First with Maleficent, then with this month’s Cinderella, and soon a Sofia Coppola directed The Little Mermaid and a Tim Burton directed Dumbo, Disney is going all in with their live action remakes of their animated classics. Disney would be hard pressed today to churn out a film with Frozen‘s quality and originality once a year compared to their halcyon days in Old Hollywood and in the ’90s, so they’ve turned to the old standbys.
Saturday Night Live however realizes how silly this is, and they’ve recruited Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson to star in Disney’s next live action remake: Bambi. Starring Vin Diesel as Thumper, Tyrese Gibson as Flower, and a machine-gun toting Michelle Rodriguez as The Girl Bambi, Bambi is a deer with a vengeance after losing his mother when he was just a fawn. Disney should take The Rock’s advice from his intro this week and realize this may not be such a bad idea after all, because casting Johnson in your movie is like Franchise Viagra.
Watch Disney’s live action Bambi above: