Disney’s live-action adaptations of their animated classics have been enormous box office hits, so far. But now it is time to see how they will fare on the streaming front.
Their new take on Lady and the Tramp will be the first of those tests, as it is set to premiere on Disney+ in November. And with the service set to launch less than a month from now, the studio has released a brand new trailer. Check it out below.
Now, based on the trailer alone, it looks like the film will pretty much align with the animated original in terms of story and pacing. Once again it follows the pure-bred Lady, who knows nothing about the world that exists outside of her pampered comfort zone, meeting with Tramp, an adventurous streetwise stray who has seen it all.
The film will combine live-action with photorealistic animation, and features the voices of Tessa Thompson as Lady, and Justin Theroux as Tramp. Joining them will be Janelle Monáe as the voice of Peg, and Sam Elliot as the voice of Trusty. With Kiersey Clemons, Thomas Mann, and Yvette Nicole Brown playing human roles.
If you’ve seen the original, then you’ll recognize some of the scenes from the animated original almost instantly. But there are a few new things to look forward to as well. But I’ll let you look at the trailer to find out what those new scenes are. But the one thing that makes this film particularly special is that all of the dogs in the film are played by rescue dogs.
Here’s the official plot synopsis:
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.
Lady and the Tramp will be available for streaming on Disney+ starting November 12, 2019.