Taran Killam's Vin Diesel costars as Thumper in the Disney send-up

By Alex Heigl
Updated March 30, 2015 08:10 AM
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Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson‘s hosting stint on Saturday Night Live this weekend was proof that the actor and wrestler’s comic timing is as impressive as his physique – and, beyond that, he’s game for just about anything.

Case in point: The above sketch, which saw him starring as the titular forest animal in a live-action reboot of Disney’s Bambi.

Johnson stars as America’s favorite deer in the clip, which re-imagines the fawn as a gun-toting, cigar-chomping action hero out to avenge the death of his mother.

Also along for the spree is Taran Killam, playing Vin Diesel’s muscle-bound Thumper. Several deer puns are dropped, and we probably wouldn’t be surprised if this was already greenlit by a studio in Hollywood.

Catch Johnson next in Furious 7, which will hit theaters April 10.

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