Lady and the Tramp (2019)
November 13, 2019 5:53 PM - Subscribe

The love story between a pampered Cocker Spaniel named Lady and a streetwise mongrel named Tramp. Lady finds herself out on the street after her owners have a baby and is saved from a pack by Tramp, who tries to show her to live her life footloose and collar-free. A live action version of the Disney classic made for the new Disney+ service.
posted by DirtyOldTown (7 comments total)
There is no reason to watch this if you are not trying to entertain a child.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 5:54 PM on November 13, 2019 [9 favorites]

It's wild that they made this movie and released it exclusively on a service that also includes the original movie, implying the existence of a person who wants to watch a story about talking dogs falling in love in the early 1900s but only if the dogs are photorealistic 3D animations.
posted by Mr.Encyclopedia at 7:08 PM on November 13, 2019 [9 favorites]

But not really live-action!
posted by Chrysostom at 9:43 PM on November 13, 2019

See who it is written by? Andrew Bujalski of Mumblecore films Funny Ha ha and Mutual Appreciation. Not a writer I would have expected for something like this.
posted by Ashwagandha at 5:39 AM on November 15, 2019

I actually watched it and while I can appreciate the changes they made to try and bring it up to modern standards I have to say they could have just as easily fixed all those problems by not making the film.

Especially bad in my opinion is how they decided to show African Americans, simply because it's perpetuating the notion that once slavery was ended black people were welcomed into American society and demands for reparations today are wrong. Little white suburban kids who have never met a real black person are still taught today that Racism is Over and it's movies like this that make that lesson even easier to swallow. I don't know how you make a light kid's movie set in 1905 that still accurately depicts race as it was then but I suspect the answer is "Just don't"
posted by Mr.Encyclopedia at 10:18 PM on November 19, 2019

Did they just take out the Siamese cats?
posted by Chrysostom at 7:29 AM on November 20, 2019

They replaced them with a couple of vaguely hip-hop cats.
posted by Mr.Encyclopedia at 6:10 AM on November 21, 2019

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