based on a novel by Felix Salten, the story follows the life of Bambi, the Prince of the Forest, beginning with his regal arrival to a soft-eyed doe. Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: A-
Violence: B
Sexual Content: B+
Language: A
Drugs/Alcohol: A
Run Time: 70
Theater Release: 08 Sep 1942
Video Release: 01 Mar 2011
MPAA Rating: G
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Walt’s ability to make a masterpiece out of the animation art form is also evident in his version of Pinocchio. The circle of life and the loss of a parent are main thematic elements in The Lion King, another Disney animation.

Home Video Extra Features

Home Video Notes: Bambi (Two-Disc Diamond Edition Blu-ray/DVD Combo)

Release Date: March 1, 2011

Walt Disney’s Bambi releases on March 1, 2011, in a Two-Disc Diamond Edition Blu-ray/DVD Combo set, in either DVD or Blu-ray packaging. Whichever version you chose, the following bonus materials will be included:

- Disney Enhanced High Definition Picture and Sound

- Disney’s Second Screen - Content comes alive on your laptop, or iPad as you watch the movie.

- Disney View - 16x9 Full frame viewing experience

- Intro by Diane Disney Miller

- Inside Walt’s Story Meetings - Enhanced interactive edition

-Two never-before-seen deleted scenes

- Deleted song

- Blu-ray interactive galleries

- Game: Disney Big Book of Knowledge

- Classic DVD bonus features: The Making of Bambi, Tricks of the Trade, Inside the Disney Archives, DisneyPedia: Bambi’s Forest Friends and The Old Mill (1937 Academy Award winning short animation).

Bambi also releases as a Two-Disc DVD Diamond Edition, but not until April 19, 2011. This package offers the these extras:

- Disney Enhanced Picture and Sound

- Intro by Diane Disney Miller

- Inside Walt’s Story Meetings - Enhanced edition (linear)

- Game: DisneyPedia Bambi’s Forest Friend

Bambi Platinum Edition DVD

Release Date: March 1, 2005

The Walt Disney Company is bringing the classic movie to the home market on March 1, 2005. To make the DVD Platinum Edition of Bambi, the old negative has been dusted off, digitally restored and the sound remixed in 5.1 Disney Enhanced Home Theater Mix. Now the wonder of “Drip, Drip, Drop, Little April Showers” can be seen with a clarity and crispness you’ve never experienced before. The 2-disc set offers a host of other features as well, that are sure to increase your appreciation for this masterpiece of animation. Bonus features include:

- Featurettes: Inside Walt’s Story Meetings, The making of Bambi|A Prince is Born, Disney Time Capsule 1942: The Year of Bambi, The Art of Bambi, Tricks of the Trade, and Inside the Disney Archive

- Original theatrical trailer

- Short film: The Old Mill (that was used to test some of the techniques used in Bambi)

- Deleted scenes

- Sneak peak: The Legacy Continues: Bambi and The Great Prince of the Forest,

- Games and activities: Forest Adventure Game, Disneypedia: Bambi’s Forest Friends, What’s your Season? Personality Profile, Disney’s Storytime: Thumper Goes Exploring, and Virtual Forest)

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