Thursday, February 17, 2011

Disney’s BAMBI Diamond Edition on Blu-Ray + DVD


Walt Disney’s

BAMBI Diamond Edition

Releases from The Disney Vault on March 1, 2011

I for one am very excited to hear that Disney will be releasing one of their classics- Bambi onto Blu-Ray + DVD. I am a huge Disney fanatic and LOVE pretty much all of the original classic movies. Don’t get me wrong I love all the new ones too but these older classic ones remind me of my childhood. So when I was given the opportunity to share this release with you and review a copy I jumped at it. I absolutely want my children to be familiar with the classic Disney movies that I watched as a child. We’ve been to Disney World a number of times and took the kids last January and while I love that they are already familiar with all the new Disney stuff I want them to know everything else just as well. I will admit that it was  little harder to get my 2 1/2 year old to sit down and watch this movie because it’s not as flashy and exciting as Toy Story, or Cars and starts a little slow however once we got into it she really enjoyed all the animals, especially Bambi and Thumper. My older girls (ages 5 and 7) were the same way. They all enjoyed making a fun family activity out it.

The Diamond Edition debut of BAMBI, Walt’s fifth full-length animated classic, is an endearing tale about a young prince of the forest who learns valuable life-lessons about friendship, love, and the miracle of life. The movie is a must-own coming-of-age story that Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment has especially packaged with families in mind - providing the ultimate, interactive hi-def home entertainment experience with a newly enhanced digital restoration, enhanced picture and sound, games, activities and more.

The new BAMBI Diamond Edition will be available as a 2-Disc Disney Combo Pack (Blu-ray + DVD) for the suggested retail price of $39.99 US/$46.99 Canada, a High Definition Movie Download for the suggested retail price of $19.99 US/$39.99 Canada, and/or a Standard Definition Movie Download for the suggested retail price of $14.99 US/$24.99 Canada. Those who wish to own the standard definition DVD version of BAMBI will need to wait seven additional weeks – until April 19, 2011.

Disney’s new “Second Screen” technology, which is being introduced for the very first time on the BAMBI Diamond Edition release, will further transform the at-home movie watching experience by empowering viewers with the ability to engage with film content on multiple media platforms and bring them to life in their own hands at the touch of a button. By simply downloading the new Disney Second Screen App onto an internet-connected computer or iPad™* and synching it to the movie, consumers will instantly be able to dive deeper into the film by engaging with fun interactive elements like animated flipbooks, galleries, photos, trivia and more.

Film Synopsis:

As morning light breaks across the meadow, a young deer named Bambi is born and hailed as ‘Prince of the Forest.’ Soon Bambi emerges from the thicket on wobbly legs, much to the delight of his new friends, Thumper, the playful rabbit, and Flower, the bashful yet lovable skunk. But the fun of nibbling on fresh blossoms and frolicking through the woods is only the beginning. Exploring his new world, and guided by the wisdom of Friend Owl,Bambi learns valuable life lessons with every adventure – experiencing the power of friendship, family, and love along the away.

Bonus Features:

Backstage Disney:

  • Inside Walt’s Story Meetings-Enhanced Edition - A fascinating, multi-tiered, interactive story-telling experience. Go  back in time with dramatic voice re-enactments of the moments with Walt that led to the creation of this classic film.
  • 2 Never Before Seen Deleted Scenes
  • Deleted Song: “Twitterpated”
  • Blu-ray Galleries—A collection of the extraordinary images originally created as part of the design process for BAMBI.
  • Family Play: Games & Activities:
  • Disney’s Big Book of Knowledge: BAMBI Edition— An interactive educational gaming experience that uses the film as a learning tool. Players can customize their own Big Book of Knowledge and learn all about forest creatures, seasons andmore! Each time a player completes a task, they are rewarded with new stickers to decorate their Big Book of Knowledge.
  • Digital Exclusive:
  • The Golden Age

Classic DVD Bonus Features:

  • The Making Of BAMBI: A Prince Is Born—A comprehensive look at the making of BAMBI covers the story, the characters, the actors, the art design, the music and the history of Walt Disney’s classic film using behind the scenes footage, production stills, animation, artwork and multiple interviews withperformers and behind the scenes participants.
  • Tricks of the Trade (excerpt)—In an episode from the 1957 Disneyland TV show, Walt narrates the story of the multiplane camera, an animation innovation crucial to the production of BAMBI.
  • Inside the Disney Archives—Disney Supervising Animator Andreas Deja guides viewers through Disney’s Animation Research Library, where artwork from past Disney animated feature films is stored, including early story sketches of Bobo the rabbit,” (who became Thumper),  glass paintings made for the multiplane camera and more.
  • The Old Mill—Winner of the 1937 Academy Award® for Best Short Subject/Cartoon, The Old Mill was a testing ground for several techniques critical to Walt’s artistic vision for BAMBI, including the multiplane camera, animating realistic animals and experimenting with such natural occurrences such as wind, rain and lightning.
  • DisneyPedia: Bambi’s Forest Friends

About Disney’s Blu-ray™ Diamond Collection:

Disney’s Blu-ray™ Diamond Collection represents The Walt Disney Studio’s most prestigious animated classics. The Collection will be comprised with many of Walt Disney’s most treasured animated classic titles to be released through 2016. These titles represent the highest level of picture and sound, feature groundbreaking, state-of-the-art immersive bonus content, and include unprecedented levels of interactivity, personalization and customization, made possible because of Blu-ray technology.

Here’s a couple fun clips for you to learn how to draw both Bambi and Thumper!

Disclosure: All information and copy of product for review was provided by Walt Disney Studios and Click Communication. I did not receive any monetary compensation for this posting.


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