It’s been a while since I sat down to watch Bambi. But, with this Limited Edition 75th Anniversary Edition featuring HD technology and behind-the-scenes bonus features, I figured I would give it a try. Boy, am I glad I did! It was great to catch up with “Bambi, Thumper, and Flower” and their adventures in the woods.
Bambi was Walt Disney Animation Studios’ fifth feature release. Unfortunately, when Bambi was originally released in 1942 it was met with mixed reviews. Many viewers thought it lacked the fantasy elements that were to be expected in Disney films. Even though the plot may not have pleased some, the technology and animation that was used in producing the film was top notch and groundbreaking for it’s time. The film went on to actually lose money during it’s original release. Since then the film has been re-released several times since it’s premiere, it is now considered one of the Disney Classics enjoyed by children of all ages around the world.
Let’s take a look behind the scenes on what when on to bring Bambi to life.
Tyrus Wong is the Chinese-born artist behind Bambi’s iconic impressionist background paintings. Here are some of his original pieces from the movie:
Wong’s impressionist style went on to influence several other popular Disney Classics:
Here are some images from the development phase of the classic:
These clips provide behind-the-scene footage of Walt and his team bringing the Bambi magic to life:
Finally, here is a clip of Walt discussing the movie and what his daughter thought about it:
Hope you enjoyed this behind-the-scene look of the movie. I’d recommend to go out today to pick up a copy of the Blu-ray combo pack for you and your family to enjoy! Even if you already have one of the previous releases in your collection, this 75th Anniversary Signature Collection Edition of Bambi is a must for collectors and just Disney Fans everywhere!
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