Disney has announced that Bambi will be joining the Signature Collection just in time for the beloved film’s 75th birthday. The animated classic will first join the Collection on Digital HD and Disney Movies Anywhere beginning May 23rd. The Blu-ray, DVD and On-Demand will follow two weeks later on June 6th. The new release will include a ton of brand-new bonus features including features that focus on the production of Bambi and the influence and impact the movie has had on the studio, future films and other artists. Full details on all the special features can be found below.
BONUS MATERIAL (BLU-RAY & DIGITAL* HD) INCLUDES
·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.
·DELETED SCENES – Two Leaves, Bambi Stuck on a Reed, Winter Grass, Twitterpated
·THE MAKING OF BAMBI: A PRINCE IS BORN
·STORY: TELLING THE TALE
·CHARACTERS: DRAWN TO NATURE
·ACTORS: GIVING VOICE TO ANIMALS
·ART DESIGN: IMPRESSIONS OF THE FOREST
·MUSIC: NATURE’S SYMPHONY
·HISTORY: BACK TO THE BEGINNING
·TRICK OF THE TRADE (Excerpt)
·INSIDE THE DISNEY ARCHIVES
·THE OLD MILL: ANIMATED SHORT
·ORIGINAL THEATRICAL TRAILER
·THE GOLDEN AGE
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