Disney+ is launching a live-action adaptation of “Lady and the Tramp” this fall, and the company confirmed the cast for the project. The movie will be part of the Disney+ streaming service when it launches on November 12th, and Justin Theroux will voice Tramp and Tessa Thompson will voice Lady.
Disney stated that the dog playing Tramp is a real rescue dog named Monte, and this is his first big project. The cocker spaniel in the film goes by the name Rose. Other cast members include Sam Elliott as Trusty, and the Scottish terrier Jock is voiced by Ashley Jensen. Benedict Wong is voicing the bulldog, and Janelle Monáe is playing Peg, the character that sings the “He’s a Tramp” track in the film.
If you never saw the original, the romantic-comedy follows a streetwise stray who falls for an uptown Cocker Spaniel named Lady.
Clyde Geronimi and Wilfred Jackson directed the original 1955 installment for Disney. The movie featured the voice talents of Peggy Lee, Verna Felton, Geroge Givot, Stan Freberg, Lee Millar, Barbara Luddy, and Bill Thompson. The original film released back in 1955, and since that time, the movie has made over $93M in theaters.
The other projects coming to Disney+ include “Into the Unknown: Making Frozen 2,” “Forky Asks a Question,” “Lamp Life,” “The World According to Jeff Goldblum,” “Magic of the Animal Kingdom,” “High School Musical: The Musical: The Series,” “Monsters at Work,” and “Diary of a Female President.” Other confirmed projects include “Noelle,” “Togo,” “Timmy Failure,” “Stargirl,” and a “Phineas and Ferb Movie.”
Disney also announced that Natalie Portman will Narrate a “Dolphin Reef” documentary, and that Peyton Elizabeth Lee is starring in “Secret Society of Second Born Royals.” Fans of Disney’s animated series can look forward to a new “Chip ‘n’ Dale” show, and a “Flora & Ulysses” movie Adaptation.
Earlier this week it was reported that Ewan McGregor is in talks for “Kenobi” spinoff for Disney+, that film will join “The Mandalorian” and a new season of “Clone Wars.” Disney is also working on an untitled Cassian Andor series starring Diego Luna and Alan Tudyk for the Star Wars Universe.
For Marvel fans, Disney will release “The Falcon and The Winter Soldier”, “WandaVision,” “Loki,” “What-If?,” and “Hawkeye” on Disney+, which connects to the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
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