Disney buffs know the emotional journey of orphaned deer Bambi – and it’s about to get a little more real.
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The 1942 animated film named for the character is getting the live-action treatment, according to Variety. The classic story handles some of life’s purest struggles, like coping with death and finding romance.
The same photo-realistic CGI will be used to develop the film as other animal-centered Disney remakes such as “The Jungle Book” and “The Lion King.”
Disney has seen raked in $8.2 billion with live-action filmmaking since the premiere of “Alice in Wonderland” in 2010. In 2019, “The Lion King” grossed $1.3 billion within the first few weeks of release, according to Vanity Fair, making it Disney’s highest-grossing animated movie.
Disney is also giving a more realistic spin to other classics like “Mulan” and the prequel to “101 Dalmations” which are slated to debut in 2021. Other planned remakes include “Pinocchio,” “The Little Mermaid” and “Hunchback of Notre Dame.”