×

Uh-oh, it looks like your Internet Explorer is out of date.

For a better shopping experience, please upgrade now.

Bambi
     

Bambi

3.9 17
Director: James Algar, Samuel Armstrong, David Hand, Graham Heid

Cast: James Algar, Samuel Armstrong, David Hand, Graham Heid

 

See All Formats & Editions

Disney has been doing a superb job of giving its classic animated films the kind of deluxe DVD releases that appeal to both the casual fan as well as more avid film lovers. This spectacular two-disc set of Bambi is no exception. The movie is presented in the original aspect ratio of 1.33:1 and has certainly never looked better on home video than it does here.

Overview

Disney has been doing a superb job of giving its classic animated films the kind of deluxe DVD releases that appeal to both the casual fan as well as more avid film lovers. This spectacular two-disc set of Bambi is no exception. The movie is presented in the original aspect ratio of 1.33:1 and has certainly never looked better on home video than it does here. The English soundtrack has been remastered in Dolby Digital 5.1. That mix allows one to feel more inside the forest with the animals than ever before. Supplemental materials include eight interactive games, a story starring Thumper, deleted scenes, a look at what the Disney studios were up to in 1942, and a featurette covering many different aspects of Bambi's production. This set should appeal to children, adults, and filmgeeks.

Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Donald Liebenson
More than 60 years before The Lion King, Walt Disney and his original dream team of animators illustrated the circle of life with this classic coming-of-age fable based on the book by Felix Salten. Bambi traces the seasons in the life of a young deer prince, from his birth and adolescence through the birth of his own two fawns. This masterpiece ranks near the top of the Disney pantheon. Bambi boasts some of Disney's most memorable characters (Thumper the rabbit and Flower the skunk), its loveliest songs ("Love Is a Song" and "Little April Showers"), and its most haunting and harrowing score -- listen to how the ominous Man's theme anticipates the incoming shark music from Jaws. It’s hard to imagine an animated scene that more effectively depicts joy and wonder than Bambi's first skittish skate on the frozen pond. There is heartbreak here, too, in Walt Disney’s first-ever death scene: "We'll tear [the audience’s] hearts out," the animator famously predicted. This two-disc set will leave Disney and animation buffs "twitterpated" with its wealth of archival rarities and unprecedented features. Chief among these is, in lieu of a commentary, audio reenactments of the actual story meetings that chart the film's production. Bambi is truly one for the ages, and this Special Edition will en-deer it to yet a new generation.
All Movie Guide - Craig Butler
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and its immediate descendants demonstrated that Walt Disney and his crew were masterful at handling elements of fantasy, melodrama, and comedy. Bambi, with the utterance of the single word "mother," proved that they could also create moments of heartrending emotion that left as indelible an impression as in any live-action film. Arguably the most beautiful of the early Disney films, Bambi features a palette of lush, gorgeous colors, and a number of unforgettable animated sequences, ranging from lighthearted (Bambi's attempts to walk upon a frozen lake) or strangely peaceful (the rainstorm) to suspenseful and thrilling (the incredible forest fire sequence). The character animation is also exemplary, from Thumper's chubby-cheeked cuteness and irrepressible brashness to Flower's adorable shyness. All of the characters are blessed with exceptionally fluid and realistic movement, and the animators also make good use of the multiplane camera throughout. Bambi's script is lean, with no excess fat upon it, and a simplicity that heightens the dramatic effect of the big moments. The score is a perfect match with the story, so much so that the songs tend not to draw attention to themselves, but "Little April Showers" is exceptionally charming. An enduring classic (and one which disturbs some young children), Bambi is one of the finest animated films ever made.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/01/2005
UPC:
0786936244175
Original Release:
1942
Rating:
G
Source:
Walt Disney Video
Region Code:
1
Time:
1:10:00

Special Features

Closed Caption; All-new restoration with state-of-the-art technology; First-ever digital presentation; Forest Adventure game - Eight all-new games geared for all ages including trivia, a musical memory challenge, an acorn catch, and more; DisneyPedia: Bambi's forest friends; Disney Storytime: Thumper Goes Exploring; Bambi: Inside Walt's Story meetings; Never-before-seen deleted scenes; Disney time capsule: 1942 The Year of Bambi; The Making of Bambi: A Prince Is Born; Sneak peek of the all-new movie Bambi and the Great Prince of the Forest

