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Bambi II Bounds Onto Blu-ray

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.

Press Release from Walt Disney Studios

BURBANK, Calif., May 20, 2011 – 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. Available for the first time in Blu-ray high-definition, this touching sequel to Walt Disney's original animated classic Bambi is finally releasing from the Disney vault on August 23, 2011 and will be available for a limited time.

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. Perfect for the whole family to enjoy, this collectible release was packaged to include a variety of special bonus features including a new deleted song, interactive games, behind-the-scenes featurettes, and more.

Bambi II will be available for purchase as a 2-Disc Blu-ray + DVD Combo Pack for the suggested retail price of $39.99/$46.99   Canada, a 1-Disc DVD for $29.99 U.S./$35.99 Canada, a High Definition Movie Download for $39.99 U.S./46.99 Canada and/or a Standard Definition Movie Download for $29.99 U.S./$35.99 Canada. For more information on this release, please visit www.Disney.com/Bambi2.

Bonus Features:

Blu-ray and DVD Combo Packo All-New! Friend Owl's Forest Fun Games – three Interactive learning games

o All-New! Deleted Song – "Sing the Day"

o Thumper's Hurry Scurry – an interactive game

o Disney Sketch Pad: Learn to Draw Thumper – a tutorial on how to draw Thumper

o Bambi II – The Legacy Continues – a featurette about the history behind Bambi II

o Bambi's Trivia Tracks – pop-up text that reveals fun facts about the movie

Movie Download

o New! Deleted Song – "Sing the Day"

o Disney Sketch Pad: Learn to Draw Thumper – a tutorial on how to draw Thumper

o Bambi II – The Legacy Continues – a featurette about the history behind Bambi II

Social Media:

Those who want to stay connected with what's happening with the upcoming release of Bambi IIare encouraged to:

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Bambi Voice Talent:

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.

Bambi II Synopsis

Bambi, one of the silver screen's most cherished characters, makes his triumphant return. The eagerly awaited next chapter of Bambi's unforgettable story continues for a whole new generation in a film that's sure to delight your entire family. Join Bambi as he reunites with his father, the Great Prince, who must now raise the young fawn and teach him the ways of the forest. But in the adventure of a lifetime, the proud parent discovers that there is much that he can learn from his spirited young son. Thumper, Flower, Owl, and your favorite characters return – and you'll meet some wonderful new friends – as Bambi's magnificent legacy continues.  Illustrated in the breathtaking animation style of the original classic and bursting with new songs, Bambi II is truly a wonder to behold.

Disc Specifications:

STREET DATE: August 23, 2011

Feature run time: 72 minutesRated: G (Bonus Material Not Rated)Aspect Ratio: Blu-ray = 1080p High Definition/1:78:1 DVD = Widescreen/1.78:1/Enhanced for 16x9 TelevisionsAudio: Blu-ray = English 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio, French and Spanish 5.1 Dolby DigitalDVD = English, French and Spanish 5.1 Dolby DigitalSubtitles: English SDH, French and SpanishSuggested Retail Prices: 2-Disc Blu-ray + DVD Combo Pack = $39.99/$46.99  Canada 1-Disc DVD = $29.99 U.S./$35.99 Canada High Definition Movie Download = $39.99 U.S./46.99 CanadaStandard Definition Movie Download = $29.99 U.S./$35.99 Canada

About Disney Combo Packs:To provide consumers with unprecedented quality, value and portability of their favorite Disney films, in 2008 WDSHE pioneered the Combo Pack – a Blu-ray Disc plus a DVD and in some cases a Digital copy of the movie in a single package. Current Disney films available in market as Combo Packs include Tangled, Sharpay's Fabulous Adventure, Beverly Hills Chihuahua, Bambi Diamond Edition, Santa Paws and Beauty and the Beast.

About Walt Disney Studios:For more than 85 years, The Walt Disney Studios has been the foundation on which The Walt Disney Company (DIS: NYSE) was built. Today, the Studio brings quality movies, music and stage plays to consumers throughout the world. Feature films are released under four banners: Walt Disney Pictures, which includes Walt Disney Animation Studios and Pixar Animation Studios, Disneynature, Touchstone Pictures and Marvel. Through the Home Entertainment division, innovative distribution methods provide access to creative content across multiple platforms. Original music and motion picture soundtracks are produced under Walt Disney Records and Hollywood Records, while Disney Theatrical Group produces and licenses live events, including Broadway theatrical productions, Disney on Ice and Disney LIVE!. For more information, please visit www.disney.com.

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