Thursday, February 24, 2011

Bambi Blu-Ray Review...


Walt Disney’s
BAMBI Diamond Edition

Releases From The Disney Vault on March 1, 2011
The Walt Disney Studios proudly announces the addition of BAMBI to its coveted, cutting-edge Blu-ray™ Diamond Collection line-up of Disney’s greatest animated-classics. Released from the Disney vault for a limited time only, BAMBI Diamond Edition features the loveable and adorable wide-eyed fawn and his forest friends in Blu-ray high-definition on March 1, 2011.

The Diamond Edition debut of BAMBI, Walt’s fifth full-length animated classic, is an endearing tale about a young prince of the forest who learns valuable life-lessons about friendship, love, and the miracle of life. The movie is a must-own coming-of-age story that Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment has especially packaged with families in mind - providing the ultimate, interactive hi-def home entertainment experience with a newly enhanced digital restoration, enhanced picture and sound, games, activities and more.

The new BAMBI Diamond Edition will be available as a 2-Disc Disney Combo Pack. Those who wish to own the standard definition DVD version of BAMBI will need to wait seven additional weeks – until April 19, 2011.

Disney’s new “Second Screen” technology, which is being introduced for the very first time on the BAMBI Diamond Edition release, will further transform the at-home movie watching experience by empowering viewers with the ability to engage with film content on multiple media platforms and bring them to life in their own hands at the touch of a button. By simply downloading the new Disney Second Screen App onto an internet-connected computer or iPad™* and synching it to the movie, consumers will instantly be able to dive deeper into the film by engaging with fun interactive elements like animated flipbooks, galleries, photos, trivia and more.

Film Synopsis:
As morning light breaks across the meadow, a young deer named Bambi is born and hailed as ‘Prince of the Forest.’ 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 – experiencing the power of friendship, family, and love along the away.

The Making of the Film:
BAMBI was Walt Disney’s fifth animated full-length feature film which released in 1942 during World War II and took approximately five years in the making due to the exquisite artwork and attention to detail of each and every scene, character and figure.  The artwork itself was created by some of the legendary “nine old men,” including Frank Thomas, Ollie Johnston, Marc Davis, Milt Kahl and Eric Larson and in order to achieve the film’s unprecedented level of realism, animators modeled anatomical studies using live animals (including a pair of fawns named Bambi and Faline) and imbued each with a uniquely endearing personality. Bambi’s delightful forest home received the same painstaking attention to detail, as background artists painted hundreds of landscapes based on extensive field research and nature photographs. 

Walt Disney broke the longstanding animation tradition by casting child actors in the roles of Bambi’s young animals, including Bobby Stewart as Baby Bambi, Donnie Dunagan as Young Bambi, Hardie Albright as Adolescent Bambi and Peter Behn as Young Thumper. The cast also includes Sam Edwards as Adult Thumper, John Sutherland as Adult Bambi, Paula Winslowe as Bambi’s Mother and Sterling Holloway (the voice of Winnie the Pooh and The Jungle Book’s Kaa, the snake) as Adult Flower.

Bonus Features:
            Backstage Disney:
·      Inside Walt’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.
·       2 Never Before Seen Deleted Scenes
   ·       Deleted Song: “Twitterpated”
 ·       Blu-ray Galleries—A collection of the extraordinary images originally created as part of the design process for BAMBI.

Family Play: Games & Activities:
  ·       Disney’s Big Book of Knowledge: BAMBI Edition— 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:
  ·       The Golden Age

Our Review...
Bambi is a classic that never gets old. We love this movie. Thumper is so funny, he had us laughing for the first half of the movie. His mom keeps saying, "what does your father say" and then says, "if you don't have anything nice to say, don't say nothing at all". I liked it when thumper says he's kinda wobbly talking about Bambi when first trying to walk. 

It's cute watching Thumper teach Bambi to talk. It's kinda sad when the forest catches on fire from humans that left a camp fire unattended. But it was fun watching Bambi grow up and fall in love, then in the end Bambi has two children of his own. This is a really fun movie to watch with the family. We love that they remade this movie on Blu-ray. The picture quality is the best. There are a ton of special features too.

*I do not receive any money for my posts. I do however receive the review products at no charge to evaluate and express my opinion.*


Cami said...

For sure a movie we will be buying! Thanks for the great review Shauna!

Todd said...

We love Bambi.

Linda said...

So exciting this is coming out in Blu-ray!

Jenny said...

Yeah I love Bambi!!!!! Great Review!

Angela said...

Loved reading this review and watching the short film :) Bambi for sure is a great movie, so glad it is out on blue ray now -- what a difference :)

~ Noelle said...

i keep telling hubby i want this..
thanks for the reminder!