Among a host of original content debuting with the launch of the streaming service Disney+ on November 12 is a live-action remake of the 1955 Disney animated classic Lady and the Tramp.
D23 Expo debuted the first trailer and poster for the reimagining, which stars Tessa Thompson and Justin Thoreux in the title roles. Take a look!
The signature song “Bella Notte” is weaved prominently throughout the trailer, as are some first looks at a few of the story’s iconic characters and scenes.
Co-starring are Kiersey Clemmons as Darling, Thomas Mann as Jim Dear, Janelle Monáe as Peg, Yvette Nicole Brown as Aunt Sarah, Sam Elliot as Trusty, Ashley Jensen as Jock, and F. Murray Abraham and Ken Jeong in to-be-announced roles.
The remake is directed by Charlie Bean, who began his career as a story and layout artist on various animated television series and more recently directed The Lego Ninjago Movie and episodes of Tron: Uprising.
The original animated film was a personal request of Walt Disney himself, based on the story “Happy Dan, The Cynical Dog” by Ward Greene and was produced in gorgeous Cinemascope.
Are you pumped for Disney+? Will you add this remake to your watch list?
Blake is a scriptwriter at Elevation Church, where he develops documentary shorts and creative elements as part of the film team. He graduated Appalachian State University studying Electronic Media Production and is an alumni of the Disney College Program. Blake’s favorite films are Mary Poppins, The Lion King, and Toy Story 3. You can find him on Twitter (@blake_242) and visit his blog at blakeonline.com.