Disney Begins Production on “Live-Action” ‘Bambi‘. The rumors are true! Disney has assigned Geneva Robertson-Dworet (Captain Marvel, Tomb Raider) and Lindsey Beer (Sierra Burgess Is a Loser, Chaos Walking) with penning the script for Disney’s next “live-action’ remake of Bambi. Chris and Paul Weitz and Andrew Miano are set to produce the remake.
The Bambi remake will be similarly styled to The Jungle Book and The Lion King, incorporating real film with CGI characters. Many fans hesitate to call this sort of film style “live-action”, since the primary characters are still technically animated, just with CGI technology vs.traditional paint and ink. Disney has been met with both praise and criticism from fans for its decision to keep producing “live-action remakes” of the Disney Classics. But with films such as Aladdin (2019) and The Lion King (2019) both reaching over $1 billion in the global box office, it is unlikely Disney will stop the trend any time in the near future.
For Disney Fans who may not be familiar with the 1942 Disney Classic, here is a film synopsis of Bambi: “In this Disney classic a young deer named Bambi joins his new friends, a rabbit named Thumper and a skunk named Flower, in exploring his forest home. As a boy, he learns from his doting mother and his father, The Great Prince of the Forest, that there are dangers in the open meadows where hunters can spot the animals, and he meets a beautiful young doe named Faline. As Bambi grows up, he learns that there is tragedy as well as beauty and joy in his forest world and on the path to adulthood.”
Are you excited to see a live-action Bambi? What do you think of the live-action remakes? What other Disney Classics do you want to see return to the big screen? We would love to hear your thoughts in the comments. Be sure to check back here at Chip and Company for all things Disney!
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