The story of a dog that despite the cruel past became the protagonist in the film “Lady and the Tramp”
The movie called “Lilli and the Vagabond” is a story that has thrilled millions of people.
This is a famous love story between the elegant cocker spaniel Lilli and the stray Italian Spinone dog named Biagio. And it is probably one of Disney’s most successful cartoons. Of that film, released in 1955, Walt Disney has produced a remake live-action film, called “Lady and the Tramp”. The company shot this time with real characters and not animated ones.
The story we are going to tell you about concerns one of the two protagonists of the film. Namely, the “vagabond” Italian Spinone dog Biagio. His name in real life is Monte. Before becoming an actor, he had a very special past. To cite another famous Disney film, that of Monte is a “Cinderella” story aka “rags to riches”. However, in the middle, of this story, instead of a beautiful girl, there is a friendly mongrel dog.
The story starts when in April 2018,people found Monte abandoned in an old shelter in the area around Las Cruces. After local animal refuge center for abandoned animals hosted him for some time, volunteers transferred the cute dog with eyes full of love to Arizona. And it was there, at the animal shelter, where Monte was noticed by some dog trainers for Hollywood films, in search of the hero for the “in the flesh” live-action remake of the romantic 1950s animated film.
Thus, due to this stroke of luck, for Monte, the road to celebrity was opened. The dog has become a star, along with the cocker Rose, who plays Lilli in the film. A fictional story that, nevertheless, reflects reality as much as ever. Monte, in fact, is not just any dog! No, he was truly an abandoned dog, one of the many stray animals in need of a little affection, care, and protection. Certainly, after Disney noticed and “hired” him, Monte achieved much more, but his friendly and kind nature and his difficult past make him a truly genuine and special protagonist.
So as we can see, fairy tales and happy endings sometimes exist even for our less fortunate four-legged friends