I attended the PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MEN TELL NO TALES #PiratesLifeEvent and #BambiBluray courtesy of Walt Disney Studios. All opinions are strictly my own.
Let’s face it, Disney has produced a lot of classic movies. I mean, Walt Disney himself won like 30 or 40 Academy Awards (Okay, 32 if you want to be exact). What is the definition of a classic movie? I have no idea, but to paraphrase someone else from another topic entirely, “I know it when I see it.”
Last night my family and I settled own to watch one such classic from Walt Disney. Bambi. The story of a young deer growing up in the woods, learning with his forest friends, experiencing loss, and love, and growing to earn his place in the world. It’s an old one but still very relevant today. It’s hard to find someone who isn’t familiar with Bambi. With the gorgeous impressionistic backdrops painted by Tyrus Wong that draw you in to the characters, to the innovative use of the Multiplane camera that gives depth to the animated world, to the underlying environmental message (that even influenced Paul McCartney); Bambi is a beautiful tale of growing up in a beautiful, yet sometimes hostile, world.
Now released as part of the Walt Disney Signature Collection the new edition of Bambi has some wonderful bonus features. There are deleted scenes that give insight into the process of making the film. There is a short documentary based on actual meeting notes with Walt on story ideas. Even film of the little zoo that Disney had at the studio to give the animators insight on how to better draw wild animals in a realistic way! I even learned that Bambi was based on a book. I’ll be honest that that was something I had no idea about. Or did you know that Walt Disney’s own daughter was upset about the one certain scene? Asking him why he couldn’t change it when he could change other things in his movies? Yeah, that totally sounds like a question my kid would ask.
Bambi Effect Link: https://youtu.be/E0gyrem7xJA
Pick up a copy of the Bambi Walt Disney Signature Collection TODAY and add this timeless movie to your own collection.
“Bambi” was released in 1942 during World War II and took over five years to make due to its exquisite hand-drawn artwork and attention to detail. Beloved by generations, “Bambi” holds the No. 3 spot on the American Film Institute’s “10 Top 10,” honoring the 10 greatest animated films of all time. The timeless tale features an adorable young deer named Bambi who explores the wonders and challenges of the woods with his playful pal Thumper, the lovable skunk Flower, and wise Friend Owl – and ultimately fulfills his destiny as prince of the forest.