I can’t believe it but Bambi is 75 years old! To celebrate, Disney is releasing a special anniversary edition of the movie on June 6, 2017. This is the very first time that Bambi will be available as a digital copy. I was sent a pre-release of the movie which includes the Blu-Ray, DVD, Digital HD in order to share news of the release with my community. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
I remember the first time I saw Bambi. I was absolutely in love with Thumper. I mean, who wouldn’t be? I was really excited to share Bambi with my kids. They had never seen the film. My animal loving 9-year-old is pretty sensitive to all living creatures so I was curious how she was going to take Bambi’s mother being killed. She definitely mentioned it but didn’t get overly upset. I remember being moved to tears by it as a kid.
In addition to being able to introduce Bambi to a whole new generation, the Blu-Ray comes with lots of exciting extras.
- An Oswald short film: “Oswald the Lucky Rabbit In Africa Before Dark”
- Studio Stories: Bambi
- Deleted Scenes
- The Bambi Effect – which is a look at how today’s animated movies were inspired by Bambi
- Inside Walt’s Story Meetings
- Bambi Fawn Facts – Fun facts about forest animals
- Collectible Tyrus Wong Lithograph – His paintings were the inspiration for Bambi. He has a fascinating story, I encourage you to read up on Tyrus Wong.
Besides the film itself, the kids most enjoyed the Oswald short and the Bambi Fawn Facts.
When you are deciding which version of Bambi to pick-up, I highly recommend the combo set. The extras are totally worth it. For me, the biggest bonus is the digital capabilities. We can watch Bambi on a tablet, smartphone, computer or TV. You can find the Bambi Anniversary Edition in stores on June 6, 2016.
Did you watch Bambi as a kid? Who was your favorite character? Leave me a comment and let me know!
Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of the Bambi Anniversary Edition to facilitate my review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.