It was announced at the Tribeca Film Festival today that “Bambi” will be joining beloved favorites like “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs”, “Beauty and the Beast”, and “Pinocchio” as part of the Walt Disney Signature collection, a film collection that honors groundbreaking films created or inspired by the imagination and legacy of Walt Disney.
To celebrate the film’s 75th anniversary, “Bambi” will be available on Digital HD and Disney Movies Anywhere on May 23, and will be on DVD, Blu-ray™, and On-Demand on June 6. The Collection release includes a variety of bonus materials, such as:
The Bambi Effect: Take a look at how Bambi’s past innovations affected future Disney animated titles all the way up to today.
Studio Stories: Bambi: Listen in on intimate moments when Walt Disney discusses the challenges, pitfalls, and triumphs during 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: Discover some fun real-life facts about the creatures who live in the forest Bambi calls home.
Oswald The Lucky Rabbit, Africa Before Dark: Enjoy the classic antics of Oswald the Lucky Rabbit in this short.
Celebrating Tyrus Wong (Digital Exclusive): Take a heartfelt look at the man who played a key role in the success of Bambi. The soft water-colored backgrounds and beautiful palettes in Bambi were inspired by Tyrus’ concept art paintings.
Deleted Scene – Two leaves, Bambi stuck on a reed, Winter grass, Twitterpated
Making of Bambi: A Prince is Born
Story: Telling the Tale
Characters: Drawn to Nature
Actors: Giving Voices to Animals
Art Design: Impression 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
I’m looking forward to this signature collection addition, how about you?