Second Screen is exactly that, an additional interactive platform that provides supplemental content that is synchronized to the actual presentation of the film. Two such platforms are currently available, either an Apple iPad or a laptop computer. Second Screen comes to the iPad by way of a free application downloaded via the App Store. For the Mac or PC, it is a Flash-based interface streamed through Disney's web site. While the PC version works well, one has to feel that Second Screen was designed very specifically with the iPad in mind; it takes full advantage of the portability of that device and its exceptionally responsive capacitive touch interface. Navigating it with a mouse or touchpad feels distinctly clunky in comparison. Another advantage to the iPad version is that, once downloaded, the Second Screen content does not require an Internet connection to operate.
As to the Bambi disc itself, the high definition presentation serves the film well; picture and sound are top drawer and a pleasure to behold. Beyond the Second Screen feature, there is little new in the way of special features that have not already been included on the previous Platinum Edition. There is an "enhanced edition" of the Inside Walt's Story Meetings from the prior set, two additional deleted scenes, a rendition of the deleted song "Twitterpated" and the family-friendly Disney's Big Book of Knowledge: Bambi Edition. Not migrated from the Platinum Edition were Disney Time Capsule: 1942 and a feature on the first DVD restoration process.
As always, a high definition version of a Disney animated classic is a welcome addition to a home entertainment library. The Disney Second Screen proves to be very enticing and delicious icing on the cake. If you are an iPad owner, it is an especially fortuitous and engaging experience.