Questlove to Direct Disney’s Live-Action ‘The Aristocats’
Disney has been making a lot of live-action versions of their classic animated movies. In the past few years, we’ve seen The Lion King, Beauty and the Beast, Pinocchio, and so many more get their own live-action films.
And, there are a bunch of live-action movies coming up, too! The Little Mermaid will be released in May (check out the trailer here!), Hercules should be getting the live-action treatment, and it was confirmed that there will be a live-action Aristocats.
The Aristocats was announced back in 2022, and now, we know who will be directing this upcoming film!
Live-Action Aristocats Director
Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson will be directing the live-action/hybrid remake of Disney’s The Aristocats, according to Deadline. This will be his feature film directing debut!
Questlove won the Oscar in 2022 for Best Documentary with Summer of Soul, which he directed. He has had a very expansive career, including being a founding member of The Roots (who you’ve probably seen as the house band on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon).
Along with directing The Aristocats, Questlove will also be executive producing and overseeing music for the film. The film is being produced by Will Gluck’s production company (Olive Bridge) and Two One Five Entertainment, which is the production company of The Roots.
The film will be based on the original animated films from 1970, which is about a family of Parisian cats who learn they’re going to inherit a fortune from their owner. The cats are kidnapped by their owner’s butler and they have to join forces with a tomcat to make it back home.
We’ll let you know more about the film as it’s released! Stay tuned for news and updates.