Bambi II

Bambi II

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Director: Brian Pimental

Cast: Brian Pimental, Patrick Stewart, Alexander Gould, Brendon Baerg

     
 

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The events in the direct-to-video Bambi II transpire during the middle portion of the original film, after Bambi's mother dies but before he grows into an adult. The film concerns Bambi being raised by his father, The Great Prince. Bambi learns his place in the forest thanks to his father and with the help of his friends like Thumper.See more details below

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The events in the direct-to-video Bambi II transpire during the middle portion of the original film, after Bambi's mother dies but before he grows into an adult. The film concerns Bambi being raised by his father, The Great Prince. Bambi learns his place in the forest thanks to his father and with the help of his friends like Thumper.

Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Donald Liebenson
It seems someone should coin a new term to describe Disney’s lavishly produced direct-to-video release Bambi II. Neither a sequel nor a prequel, Bambi II parachutes into the middle of the 1942 classic’s story, filling in a big Bambi blank. The film begins with Bambi’s plaintive cry for his mother, followed by the heartbreaking words of his father, the Great Prince: “Your mother can’t be with you anymore.” This sets the stage for the young prince’s coming-of-age, echoing The Lion King in Bambi's struggle to be brave and to impress his father (regally voiced by Patrick Stewart), who is emotionally ill equipped to raise his son. Bambi’s forest friends, including Thumper the rabbit, Flower the Skunk, and future love interest Faline, have his back. Another fawn, Ronno, whose antlers have started to come in, taunts Bambi and serves as Goofus to Bambi’s Gallant. While one misses the original film’s sense of wonder and intimately observed animal behavior, Bambi II is impressively animated. The forest landscapes and changing seasons are evocatively rendered. In one mildly scary sequence, Bambi hides in the meadow’s tall grasses while pursued by Man’s dogs, who circle him like sharks. There are haunting echoes of the original film’s theme, “Love Is a Song,” and a fleeting reprise of “Let’s Sing a Gay Little Spring Song.” The new songs are less impressive but are beautifully performed by Allison Krauss (“There Is Life”) and Martina McBride (“Through Your Eyes”). Younger children, who are Bambi II’s primary audience, will enjoy the comic anthropomorphic animal antics, and will relate to Bambi’s unsteady first steps as he tries to find his place in the world.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/23/2011
UPC:
0786936811841
Original Release:
2006
Rating:
G
Source:
Walt Disney Video
Region Code:
1AB
Time:
1:12:00

Special Features

Friend Owl's fun forest games: three interactive learning games; Deleted song "Sing the Day"; Thumper's hurry & scurry interactive game; Disney's sketch pad: Learn how to draw Thumper; The legacy continues: a making-of featurette; Bambi's trivia tracks: pop-up reveals fun facts about the movie

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Patrick Stewart The Great Prince
Alexander Gould Bambi
Brendon Baerg Thumper
Carolyn Hennesy Bambi's Mom
Nicky Jones Flower
Anthony Ghannam Ronno
Andrea Bowen Faline
Keith Ferguson Friend Owl
Cree Summer Mena
Brian Pimental Porcupine/Groundhog
Ariel Winter Voice Only
McKenna Cowgill Voice Only

Technical Credits
Brian Pimental Director,Original Story
Jim Ballantine Producer
Bruce Broughton Score Composer
Debra Cramb Producer
Alicia Kirk Screenwriter
Donald J. Malouf Sound/Sound Designer
Jeremy Milton Editor
Dave Okey Associate Producer
Carol Kieffer Police Art Director
Jeanne Rosenberg Original Story
Mark Solomon Editor

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Bambi II
1. Introduction [:17]
2. The Way of a Prince [5:10]
3. Thumper [1:51]
4. The Groundhog [2:00]
5. Who Are You? [3:40]
6. Voices [1:05]
7. What's Wrong? [2:46]
8. Mr. Porcupine [3:36]
9. Leave Her Alone [:49]
10. Feel the Forest [4:48]
11. Footsteps [1:55]
12. Leaving Home [2:31]
13. Run, Bambi [4:11]
14. Being Brave [:27]
15. The Great Story [3:30]
16. End Credits [3:50]

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