by Mitch Kokai
Senior Political Analyst, John Locke Foundation
Another classic cartoon character is set to be overhauled to fit the modern “woke” times with the tale of Disney’s beloved deer Bambi next up on the chopping block.
In the new and improved version, a critical plot element, the death of the young Bambi’s beloved mother who is shot and killed by a human hunter, could be left out so as to not risk offending the delicate sensitivities of modern audiences.
Writer Lindsey Anderson Beer who is working on the script for the live-action remake of the 1942 big-screen animated film said that today’s more “sensitive” generation could have difficulty dealing with that particular element of the original and suggested that it could be scrapped.
“Not to spoil the plot, but there’s a treatment of the mom dying that I think some kids, some parents these days are more sensitive about than they were in the past,” she told entertainment website Collider in a recent interview.
“I do think there is a way to update Bambi and our take on it was… did give a little bit more of a scope to it,” she said. “And I just think that to be able to bring it to life for kids these days in a way that maybe they relate to a little bit more would be of service to the original.”
Movie fans who have already seen Disney desecrate other classics like “Snow White” and “The Little Mermaid” with rebooted versions that are more compatible with left-wing cultural dominance took to X, formerly Twitter, to express their disapproval of tampering with the original, which has entertained generations of kids for over 80 years.
“The original movie, released in 1942, told the story of 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, Bambi comes of age as he faces the joys and heartache — cue the loss of a parent — of growing up,” according to The Hollywood Reporter, which first reported on the remake in 2020.