Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment will be releasing their classic animated feature Bambi as a 2-Disc Diamond Edition Blu-ray/DVD this March 1, 2011.
The Diamond Edition DVD/Blu-ray Combo will be available for a limited time in two different types of packaging, both of which are available for pre-order right now: DVD Packaging (image at top right) and Blu-ray Packaging (image at top left).
The Diamond Edition comes packed with special features including two never-before-seen deleted scenes, a deleted song, a digital exclusive “The Golden Age,” and more! See listing of special features here below.
As morning light breaks across the meadow, a young deer named Bambi is born and hailed as â€˜Prince of the Forest.â€™ Soon Bambi emerges from the thicket on wobbly legs, much to the delight of his new friends, Thumper, the playful rabbit, and Flower, the bashful yet lovable skunk. But the fun of nibbling on fresh blossoms and frolicking through the woods is only the beginning. Exploring his new world, and guided by the wisdom of Friend Owl,Bambi learns valuable life lessons with every adventure â€“ experiencing the power of friendship, family, and love along the away.
— Backstage Disney:
Â· Inside Waltâ€™s Story Meetings-Enhanced Edition – A fascinating, multi-tiered, interactive story-telling experience. Go back in time with dramatic voice re-enactments of the moments with Walt that led to the creation of this classic film.
Â· 2 Never Before Seen Deleted Scenes
Â· Deleted Song: â€œTwitterpatedâ€
Â· Blu-ray Galleriesâ€”A collection of the extraordinary images originally created as part of the design process for BAMBI.
— Family Play: Games & Activities:
Â· Disneyâ€™s Big Book of Knowledge: BAMBI Editionâ€” An interactive educational gaming experience that uses the film as a learning tool. Players can customize their own Big Book of Knowledge and learn all about forest creatures, seasons andmore! Each time a player completes a task, they are rewarded with new stickers to decorate their Big Book of Knowledge.
— Digital Exclusive:
Â· The Golden Age
— Classic DVD Bonus Features:
Â· The Making Of BAMBI: A Prince Is Bornâ€”A comprehensive look at the making of BAMBI covers the story, the characters, the actors, the art design, the music and the history of Walt Disneyâ€™s classic film using behind the scenes footage, production stills, animation, artwork and multiple interviews withperformers and behind the scenes participants.
Â· Tricks of the Trade (excerpt)â€”In an episode from the 1957 Disneyland TV show, Walt narrates the story of the multiplane camera, an animation innovation crucial to the production of BAMBI.
Â· Inside the Disney Archivesâ€”Disney Supervising Animator Andreas Deja guides viewers through Disneyâ€™s Animation Research Library, where artwork from past Disney animated feature films is stored, including early story sketches of Bobo the rabbit,â€ (who became Thumper), glass paintings made for the multiplane camera and more.
Â· The Old Millâ€”Winner of the 1937 Academy AwardÂ® for Best Short Subject/Cartoon, The Old Mill was a testing ground for several techniques critical to Waltâ€™s artistic vision for BAMBI, including the multiplane camera, animating realistic animals and experimenting with such natural occurrences such as wind, rain and lightning.
Â· DisneyPedia: Bambiâ€™s Forest Friends
About Disneyâ€™s Blu-rayâ„¢ Diamond Collection
Disneyâ€™s Blu-rayâ„¢ Diamond Collection represents The Walt Disney Studioâ€™s most prestigious animated classics. The Collection will be comprised with many of Walt Disneyâ€™s most treasured animated classic titles to be released through 2016. These titles represent the highest level of picture and sound, feature groundbreaking, state-of-the-art immersive bonus content, and include unprecedented levels of interactivity, personalization and customization, made possible because of Blu-ray technology.