Disney Faces Backlash Over Plans to Modernize ‘Bambi’ and Alter Classics

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Disney is facing backlash for its plans to modernize “Bambi,” potentially toning down the tragic death of Bambi’s mother. Writer Lindsey Anderson Beer is working on a script to create a live-action remake of the 1942 classic for today’s audience, aiming to make it more relatable. While details are scarce, she acknowledges that some parents are more sensitive about the portrayal of the mother’s death in the original film. Disney has received criticism for altering classic stories, like casting Halle Bailey as Ariel in “The Little Mermaid” and changing “Snow White” to include diverse magical creatures instead of the seven dwarfs.