Live action Lady and the Tramp to use real dogs

Lady (voiced by Tessa Thompson) and Tramp (voiced by Justin Theroux) in Disney’s live-action LADY AND THE TRAMP.
Lady (voiced by Tessa Thompson) and Tramp (voiced by Justin Theroux) in Disney’s live-action LADY AND THE TRAMP. /

The live action version of Disney’s Lady and the Tramp is in the middle of filming, which means small details are being revealed, including the fact that the movie is using real dogs.

Since Disney first started releasing live action versions of many of their classic animated films, there have been a few we could not wait to see. Among those movies is Lady and the Tramp, the Disney film centered around Lady, an American cocker spaniel from an upper middle class family, and Tramp, a stray mongrel from the streets. Once these two opposites meet, they begin a cute romance and ultimately fall in love.

And while we figured the live action portion of the film might be relegated to the humans in the story, according to Collider, it seems that even the dogs will be real in the movie. Although we don’t know exactly how the filmmakers will make the dogs talk, it is definitely exciting to learn that Disney really is going for a full, live action approach with this story.

Thomas Mann, who plays Jim Dear, one of Lady’s owners, revealed in an interview that during filming, they really did film with actual dogs. He explained that they, “shot with the dogs, every day. They were on set and they weren’t even trained. They found these dogs and started training them about three months before.”

It turns out that the goal was to find the perfect dogs for the role and that is exactly what the filmmakers did it seems. Of course with dogs that were not trained, things didn’t always happen as they needed to. Mann shared that, “It was crazy because they didn’t know they were working, so they would run off in the middle of a take, and then come back over.”

However, while there may have been times in which the dogs were not where they needed to be, it seems that it was still a great experience, at least for Thomas Mann who admitted that it was “a lot of fun” to work with dogs all day. The actor said it was one of the least stressful jobs he has taken on (thanks to the pups of course).

While we will have to wait to see how Disney is able to make real dogs work in Lady and the Tramp, we are definitely excited to be introduced to these movie star pups. Considering this classic story is one that many of us grew up on, we think it will be magical to watch this story come alive, much like Beauty and the Beast did.

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And of course, we can’t wait to see the first trailer and poster for the live action film, as it will also be our first chance to see the pups that will be playing Tramp and Lady. As fans of all things dogs, that is exactly what we want to see, the real stars!

Are you excited for the live action Lady and the Tramp? Do you think using real dogs was the right thing to do? Tell us what you think in the comments below.