The release date for the 1942 Disney classic "Bambi" has not yet been announced, but a producer of the film told Collider that significant changes will be made to the plot to change how the death of Bambi's mother is portrayed in the movie.
Screenwriter Lindsey Anderson Beer told the publication, "Not to spoil the plot, but there's a treatment of the dying mom that I think some kids, some parents these days are more sensitive about than they were in the past."
"And I think that's one of the reasons that they haven't shown it to their children," Beer claimed.
"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. 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," she said.
The changes to Bambi come as Disney has been lambasted by critics for its recent "woke" remakes of live-action films such as "The Little Mermaid" and "Snow White." Critics took issue with the racial change in the casting of Ariel, while the Snow White remake, which has not yet been released, has replaced the seven dwarves with "magical creatures" of all different genders.
After Disney announced the upcoming changes to Bambi, users across social media were quick to be vocal critics and accused the filmmakers of having ulterior motives.
"I can't wait to see how Disney will also destroy Bambi," one user said on X.
"Let me guess," another said. "Bambi is now a female deer boss. Her dad is now the one who get murdered. Thumper is non binary. Flower is trans. And instead of growing up and falling in love they all start a smoothie shop in LA and fight the patriarchy. How close am I?"
Another user jokingly suggested that Disney will have Bambi's mother be shot "by a white Trump supporter."
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