The classic Felix Salter story Bambi provides the basis for this near-perfect Disney animated feature. We follow the male deer Bambi from birth, through his early childhood experiences with woodland pals Thumper the rabbit and Flower the skunk, the traumatic sudden death of Bambi's mother at the hands of hunters, his courtship of the lovely doe Faline, and his rescue of his friends during a raging forest fire; we last see the mature, antlered Bambi assuming his proper place as the Prince of the Forest. In the grand Disney tradition, Bambi is brimming with unforgettable sequences, notably the young deer's attempts to negotiate an iced-over pond, and most especially the death of Bambi's mother--and if this moment doesn't move you to tears, you're made of stone (many subsequent Disney films, including Lion King, have tried, most in vain, to match the horror and pathos of this one scene). The score in Bambi yielded no hits along the lines of "Whistle While You Work", but the songs are adroitly integrated into the action. Bambi was the last of the "classic" early Disney features before the studio went into a decade-long doldrums of disjointed animated pastiches like Make Mine Music.~Hal Erickson
I am a huge Disney Historian, and love everything about Disney,and bambi is one of the crowning achevments in Disney.
bambi comes to blu ray in full 1080p, and 7.1 master audio, i must warn people this is not lossless audio. the picture is pristine and awe inspiring of how perfect it looks for being almost 70 years old, the colors and fine detail are great, from the expressions on thumpers face to the boldness in bambi. what stood out to me the most is the Backgrounds, they are so simple yet they feel to be the most detailed, they let youre mind create a full lush forest with the most simple of lines. and now bambi comes with great audio, the songs are great and crystal clear, and the gunshots of MAN echo through the forests, this is not lossless audio so it is a little dissapointing, but i didnt notice it as i was lost in the amzing world of bambi.
what made bambi so good though, was how simpe it was yet it was so impactful, kind of like a poem. the movie as a whole has less than a thousand words, but i feel it made it better that way, and this movie has one of the best movie villains around, "MAN" is a threat they all fear yet you never see them, but you feel their impact, the movie has amazing music running through it the whole way through except for 18 seconds that is dead silence , that makes your spine tingle.
Bambi is truly a prince on blu ray and comes highly recommended for all ages from 1 year to 100 it still has the same impact. while most mvies are seen and forgotten bambi is a movie that you will never forget ! but the special features are the one thing i found dissapointing, they are short and fiew, their is more features in the dvd features that have been ported over, very dissapointing to me, since disney usually has hours of features. but that should not stop you from buying this american masterpiece !!!!
This review is from Bambi [Diamond Edition] [2 Discs] [Blu-ray/DVD] 
I would recommend this to a friend
Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review
A timeless classic with a stunning transfer!
If you haven't seen this Disney classic, you're probably living under a rock. It's essentially a tale about growing up and perseverance in the face of adversity told through the lens of a young buck named Bambi. In terms of the transfer, this blu-ray disc is actually the same transfer as the Diamond Edition from a few years back. Short of any possible future 4k UHD release, this is still the best this movie could ever look on home video. This 1080p disc extracts every last nuance of hand-brushed detail that the 1080p blu-ray format can muster. The colors are vibrant, yet natural. Detail is pristine and is only limited by the sometimes intentionally soft look of certain scenes. If you have a 4k TV, the upscaled image is a real treat. The available Disneyview panels that fill the ugly 4:3 ratio vertical black bars are super-tasteful and are perfectly matched to their respective scenes. As for the sound, the 7.1 DTS-HDMA is surprisingly full and engaging, especially considering its age. Bass is quite solid and the rear channels are quite active, with considerably more left/right and rear channel activity than Pinocchio or Snow White which are much more center-channel-heavy tracks (understandable considering they were from 1937 and 1939, respectively. Fantasia - also from '39 - of course had it's very own special 'surround sound' process). If you didn't pick this up when it was first released on blu-ray a few years back, you owe it to yourself to do so right now!
This review is from Bambi [Signature Edition] [Blu-ray/DVD] [Only @ Best Buy]