Yesterday was the launch day for Disney+ and tons of Disney classics are now available to watch. I wanted check out the new content before plowing into some of my childhood favorites. The new live action “Lady and the Tramp” most intrigued me since I wanted to see how Disney would remake the beloved 1955 animated film. Below is my brief spoiler-free review of the new movie.
Lady and the Tramp (2019)
The live action “Lady and the Tramp” is a faithful adaption to the original movie. It follows the same overall plot of how a cocker-spaniel puppy is loved by her family while living in a charming town set in the year 1909. Lady wakes up one day to the shock of how she’s no longer the center of attention. She meets a stray dog, Tramp, who she slowly warms up to and the story continues showing their budding dog romance.
Overall, I did enjoy myself while watching the movie, and I think Disney fans will be delighted to see the dogs featured on screen. It’s a feel-good story and pleasant for families of all ages to enjoy. Disney did a great job with the dogs they picked to play the main characters. The background design and set pieces were fitting for the timeframe of the story. The visual background had a nice aesthetic and the town looked bright. The music was also very fitting.
However, I did see some areas that could have been tweaked a bit. For instance, they created a new song for the Siamese Cats to sing. The new song is lacking the charm and appeal of the other songs in the movie’s soundtrack. Also, the dialogue and scenes between the human actors was a bit bland. I can see why when the original animated film focused on the dogs and featured humans in the background. But the human world is more present in this movie. I give credit to the live action actors and they were faithful to the original animated story, but they could have added a bit more engaging dialogue between the humans.
In the end, I do recommend this movie to Disney lovers and dog lovers alike. Fans of the animated movie will enjoy the live action “Lady and the Tramp.”
Lady and the Tramp features a great cast of voice actors: Tessa Thompson (Lady), Justin Theroux (Tramp), Sam Elliot (Trusty), Ashley Jensen (Jock), Benedict Wong (Bulldog), and Janelle Monáe (Peg).
Lady and the Tramp is available to watch now on the Disney+ streaming service.