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Review of Bambi (2005)- '2 Disc edition' .Some films we may have viewed when we were young are often not as good as we believed-nostalgia can do that. The ongoing affection that people feel for 'Bambi' from 1941 I don't think is 'nostalgia driven', .it's a near perfect film( I was an adult when I first watched it) that doesn't waste a frame or have a character or unnecessary line of dialogue ..And in my view hasn't dated & I think will continue to be popular... There is much that could be said about this example of Disney at their very best, that fits much about life, loss, the importance of friends,nature & much more all fitted into a 70min running time ,that should keep even the most fidgety of children (or adults) entranced. The film in original 4:3 ratio has had 'a digital restoration'-with a strikingly.clearer picture, that really makes the changes of season vivid & the option of sound in original mono or 5.1 Dolby + English subtitles. Disc 1 has a thorough 70min feature using the recorded meetings of the film makers with early sketches & other visuals ,showing how much time ,hard work & thought they put into this film Disc2 shows a couple of 'missing scenes', 5 mini games & activities for children, a(53min) 'making of Bambi' section. Hundreds of images of the design of the animals & look of the film (with an informative optional commentary available). Also has a(6min) restoration feature & other trailers & much more- all on a 2disc release priced as a single disc.. So don't miss out & get this absolute Classic in your collection at a bargain price that should be impossible to turn down ..& your world may be that little bit better..
I loved this Disney animated classic when I first saw it as a very young child, although I didn't buy the DVD for a trip down memory lane. Rather, because, having read of the death of the Disney artist, Tyrus Wong in December last year, I couldn't wait to see it again, mostly for the artwork. The New York Times described this perfectly: 'Disney's craftsmen have re-created a woodland that shimmers and glows and darkens altogether magically. The wind over a green field, the morning light on the meadow ....' Much of this was due to Wong's creation of semi-abstract backgrounds inspired by Chinese art, and the result is truly wonderful. Of course the animations, the voices, songs and music are also transporting, and on this DVD (not blu ray) edition they are improved by Disney's state-of-the-art Enhanced Modern Home Theatre Mix. Absolute bliss!
SPECIAL FEATURES INCLUDE: Inside Walt's Story Meetings; Deleted sequences; The Making of Bambi, A Prince is Born; DisneyPedia (facts about our forest friends); Lots of games and activities (I followed one of these 'The Forest Adventure' which is for very young children, but I found it a delightful experience.) There are also subtitles, in English and English for the Hard of Hearing (but only on the main feature.)
At current prices, it's a real bargain, and one of the best ever Disney productions for your collection, particularly if you like the old style loving attention to detail animators brought to their creations in those days. But bear in mind it was made in 1942, so may be a little too slow and gentle for some of today's kids. UPDATE: My review has also been posted against another edition of Bambi so make sure you look for the one with the cover that clearly states 2-disc special edition at the bottom, although there are a few extras on the other edition as well. Also, prices change very quickly sometimes.
I was not sure about this disc, because other who have saying it was not a good disc. I had no problem at all watching this disc at all. Everyone should know what it was about. The only problem I had this time, was It was not soo bad when Bambi's mother died.
The other reviews will provide sufficient depth of feeling for this wonderful film. That it was Walt's favourite. That the story is so simple, blending comedy with tragedy with love and with hate. So simple a story and yet so beautifully presented and executed.
What I will say is that it took me back to being a young child over 50 years ago, my Mum and Dad taking me to the cinema for a special treat....... I don't think a film has ever done that to me before.
Another great classic from Disney puts some modern animation to shame great picture quality and colour you can see the masterful watercolour work up on the screen blu ray manages to show this better than DVD 10 out of 10