Shelter dog lands lead role in ‘Lady and the Tramp’ remake

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PHOENIX-  From homeless to famous a shelter dog in Phoenix has been cast in Disney's latest live-action remake.

The original animated version of Lady and The Tramp was released in 1955.

In the 2019 version "tramp" is not a cartoon, but a 2-year-old terrier named Monte. He was picked by Hollywood animal trainers in a top-secret selection process.

In the movie tramp the street dog, voiced by Justin Theroux, falls in love with a lady the pedigree pup, voiced by Tessa Thompson.

The pooch was part of a group of approximately 50 dogs who were sent from the Mesilla Valley shelter to HALO on April 26, 2018.  Officials at Halo Animal Rescue say they're very proud of monte's big debut.

The movie is slated to premiere on November 12 on Disney's new streaming service.


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