Outside of the adaptation of The Jungle Book, the latest batch of Disney live-action adaptations have been more misses than hits. But the latest adaptation of Lady and the Tramp is full of heart and pulls at your heart strings with nostalgia and some of the cutest dogs you have ever seen.
Lady and the Tramp is a 2019 American musical romance film directed by Charlie Bean and written by Andrew Bujalski and Kari Granlund, and produced by Walt Disney Pictures. The film is a live-action adaptation of Walt Disney’s 1955 animated film of the same name, which was based on the Cosmopolitan magazine story of “Happy Dan, The Cynical Dog” by Ward Greene. The film stars Tessa Thompson and Justin Theroux as the voices of the titular characters. It is dedicated to storyboard artist Chris Reccardi, who died in May 2019.
Thompson and Theroux have such great chemistry that shines through in their voice over performance. As a dog lover and Cocker Spaniel owner this film tugged on my heart strings several times and has a good message about how people should treat their pets. It is also very pro-adoption too which is important because so many dogs end up in pounds or worse. The love and bond a dog brings into your life is so special. You are their entire world.
The film is very well done, well paced and beautifully shot. I would have paid to see this on the big screen. But lucky for me Disney released it as a day one release for the Disney+ streaming service.
HipsterZOMBIEJoint highly recommends giving the dog a bone and watching Disney‘s live-action Lady and the Tramp.