Bambi the ultimate story of how man is horrible. I don't say that to be an ass I say it because we are. Look up greatest villians on AFI's list. Man from Bambi is ranked 20.
Everyone reading this know the story of Bambi. a Little Deer who is one day set to be the great prince of the forest. He has all the little woodland freinds around him to play with and he's very much attached to his Mother. His dad is the current great prince who watches out for trouble and helps protect the forest animals from danger. One day a hunter shows up and kills Bambi's mom.
As Bambi grows up he falls in love with a Fawn and actually has to fight another deer for her. Things are looking up when Man shows up and starts a big forest fire. Don't worry everyone lives Happily Ever After. This is a true Disney Classic. I saw it as a kid, my kid has seen it, his kids will see it, it's timeless to say the least. And now Disney has released it on Blu-ray as part of their signature series.
The signature series line is the most comprehensive versions of there films. And Bambi it loaded. As with the transfer, the film is immaculate to say the least. Even the RKO logo has been cleaned and reinserted. Audio is our course near perfect and the animals seem to be running around your house in surround sound. One top of that the bonus features are out of this world. Look what you get
· 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.
· DELETED SCENES – Two Leaves, Bambi Stuck on a Reed, Winter Grass, Twitterpated
· THE MAKING OF BAMBI: A PRINCE IS BORN
o STORY: TELLING THE TALE
o CHARACTERS: DRAWN TO NATURE
o ACTORS: GIVING VOICE TO ANIMALS
o ART DESIGN: IMPRESSIONS OF THE FOREST
o MUSIC: NATURE’S SYMPHONY
o 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
To say this is worth every penny is an understatement. Go pick it up now.
Overall 4.5 out of 5 Stars