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February 2005

BAMBI II

by Wilson Morales

BAMBI II

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Cast: Patrick Stewart, Alexander Gould, Anthony Ghannam
Director: Brian Pimental
Format: Animated, Closed-captioned, Color, NTSC
Rated:
Studio: Walt Disney Video DVD
Release Date: February 7, 2006
Run Time: 70 minutes

DVD Features:

Available Audio Tracks: English (Dolby Digital 5.1), English (DTS 5.1), French The Legacy Continues: Making-of featurette includes interviews with director Brian Pimental and stars Patrick Stewart, Alex Gould, and Brandon Bairg Thumper's Hurry & Scurry game Disney Sketch Pad Bambi's Trivia Tracks

   

 

 

 

   

After more than 50 years, one of Disney's all-time classic stories is back in a sequel, BAMBI II, in a direct-to-video DVD. When we last left Bambi, his mother had passed away and the new film is basically a coming-of-age story as we see Bambi still trying to get know his father, the Great Prince, who finds it difficult for a prince to raise his son on his own. While adjusting to life without a mother, Bambi is left to explore the wilderness with his trusted friends, Thumper and Flower, and has to face off a bully named Ronno. It's only when he discovers what his father's planning to do that Bambi's maturity reaches new depths.

The film is filled with a couple of songs that feature Martina McBride, Michelle Lewis, Alison Krauss, and Anthony Callea. There are only three songs sung throughtout the film and it never takes away form the story as oppossed to the musical films that Disney has done in the past. This is such a treat for family of ages to see what became of Bambi if you remember the story from yesteryear. Included on the DVD is a "making-of" featurette, Bambi trivia, and a mini-tutorial with a Disney animator. The Bambi trivia is really fun because it allows the parents to go back in time and recall their fondest memories of watching the original. The quality of the film looks great especially with when it's meant for the small screen. With Patrick Stewart voicing the Great Prince, you get a voice of authority. There are plenty of magical moments of watching Bambi growing up to be like his father. "Bambi II" is a family filled adventure that will please all.