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Bambi returns in February

By M&C News Jan 22, 2006, 22:14 GMT

Walt Disney Home Entertainment has announced the return of one of its most beloved creations when it releases Bambi II, the majestic animated sequel to one of Disney’s immortal classics, on Feb.7th with a suggested retail price of $29.99.

Meticulously crafted over four years, Bambi II captures the beauty, emotion, warmth and humor of the original 1942 film. The sweeping adventure stars Bambi, Thumper and Flower. The film also introduces Bambi’s father – The Great Prince, in an enchanting story for the entire family.

The film is described as a heartwarming, coming of age story of a son’s courage and a father’s love. Following the tragic loss of his mother, the young fawn reunites with his father, The Great Prince (voiced by Patrick Stewart), who must now teach Bambi (voiced by Alexander Gould) the ways of the forest. Their adventure together helps them overcome their initially awkward relationship and allows father and son to discover in each other something neither expected: family.

Also joining the forest beloved cast of characters in Bambi II are Thumper’s rambunctious sisters, and Bambi’s rival, Ronno. The film also embraces Disney’s heritage with captivating new songs performed by Martina McBride, Alison Krauss, and new talent Anthony Callea.

Bambi II main menu screen

In a tribute to the 70th anniversary of Walt Disney’s inception of his animated classic, Bambi, Walt Disney Home Entertainment will place Bambi II under moratorium just 70 days after its street date. This means audiences will have ten short weeks to purchase the film before it is removed from the shelves and placed in Disney’s vault.

The DVD will also come with lots of bonus materials including:
“The Legacy Continues” – a featurette on the making of the film
Games and activities  including “Thumper’s Hurry and Scurry,” “Bambi Trivia Tracks,” “Disney Sketch Pad,” and DVD-ROM “Disney Sketch Pad” printables – where Disney animator Andreas Deja teaches you how to draw Thumper.

Bambi II special features screen

Bambi II is available for pre-order at Amazon. As of yet, there is not a release date for the UK. Visit the DVD’s database for more information.

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