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Bambi was announced for its 1997 VHS release on October 29, 1996, (the same day the 1996 VHS of Toy Story was released) with the first tapes printed in December 1996. Restored for its 55th anniversary, this VHS of Bambi was released on February 4, 1997 and was only available in most stores for at least 55 days, until March 31, 1997.[2]

The VHS was the first Disney VHS release to be THX-certified.


Reflecting an age of innocence and a time of wonder, no film better captures the pure magic of Disney than "Bambi" -- the world's most endearing animated tale about the beauty of nature and the miracle of life. Nominated for three Academy Awards®*, this immortal blend of classic storytelling and unforgettable characters is most fondly remembered as Walt Disney's all-time favorite picture.' Fully restored to its original theatrical splendor, this digitally remastered video edition of "Bambi" can now take its place among your most cherished family keepsakes. Relive Disney's extraordinary movie masterpiece.

VHS Supplements

Video Creation date Announcer
1 Green warning screens (1991-1997) September 7, 1991
2 Walt Disney Company intro + Join Us
for a Special Preview Bumper (1997-2000)
February 4, 1997 Beau Weaver
3 Sneak preview of Hercules November 27, 1996 Mark Elliott
4 Teaser trailer for George of the Jungle November 27, 1996 Don LaFontaine
5 Walt Disney Company "Coming to Video" Bumper (1996-1997) October 29, 1996 Beau Weaver
6 Video preview for The Hunchback of Notre Dame (Version 2) February 4, 1997 Mark Elliott
7 Trailer for Honey, We Shrunk Ourselves February 4, 1997 Mark Elliott
8 Disney Interactive Bumper (1996-1997) October 29, 1996 Beau Weaver
9 Promo for The Hunchback of Notre Dame CD-ROM games February 4, 1997 Eric Gordon
10 Stay Tuned After the Feature (Bambi) February 4, 1997 Beau Weaver
11 "Feature Presentation" (1992-1999) October 29, 1996 Beau Weaver
12 Walt Disney Masterpiece Collection logo (1994-1999) October 28, 1994
13 THX logo (1995-2005) February 4, 1997
14 Bambi (restored version) October 21, 1996
15 Bambi: The Magic Behind the Masterpiece February 4, 1997 Corey Burton

Advertised on:

  1. Toy Story (October 29, 1996)
  2. D3: The Mighty Ducks (January 21, 1997)
  3. Walt Disney Film Classics: The Hayley Mills Collection (February 4, 1997)

In Other Countries

Country of origin Release date
United Kingdom March 1998
South Korea May 22, 1998
Japan March 19, 1999

Television broadcasts

While the video was discontinuing, Bambi aired on the Disney Channel in this format from January 31 to April 27, 1998.




Bambi - 1997 VHS Trailer