Bambi Goes on a Rampage in First Teaser for Poohniverse Movie ‘Bambi: The Reckoning’

Oh dear. The Poohniverse is expanding. Umbrella Entertainment has released the first teaser for the next installment of their B-movie horror franchise centered on horrifying versions of beloved children’s characters.

In the teaser for Bambi: The Reckoning, two hunters are seen practicing shooting in the woods with a dead bird tied to a tree. “You ever shot a deer?” one hunter asks the other. “No. Have you?” the second hunter replies. “Yeah, once,” the first hunter says. The teaser seems to imply that this hunter is the same one who killed Bambi’s mother.

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The final shots of the teaser show a vicious and angry deer attacking a car. The vehicle turns completely over before the deer lets out a guttural roar. The main plot of the film is said to follow characters Xana (Roxanne McKee) and her son Benji (Tom Mulheron) who are in the car wreck and are soon hunted down by “vicious killing machine,” Bambi.

The teaser drop comes just shortly after Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey 2 saw its release on March 26, and following the announcement of the “Poohniverse” franchise of films, which will see characters like Bambi, Tinker Bell, Pinocchio and more team up in an “Avengers-style” movie with a horror-genre twist, titled Poohniverse: Monsters Assemble.

The film series will also include Peter Pan’s Neverland Nightmare and Pinocchio Unstrung. The “Twisted Childhood Universe” concept comes from ITN Studios and Jagged Edge Productions with Umbrella Entertainment. Other characters expected to join the franchise include Sleeping Beauty, The Mad Hatter, and more characters from Winnie the Pooh.

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