Disney’s latest fad is live-action remakes of good ol’ fashioned animations. This year has already seen the US release of Dumbo, Aladdin and the Lion King and soon to come is Maleficent: Mistress of Evil and Lady and the Tramp. In due course, the films will be released in the UK.
By, 16 Aug 2019
It is the last of these that we’re most interested in. Lady and the Tramp was released in 1955 as an animation. It tells the story of a well-to-do Cocker Spaniel (Lady) who meets a rough city dog called Tramp.
Lady’s comfortable existence falls apart when her owners welcome a baby into their lives. Lady finds herself on the streets of the big city alone and scared and thoroughly un-streetwise. She is befriended by street urchin Tramp who shows her the ways of his world and protects her from harm. In the end, the two dogs fall in love despite their differences.
Disney will release its 2019 remake of Lady and the Tramp on its streaming service Disney Plus. The film will be released on November 12th, according to USA Today. Here is a short promotional video for the new film…
Justin Theroux (Mulholland Drive, Inland Empire, The Leftovers) has dubbed the voice of Tramp. Tessa Thompson (Thor: Ragnarok, Avengers: Endgame, Annihilation) dubs the voice of Lady. According to the video commentary the canine actors are real and computer graphics are kept to a minimum. That allows for an ultra-realistic setting.
Furthermore, all of the dogs involved in the project were strays, and following the filming they were all successfully rehomed.
Other remakes scheduled for next year and subsequent years include Cruella, The Little Mermaid, Lilo and Stitch, Pinocchio and Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.