Lady and the Tramp represented two "firsts" for Disney: It was the studio's first Cinemascope animated feature, and it was their first full-length cartoon based on an original story rather than an established "classic." Lady is the pampered female dog belonging to Jim Dear and Darling. When her human masters bring a baby into the house, Lady feels she's being eased out; and when Darling's insufferable Aunt Sarah introduces her nasty twin Siamese cats into the fold, Lady is certain that she's no longer welcome. The cats wreak all manner of havoc, for which Lady is blamed. After the poor dog is fitted with a muzzle, Lady escapes from the house, only to run across the path of the Tramp, a raffish male dog from the "wrong" side of town. The Tramp helps Lady remove her muzzle, then takes her out on a night on the town, culminating in a romantic spaghetti dinner, courtesy of a pair of dog-loving Italian waiters. After their idyllic evening together, Lady decides that it's her duty to protect Darling's baby from those duplicitous Siamese felines. On her way home, Lady is captured and thrown in the dog pound. Here she learns from a loose-living mutt named Peg that The Tramp is a canine rake. Disillusioned, Lady is more than happy to be returned to her humans, even though it means that she'll be chained up at the insistence of Aunt Sarah. Tramp comes into Lady's yard to apologize, but she wants no part of him. Suddenly, a huge, vicious rat breaks into the house, threatening the baby. Lady breaks loose, and together with Tramp, runs into the house to protect the infant. When the dust settles, it appears to Aunt Sarah that Tramp has tried to attack the child. That's when Lady's faithful friends Jock the bloodhound and Trusty the scottie swing into action, rescuing Tramp from the dogcatcher. Once Jim Dear and Darling are convinced that Tramp is a hero, he is invited to stay...and come next Christmas, there's a whole flock of little Ladies and Tramps gathered around the family. Beyond the usual excellent animation and visual effects, the principal selling card of Lady and the Tramp is its music. Many of the songs were performed and co-written by Peggy Lee, who years after the film's 1955 theatrical issue, successfully sued Disney for her fair share of residuals from the videocassette release.
Blu-ray Bonus: "Disney Second Screen: Inside Walt’s Story Meetings" with audio commentary; "Diane Disney Miller: Remembering Dad"; Three never-before-released deleted scenes; previously unrecorded song “I’m Free as the Breeze”; "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. DVD Bonus: "Diane Disney Miller: Remembering Dad"; "PuppyPedia: Going to the Dogs."
Disc #1 -- Lady and the Tramp 1. Opening Credits/Peace on Earth [3:52] 2. Setting Down For the Night [6:03] 3. Lady Gets a Collar [4:46] 4. The Other Side of the Tracks [4:01] 5. A Sad Day For Lady [4:18] 6. Tramp's Point of View [4:28] 7. Lady Wonders "What is a Baby?" [1:35] 8. "La La Lu" [3:36] 9. Strange Visitors ("The Siamese Cat Song") [3:07] 10. Lady Runs Off [4:27] 11. An Eager Beaver Saves the Day [3:06] 12. Tramp Takes Lady Around [3:21] 13. Spaghetti For Two ("Bella Notte") [2:53] 14. The Next Morning [3:57] 15. The Dog Pound [1:52] 16. Lady in the Pound [2:50] 17. "He's a Tramp" [2:28] 18. Lady's Shame [3:50] 19. A Rat in the House [:56] 20. Tramp to the Rescue [2:52] 21. Trusty on the Trail [1:23] 22. Domestic Life [2:44]
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More than 1 year ago
I purchased this DVD for my daughter's birthday and she was just as pleased as punch to get it. :) This is an excellent movie that has been re-mastered and has many extra bonus features for hours of enjoyment. I'm quite happy with this purchase and think many others will be as well.
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More than 1 year ago
Has always been a favorite movie of mine since childhood!