In Disney's spectacularly animated forest fable, a fawn named Bambi is born, destined to become "Prince of the Forest." He soon befriends other woodland creatures such as Flower, a bashful skunk, and Thumper, an outgoing rabbit. As the years pass, they encounter a number of life's lessons in the woods, including the death of Bambi's mother at the hands of hunters. Eventually, Bambi comes of age, completing the cycle of life and taking his father's place.
Based on the classic novel by Felix Salten, BAMBI demonstrates the strength of family values and camaraderie. Director David Hand adds a mixture of great songs and life-like backgrounds to make this early Disney film an unforgettable film classic for all ages.
Main Cast & Crew
David Hand - Director
- Format: Blu-ray (Signature Edition)
- Run Time: 67
- Color Format: Color
- UPC: 786936853582
- Genre: Family
- Rating: G (MPAA)
- Release Date: March 2005
BAMBI is Disney's classic tale about a young fawn coming of age in a forest full of friendly creatures. Bambi bounces through the forest gleefully with his friends Flower and Thumper, following the ways of the animal kingdom. But as he grows up, he learns some hard lessons about life. A must-see family movie, BAMBI is a beautiful landmark in animated films, and one of the Disney Studio's finest.
Theatrical release: August 13, 1942. Rereleased in 1947, 1957, 1966, 1975, 1982, and 1988. BAMBI is the fifth full-length animated feature from Walt Disney Pictures. A few of BAMBI's woodland scenes are actually unused footage from PINOCCHIO, made two years earlier.
"...BAMBI stands out as a rare example of communication through visual imagery....BAMBI remains a potent story that touches deep fears and emotions..." - 07/15/1988 Los Angeles Times, p.C15
"Weaving design, colour, movement and emotion into one impressionistic symphony of the seasons..." - 03/01/2005 Uncut, p.135
"[Q]uite possibly the very highest point in the soon-to-be-lost art of hand-drawn animation." - 03/01/2005 Premiere, p.106
"The backdrops eschew realism but help put you in the picture." - 03/04/2005 USA Today, p.6E
"As fresh and moving today as it was 65 years ago." - 03/01/2008 Empire, p.116