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Charlie Bean To Helm Disney's Live-Action 'Lady And The Tramp' Adaptation

20 March 2018

Lady and the Tramp may not have seemed like the most popular candidate for a live action adaptation, given that the main characters are talking animals, but think back to the success found by Jon Favreau's Jungle Book just a couple of years ago.

Filmmaker Charlie Bean has signed on to tackle Lady and the Tramp as Disney's latest live action/animated movie remake. Before being tasked with helming Warner Bros.' LEGO Ninjago Movie, Bean was a mainstay in animation on shows like Dexter's Laboratory, Samurai Jack, and Tron: Uprising. He made his feature film debut a year ago with The LEGO Ninjango Movie. However, it won't be in theaters: the project is a big priority for the studio's upcoming streaming service that's slated to launch in fall 2019. While it's now unknown just what other projects Disney has planned for the initial launch, it has been confirmed that the service will receive projects from Marvel, Pixar and, of course, Star Wars franchises. The decision to release such a large-scale remake on the service gives further insight into the investment Disney is making into the launch of its exclusive digital streaming service.

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Most curiously, though, this Lady and the Tramp remake will not be going to theaters.

The original animated film was a love story between a pedigreed dog named Lady and a street mutt named Tramp, who saves Lady after she's put on the street by her owners.

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Brigham Taylor is producing the project. Bean will direct from a script by Andrew Bujalski (Results).

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Charlie Bean To Helm Disney's Live-Action 'Lady And The Tramp' Adaptation