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Interview with the Director and Producer of Lady and the Tramp

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Have you watched Lady and the Tramp on Disney+ yet? It’s so good- right?! Right! I have exclusive interviews with Director Charlie Bean and Producer Brigham Taylor to wrap up the set visit I took last year. 

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About Lady and the Tramp

In Disney+’s “Lady and the Tramp,” a timeless retelling of the 1955 animated classic, a pampered house dog and a tough but lovable stray embark on an unexpected adventure and, despite their differences, grow closer and come to understand the value of home.

It’s now streaming on Disney+. Here is my Lady and the Tramp parental review


Interview with the Director and Producer of Lady and the Tramp

Charlie Bean is the director of the movie and Brigham Taylor is the producer. Both gentlemen were spoken so highly of by their cast when we interviewed them and we were eager to discuss Lady and the Tramp with both of them. 

We asked them why they wanted to do this particular movie as a live-action?

Brigham Taylor: “We’re really eager at the chance to be able to retell the story. In 1955, this is not based on the fairytale- it’s based on some original short stories that were kind of married together to tell a story about two different characters from the opposite sides of the tracks.

It became a classic at that point in 1955.

And we knew that the story is really based on our love for our pet dogs.”

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Charlie Bean:  “In this film, all the animals are behaving like animals. They’re not wearing clothes and talking like humans. They’re being animals, and humans are being humans.

So, it felt really ripe to try to do this in live-action because it is kind of very real.

We’re just allowed into their world, and we’re allowed in viewing how they communicate with each other. You see how communicative they are. They talk to each other and there’s so much of that going on.”

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Savannah was just the perfect town to film this period piece in since it evokes the time so well. 

Brigham: “ And that’s what brought us here to this amazing sort of historic town and were able to take advantage of all these locations and this place is just so wonderfully preserved.

When you walk around and everywhere you look, it’s 100 years ago.”

Savannah was the only town they considered for the film, and said Georgia is a very welcoming state for filmmakers. 

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