Lady and the Tramp (Live-Action)

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Re: Lady and the Tramp (Live-Action)

Post by Daniel » May 12th, 2019, 12:30 pm

ShyViolet wrote:
May 11th, 2019, 6:47 pm
Peggy sings about how she loves and needs him regardless?
Peg. Although Peggy Lee does sing and provide her voice. ;)

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Re: Lady and the Tramp (Live-Action)

Post by ShyViolet » May 12th, 2019, 9:30 pm

Oh of course, that’s right. :) :oops: I couldn’t remember her name in the movie, and I knew Peggy Lee did the voice/singing, so I figured her character was also named Peggy.

Really, it’s a great song. I just can’t understand the rationale in cutting it. The result of all this deleting/censoring of these masterpieces will be a toothless, milquetoast version of Disney that I don’t think ANYONE wants. Hey, maybe Iger could always just sell off these “classic” Disney properties the way Saul Steinberg was going to in 1984 (before Eisner and co. took over) and reap the financial benefits. And then the “Disney” company can just become an MCU factory spitting out Avengers and Star Wars films every year from now on. :roll:
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Re: Lady and the Tramp (Live-Action)

Post by Daniel » May 14th, 2019, 12:30 pm

It's interesting how the two things we know so far that might be cut or altered are connected to Peggy Lee. I'm sure not intended, just a funny coinky dink.

I just hope they don't do away with one of her main contributions; Trusty's fate. (If it ends being a shot-for-shot.) Peggy convinced Walt not to kill Trusty and send him to doggy heaven.

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Re: Lady and the Tramp (Live-Action)

Post by Otis8 » May 17th, 2019, 12:25 pm

This looks sooooo bad. yikes! at least it wont be in theatres. :roll:

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Re: Lady and the Tramp (Live-Action)

Post by Daniel » May 17th, 2019, 3:25 pm

Yvette Nicole Brown will be playing Aunt Sarah...

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Re: Lady and the Tramp (Live-Action)

Post by Ben » May 18th, 2019, 4:03 am

So it’s becoming clear that Disney+'s originals won’t exactly have the same budgets and status as theatricals. If this was destined for theatres, this casting would have been an Anjelica Huston or Olivia Davis.

As it is, I can’t decide if Disney+ originals will just be Disney Channel-level TV movies (terrible), or somewhere inbetween those and lower budget theatricals. Whichever way, this isn’t looking like it’s going to be a Dumbo-level exclusive worth shelling out for, but rather a Parent Trap or, shudder, a That Darn Cat "so what?" update.

As something that could have felt a little bit magic and another reason to consider D+, nothing about this feels in the least bit special...

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Re: Lady and the Tramp (Live-Action)

Post by Daniel » May 18th, 2019, 10:37 am

Ben wrote:
May 18th, 2019, 4:03 am
If this was destined for theatres, this casting would have been an Anjelica Huston or Olivia Davis.
Do you by chance mean Angela Bassett and Octavia Spencer?

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Re: Lady and the Tramp (Live-Action)

Post by Ben » May 18th, 2019, 12:33 pm

Yeah...silly me. Octavia Spencer. I was talking about Olivia Davis to someone else the other day and it must have stuck in my mind!

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Re: Lady and the Tramp (Live-Action)

Post by Daniel » May 19th, 2019, 1:46 pm

Have you seen the trailer for her new flick?! (Warning: a little intense)



She could pull off the aunty type, but with her new movie in mind it's now a little harder! Aunt Sarah was snooty, decisive and a poor judge of character... not twisted evil.

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Re: Lady and the Tramp (Live-Action)

Post by EricJ » May 20th, 2019, 12:10 pm

Ben wrote:
May 18th, 2019, 4:03 am
So it’s becoming clear that Disney+'s originals won’t exactly have the same budgets and status as theatricals. If this was destined for theatres, this casting would have been an Anjelica Huston or Olivia Davis.

As it is, I can’t decide if Disney+ originals will just be Disney Channel-level TV movies (terrible), or somewhere inbetween those and lower budget theatricals. Whichever way, this isn’t looking like it’s going to be a Dumbo-level exclusive worth shelling out for, but rather a Parent Trap or, shudder, a That Darn Cat "so what?" update.
Or the Disney Channel "remake" of Adventures in Babysitting.
At this point, it's possible they may be done with theatrical releases--Except for Mermaid, in keeping with the "90's Big-Four" theory.
They're going "back to formula" cleaning up the old early-10's memos on "Cruella" and "Maleficent 2", and trying to tie up all the loose ends where they started, but it was only the budgets for Will Smith, Tim Burton and Jon Favreau that still GOT them into theaters.
At least, live-action remakes are going to stay in some sort of "zombie-franchise" status at the studios for a while until they can hit upon some new boardroom strategy for marketing old legacy house-titles without the legal pitfalls of sequelizing them.

Of course, there's still Disney treating the theatrical Aladdin and LK releases in marketing as if they're THE pre-destined runaway phenomenon smashes that Beauty&Beast was for coming out during fangirl-week, but it's hard to tell whether that's still their own delusion, or the last brave stage of whistling in the franchise graveyard.
It was certainly more one than the other BEFORE Dumbo's box office.

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