By Creative Media TimesVeteran animator Charlie Bean has been tapped to direct Disney’s live-action/CG hybrid remake of the animated classic “Lady and The Tramp,” The Hollywood Reporter revealed. Brigham Taylor (The Jungle Book) is producing the project while Andrew Bujalksi wrote the script.
The film is in active development for Disney’s planned streaming service that is set to launch in 2019. Other films lined up for the service includes a live-action Star Wars series and an animated Monsters Inc series among others.
Bean most recently, Charlie Bean, together with Paul Fisher and Bob Logan directed animated martial arts comedy film “The LEGO Ninjago Movie,” which is an adaptation of the popular toy line.
The Lady and the Tramp is a 1955 animated classic from Walt Disney. It tells the story between a female Cocker Spaniel named Lady and a male stray mongrel named Tramp. The two dogs from different worlds met under dire circumstances, embarked on dog advanture and fall in love.
More than a half a century since the original film’s release, its romantic candlelit spaghetti dinner scene is still considered one of the most iconic in film history.
The film was a boxoffice hit during its release, becoming one of Disney’s biggest hits up to that point, eventually grossing more than $93 million in North America. A sequel was released in 2001 called “Lady and the Tramp II: Scamp’s Adventure.”