Later this year, the Disney animated classic Bambi will celebrate its 75th anniversary. Ahead of that milestone, Disney and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will host a special screening of the film on May 15th, 2017. The event will also include a panel discussion led by famed critic and film historian Leonard Maltin featuring Donnie Dunagan (voice of young Bambi), Peter Behn (voice of young Thumper), Andreas Deja (Disney Legend, Animator) and Paul Felix (Production Designer at Walt Disney Animation Studios). There will also be a tribute to Bambi artist Tyrus Wong, who passed away last year at age 106.
The screening will be held at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater on 8949 Wilshire Blvd. in Beverly Hills on May 15th at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are now available on the Academy’s website. Additionally, Disney has just announced that Bambi will be getting a Walt Disney Signature Collection release on May 23rd.