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Bambi is Getting a Horror Makeover

The Disney classic Bambi is getting a horror movie spin with the character now in the public domain
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A picture from the 1942 movie Bambi. The picture shows the titular Bambi who is a deer and its friend Thumper, a rabbit.

In January 2022 a number of Disney characters entered the public domain. As a result, creatives in the movie industry have a whole new avenue of stories to explore, reimagined classic stories. Director Scott Jeffrey will take a stab at doing just that with the freshly announced Bambi: The Reckoning.

Very little is known about the movie at this time, it is scheduled to go into production in January 2023. In an interview with Dread Central Jeffrey shared a couple of nuggets of information:

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The film will be an incredibly dark retelling of the 1928 story we all know and love. Finding inspiration from the design used in Netflix’s The Ritual, Bambi will be a vicious killing machine that lurks in the wilderness. Prepare for Bambi on rabies!
-Scott Jeffery via Dread Central

If you feel like you've heard all this before it's because you sort of have. In May it was announced that a dark and twisted version of Winnie the Pooh was coming out. Jagged Edge Productions is behind both movies. Something tells me this is a trend they will continue as more and more Disney characters become available to use free and clear. Wait until 2024 when Mickey is up for grabs...

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