'Bambi II' Blu-ray Dated & Detailed

Posted Mon May 23, 2011 at 11:00 AM PDT by

The touching 2006 sequel to one of Disney's most beloved classics comes out of the vault with never-before-seen bonus features this August.

In an early announcement to retailers, Disney/Buena Vista is planning to release 'Bambi II' on Blu-ray on August 23.

Walt Disney Studios invites audiences to once again fall in love with the adorable, beloved forest friends - Bambi, Thumper, Owl, Flower and Faline - in this magnificent 'Bambi II' Special Edition, the heartwarming story of a son’s courage and a father’s love. Celebrate the unbreakable bonds of family and the power of friendship in this remarkable story, which reveals how Bambi was raised by his father, the Great Prince of the Forest.

As with all of Disney’s animated classics, 'Bambi II' is distinguished by an exceptional cast of voice talent including Alexander Gould ('Finding Nemo,' TV’s “Weeds”) as Bambi, Patrick Stewart (TV’s “Star Trek: The Next Generation,” The 'X-Men' movies) as the Great Prince and Andrea Bowen (TV’s “Desperate Housewives”) as Faline. The charming original songs in 'Bambi II' are brought to life by a who’s who of extraordinary vocalists including Alison Krauss and Martina McBride.

The release will be a Blu-ray/DVD combo pack (also available in a DVD/Blu-ray combo pack w/DVD packaging) with 1080p video, a DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 soundtrack, and supplements will include :Thumper's Hurry Scurry - an interactive game; Disney's Sketch Pad: Learn to Draw Thumper - a tutorial on how to draw Thumper; Bambi II: The Legacy Continues - a featurette about the history behind Bambi II; Bambi's Trivia Tracks - pop-up texts that reveal fun facts about the movie; and the all-new Friend Owl's Forest Fun Games (three interactive learning games) and the Deleted song - "Sing the Day."

Suggested list price for each combo pack is $39.99.

You can find the latest specs for 'Bambi II' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it is indexed under August 23.

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Discs mentioned in this article: (Click for specs and reviews)
Bambi II (Blu-ray)
Bambi II (DVD Packaging) (Blu-ray)
Tags: Disney/Buena Vista, Disc Announcements (all tags)