Disney has unveiled the first look at its live adaptation of Lady and the Tramp, yes the memorable story of two cute pups trying to make sense of the real world. The trailer oozes adorability and a feel of traditional Disney. Lady and the Tramp is yet another installment in Disney’s live action remake endeavour following Aladdin, Dumbo and Lion King earlier this year.
However unlike the other three films, Lady and Tramp will not be screened in theatres. Its a Disney+ exclusive so those who wish to watch it will need to sign up to Disney’s streaming service. The film was originally destined for theatre release but Disney changed its strategy to encourage viewers to sign up for Disney+. Lady and the Tramp is the first major film to be released this way.
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Some say this could be for the best following the reprisal Disney has encountered due to its score of recent live-action remakes. Dumbo did not perform as well at the box office as the company might of hoped and The Lion King was critically panned (despite people praising director Jon Favreaus technological achievements). But of course that has not prevented Disney from continuing to order and develop new live action movies based on their animated classics. The Little Mermaid and Mulan are two more anticipated titles due for release in the coming years and they will experience theatrical release treatment. Bob Iger ( Disney’s CEO) has a plan to counter program titles on Disney+ with those in theatres to boost its amount of subscribers.
Lady and the Tramp will be available to watch when Disney+ launches on 12th November. in the USA. The service will cost $6.99 per month.A launch date for the streaming service UK is still to be set.