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Jan 24th 2020 at 12:38:50 PM

Looks like the classic animated film Bambi is next to get the live-action remake treatment. The news was first reported today from Hollywood Reporter. Geneva Robertson-Dworet and Lindsey Beer will be the writers for this remake. Apparently it will be in the style of "The Jungle Book" and "The Lion King".

Edited by brb1006 on Jan 24th 2020 at 4:44:10 AM

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Jan 24th 2020 at 12:42:28 PM

"Live action" huh tongue

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Jan 24th 2020 at 12:52:56 PM

Honestly, a Bambi remake isn't that bad an idea.

I know the recent Lion King remake had a lot of problems, but I think that's because it stuck too close to the original, which made the photorealistic style a bit jarring.

I always it would be interesting if you could do the entire film without dialogue, and just let the visuals speak for themselves. The original Bambi didn't have a lot of dialogue and you can make it feel like a documentary without any narration. It would avoid the blank-face syndrome that plagued everybody in the Lion King.

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Jan 24th 2020 at 1:05:12 PM

I really don't see the point in this. It would just be a nature documentary.

Edited by theLibrarian on Jan 24th 2020 at 3:05:29 AM

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Jan 24th 2020 at 1:51:31 PM

I wonder which celebrity might voice the adult versions of Bambi, Faline, Flower, and Thumper? Especially knowing that they got Beyonce and Donald Glover to voice Adult Simba and Adult Nala in the Lion King remake.

Edited by brb1006 on Jan 24th 2020 at 4:51:43 AM

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Jan 24th 2020 at 2:30:06 PM

[up] Isn't it obvious?

Jan 24th 2020 at 3:10:31 PM

I'm going to predict that Flower will get gender swapped.

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Jan 24th 2020 at 5:09:55 PM

Seriously!? You'd think with all the other companies they've devoured Disney would be able to come up with something new.

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Jan 24th 2020 at 7:26:50 PM

I'd rather they not get celebrity voices and instead just get quality voice actors...


[up] So true.

Edited by BrightLight on Jan 25th 2020 at 7:10:57 AM

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Jan 24th 2020 at 7:29:23 PM

Seriously!? You'd think with all the other companies they've devoured Disney would be able to come up with something new.

Yeah, I'm sure they'll get right on that just as soon as the remakes stop making over a billion dollars each.

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Jan 24th 2020 at 8:33:52 PM

Yeah, you want to blame anyone, blame the moviegoers.

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Jan 24th 2020 at 10:10:25 PM

[up] It's possible to do just that, but it's risky on most forum sites.


Anyhow, there's a simple compromise that Disney can do which remedies the situation: do a more faithful adaptation of Felix Salten's original work, with all of its Darker and Edgier lessons and plotlines.

Edited by BrightLight on Jan 25th 2020 at 7:14:28 AM

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Jan 24th 2020 at 10:39:52 PM

Yeah, no blame game here.

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Jan 24th 2020 at 11:35:35 PM

It's a symbiotic relationship, Disney is making these movies because audiences are going to them. It's rather similar to their policy on the Disney Vault, scarcity creates demand and the chance to see a new version of your favorite classic has become a license to print money. The movies that deviate the most tend, lacking those classic moments, to be less successful. I do think this habit will fall to a similar fate as the cheapquels, despite immediate monetary success it is slowly diminishing the brand. They can't make another live action Beauty and the Beast or The Lion King ten years from now and expect the same turnout.

Of course, Bambi is a lot less fresh in children's memories and doesn't have the same big musical set pieces. If it falls in the same trap as the blank faced Lion King remake I don't see it being anywhere near as successful.

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Jan 24th 2020 at 11:38:47 PM

I's definitively happening already, Dumbo didn't earn that much money.

They are running out of popular classics to adapt, eventually the nostalgia cap is gonna dry once they reach the obscure stuff.

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Jan 25th 2020 at 1:03:57 AM

Ny great uncle (David Hilberman-not blood relatives though) actually helped make the original, so I hope this one's good.

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Jan 25th 2020 at 1:23:44 AM

[up][up] Though how long before Frozen (2013) is old enough to get a nostalgic live action remake?

Edited by RavenWilder on Jan 25th 2020 at 1:26:57 AM

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Jan 25th 2020 at 1:26:30 AM

[up] Well Lilo & Stich is apparently getting a remake so around a decade I guess.

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Jan 25th 2020 at 5:09:19 AM

If they show Man, the movie's instantly ruined.

And they're most certainly going to show Man.

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Jan 25th 2020 at 8:28:52 AM

I'm still having trouble imagining a celebrity actor providing the voices of some of these characters.

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theLibrarian That all you got? from his own little world
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Jan 25th 2020 at 10:50:59 AM

Dumbo didn't make very much money and the Lion King was critically thrashed, so yeah, they may indeed be coming to the end on it.

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Jan 25th 2020 at 11:23:09 AM

Of course, Bambi is a lot less fresh in children's memories and doesn't have the same big musical set pieces.

Although early Disney movies are very musical in their own way, with the animation synced to the music and all. I wonder if they'll try to recreate that aspect…

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Jan 25th 2020 at 11:44:58 AM

[up] I'm curious on how the Ice Skating Scene will translate in the remake.

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