One of Disney’s most endearing characters returns to the screen after 64 years, and he’s brought with him pals Thumper, Flower and a host of woodland characters fans recall from the 1942 classic feature. Directed by Brian Pimental (writer on A Goofy Movie, Aladdin and Beauty and the Beast), the direct-to-DVD sequel Bambi II is now available for a limited time before it goes into the Disney vault for safe keeping.
Produced by the endangered DisneyToon Studios, the 2D feature followup has Bambi reunited with his father (voiced by Patrick Stewart), who must raise the young deer and teach him to be a Great Prince of the Forest like himself. Reconnecting with sweet doe Faline, Bambi finds himself challenged by a young buck with budding horns and faces even greater obstacles as he learns the ways of the forest.
Extra features include Bambi Trivia Tracks, Thumper’s Hurry & Scurry games and a featurette on the making of the film titled The Legacy Continues. The DVD retails for $29.99.
Also hitting shelves today is a pair of Warner Bros. Animation superhero productions. The Batman: The Complete First Season offers 13 episodes of the Cartoon Network and Kids WB series on two discs complete with interactive challenges and featurettes on the new look and direction of the show. Meanwhile, the first season of Teen Titans also gets a two-disc, 13-episode release with behind-the-scenes featurettes, Puffy Ami Yumi music videos, Easter eggs and interactive features. The Warner Home video releases each list for $19.98.