Bambi was announced for its 1997 VHS release on October 21, 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 February 4, 1997
3 Sneak preview of Hercules February 4, 1997
4 Teaser trailer for George of the Jungle February 4, 1997
5 Video preview for The Hunchback of Notre Dame (Version 2) February 4, 1997
6 Trailer for Honey, We Shrunk Ourselves October 29, 1996
7 Promo for The Hunchback of Notre Dame CD-ROM games February 4, 1997
8 Feature Presentation October 29, 1996
9 Walt Disney Masterpiece Collection logo October 28, 1994
10 THX logo February 4, 1997
11 Bambi (restored version) October 21, 1996
12 Bambi: The Magic Behind the Masterpiece February 4, 1997

Advertised on:

  1. Toy Story (1996 VHS)
  2. D3: The Mighty Ducks (VHS)
  3. Walt Disney Film Classics: The Hayley Mills Collection

In Other Countries

Country of origin Release date
Australia March 13, 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.



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