Live-Action Bambi May Be In The Works By Disney. What started as a joke on SNL in 2015 may now be turned into a reality. If you didn’t see the iconic and hilarious mock-trailer for a live-action Bambi from Saturday Night Live starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, I highly suggest watching it on YouTube after reading this article.
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.”
For now, the film is nearly in the concept stage and has not been assigned a director, writer, or theatrical release date. If the film does not make it to the big screen we could still see a live-action Bambi come to Disney+, the new streaming service for all things Disney launching November 12, 2019. If the film comes to fruition, Bambi will likely be styled similarly to The Lion King (2019) or Lady and the Tramp (2019) coming to Disney+.
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