The Grand Sequel to Walt’s Timeless Classic

An Animated Treasure Comes To Disney DVD February 7, 2006;

Moratorium Begins An Unprecedented 70 Days Later on April 18, 2006

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BURBANK, Calif., January 16, 2006 – Walt Disney Home Entertainment proudly presents the triumphant return of one of the silver screen’s most cherished characters, Bambi, in BAMBI II, the majestic, must-own animated sequel to Walt’s immortal classic. Meticulously crafted over four years, BAMBI II captures the beauty, emotion, warmth and humor of the original 1942 film. All-new and premiering on Disney DVD February 7, this sweeping adventure stars Bambi, Thumper, and Flower and introduces Bambi’s father, The Great Prince, in an enchanting story for the entire family.

In tribute to the 70th anniversary of Walt Disney’s inception of his animated classic, BAMBI, Walt Disney Home Entertainment will place BAMBI II under moratorium just 70 days after its street date. Audiences will have 10 short weeks to purchase the perfect complement to Disney’s timeless classic, or watch as the film is removed from retailers’ shelves and locked within Disney’s acclaimed vault. Test audience reactions and word-of-mouth buzz have already made BAMBI II one of the most anticipated films of the year with audiences young and old, citing its remarkable achievements in endearing story, pristine animation and engaging score.

BAMBI II is the heartwarming, coming-of-age story of a son’s courage and a father’s love. Following the tragic loss of his mother, the young fawn reunites with his father, The Great Prince (voiced by Patrick Stewart, “X-Men” and “Star Trek: The Next Generation”), who must now teach Bambi (voiced by Alexander Gould, “Finding Nemo”) the ways of the forest. Their adventure together helps them overcome their initially awkward relationship, and allows father and son to discover in each other something neither expected: family.

Also joining the forest’s beloved cast of characters in BAMBI II are Thumper’s rambunctious sisters, and Bambi’s rival, Ronno. Original and new characters combine to forge an inspiring story filled with strong messages of family, discovery, faith, courage, trust and inner strength.

Animated in the breathtaking style of the original classic, BAMBI II also embraces its Disney heritage with captivating new songs performed by Martina McBride, recipient of five Country Music Association Awards including three consecutive “Female Vocalist of the Year” honors; multiple Grammy award winner Alison Krauss, and burgeoning new talent Anthony Callea.

DVD bonus materials include “The Legacy Continues” featurette on the making of the film; and games and activities including “Thumper’s Hurry & Scurry,” “Bambi Trivia Tracks,” “Disney Sketch Pad,” and DVD-ROM “Disney Sketch Pad” printables, where Disney animator Andreas Deja teaches you how to draw Thumper.

Produced by DisneyToon Studios this inspiring adventure will be available February 7, 2006 for $29.99 (SRP) on DVD and VHS.



THE LEGACY CONTINUES – Go behind the scenes with this “making-of” featurette that includes interviews with director Brian Pimental and stars Patrick Stewart, Alex Gould and Brandon Bairg.

BAMBI’S TRIVIA TRACKS – This pop-up text feature reveals fun facts about Bambi, the forest and the movie.


THUMPER’S HURRY & SCURRY – Thumper needs a break from his adoring sisters. Can he hurry and scurry his way clear of them? Play the part of Thumper or his giggly sisters in this fun game for one or two players.

DISNEY SKETCH PAD – Learn how to draw Thumper with veteran Disney animator Andreas Deja.

DVD-ROM: Disney Sketch Pad Printables – Print out the modeling sheets that show how to draw Thumper in eight easy steps. A coloring page can also be printed so kids can color in a full background for their very own Thumper.

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STREET DATE: February 7, 2006
Direct prebook: December 13, 2005
Distributor prebook: December 27, 2005
Placed in Vault: April 18, 2006
Suggested retail price: $29.99 (DVD), $29.99 (VHS)
Rated: "G"
Bonus materials not rated nor subtitled.
Bonus materials subject to change.
Feature run time: Approximately 73 minutes.
DVD aspect ratio: 1.78:1, enhanced for 16x9 TV screens
DVD Sound: Dolby® Digital 5.1 Surround Sound
DTS® 5.1 Digital Surround Sound
Language: English, French audio

Not all technical specifications apply to all elements.
This DVD is enhanced with Disney’s FastPlay, an easy start-up feature that plays the movie and a selection of bonus features automatically, without using your remote control.

Walt Disney Home Entertainment is distributed by Buena Vista Home Entertainment, Inc., a recognized industry leader. Buena Vista Home Entertainment, Inc. is the marketing, sales and distribution company for Walt Disney, Touchstone, Hollywood Pictures, Miramax, Dimension and Buena Vista videocassettes and DVDs.

Pictures from Bambi II

Left: Bambi gets a tongue bath. Right: The Great Prince of the Forest and Bambi in a still from what was originally called Bambi and the Great Prince of the Forest.

Left: Bambi comes face to face with rival Ronno in this midquel. Right: Thumper is a hug magnet for his rambunctious sisters.

Left: Bambi with Faline, the doe who catches his eye. Right: Faline, Bambi, and Flower with Thumper and his little sisters.

Left: The forest creatures find some mischief. Right: The Great Prince butts heads with his son.
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Announcements for Other Upcoming Disney DVDs:
Lady and the Tramp (50th Anniversary Platinum Edition, February 28)
My Neighbor Totoro, Howl's Moving Castle, Whisper of the Heart (March 7, 2006)
The Shaggy Dog & The Shaggy D.A. (March 7)
Dinosaurs: The Complete First and Second Seasons (May 2)
Pooh's Grand Adventure: The Search for Christopher Robin (Special Edition - April 11)
Classic Cartoon Favorites: Wave 4 - Best Pals (Volumes 10-12: Mickey & Minnie, Donald & Daisy, Mickey & Pluto, April 11)
"Goof Troop" and "Quack Pack": Volume 1 DVDs (February 14, 2006)
Disney Princess Collection: Wave 4 (February 14)
Remember the Titans: Director's Cut (March 14)
Little House on the Prairie (2005 Miniseries - March 28)

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Posted September 6, 2005. Updated January 26, 2006.