Get ready to shed some tears because The Walt Disney Company is planning to create a new version of the classic movie Bambi. Even if you haven’t seen the original film, you probably know about the main character, a young and innocent deer who grows up in a world that is both beautiful and challenging. Bambi, released in 1942, was a highly regarded film and earned an Oscar nomination. It is one of many beloved animated movies from Disney, following a string of successful releases including Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Pinocchio, Fantasia, The Reluctant Dragon, and Dumbo.
While there may be debates about whether a live-action remake of Bambi, which lacks human characters, can truly be called a live-action remake, it’s not surprising that Disney is taking on this project. The company has been remaking its animated classics in live-action form for some time now. Recent examples include Peter Pan and Wendy and The Little Mermaid. This trend is set to continue with upcoming live-action reimaginings of films like Moana, Lilo & Stitch, The Aristocats, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, and even the original Disney film, Snow White and the Seven Dwarves.
As of now, not much information has been released about the live-action Bambi remake since its announcement in January 2020. However, in June 2023, it was revealed that an Academy Award-winning filmmaker has been chosen to direct the film. Unfortunately, specific details about the director, writers, plot, and other aspects of the project have not been disclosed yet. As more information becomes available, it will provide a clearer picture of what to expect from the live-action adaptation of this beloved animated classic.
When is the Live-Action Bambi Remake Coming Out ?
The release date for the live-action Bambi remake has not been announced by The Walt Disney Company yet. The pre-production process has recently started, and casting has not begun. It will require patience to see Bambi, Thumper, Flower, and the other animal friends back on the screen. The film is unlikely to be released until 2025 or 2026 at the earliest, with a Spring release being the most suitable. Disney has already scheduled dates in March and April for those years, so the movie could potentially be released on one of those dates.
Where can you watch Bambi Remake ?
One aspect that remains uncertain about the live-action Bambi remake is its distribution, whether it will be released in theaters or through a streaming platform. Disney has employed both strategies for their previous remakes. Although these remakes have often received mixed reviews, they have generally achieved significant success at the box office. The Little Mermaid, for example, performed well in theaters, although it did not meet expectations in international markets. The Lion King remake, on the other hand, stands as the ninth highest-grossing film of all time. The decision on how the live-action Bambi remake will be released is yet to be announced by Disney.
Disney has released some of its live-action movies on Disney+ with good results, such as Lady and the Tramp and Peter Pan and Wendy. It is highly likely that the Bambi remake will also be available on Disney+ at some point, but it’s unclear when that will happen. It’s hard to say if Bambi will be shown in theaters or go straight to Disney+. Bambi is a well-known movie, but it may not be popular enough today to have a big theatrical release.
Who is making Bambi Remake
Disney’s live-action Bambi remake, announced in June 2023, will be directed by Sarah Polley, known for her Academy Award-winning screenplay for Women Talking. Polley has an impressive filmography including Away from Her, Take This Waltz, and Stories We Tell. The writing team includes Geneva Robertson-Dworet (Captain Marvel), Lindsey Beer (Sierra Burgess Is a Loser), Micah Fizerman-Blue (A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood), and Noah Harpster (Maleficent: Mistress of Evil). The remake is expected to have a more musical focus, with Grammy-winning musician Kacey Musgraves involved in creating songs and music. Producing the film is Chris Weitz (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story), Paul Weitz (Fatherhood), and Andrew Miano (The Farewell) through their production company Depth of Field.
Is there a Trailer for Bambi Remake ?
As filming for Bambi has not started yet, there is no footage available to create a trailer. We will have to wait until the film is further along in the pre-production phase to see what Bambi and the other characters will look like in live-action.