Disney’s Lady and the Tramp is the story of two dogs from opposite socio-economic classes that defy expectations and fall in love.
The two dogs in question are Tramp (voiced by Justin Theroux), a Schnauzer-mutt street dog who gets through his days surviving on scraps of food that he has to steal, and Lady (voiced by Tessa Thompson), an American Cocker Spaniel that comes from an affluent upper-middle-class family.
Upon meeting and sharing some adventures together, the two fall in love, proving that love can conquer over any boundaries set between societal classes.
Lady and the Tramp is a live-action adaptation of Disney’s 1955 classic animation of the same name, which continues the studio’s trend of remaking their old films, following on from this year’s Dumbo, Aladdin and The Lion King, all of which were met with a mostly mixed critical reception but have gone on to major box office success.
The live-action talking dogs in this film look great but are somewhat off-putting when they talk, which has been the case with most of the animal designs in Disney’s remakes.
The story, however, is one that still resonates to this day, sixty-plus years later since the original release, so that should make up for any awkwardness with the look and feel of the film’s canine characters.
Lady and the Tramp is set to stream online on Disney Plus, which launches on 12 November 2019 in the States and 19 November in Australia.
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