Disney Planning On Traumatising A New Generation With Live-Action Bambi Remake

by : Julia Banim on : 25 Jan 2020 14:28
Disney Planning On Traumatising A New Generation With Live-Action Bambi RemakeRKO Radio Pictures

There are many traumatising moments in classic Disney movies, from Mufasa’s murder in The Lion King to the bit in in The Fox and The Hound when Widow Tweed is forced to leave Tod in the woods.

But the most harrowing moment in Disney’s array of heart-rending animations has to be the part in Bambi where Bambi’s mother is shot by a hunter, moments after urging him to run for his life.


Nobody with a heart could fail to choke up at the sight of the young deer desperately calling for his mother, only to be met with a devastating silence. The dawning understanding in his huge eyes that nothing will ever be the same again is almost too much to bear.

BambiWalt Disney

So just imagine what this mournful scene would look like as a live-action feature film, with grief etched onto the face of a realistic young fawn.

This is what we are about to find out, so – not to panic you – you’re probably best building up your emotional resilience as of today.


As first reported by The Hollywood Reporter, Disney is bringing us a new live-action Bambi.

As with recent remakes The Jungle Book and The Lion King, Disney will be using a photorealistic style, creating animal characters that aren’t actually real but have been developed using CGI to startling effect.

BambiWalt Disney

As confirmed by Entertainment Weekly, the script will be penned by Geneva Robertson-Dworet (Captain Marvel) and Lindsey Beer (Chaos Walking).


Of course, although the mind is immediately drawn to that scene, there are plenty of enchanting moments to enjoy in Bambi, from the sweet fawn’s friendship with Thumper the rabbit to his burgeoning romance with beautiful young doe, Faline.

A release date for the live action remake of Bambi has yet to be given.

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Julia Banim

Jules studied English Literature with Creative Writing at Lancaster University before earning her masters in International Relations at Leiden University in The Netherlands (Hoi!). She then trained as a journalist through News Associates in Manchester. Jules has previously worked as a mental health blogger, copywriter and freelancer for various publications.

Topics: Film and TV, CGI, Disney


The Hollywood Reporter and 1 other
  1. The Hollywood Reporter

    Bambi Remake In The Works

  2. Entertainment Weekly

    Disney to traumatize a new generation with photorealistic Bambi remake