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Bambi SE in March 2005

Walt Disney Home Entertainment have announced the Region 1 DVD release of Bambi: Special Edition for 1st March 2005 priced at $29.99 SRP. One of Walt Disney’s greatest triumphs and all-time most requested Disney classics, Bambi is one of the most celebrated and endearing films of all time. Telling the coming-of-age story of life in the forest, Bambi is a film experience so strong that neither heart nor mind can ever forget it. Not available in any form for over eight years, this exciting addition to Disney’s Platinum Series will be available for a limited time only.

Today’s technology meets Walt Disney’s vision, as the Bambi: Special Edition has undergone one of the most expansive restorations in the history of The Walt Disney Company. This all-new digital restoration, done exclusively for this Special Edition DVD release, required a team of film, computer and animation experts to apply the most advanced technology and talent the studio has ever assembled. These efforts have restored Bambi’s extraordinary artwork to dazzling brilliance. The groundbreaking technology employed includes detailed frame-byframe work on over 110,000 frames, requiring more than 9,600 hours of work! This has resulted in stunning digital images with a far greater range of both color and density, allowing the quintessential Walt Disney classic to come to life for everyone like never before.

Presented in the original 1.33:1 Full Frame aspect ratio the new 2-disc DVD features state-of-the art remixed sound with the all-new 5.1 Disney Enhanced Home Theater Mix. The extensively remixed soundtrack provides dramatic clarity and crisper sound.

The Bambi 2-Disc Special Edition Features Include:

  • Feature Presentation
    • 1.33:1 Full Frame - the aspect ratio in which the film was originally created
    • All-New English 5.1 Disney Enhanced Home Theater Mix
    • English Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound
    • English Dolby Digital 2.0 Original Mono Theatrical Mix
    • French and Spanish 5.1 audio tracks
  • "Inside Walt's Story Meetings"
    This exciting one-of-a-kind bonus feature takes you back in time to experience the production of “Bambi” with Walt Disney himself and his creative team.

    What few knew is that at each creative meeting, Walt had a stenographer taking copious notes. With "Inside Walt's Story Meetings", audiences hear these story notes, reenacted by voice actors (including an actor voicing Walt Disney's comments) and set to footage, sketches and other production items. It offers fascinating insight into Walt Disney and his team's process of creating the beloved classic, through actual discussions and with concepts that have influenced filmmaking today.

  • Never-before-seen Deleted Sequences
    Disney researchers have uncovered storyboards from the original Bambi production. Now, with music and dialogue added to these fascinating storyboards, discover sequences that were not part of the final film.

  • All-new "Forest Adventure Game"
    This exciting game has multiple levels of challenge that evolve from 2-D to 3-D animation. Experience the mysteries of the forest through the eyes of the inhabitants. The fun activities – from puzzles to trivia and counting games – and the levels of complexity change along with the seasons of the forest.

  • Bambi and The Great Prince: Sneak Peek
    Special sneak-peek at the upcoming all-new movie “Bambi And The Great Prince.”

  • Disneypedia
    In this Disney feature, branded on such hits as “The Lion King,” kids and adults can learn about the real-life animals in BAMBI with animal and animated character comparisons.

  • Disney Time Capsule
    BAMBI was first released in 1942, and this program takes viewers back for a look at that historical year. In 1942 Walt and the Disney animators were enjoying a golden age of creativity. World War II, however, would exact a heavy price on the Studio.

  • "Disney's Storytime: Thumper Goes Exploring"
    An all-new story based on the Golden Book® classic Thumper.

  • The Making of Bambi: Original Circle of Life

  • And Much, Much More!

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