Bambi Signature Collection 2017 / Anniversary Edition Blu-ray
Director: David Hand
Writers: Vernon Stallings, Melvin Shaw, Carl Fallberg, Chuck Couch, Ralph Wright
Cast: Hardy Albright, Peter Behn, Tim Davis, Donnie Dugan, Ann Gillis
Distributor: Disney Studios
Rated G | 70 Minutes
Blu-ray Release Date: June 6th, 2017
75 years ago, a young white tailed deer named Bambi frolicked into the hearts of America. Disney’s Bambi celebrates his diamond anniversary with a brand new anniversary edition Blu-ray from the Walt Disney Signature Collection that arrived in stores last week. The film introduced viewers to Bambi, his friends Thumper the rabbit and Flower the skunk, and shows the trials and tribulations of these woodland animals as they navigate childhood, love, and loss. The film features one of the most heart wrenching scenes in film history as Bambi’s mother is shot dead by a hunter. This scene was so impactful that the American Film Institute listed “man” as their #20 greatest villain in their 100 Years… 100 Heroes and Villains list. Bambi overcomes, and soon the animals grow up, fall in love, and live happily ever after.
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson did his fourth stint hosting Saturday Night Live last night, where he starred in one of their digital shorts centering on a new Disney film. With Disney riding the live-action train lately with Maleficent, the recent Cinderella, and the upcoming Beauty and the Beast, now comes the adaptation we’ve all been waiting for — Bambi.
Johnson appears as the title character, with his Furious 7 cast mates rounding out the rest of the beloved lineup — Vin Diesel (Taran Killam) as Thumper, Tyrese Gibson (Jay Pharoah) as Flower, and Michelle Rodriguez (Cecily Strong) as Faline, and it’s about to get real.
Check out the Bambi sequence here below, along with several others featuring The Rock.
Bambi 2-Disc Diamond Edition Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack DVD Packaging | Blu-ray Packaging
Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment
Release date: March 1, 2011
End date: April 30, 2012
This Bambi: Diamond Edition is going back into the Disney Vault on April 30, 2012, so if you’re a fan of the film, it’s definitely worth grabbing before it’s put out of circulation. Once it goes into the Vault, the price on existing stock will shoot up (possibly as high as $70) and no new copies will be made and sold. The Diamond Edition includes both DVD and Blu-ray edition of the film (with a choice of two different packagings) and is packed with bonus features, which I detail here below. If you’re a fan of Disney animation, the extras included here will be a real treat.
If your children have already learned about the Circle of Life from The Lion King, there’s more harsh life lessons to be learned from Bambi. While the 70-minute Disney animated feature is high quality and beautiful, it’s certainly managed to traumatized plenty of youngsters since its release in 1942. The film follows a young deer named Bambi from his birth through his adulthood, and while it’s a touching story of life’s adversities being overcome by love and the power of friendship, watching Bambi’s struggles will make you cry. If you don’t cry, well, then you don’t have a heart.
Disney has been known to restore and re-release critically acclaimed works to the public for a very limited amount of time. And if you haven’t reserved the time to purchase the Beauty and the Beast Diamond Edition and Bambi: Diamond Edition at your local video store or favorite website, then you have to hurry, because are heading back to the vault on April 30th, 2012. That’s less than two days away, so if you have been meaning to add these two titles to your library, then you better stop reading this post and buy it now before time runs out.
Amazon is currently running a special where if you purchase Disney’s Bambi Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack in either DVD Packaging or Blu-ray Packaging, you can get $10 off another select Disney Blu-ray title, including Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Wall-E, Alice In Wonderland, and more.
Check out the Disney Bambi Deal page for a list of the eligible select Disney titles.