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Fantastic animation beautifully restored.,
By A Customer
This review is from: Bambi (Two-Disc Special Edition) [DVD] (DVD)
Bambi: the most beautifully drawn and well-told animation Disney has ever produced. Understandibly, Walt Disney himself was proud of this feature the most. The timeless themes of birth, survival, development into adulthood, love, death and Man's relationship with animals/ the environment are presented without pulling any punches. Set against the visually stunning backdrop of the four seasons in the forest, the extra material on the DVD gives a wonderful insight into the artistry of the animators and how much they achieved (all without computers). 'The Old Mill' (an animated short included on disc 2) is a gem, a masterclass in creating atmospheres and character in a very short space of time. The voices are perfect and although not supplied by superstars the characters are so believable and touching the animals really do appear to "speak". The orchestral and choral music swells and recedes in all the right places. Anyone watching this classic would have to have a stone for a heart not to be mesmerized and moved. Satisfying and very sincere.