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Hardie Albright Voice Only
Tim Davis Voice Only
Donnie Dunagan Voice Only
Sam Edwards Voice Only
Ann Gillis Voice Only
Sterling Holloway Voice Only
Perce Pearce Voice Only
John Sutherland Voice Only
Stan Alexander Flower,
Peter Behn Thumper,
Cammie King Faline
Bobby Stewart Bambi,

Technical Credits
James Algar Director
Samuel Armstrong Director
David Hand Director,Producer
Graham Heid Director
Perce Pearce Director,Screenwriter
Bill Roberts Director
Paul Satterfield Director
Norman Wright Director
Frank Churchill Score Composer
Chuck Couch Screenwriter
Marc Davis Animator
Walt Disney Producer
Bill Justice Animator
Milt Kahl Animator
Eric Larson Animator
Larry Morey Screenwriter
Edward Plumb Score Composer
Melvin Shaw Screenwriter
George Stallings Original Story
Ralph Wright Screenwriter

Scene Index

Side #1 -- Bambi: Disc 1
1. "Love Is A Song" [:07]
2. A New Day Begins [1:12]
3. The New Prince [3:53]
4. Bambi's First Walk [3:06]
5. Thumper [1:30]
6. Bambi Makes Another New Friend [4:02]
7. A "Little April Shower" [2:03]
8. Bambi's First Visit to the Meadow [3:53]
9. Faline [4:34]
10. The Young Stags [2:50]
11. The Great Prince of the Forest [1:10]
12. Man Is in the Forest [2:10]
13. Winter [3:30]
14. Bambi on the Ice [1:21]
15. Sudden Tragedy [5:30]
16. Looking for Mother [:57]
17. "Let's Sing a Gay Little Spring Song" [1:31]
18. Familiar Faces [2:38]
19. Twitterpated! [1:16]
20. Romance Finds Bambi [5:00]
21. A Rival [1:15]
22. "I Bring You a Song" [1:49]
23. Man Returns to the Forest [2:10]
24. A Raging Inferno [5:34]
25. Another New Birth [4:01]

Videos

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Post to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews

Bambi 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 17 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Hard times will happen to us all. It's not if, but when. This movie shows children that hard times can happen through no fault of our own and that they can be over come. Some lessons in this movie are- to honor the value of friendship, team work and loyalty. In a world where people isolate and forget the value of friendship, this is a good reminder that friendship comes in all sizes, shapes and forms. Even the smallest and humblest of friends can help us feel better in a big way. Good job Disney!
mdsb More than 1 year ago
Bambi 1. Saw the movie when very young; and several times in recent years. This DVD seemed the same as the first time I watched movie.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Couldn't tell you. Going on 27 days and still haven't received it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
ClaireAnnette More than 1 year ago
I think that this movie is great for kids because of all of the cute animals and adventure. Plus, it is on the short side so little ones won't get bored! Another thing is that adults can appreciate the themes and emotions that occur in this movie. So really, it is great for the whole family!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Guest More than 1 year ago
I remember listening and reading along with the Bambi LP-record & book when I was child. And how my imagination took hold of the sounds, and images of the book (never saw the movie prior). Now for my own children, and in all it's glory, a digitally enhanced version of a story that I loved as a child! The metaphors, if not parallels, to life, and the real world are endlessly and vividly captured in this epic, and when Disney animation was at it's finest. I'm also warmed to see that my own children enjoy it as much as I did, and looking forward to their children enjoying it as well. Interestingly enough, as a parent, I've long since come to understand just what the ending of the movie symbolizes.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Guest More than 1 year ago
This movie has everything in it that any movie lover could ever want. It has action, romance, moral lessons, and death. the animation in the movie was unmatched until Titan A.E. was released. The only movie I like better than this is Life as a House. Cause I like metaphors in titles.
Guest More than 1 year ago
So there was really someone on the planet over the age of 15 that didn't know Bambi's mother got shot? If you think all the other Disney flicks condone and glorify matricide why didn't you preview? Like it or not, this is a Disney classic. Its light on story and plot but is blessedly short. My 3 year old loves to pick out all the different animals and make all the animal sounds. Yes, Bambi's mom gets killed, but I explained to my 3 year old that just like her very own Grandma, Bambi's mommy went to heaven.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Why is it that every Disney cartoon I see, seems to condone matricide? This story was horrible. My 3year old cried and cried when we realize that Bambis mother was shot. This movie was marketed as a feel good childrens story, and frankly I don't see it. If you don't want to answer questions about death from a child, don't buy this. I know I wasn't ready.