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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!
Why Is Lady and the Tramp Rated G?
Lady and the Tramp is rated G
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This gently paced movie contains only a few concerns for young viewers. Along with some slapstick antics and property damage, there are a few more perilous depictions such as a character chased by pack of vicious dogs who engage in a fight (shown in shadow silhouettes), animals that are nearly run over and killed by moving vehicles, a tussle with a villainous rat (who is killed off screen), and some angry gunshots that miss their target. Other heartstring pulling moments include dogs being impounded and the implication of an animal being put down (nothing is shown). There is also a slightly sensual rendition of He’s A Tramp by a street-wise showgirl who alludes to the womanizing ways of the main character.
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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.
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Canadian Home Video Rating: G
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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
- 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
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)
- 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.