Last week I told you about Beauty and the Beast returning to the Disney vault on July 31 but that is not the only Disney classic to be locked away for who knows how long. It is also time for the true classic Bambi to disappear behind the heavy vault door, this is one Disney movie that every family with little ones should own.
Now Bambi has a special place in my heart as when I was a child I always wanted to have a baby deer of my own. My beautiful brother, who at the time had big plans to become a ranger when he grew up, promised to catch me a baby deer. I have never forgotten and we still laugh about it sometimes. Somehow we never worried about separating the baby deer from its mother, only after watching Bambi we realised that maybe it wasn’t such a good plan after all.
Disney’s Bambi was first released back in 1942 and 70 years later the story about the adorable white-tailed deer Bambi is still a big favourite in households all over the world. Over time Bambi has become a real phenomenon with many people big and small (me included) referring to any deer as Bambi.
The story starts deep in the forest with Bambi’s birth, everyone loves the sweet baby deer with his wobbly legs and all the forest animals follow his every move. The forest if full of interesting things to discover and soon he makes two friends: Thumper the Rabbit and Flower the Skunk. But there is more, he also has a first encounter with the beautiful Faline, a gorgeous doe-fawn.
I am glad all my kids see is the many cute animals and the friendship between them but in all fairness it has to be said that it is not all frolics and fun in the forest. When a hunter enters the woods Bambi and his mother run to get away but when Bambi finally reaches a safe hiding place his mum is no where to be seen. What will happen to Bambi now, will he be reunited with Thumper and Flower, and what about the lovely Faline?
Bambi is available on Blu-ray ($49.95) or DVD ($39.95) and is on sale at major retailers across Australia until July 31, 2012.
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