Lady and the Tramp (1955) was a Animation - Family Film directed by Hamilton Luske and Clyde Geronimi and produced by Erdman Penner.
Disney's animated classic is a romantic adventure about two dogs from the opposite sides of the kennel. Lady, a pedigreed cocker spaniel who's run away from home, meets Tramp, a wild mutt who comes to her defense, and they fall in love. Featuring the voice and music of Peggy Lee, this was Disney's first CinemaScope cartoon, requiring animators to draw some scenes twice, once in CinemaScope and once in the regular aspect ratio. Based on Ward Greene's short story "Happy Dan, the Whistling Dog." Songs include "He's a Tramp" and "Peace on Earth."
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Lady And The Tramp (2)By Chris on Jul 1, 2013 From Family Friendly Reviews
Family-Friendly Rating: “Enjoyable” Disney classic for all ages. There is one potentially frightening scene near the end of the movie when Tramp fights a rat but there is otherwise nothing objectionable in the movie. The pace of the movie is considerably slower than most movies today a... Read full article
Lady and the Tramp (1)By Alyson on Jan 29, 2013 From The Best Picture Project
One of Disney?s more underrated animated classics is Lady and the Tramp. ?It lacks many elements younger generations associate with Disney. ?It is not a fairy tale, there is no princess and while there are songs, most of them are not big song and dance productions. ?The film is simply a touching tal... Read full article
Lady and the Tramp (1955)By Kristen on Jan 19, 2013 From Journeys in Classic Film
Lady and the Tramp is probably the first Disney film I’ve never seen. ?Sure, I’ve seen the odd clip here and there, and I’ve heard the popular songs “We Are Siamese” and “Belle Notte;” but I haven’t seen the actual movie. ?Disney and their popular R... Read full article
Classic Films in Focus: LADY AND THE TRAMP (1955)By Jennifer Garlen on Sep 25, 2012 From Virtual Virago
I'll be the first to admit that Lady and the Tramp (1955) is not the most important or the most aesthetically creative of Walt Disney's classic animated films, but it remains my favorite nonetheless. It makes me laugh and cry every time I see it, and by now I have seen it many, many times. What more... Read full article
Classic Movie Dogathon: Lady and The Tramp (1966).By Dawn on Feb 21, 2012 From Noir and Chick Flicks
Please stop by to check out the rest of the pawesome films in the Classic Movie Dogathon. Click here for the full schedule. Hollywood has catered to our love of dogs for as far back as I can remember. From the cute and friendly to the Cugo, dogs have played a role in more pawsome movies than you c... Read full article
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Jim Dear: [Giving Darling a hatbox] It's for you, Darling. Merry Christmas.
Darling: Oh, Jim, dear. It's the one I was admiring, isn't it? Trimmed with ribbons?
Jim Dear: Well, it *has* a ribbon.
[the box is opened; inside is a puppy wearing a ribbon]
Darling: Oh, how sweet.
Jim Dear: You like her, Darling?
Darling: [hugging the puppy] Oh, I love her. What a perfectly beautiful little Lady.
[Lady approaches the baby's room deep in thought and singing to herself]
Lady: What is a baby? I just can't understand. It must be something wonderful. It must be something grand. 'Cause everybody's smiling, in a kind and wistful way, and they haven't even noticed that I'm around today.
[Jim Dear comes down the stairs whistling, doesn't notice her]
Lady: What is a baby, anyway? Oh what is a baby? I must find out today, what makes Jim Dear and Darling... act... this... way...
Tramp: Just a cute little bundle... of trouble. Yeah, they scratch, pinch, pull ears... Aw, but shucks, any dog can take that. It's what they do to your happy home. Move it over, will ya, friend? Homewreckers, that's what they are!
Jock: Look here, laddie! Who are you to barge in?
Tramp: The voice of experience, buster. Just wait 'til Junior gets here. You feel the urge for a nice, comfortable scratch, and... "Put that dog out! He'll get fleas all over the baby!" You start barking at some strange mutt...
Tramp: "Stop that racket, you'll wake the baby!" And then... then they hit you on the room and board department. Oh, remember those nice, juicy cuts of beef? Forget 'em. Leftover baby food. And that nice, warm bed by the fire? A leaky dog house.
Lady: Oh, dear!
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The original story was created by Joe Grant while Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs was nearing post-production. Ward Greene used Joe Grant's original version as the basis for his novel. Greene's novel was still being written while the film was still in production. Grant's wife was said to have been angry over the story being "stolen" but Walt Disney maintained all legal rights to the story.
The film's opening sequence, in which Darling unwraps a hat box on Christmas morning and finds Lady inside, is reportedly based upon an actual incident in Walt Disney's life. After he'd forgotten a dinner date with his wife, he offered her the puppy-in-the-hat box surprise and was immediately forgiven.
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