Bambi is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year! It joined the Walt Disney Signature Collection on Digital HD and Disney Movies Anywhere on May 23rd, and on Blu-ray™, DVD and On-Demand on June 6th. Released in 1942, Bambi took over five years to make due to its exquisite hand-drawn artwork and attention to detail.
The Walt Disney Signature Collection release of Bambi includes a variety of new bonus material, including recordings of Walt Disney discussing the challenges and triumphs during the production of Bambi; deleted scenes and characters; stories and effects that Bambi had on the Studio, other films and artists; and much, much more. Additionally, the Digital HD release includes an exclusive, heartfelt feature on the incredible artist, Tyrus Wong, who inspired the film’s soft watercolor backgrounds and beautiful palette. We received an advanced copy of Bambi, so we thought it would be fun to share our few of our favorite bonus features! Here are a few that we enjoyed:
- Celebrating Tyrus Wong (Exclusive to the Digital Release) – This feature is a heartfelt look at the man who played a key role in the success of Bambi. The soft water-colored backgrounds and beautiful palettes in “Bambi” were inspired by Tyrus’ concept art paintings. Tyrus Wong passed away in 2016 (at 106!). This is a fantastic tribute to his style which would change the art of animation forever.
- The Bambi Effect – Bambi was full of innovations for its time. This feature takes a look at how those past innovations affected future Disney animated titles all the way up to today. Getting to see how Bambi has impacted movies even as recent as Zootopia is really fascinating and totally worth watching!
- Oswald The Lucky Rabbit: “Africa Before Dark” – We love that Oswald is finally getting the screen time he deserves! This short is fun, silly, and a great glimpse into animation’s past.
Our Flower’s Floral Fruit Salad will take much less time to make than the movie did to create. However, it is still sure to impress. We chose a selection of fruits of that not only pair well with one another but the floral notes of the dish as well. For those flavors, we used lavender water and edible flowers. To find edible flowers, you will probably have to visit a specialty grocery store or an organic garden. Just make sure that if you get them from a garden that no pesticides were used. Lavender water is another ingredient that you will have to go to a specialty story for. You can also purchase it online.
We hope you try out our recipe for Flower’s Floral Fruit Salad! What other ways do you use edible flowers? We’d love to know! Leave a comment below or use the hashtag #GeekEats! Also be sure to check out Bambi tomorrow!
Bambi is Available on Blu-ray, DVD, Digital SD and On-Demand on 6/6!
*This is a Paid Promotion for Walt Disney Studios’ Bambi; We were also provided with an advanced copy of Bambi for research purposes. Images and title treatments were used with permission from the Walt Disney Company. All opinions are wholly our own. View our Disclosure Policy for more info.