Reboots, Revivals and Sequels have become the tradition of the decade. Disney has been sort of a leader of it. Reimagining many classic tales and giving it a live action treatment such as Cinderella, Beauty and the Beast, The Lion King and Dumbo. Now following the suit would be the fan favourite and much adored Bambi.
Bambi was a 1942 American animated film directed by David Hand (supervising a team of sequence directors), produced by Walt Disney and based on the 1923 book Bambi, a Life in the Woods by Austrian author Felix Salten.
From a business point of view these live actions have been working wonders for Disney with each movie doing well and better than the others. Remakes of The Lion King and Aladdin each grossed over $1 billion at the box office in 2019.
The two writers which have been hired to write the script are Geneva Robertson-Dworet, known for Captain Marvel and Tomb Raider, and Lindsey Beer known for Sierra Burgess Is a Loser and Chaos Walking.
The source confirmed that Disney won’t try to shoehorn a larger story into the movie. It will try to maintain its authentic feel as far as possible.
Right now Disney is gearing towards the release of another live action Mulan. As far as the treatment of that movie is concerned it has been announced that it will focus more on the action and scope than the humour or music. Disney will try to shed the image that its titular heroines have gained over the years, it began its shift towards this intention with Belle (giving it a more feminist approach rather than sticking with the conventional typecast) played by Emma Watson in Beauty and the Beast. Mulan will release on 27th March.
Fans are elated by the news and can’t wait to see the live action form of their favourite Bambi.