In its first week of availability, Walt Disney Pictures’ Bambi II sold over 2.6 million units on DVD in North America, it was announced today by Bob Chapek, President of Buena Vista Home Entertainment. The sequel to Bambi, the 1942 Academy Award® nominated family film, Bambi II is on track to become another Disney animated treasure.
“‘Bambi II’ continues the legacy that Walt began many decades ago and we are thrilled that consumers across the country have become enamored by ‘Bambi II’ in such a wonderful way,” said Chapek. “Our research indicated that consumers were very excited about this film. But, no amount of research could have ever predicted this type of overwhelming response. As a result, we are working diligently to keep retail stores in stock given the huge consumer demand.”
In tribute to the 70th anniversary of Walt Disney’s inception of his animated classic, Bambi, Walt Disney Home Entertainment will place the extraordinary, must-own Disney DVD Bambi II under moratorium just 70 days after its street date.
“The success of ‘Bambi II’ is very exciting,” said Sharon Morrill, President of DisneyToon Studios. “Director Brian Pimental and his amazing group of artists deserve enormous credit for bringing this beautiful film to life.”
Produced by DisneyToon Studios, Bambi II is the heartwarming story of a son’s courage and a father’s love. The continuing story finds the young fawn reunited with his father, The Great Prince (voice by Patrick Stewart), who must now teach Bambi (voiced by Finding Nemo’s Alexander Gould) the ways of the forest. Their adventure together helps them overcome their initial awkward relationship, and allows father and son to discover in each other something neither expected: family.
DVD bonus materials include “The Legacy Continues” Featurette on the making of the film; and games and activities including “Thumper’s Hurry and Scurry,” “Bambi Trivia Tracks,” “Disney Sketch Pad,” and DVD-ROM “Disney Sketch Pad” printables, where Disney animator Andreas Dejas teaches you how to draw Thumper.