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Lady and the Tramp

This Disney classic animation, featuring the puppy love between a cocker spaniel named Lady and a mongrel stray known as Tramp, has delighted audiences (and spaghetti eaters) for half a century! Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: B+
Violence: B
Sexual Content: A-
Language: A
Drugs/Alcohol: A
Run Time: 73
Theater Release: 22 Jun 1955
Video Release: 06 Feb 2012
MPAA Rating: G
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In 2001 a direct-to-home sequel to this film was released, titled Lady and the Tramp 2: Scamp’s Adventure. A preference of dogs over cats is obvious in this Disney film (where we meet the conniving Siamese kitties), as well as in the studio’s 1950 movie Cinderella, which features an old hound (very similar in character to Lady’s friend Trusty) who is harassed by an evil feline named Lucifer.

Home Video Extra Features

Home Video Notes: Lady and the Tramp: Diamond Edition

Release Date: 7 February 2012

Disney’s Lady and the Tramp releases as a Diamond Edition, in the following packages.

Lady and the Tramp: Diamond Edition (Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack) includes:

- Lady’s Pedigree: The Making of Lady and the Tramp

- Finding Lady: The Art of the Storyboard

- Original 1943 Storyboard Version of the Film

- PuppyPedia: Going to the Dogs

- “The Siamese Cat Song,” Finding a Voice for the Cats

- “Bella Notte” Music Video

- Trailers

- Excerpts from “Disneyland” TV Shows

-  Disney Second Screen: Inside Walt’s Story Meetings

- Audio Commentary: Inside Walt’s Story Meetings

- Diane Disney Miller: Remembering Dad

- Three Never-Before-Seen Deleted Scenes

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Never Recorded Song: “I’m Free as the Breeze”

Lady and the Tramp: Diamond Edition: 3-Disc Edition (Blu-ray/DVD/Digital Copy Combo Pack)

- Featurettes

- Disney’s Second Screen

- Audio Commentary

- Deleted Scenes

DVD Notes: Lady and the Tramp: 50th Anniversary

Release Date: 27 February 2006

DVD Features: As a 50th Anniversary tribute, Walt Disney Video presents Lady and the Tramp on DVD. Leaving no bone unturned, the bonus materials feature Finding Lady (the art of the storyboard), the 1943 original storyboard version of the film, and Lady’s Pedigree (the making of Lady and the Tramp). As well, there are two never-before-seen deleted sequences: Turning the Tables (Tramp describes what it would be like if dogs were the masters and people were their pets) and La La Loo (an alternate abandoned concept for the arrival of the baby).

For young viewers just being introduced to these classic characters, the DVD release offers a few amusements like, Disney Virtual Puppy (a DVD-ROM game in which you adopt and care for your own virtual puppy), Disney Dog Trivia (a virtual board game) and PuppyPedia (the opportunity to learn about the real-life breeds that inspired the movie). Other new tricks for dog lovers include; Your Inner Bark (a personality profile) and Bella Notte (an all-new music video).

For adult film buffs, this DVD release disc presents this film in its original widescreen Cinemascope format. (At the time, the animators actually filmed two versions of the movie, one in a more conventional aspect ratio, and the Cinemascope version.) The restoration is excellent, with vibrant colors and not a mark on the image. The audio tracks are also spectacular, and are available in English (Dolby Digital 5.1), French and Spanish, with English subtitles. The enhanced picture is presented in both widescreen and full screen formats.

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