A new trailer has arrived for Lady and the Tramp, Disney’s upcoming live-action/CG remake of the 1955 animated classic.
This new version will be launching on the company’s streaming service, Disney+, and it will be one of many titles that they’re no doubt hoping will be giving Netflix serious competition. As far as the film goes, it looks likeable enough, and it should work its sweet elements well if it sticks to the original’s simple formula. Do we need it? Nope, but it could be a nice watch for the family, and it could be a good one for today’s kiddies since – I would guess – many of them probably haven’t seen the original.
Tessa Thompson voices Lady and Justin Theroux voices Tramp, with direction from The Lego Ninjago Movie helmer Charlie Bean. The cast includes Benedict Wong, Sam Elliot, Ken Jeong, Janelle Monáe, Kiersey Clemons, Yvette Nicole Brown and F. Murray Abraham.
Lady and the Tramp will be coming with Disney+ when the service launches in the US on November 12 and arrives in Australia on November 19.
Oofficial synopsis for Lady and the Tramp:
In Disney+’s “Lady and the Tramp,” a timeless re-telling of the 1955 animated classic, a pampered house dog and a tough but lovable stray embark on an unexpected adventure and, despite their differences, grow closer and come to understand the value of home. Life is good for Lady, an overachieving American Cocker Spaniel who resides in an upscale suburban neighborhood. Her owners, Jim Dear and Darling, spoil her daily and her neighbors, Jock, an outspoken Scottish Terrier and Trusty, a world-weary Bloodhound, are always within barking distance. But when a baby enters the picture, Lady is no longer the center of attention, and the arrival of cat-loving Aunt Sarah only complicates matters. Lady soon finds herself alone on the streets in an unwelcoming part of town. Fortunately, Tramp steps in, and the streetwise mongrel is quick to teach her the ways of the world. Before long, the prim and proper pure bred and the fast-talking mutt are partaking in moonlight strolls in the park and romantic spaghetti dinners by candlelight. Tramp savors the independence of a world without leashes or fences alongside his roguish friends Peg and Bull, but Lady misses the comfort and safety of a family, and soon both must decide where – and with whom – they belong.
A heartwarming romantic adventure that seamlessly combines live action and photorealistic animation, “Lady and the Tramp” stars: Tessa Thompson as the voice of Lady and Justin Theroux as the voice of Tramp; Kiersey Clemons as Darling; Thomas Mann as Jim Dear; Janelle Monáe as the voice of Peg; Yvette Nicole Brown as Aunt Sarah; and Sam Elliott as the voice of Trusty. The film is directed by Charlie Bean from a screenplay by Andrew Bujalski and Kari Granlund, and is produced by Brigham Taylor, p.g.a., with Diane L. Sabatini serving as executive producer.