After its last theatrical re-release on July 15, 1988, Bambi was released on home video on September 28, 1989. The film, once again, is presented without its original RKO Radio Pictures or a Buena Vista Distribution logo. In my opinion, I think it forgot the 1985 Walt Disney Pictures logo, but they did make the right decision to have no closed captions on the trailer for The Little Mermaid. There were two other films that were seen in theaters in 1988, but unlike Bambi, neither got a VHS in 1989: The Fox and the Hound and the latest film to date, Oliver & Company.

Bambi sold about 9.8 million copies during the 1989-1990 season. It was later withdrawn from sale as of April 30, 1990, just before The Little Mermaid was released on VHS.


Acknowledged by generations of moviegoers as one of the greatest Disney animated Classics ever produced. This extraordinary movie miracle is most fondly remembered as Walt Disney's favorite picture. The simple, heartwarming story of the newborn "prince of the forest" reflects the universal joy in us all as we discover the wonders of life and the beauty of nature. Each new revelation, along with Bambi's budding friendship with bashful Flower and fun-loving Thumper, elevate this beloved Classic to the status of Timeless Masterpiece.

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In Other Countries

Country of origin Release date
Japan November 19, 1993
Australia March 3, 1994
France March 3, 1994
United Kingdom March 7, 1994

Television broadcasts

Bambi premiered on the Disney Channel at 6:30 p.m. on February 3, 1991. It aired six more times on that channel through March 31, 1991.




Preceded by
Cinderella (1988 VHS)
Bambi (1989 VHS) Succeeded by
The Little Mermaid (1990 VHS)

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