SNL Skit: Dwayne Johnson Stars in Live-Action 'Bambi'

SNL Skit: Dwayne Johnson Stars in Live-Action 'Bambi'
Furious 7 is finally in theaters this weekend! To celebrate, star Dwayne Johnson stopped by Saturday Night Live to host. One of the most popular skits of the night found the WWE Superstar and action icon taking on what might be the role of his life! Yes, he stepped into the legendary revenge-filled hooves of Bambi!

Spoofing Walt Disney's recent trend of turning all their classic animated movies into live-action fairy tale adventures, Saturday Night Live imagines what a real life Bambi might look like. It's not all sweet innocence and reindeer games though! These forest animals mean business. And one of them is gunning for vengeance!

That's right, SNL and The Rock put a Furious 7 spin on this family favorite movie, turning Bambi into an action-packed blast of explosions that you have to see to believe. Starring in this live-action take on Bambi are Dwayne Johnson as the title character,
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New this Week: ‘Water for Elephants’ & ‘The King’s Speech (DVD)’

Hitting movie theaters this weekend:

African CatsSamuel L. Jackson (Narration)

Deep GoldBebe Pham, Jaymee Ong, Michael Gleissner

Madea’s Big Happy FamilyTyler Perry, Loretta Devine, Bow Wow

Water for ElephantsRobert Pattinson, Reese Witherspoon, Christoph Waltz

Movie of the Week

Water for Elephants

The Stars: Robert Pattinson, Reese Witherspoon, Christoph Waltz

The Plot: A veterinary student (Pattinson) abandons his studies after his parents are killed and joins a traveling circus as their vet.

The Buzz: This period piece looks to be a well put together romantic drama. I enjoyed Pattinson’s general vibe in the trailer; thankfully a far cry from his brooding ham-bake of the Twilight films. Witherspoon is winsome, I typically love her in her more dramatic pieces — aside from the laborious Vanity Fair. It’ll be interesting to see what kind of on-screen magic this pair can conjure up. Happy to see Christolph Waltz again,
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New this Week: ‘Rango,’ ‘The Adjustment Bureau’ and ’127 Hours (DVD)’

Hitting movie theaters this weekend:

The Adjustment BureauMatt Damon, Emily Blunt, Lisa Thoreson

BeastlyAlex Pettyfer, Vanessa Hudgens, Mary-Kate Olsen

Rango – (voices of) Johnny Depp, Isla Fisher, Timothy Olyphant

Take Me Home TonightTopher Grace, Anna Faris, Dan Fogler

Movie of the Week


The Stars: Johnny Depp, Isla Fisher, Timothy Olyphant

The Plot: A chameleon that aspires to be a swashbuckling hero (Depp) finds himself in a Western town plagued by bandits and is forced to literally play the role in order to protect it.

The Buzz: Director Gore Verbinski (Pirates of the Carribean Trilogy, The Ring) takes a swash at his first animated feature. I thought the trailer for this film was excellent — Rango looks to be visually stunning, narratively engaging, and comically amusing. Verbinski’s adventure-film stripes are well earned — he knows his way around the genre — and this looks to be a strong addition to his filmography.
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Donnie Dunagan Reminisces on Bambi

Donnie Dunagan Reminisces on Bambi
The 1942 Disney animated classic Bambi is making its Blu-ray debut on March 1, with a brand new digital restoration in this Diamond Edition release. Donnie Dunagan provided the voice of the young Bambi and the voice actor recently held a virtual interview to discuss his experience in voicing this classic character. Here's what he had to say.

How old were you when you got the role of Bambi?

Donnie Dunagan: I want to share good specifics with everyone, on my wonderful life story. But on your question I must guess some. My agent got some feeler contact months before Disney reached my mother. I was just six years old in the fall of 1940 when production started on the film and my trips to the Disney studio to work on it extended into early 1941.

What was the hardest part about playing Bambi?

Donnie Dunagan: If I had spoken of this while working on the film,
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The Lion King and Bambi Blu-ray Trailers!

Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment have confirmed two upcoming Blu-ray releases - The Lion King and Bambi - with new Blu-ray trailers added to their YouTube page. Click on each of these new trailers below to learn more about these Bd titles, which will be released as part of their new Diamond Collection sometime in the Spring of 2011:

The Lion King Blu-ray Trailer

Bambi Blu-ray Trailer

We'll be sure to keep you posted with any further news on any release details regarding The Lion King and Bambi's new Diamond Collection Bd titles as soon as we have more information.

The Lion King was released June 15th, 1994 and stars Jonathan Taylor Thomas, Matthew Broderick, Jeremy Irons, James Earl Jones, Moira Kelly, Nathan Lane, Niketa Calame, Ernie Sabella. The film is directed by Roger Allers, Rob Minkoff.

Bambi was released August 21st, 1942 and stars Hardie Albright, Stan Alexander, Bobette Audrey,
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