Retelling Bambi is causing an uproar
Newsweek is reporting that talk of remaking Banbi as a live-action movie has fans in Virginia and across the US asking the same question. "What has happened to creativity in Hollywood"? Even in the music industry sampling of hits from decades past has overtaken artist creating their own songs. The New York Post said that fans of the 1940 tale of the little deer have sparked a lot of anger.
Bambi is literally a universally-understood story," posted The Abbey Roadie. "It's a coming of age tale told with animals in a timeless forest, full of moments of joy, loss, danger, and love - all facets of not only the human experience, but of life itself. There is zero need to 'modernize' it!" (Newsweek)
Americans don't want Bambi to be touched
Both Dumbo and The Little Mermaid were rebooted and many older fans who grew up watching the originals were not pleased. Bambi is a true classic and stands alone as and should not be tampered with is the sentiment from Southwest Virginia fans Dreyann Bolden and Tyre Thomas.
"How exactly do you 'modernize' something that took place in the middle of the forest," wrote JWCartoonist on X, "There was nothing about Bambi's original story that screamed 'this was made in the 40s.'"
Other comments included the following
It's a film that is legitimately timeless and can't be modernized because there's nothing about it that's been made irrelevant or outdated."
"They'll make the hunter an evil White man, Bambi's mom will be a message about incel rage and Bambi will also be black," wrote @NintendoFan729
Newsweek had a poll conducted where half of the respondents wanted Disney to update older films and half said the media giant needs to bring forth new films and leave those like Bambi alone. MSN said Dinsey remakes have continually let audiences down and agree with the sentiment that new movies should be made.
More Virginians speak out
12-year-old Jaylan Grayson of Roanoke said that live-action versions are boring and don't entertain like cartoons. Beth Jones a Baby Boomer from Botetourt County said the cancel culture has the movie industry trying to make everything politically correct. She believes older films like Bambi even those found offensive should be left as they are for the sake of history and Disney needs some new creative juices.
Kylesha Prescott of Southwest Roanoke said the cartoon version was traumatizing to her as a child so she would not watch a live-action version where a real deer is used when Bambi's mother dies. She added, "No absolutely not-don't do it." According to The Mary Sue Disney is not going to add the controversial scene.
These were but a few Virginia residents who gave their opinion but based on the many articles online on the subject the rest of America is also saying to Disney "Don't touch this."