Bambi 2 [DVD]

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This product has passed our meticulous quality checks and is guaranteed to be in great condition. You can buy from us with confidence.A sequel to the 1942 Disney classic, Bambi, is laden with expectations since audiences are justifiably protective of this beloved tale abounding with enchantment and nostalgia. Rest assured: Bambi II rises to the

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This product has passed our meticulous quality checks and is guaranteed to be in great condition. You can buy from us with confidence.A sequel to the 1942 Disney classic, Bambi, is laden with expectations since audiences are justifiably protective of this beloved tale abounding with enchantment and nostalgia. Rest assured: Bambi II rises to the occasion, succeeding at every turn. Brian Pimental directs the 70-minute direct-to-video release, which seamlessly integrates the beauty, subtlety, and essence of the original film. The new tale is actually a “midquel” as it takes place in the middle of the original film’s story line, exploring Bambi’s coming-of-age challenges. The saga begins soon after Bambi’s mother has died–and for viewers who shudder at the thought of having to relive that traumatic movie experience, you won’t. With gentle inferences to her passing, Bambi (voiced by Alexander Gould, Finding Nemo) is left to the clumsy-though-well-meaning care of his father, the Great Prince (voiced by Patrick Stewart) who faces the difficult task of raising a son while silently mourning his own loss. Yet the weighty subject of death is soon overshadowed by the wonders of forest life. Through skillful storytelling, the film takes an early turn toward levity. After all, it’s spring and Bambi’s familiar friends, Thumper and Flower, are ready to play. Especially charming are the scenes where the forest animals give each other lessons in bravery and soon have a chance to test their mettle in scuffles with a newcomer to the mix, a blustering bully named Ronno (voiced by Anthony Ghannam). A strong soundtrack includes selections by Martina McBride, Michelle Lewis, Alison Krauss, and Anthony Callea. There is even a nostalgic nod to the original composer, Frank Churchill, with “Let’s Sing a Gay Little Spring Song.” The film’s strength, however, is in its well-crafted humor: simple one-liners and animated antics that refrain from 21st century trends to cloak inappropriate innuendoes and double entendres in G-rated clothing, hoping to pander to an adult audience. This is vintage Disney; it panders to no one yet pleases all–delightfully worth the wait. The DVD’s bonus material includes a “making-of” featurette, Bambi trivia, and a mini-tutorial with a Disney animator. (All ages) –Lynn Gibson

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JessicaBuns says:

Brilliant extension to the original classic I was trepidatious about seeing this as the original 1942 film has always been a favourite of mine, but I was reassured by watching the ‘making of’ documentary on the original Bambi DVD where they explained how carefully they tried to be faithful to the original. I was wowed by how well they succeeded – it’s almost like a sequence of the original that never made it into the theatrical version! The story is sharp and dynamic, and the animation continues in the original style instead of the…

Brightscales says:

Lovely A lovely sequel to one of Disney’s most loved, well known movie masterpieces. It shows a more detailed story of Bambi and his father, The Great Prince, as they get through the loss of Bambi’s mother together, and learn a great deal about each other along the way. Also one of the better Disney sequels made, not a disappointment or let-down to the original. I think it’s cool that we get to see Ronno as an adolescent. Not surprisingly, he is an arrogant bully, especially towards Bambi (and such a…

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