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‘Bambi' Special Edition Due Next Year

30 Aug, 2004 By: Erik Gruenwedel

Billed as a pre-Easter gift, Buena Vista Home Entertainment March 1, 2005, will release a two-disc Bambi - Special Edition DVD gift set at $29.99. Orders are due Jan. 18, 2005.

The digitally remastered 1942 animated classic, which includes detailed frame-by-frame restoration of Walt Disney's first all-animal cast, includes a plethora of bonus materials, such as “Walt's Annotated Bambi,” a look back at Disney's creation of the original film; never-before-seen sequences; an interactive Forest Adventure Game; and a Bambi II Sneak Peek, with Patrick Stewart previewing the future theatrical release.

Other extras include “Disneypedia,” a featurette about real-life animals; “Disney Time Capsule,” a 1942 overview of where the world was when Bambi was first released; “Thumper's Storytime,” an all-new story based on the Golden Book classic; “The Bambi Legacy,” showcasing original story concepts, music and production materials and a music video.

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