I first saw Bambi as a child in a nitrate dye transfer print in its first re-issue. I recall very little about the grain structure or the concept of multi-plane animation from that screening. What I do recall was traumatization when "man entered the forest." After all these years, and having had the opportunity to view Bambi in newer 35mm dye transfer prints (occasionally frame by frame), as well as in 16mm dye transfer, the new DVD did not come to me as as great an artisitic shock as some of the earlier Disney animated "classics." Let me be very clear. The Disney organization has continually overused the term "classic" to point where it has lost its meaning. Every new Disney animated film is (out of the box) a "classic." That isn't the case here. Bambi is a true classic. Like Pinocchio and a few others, this is the Dusenberg of the Disney library. What really thrills me about this new DVD is that it is still an accurate representation of the original film. It has not been totally shorn of film grain. It still has a bit of "Disney dust" adhering to the original nitrate cells as photographed, and the slight imperfections and optical aberrations caused by the cells within the multi-plane system, raise a film of this type to true cinematographic art. I'll allow reviewers to go into the details of all the extras on this release, and there are many of them. To me the greatest extra, is the ability via the DVD step frame system, to closely examine rain falling from leaves on a frame by frame basis. Want to learn about the techniques and secrets of extremely high end classic animation. Get out your remote and watch a few scenes frame by frame. With its naturalistic color scheme intact, and an image that has not been sanitized to oblivion, Bambi is the best DVD yet released from the short list of true Disney Classics. It looks as it should, which is why this release comes extremely highly recommended. The folks at Disney have pulled back on the homogenization and digital cleaning factor, and should be congratulated.