One of the most beloved and defining animated films, BAMBI, gets a pristine new home release celebrating its 75th anniversary.

I felt like a rabbit thumping my foot with joy when I was invited to The Walt Disney Studios in Burbank for a special event.

After exploring Walt’s office -what felt like traveling back in time- members of the press had the chance to speak with Paul Felix, Visual Developmental Artist at WDAS, and the only two living members of the voice cast, Donald “Donnie” Dunagan (young voice of “Bambi”) and Peter Behn (young voice of “Thumper”).

Both performers shared incredibly rich and heartwarming stories about their voice-acting experience many decades ago, but also their current interactions with fans from all over the world.

Take a look below at our exclusive photos from the event, and a brief video I did in Spanish.

BAMBI is available now on Digital HD and Disney Movies Anywhere, Blu-ray™, DVD and On-Demand.


THE BAMBI EFFECT – “Bambi” was full of innovations for its time. Let’s take a look at how those past innovations affected future Disney animated titles all the way up to today.

STUDIO STORIES: “BAMBI” – Recordings of Walt Disney. Listen in on intimate moments where he discusses the challenges, pitfalls and triumphs during the production of “Bambi.”

DELETED SCENE: BAMBI’S ICE AND SNOW – Bambi coaxes Thumper and his brothers and sisters to come play on the ice during the first snow.

DELETED SCENE: THE GRASSHOPPER – A grasshopper confronts Bambi and Thumper and finds himself in quite a predicament.

BAMBI FAWN FACTS – Think you know everything there is to know about Bambi and his forest companions? Well, it’s time to discover some fun real-life facts about the creatures that live in the forest he calls home.


CELEBRATING TYRUS WONG (DIGITAL EXCLUSIVE) – A heartfelt look at the man who played a key role in the success of “Bambi.” Much like Mary Blair and Eyvind Earle, Tyrus Wong had a unique signature style all to his own. The soft water-colored backgrounds and beautiful palettes in “Bambi” were inspired by Tyrus’ concept art paintings.

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