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First trailer drops for Bambi horror movie
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First trailer drops for Bambi horror movie

This isn't the Bambi you grew up with

As if the Winnie The Pooh horror movie wasn't enough to ruin your childhood, there's now a Bambi flick to go with it.

Forget about the adorable little deer you grew up with - this is a whole different kind of creature.

Far from the cute and colorful animated version of Bambi we first met in the original 1942 movie, this live-action version introduces viewers to Xana and her son Benji, who find themselves in a car wreck and soon hunted down by the vicious killing machine - otherwise known as our beloved Bambi.

That's right, he's not so unstable on his legs any more.

The movie stars Roxanne McKee and Tom Mulheron, and is the latest project from Umbrella Entertainment after it previously brought us the slasher movie Winnie The Pooh: Blood and Honey.

Rhys Frake-Waterfield, who directed the Winnie The Pooh horror, previously revealed to UNILAD that there are a whole host of childhood favorite characters who are set to get the horror treatment.

Bambi has grown up a lot since we last saw him.
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“So this year, we have already filmed Bambi, so Bambi: The Reckoning is kind of in the works now, it is in post production,” he said.

Peter Pan: Neverland Nightmare is next, Scott Chambers (the lead in Blood and Honey 2) is actually going to be directing that as well.

“And then we have a few more coming out.”

Umbrella Entertainment hasn't shared a release date for the new Bambi movie just yet, but it reiterated Frake-Waterfield's claim that there's more to come.

In a post sharing the trailer for Bambi, the distributor wrote: "Oh dear, we aren't done. Get an exclusive first look at BAMBI: THE RECKONING, the next instalment in the POOHNIVERSE."

Bambi has taken a dark turn.

The announcement of yet another childhood character-turned-horror villain will likely leave some more nostalgic people feeling uneasy, but that's not to say there aren't a lot of people who are excited about it.

"Bambi's revenge, I'm here for it," one X user wrote after watching the teaser, while another commented: "Can’t wait to see the movie, looks very interesting."

The creation of the horror comes after Bambi entered the public domain after he was first created by Felix Salten in his 1923 coming-of-age novel Bambi, a Life in the Woods. I can't imagine Salten would have ever foreseen this in the future for his beloved woodland creature, but here we are.

The new flick has been directed and produced by Scott Jeffrey with Frake-Waterfield for Jagged Edge Productions.

Topics: Film and TV