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Bambi Movie Review

Now available on Blu-ray and DVD (Buy on Amazon)

Talk about dated. Disney’s classic Bambi—you know, that movie you remembering crying over as a child because the mom gets killed—is back for an Anniversary Edition Blu-ray and for the first time available in digital format. If you’re thinking about revisiting your childhood, however, think again.

While the 1942 film’s animation is still beautiful and visually stimulating in a way that defies the fact it’s 75 years old—the Blu-ray makes certain to demonstrate this—Bambi is, shockingly, sort of a nothing film. Animals run around and do animal things, but there’s literally no plot. No memorable music. Only one memorable worthwhile moment—and you know what I mean there.

Think—do you remember anything else about Bambi? Anything at all?

That’s because nothing happens.

If anything, Bambi is for very little children—if you’re ready to explain to those very little children that parents die. Sometimes in horrible, horrible ways. Pass.

Bambi isn’t without redeeming value, but this movie is the timeless classic you remember it to be.

The Blu-ray includes recordings from Walt Disney, deleted scenes, featurettes and a few other things.

Review by Erik Samdahl unless otherwise indicated.

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