It always comes up when people are comparing their most traumatic movie experiences: "the death of Bambi's mother," a recollection that can bring a shudder to even the most jaded filmgoer. That primal separation (which is no less stunning for happening off-screen) is the centerpiece of Bambi, Walt Disney's 1942 animated classic, but it is by no means the only bold stroke in the film. In its swift but somehow leisurely 69 minutes, Bambi covers a year in the life of a young deer. But in a bigger way, it measures the life cycle itself, from birth to adulthood, from childhood's freedom to grown-up responsibility. All of this is rendered in cheeky, fleet-footed style--the movie doesn't lecture, or make you feel you're being fed something that's good for you. The animation is miraculous, a lush forest in which nature is a constantly unfolding miracle (even in a spectacular fire, or those dark moments when "man was in the forest"). There are probably easier animals to draw than a young deer, and the Disney animators set themselves a challenge with Bambi's wobbly glide across an ice-covered lake, his spindly legs akimbo; but the sequence is effortless and charming. If Bambi himself is just a bit dull--such is the fate of an Everydeer--his rabbit sidekick Thumper and a skunk named Flower more than make up for it. Many of the early Disney features have their share of lyrical moments and universal truths, but Bambi is so simple, so pure, it's almost transparent. You might borrow a phrase from Thumper and say it's downright twitterpated. --Robert Hortonfrom£9.95 | RRP:
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Please note this is a region 2 DVD and will require a region 2 or region free DVD player in order to play Bambi&39;s breathtaking animation captivating musical numbers and wonderful characters come to life like never before Accompanied by a host of bonus features the Diamond Edition is the best way to experience the magic of Disney&39;s masterpiece The Movie That Taught Us The Power of Friendship and Family The wonder music and majesty of one of Walt Disney&39;s greatest triumphs comes alive with a new enhanced digital restoration! Now Bambi Walt Disney&39;s beloved coming-of-age story will thrill a new generation of fans with its breathtakingly beautiful animation soaring music and characters who will touch your heart - Bambi the wide-eyed fawn his playful pal Thumper the loveable skunk Flower and wise Friend Owl Plus new bonus features including "Inside Walt&39;s Story Meetings - Enhanced Edition" take you deeper into the world of this timeless classic than ever before! Walt Disney&39;s Bambi is an experience you and your family will never forget! Actors Hardie Albright Stan Alexander Bobette Audrey Peter Behn Thelma Boardman & Tim Davis Director David Hand Certificate Universal Suitable for All Year 1942 Screen Fullscreen 1331 Languages English Subtitles English ; French ; Dutch Duration 1 hour and 7 minutes (approx) Region Region 2 - Will only play on European Region 2 or multi-region DVD players
Classic Disney animated feature. The film follows young male deer Bambi (voices of Bobby Stewart/Donnie Dunagan/Hardie Albright/John Sutherland) from his birth and woodland childhood with friends Thumper (Peter Behn/Tim Davis/Sam Edwards) and Flower (Stan Alexander/Davis/Sterling Holloway), through to his ascendancy into the tall, antlered Prince of the Forest who finds love with the beautiful Faline (Cammie King/Ann Gillis). However, when he tragically loses his mother to hunters, Bambi must summon enough bravery to lead the rest of the animals to safety.
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