‘Bambi’ Celebrates 75th Anniversary With Signature Release

At the Tribeca Film Festival Walt Disney Studios announced that Bambi will join the celebrated Walt Disney Signature Collection in 2017!

The film, which premiered in theaters 75 years ago during World War II, joins the Collection on Digital HD and Disney Movies Anywhere on May 23. The Blu-ray and DVD will follow on June 6, 2017.

Special features and extras found on the 2011 Diamond Edition Blu-ray are to be included as well as brand new supplemental material that explore how pioneer advancements in animation for Bambi would affect future Disney animated titles, including those made today. Bambi is the fourth feature to be named as part of Disney’s Signature Collection. The other three are Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Beauty and the Beast, and Pinocchio.

Here is a listing of new features to be found on the upcoming release, plus those that have been ported over.

NEW:
THE BAMBI EFFECT – “Bambi” was full of innovations for its time. Let’s take a look at how those past innovations affected future Disney animated titles all the way up to today.
STUDIO STORIES: “BAMBI” – Recordings of Walt Disney. Listen in on intimate moments where he discusses the challenges, pitfalls and triumphs during the production of “Bambi.”
DELETED SCENE: BAMBI’S ICE AND SNOW – Bambi coaxes Thumper and his brothers and sisters to come play on the ice during the first snow.
DELETED SCENE: THE GRASSHOPPER – A grasshopper confronts Bambi and Thumper and finds himself in quite a predicament.
BAMBI FAWN FACTS – Think you know everything there is to know about Bambi and his forest companions? Well, it’s time to discover some fun real-life facts about the creatures that live in the forest he calls home.
OSWALD THE LUCKY RABBIT: “AFRICA BEFORE DARK” – Oswald Short.
CELEBRATING TYRUS WONG (DIGITAL EXCLUSIVE) – A heartfelt look at the man who played a key role in the success of “Bambi.” Much like Mary Blair and Eyvind Earle, Tyrus Wong had a unique signature style all to his own. The soft water-colored backgrounds and beautiful palettes in “Bambi” were inspired by Tyrus’ concept art paintings.

CLASSIC:
DELETED SCENES – Two Leaves, Bambi Stuck on a Reed, Winter Grass, Twitterpated
THE MAKING OF BAMBI: A PRINCE IS BORN (Six-part documentary that covers the story, characters, actors, art design, music, and history of Bambi)
TRICK OF THE TRADE (Excerpt)
INSIDE THE DISNEY ARCHIVES
THE OLD MILL: ANIMATED SHORT
ORIGINAL THEATRICAL TRAILER
THE GOLDEN AGE

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