Disney's live-action 'Lady and the Tramp' now has a helmer

Charlie Bean will helm the live-action  CG hybrid which is looking to be made for Disney’s digital streaming service that will launch in 2019

Disney's live-action 'Lady and the Tramp' now has a helmer

Lady and the Tramp now trampolines the helmer into the live-action world while still keeping him tethered to animation.

It's a "Bella Notte" for Charlie Bean.

Bean worked as an animator and directed numerous episodes of Disney XD's Tron: Uprising prior to making his feature debut with 2017's LEGO Ninjago Movie. He made his feature film debut past year with The LEGO Ninjango Movie. The project is now slated to make its exclusive debut on the new Disney digital streaming service, which is set to launch in 2019. The streaming service is set to launch in 2019 and will have four to six movies released per year. 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.

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The original movie followed two dogs - an upper-middle-class cocker spaniel named Lady and a stray mongrel named Tramp - on a series of romantic adventures through town.

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

The new Lady and the Tramp is being produced by Brigham Taylor (The Jungle Book) with a script by Funny Ha Ha writer-director Andrew Bujalski. Jessica Virtue and Chaz Salembier are supervising for Disney.

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