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Disney’s Lady and the Tramp: the live action film’s first trailer is here, and it looks truly magical

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The first trailer for Disney’s live-action adaptation of the classic animated film Lady and the Tramp is finally here, and, true to the 1955 original, it recreates the iconic spaghetti-kiss scene. 

If you spent a good part of your childhood (and, admittedly, adulthood) watching Disney’s animated classics over and over again, then you’ll know that everyone’s favourite filmmakers are on a roll with their live-action remakes right now. From Mary Poppins and Dumbo, to Aladdin and The Lion King, 2019 has sprinkled our lives with storytelling magic.

The trend looks set to continue with the release of the first trailer for Disney’s live-action remake of Lady and the Tramp, starring Tessa Thompson and Justin Theroux.

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The classic animated film follows the story of Lady, a pampered American cocker spaniel whose life is turned upside down when her family welcome a new baby into the fold. After being set astray on the streets, she meets a tough but lovable stray named Tramp, who then embark on an unexpected romantic adventure together.

As well as Thompson and Theroux, who voice Lady and Tramp respectively, Thomas Mann and Kiersey Clemons are lined up to play Lady’s married owners. Meanwhile, Janelle Monáe is signed up to voice the singing pound pup, Peg, as well as performing two original songs for the film and reinventing The Siamese Cat Song. Ashley Benson, Sam Elliott, Benedict Wong, Yvette Nicole Brown, Ken Jeong and F. Murray Abraham round out the cast. 

Lady and the Tramp: The first film poster for Disney's live-action remake

Interestingly, unlike Disney’s most recent remake, the new adaptation features real dogs, apart from their CGI-manipulated mouths. During Disney’s D23 Expo, where the trailer was released, Yvette Nicole Brown, who plays Aunt Sarah in the film, also revealed that “most of our canine stars were rescues.”

Lady and the Tramp will be released on Disney+ in the US on 12 November to coincide with the launch of Disney’s new streaming platform, although fans in the UK will have to wait until 2020 to watch the film.

In the meantime, watch the trailer below to get a first glimpse at the classic spaghetti-kiss scene.

Images: Disney