The Aristocats is set to be adapted into a live-action movie by Disney… based on a 1970 animated film

The Aristocats is set to be adapted into a live-action movie by Disney… based on a 1970 animated film










Disney is set to begin a live-action adaptation of its 1970 film The Aristocats.

Will Gluck and Keith Bunin will write the script for the film, insiders have said Deadline Thursday, with Gluck also producing the film.

Disney’s live-action team is working on the film, which insiders say would look comparable to the 2019 Disney+ adaptation of Lady And The Tramp.

The latest: Disney is set to begin a live-action adaptation of its 1970 film The Aristocats

The story of the animated film centers on a family of cats in Paris – Duchess the mother and three kittens Berlioz, Marie and Toulouse – who are in line to snatch a large inheritance from their owner.

The owner’s butler then kidnaps the cats and takes them to the countryside, where they team up with a tomcat named Thomas O’Malley in an effort to return home.

It was not immediately clear whether the adaptation would be produced for theatrical or streaming release, according to the outlet.

Gluck has a track record of success with family films, having directed 2018’s Peter Rabbit and its 2021 sequel Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway. Bunin wrote the 2020 Pixar film Onward.

The animated film's story centers on a family of cats in Paris who are in line to collect an important inheritance from their owner.

The animated film’s story centers on a family of cats in Paris who are in line to collect an important inheritance from their owner.

The 1970 film had filmmaker Wolfgang Reitherman at the helm

The 1970 film had filmmaker Wolfgang Reitherman at the helm

It was not immediately clear whether the adaptation would be produced for theatrical or streaming release, according to the outlet.

It was not immediately clear whether the adaptation would be produced for theatrical or streaming release, according to the outlet.

The 1970 film had filmmaker Wolfgang Reitherman at the helm.

Among the cast members who provided voices on the film were Phil Harris, Eva Gabor, Hermione Baddeley, Dean Clark, Sterling Holloway, Scatman Crothers and Paul Winchell.

The film spawned songs such as Everybody Wants to Be a Cat, The Aristocats, Scales and Arpeggios and She Never Felt Alone.

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