Bambi was announced for its 1997 VHS release on October 29, 1996, 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.

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
1 Green warning screens September 7, 1991
2 Walt Disney Company intro/Join Us for a Special Preview February 4, 1997
3 Sneak preview of Hercules November 27, 1996
4 Teaser trailer for George of the Jungle November 27, 1996
5 Walt Disney Company Coming to Video October 29, 1996
6 Video preview for The Hunchback of Notre Dame (Version 2) February 4, 1997
7 Trailer for Honey, We Shrunk Ourselves February 4, 1997
8 Something Exciting from Disney Interactive October 29, 1996
9 Promo for The Hunchback of Notre Dame CD-ROM games February 4, 1997
10 Stay Tuned After the Feature February 4, 1997
11 Feature Presentation October 29, 1996
12 Walt Disney Masterpiece Collection logo October 28, 1994
13 THX logo February 4, 1997
14 Bambi (restored version) October 21, 1996
15 Bambi: The Magic Behind the Masterpiece February 4, 1997

Advertised on:

  1. Toy Story (1996 VHS) (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 3, 1997
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

Bambi - 1997 VHS Trailer


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