Geneva Robertson-Dworet (“Captain Marvel”) and Lindsey Beer (“Chaos Walking”) have been hired to pen a new adaptation of the 1942 animated Disney classic “Bambi” for the studio.
Depth of Field (“The Farewell”) will produce which, like “The Lion King” and much of “The Jungle Book,” won’t be a live-action remake per se but rather a photorealistic CG animated affair.
The original film follows a young fawn named Bambi as he learns his place in the forest. With his two best friends, a rabbit named Thumper and a skunk named Flower, he comes of age as he faces the joys and heartache of growing up.
The film received three Oscar nominations, though is mostly remembered for the devastating sequence involving the death of Bambi’s mother (offscreen).
“Bambi” is less epic in scope and story than “The Lion King,” but Disney is reportedly not aiming “to shoehorn a larger narrative onto the classic tale”.
Source: Heat Vision