Disney Making a Live-Action Bambi Movie

Written by: Chae’ Jones – January 28th, 2020 7:12pm PT

Disney’s newest live action is one that will forever touch everyone.

The 1942 animated series Bambi will be next up for a remake, according to Variety.

Bambi – 1942

Ever since Alice in Wonderland in 2010, Disney’s strategy of remaking its animated classics as  live-action films has been highly lucrative, grossing over $8.2 billion worldwide, and the studio shows no signs of stopping the momentum. This year will feature Mulan from director Niki Caro, and the 101 Dalmatians prequel Cruella with Emma Stone is set to debut in May 2021. Director Rob Marshall is mounting a live-action version of The Little Mermaid, with Melissa McCarthy, Javier Bardem, and Halle Bailey.

Credit: Disney

The film will employ the same photo-realistic CGI used on Disney’s remakes of “The Jungle Book” and “The Lion King” to tell the story of the titular fawn who befriends a rabbit and skunk before coping with the death of his mother at the hands of a hunter.

Cruella. Credit: Disney

Screenwriters Geneva Robertson-Dworet (Captain Marvel) and Lindsey Beer (Sierra Burgess Is a Loser) will write the screenplay, with Chris and Paul Weitz’s Depth of Field producing.

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About The Author:

Chae’ Jones is an actress, host, and writer in Los Angeles. She currently hosts Disney News Weekly on Popcorn Talk.

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