Blu-ray Review

Blu-ray Review: BAMBI (1942): The Signature Collection Has Officially Got It Right

Bambi (1942) Blu-ray Review, a Walt Disney Animation Studios movie directed by Bill RobertsDavid Hand, Graham HeldJames Algar, Paul Satterfield, Norman Wright, Samuel Armstrong and starring Donnie Dunagan as Young Bambi, Peter Behn as Young Thumper, Stan Alexander as Young Flower, Paula Winslow as Bambi’s Mother and Will Wright as Friend Owl.

Release Date: June 6, 2017

Plot

In Disney’s spectacularly animated forest fable, a fawn named Bambi is born, destined to become “Prince of the Forest.” He soon befriends other woodland creatures such as Flower, a bashful skunk, and Thumper, an outgoing rabbit. As the years pass, they encounter a number of life’s lessons in the woods, including the death of Bambi’s mother at the hands of hunters. Eventually, Bambi comes of age, completing the cycle of life and taking his father’s place.

Disc Specifications

Run Time: Approx. 70 minutes

Ratings: G

Format: Blu-Ray

Blu-ray Bonus Content

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”

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

Audio, Video, and Plot Assessment


Rating: 10/10

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About the author

Mathieu Brunet

My name is Mathieu Brunet (it's French) and I have been an independent film critic for the past 5 years. My passion is animation and I've been writing and making my own video reviews of animated features on my YouTube channel (ElectricDragon505), which now has about 55,000 subscribers, housing videos with total views over 20,000,000. I am the creator of Electric Dragon Productions which includes AniMat's Reviews and AniMat's Classic Reviews.

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