It is clear that the Disney Company intends to remake the majority of its classic films. It’s only natural given the success of their remakes of Beauty and the Beast, The Lion King, and Aladdin.
Bambi is apparently next on the list. The company confirms this and plans to begin production soon. Although most people think it’s fantastic news and a fantastic way to make that classic story more appealing to today’s young viewers, some Disney fans believe it’s not a good idea to resurrect this wonderful story of a young deer and his friends.
Disney has already begun the development process by hiring Geneva Robertson-Dworet (Captain Marvel, Tomb Raider) and Lindsey Beer (Sierra Burgess Is a Loser, Chaos Walking) to write the script. The film will be produced by Depth of Field. There was no additional information revealed, such as a start or release date.
We do know that it will be made in the same style as Jon Favreau’s previous Disney films, The Jungle Book and The Lion King. As a result, the film is expected to use “envelope-pushing CG technology to create ground-breaking photo-realistic and immersive worlds of nature.”
The Jungle Book and The Lion King were both huge blockbusters for Disney, so the Bambi remake is very likely to be a success. However, while the company is making financial calculations and considering profit margins, some Disney fans are viewing this project emotionally.
There is a sizable proportion of Disney fans who are dissatisfied with the remake. And they all give the same reason.
The Original Story Of Bambi
Bambi, a Life in the Woods by Felix Salten, was the book that inspired the movie. It was published in 1923, and the main characters are Bambi, a rabbit called Thumper, and a skunk named Flower.