For all you people who think Disney has just been rehashing the same old crap for the past 10 or 15 years, here’s something just a little bit different that the Mouse House is currently working on. Roadside Romeo is a computer animated film that is being co-produced with Yash Raj Films in India, about a pampered rich dog who finds himself abandoned on the unfriendly streets of Mumbai. Basically it is a CG flick done in the style of Bollywood, complete with song and dance numbers. It will be released in both English and Hindi, with Bollywood stars Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor voicing the two main characters.
I’m not very well-versed in Bollywood cinema, but this does sound like an interesting cross-cultural experiment. We are seeing Bollywood and Hollywood collaborating quite frequently as of late, and this seems to be part of a continuing trend. At the very least, it could be the most interesting non-Pixar Disney film to come out in quite a while. Check out a teaser trailer below. Roadside Romeo is expected hit theatres on October 24th.