In case you missed it, Disney is already planning a live-action remake of the classic animated film Bambi. This means that the new movie will have the same look and feel as the previously released reboot of The Lion King. However, it seems like fans aren't so happy with the prospect of having to watch Bambi's mother get shot all over again.
In the most traumatic scene in Bambi, the young fawn and his mother are discovered by the hunter simply referred to as "Man." During the encounter, Bambi's mom is shot by "Man", leaving the frightened fawn alone in the woods. Luckily, he is soon found by the Great Prince, the deer that is later revealed to be his father.
First of all, the death of Bambi's mother happens off-screen in the 1942 movie. However, that doesn't take away the trauma that most children experienced while watching an animated film. Not surprisingly, people are now worried that the shooting will happen all over again in the Bambi remake and could show up in the new movie.
You don't feel the full impact of the hunter shooting Bambi's mom in traditional animation. Needs to be brutally, graphically realistic. If chunks of venison don't appear to hit the camera's lens, why even do the movie?— Lon Harris (@Lons) January 24, 2020
hell yea every kid just wants to see bambi's mom get shot to death with painstakingly accurate CGI https://t.co/ftlxSSGuq1— Jeremy Kaplowitz (@jeremysmiles) January 24, 2020
We’re gonna have to see Bambi’s mom be a lifeless corpse in CGI— Joshua Toback #RIP8x24 ?? (@JTVoiceActor) January 25, 2020
And that’s before she gets shot https://t.co/okHb4gmWcG
Disney: You know how you love Bambi?— Connor Stone (@connorstonehere) January 25, 2020
Disney: How would you like to see Bambi's mom have her brains blown out in lifelike CGI?
People: Holy fuck dude. No.
Disney: We will animate every little piece of dismembered skull. We have the technology.
Some were simply concerned that Bambi might not be able to properly express the devastation because he will look like an actual fawn.
can't wait to watch live action bambi and this is the face he makes when his mom dies pic.twitter.com/F4kh5CI5Th— Louby ? (@loudrawsstuff) January 25, 2020
Man I'm ready to see Bambi's mom getting brutally shot in lifelike CG as it cuts to completely stone-cold deer faces punctuating the whole thing https://t.co/AIShRxUjQh— 『らせん』 ?????? (@Screvvy) January 24, 2020
no one:— Jane C.S. (@butterbiskitt) January 25, 2020
live-action remake bambi when his mom dies: pic.twitter.com/SpyDq1mK56
There are several reasons why people are not exactly excited about the Bambi remake. In addition to a possibly gory recreation of a deer's death, most of the story would not translate well in live-action. Personally, I don't think the whole "twitterpating" sequence will have the same effect if you don't get to see Thumper wrinkling his nose.
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