There was a time not too long ago when if you heard that Disney was planning a live action/CGI hybrid of Lady and The Tramp, you might have had some reaction be it surprise (“whaa?”), confusion (“but why tho?”), or even anger (“how dare they!”) but I’m telling you now that they are and you are probably feeling nothing (“what else is new?”). Expectations for originality are at an all time low! According to The Hollywood Reporter, Lady and The Tramp 2.0 is its way. You know Disney is gonna keep pushing it until all that’s left are The Black Cauldron and Song Of The South and you know which one has stronger name recognition so…
LATT is being produced for Disney’s upcoming streaming service set to launch in 2019. Just because it’s not getting a big screen release doesn’t mean Disney isn’t putting some heat behind it. It is LATT after all. It’s going to be directed by Charlie Bean who also directed The Lego Ninjago Movie. THR says:
The fact that a remake of such a marquee and essential Disney title such as Lady and the Tramp will likely head to the service is another example of how serious the company is taking its streaming platform’s content. (Disney also recently hired Jon Favreau to write and executive produce a live-action Star Wars television series.)
I wonder if they’ll keep that racist ass Siamese cat song. I hope they do because honestly, it’s my favorite part of the movie (dogs eating spaghetti all romantic like is bullshit). Those cats were bitchy, petty and realistic as fuck. Maybe this time around they’ll update them to Devon Rex cats and they can be voiced by Disney remake vets Emily Blunt and Emma Watson.