I knew that sooner or later that Disney was going to make a live action Bambi movie at some point, but I didn’t know it was going to be this soon. THR has reported that the next Disney classic to receive the live-action treatment will be BAMBI, the 1942 film which told the story of a young fawn named Bambi who learned his place in the forest alongside his two best friends, Thumper the rabbit and Flower the skunk, following the death of his mother.
Disney also found their writers for the project and that is Geneva Robertson Dwost (Captain Marvel) and Lindsey Beer and (CHAOS WALKING) with handling the script. THR has heard that Disney is looking to employ the same cutting-edge CG technology used for both THE JUNGLE BOOK and THE LION KING for the BAMBI remake. THR also states that Disney isn’t looking to force a more epic story into BAMBI, which is on the shorter side as the original only runs 70 minutes. So, it’s best to prepare yourself to experience the heart-wrenching death of Bambi’s mother all over again, this time in photo-realistic CG.
I’m going to be honest with you and I know that this might make me sound like an asshole, but I never cried when Bambi’s mother died in the movie. In matter of fact even as a kid who owned the movie I found the movie boring and even when I tried watching it later on in life the movie doesn’t stand with me as one of my favorite Disney movies. I also have 0 interest in seeing a live action Bambi movie and watching all of the same things being played out.