‘Lady and the Tramp’ Second Trailer: Every Day Can be an Adventure
Lady and the Tramp, one of Disney’s classic animated movies, gets the live-action treatment next month when Disney Plus launches. The new live-action Lady and the Tramp starts streaming November 12, and you can see the new trailer below.
The trailer features Janelle Monae singing the Disney standard, “He’s A Tramp”, sung in the original by Peggy Lee. The trailer also features some of the key moments from the original movie: Lady getting her collar, Tramp helping free Lady from her leash, the evil Siamese cat causing problems for Lady, and most famous of all, the famous spaghetti dinner with Tramp sharing a meatball with Lady. (If you missed the first trailer, you can see that here.)
Tessa Thompson (Thor: Ragnarok, Avengers: Endgame) voices Lady, and Justin Theroux (The Girl on the Train, American Psycho) voices Tramp. Other actors voicing characters include Sam Elliott as Trusty, Benedict Wong as Bull, and Janelle Monae as Peg. Live actors include Kiersey Clemons as Darling and Thomas Mann as John Dear.
The movie seems to be skipping a traditional theatrical window and is instead serving as a launch title for Disney+, with Disney explicitly noting that the movie was never intended to be released on a theatrical scale. Disney’s policy for original films on their streaming service seem to be to keep movies that cost under $100M there, while everything else goes to theaters. It’s been suggested that the budget on this movie is within a reasonable range, so it makes sense that in a time when Disney is pushing to become the next big streamer, they save an inexpensive, but no less endearing, movie for their streaming service.
There are other modestly-budgeted original movies set to release through Disney+, including Noel, Magic Camp, and Togo. It’s hard to believe that, a little over a decade ago, a company that now spends $100M+ on their films had a lot more inexpensive titles hitting theaters, but that just goes to show how much the industry has changed since Netflix disrupted the status quo.
Lady and the Tramp debuts November 12 on Disney Plus.
Grant Davis is a freelance writer who has covered entertainment news for more than four years. His articles have frequently appeared in Star Wars News Net as well as as other entertainment-related websites. As someone who grew up on Star Wars and comic book movies, he’s completely thrilled with the current era of genre entertainment.