This Tuesday Disney’s opens its vaults again for the release of “Lady and the Tramp” on DVD.
This film tells the story of Tramp (voiced by Larry Roberts), a mongrel dog from the other side of the tracks – the not so good side! He loves his life of being free, that is until he meets Lady (voiced by Barbara Luddy).
Lady is a beautiful cocker spaniel that lives with the Jim Dear and Darling family. Treated like a princess, things change when the couple discovers there will be another addition to their family. Feeling as if she is losing her family, Lady decides to take off with Tramp and see the world.
But their adventure is filled with treacherous chaos and missteps that could tear them apart!
FINAL WORD: This Disney classic was first released in 1955 and has been a beloved classic ever since. The most memorable scene is Lady and Tramp having their spaghetti meal together by candlelight being serenaded. How loveable and romantic is that I ask!
The characters from the trouble making Siamese cats who sing “We Are Siamese” is sung by the beautiful Miss Peggy Lee to Trusty voiced by Bill Baucom bring back childhood memories for many and instant love by a new generation.
There are several things in the film prompted by Disney himself. The films setting are reminiscent of his hometown of Marceline, Missouri. Also, when Darling receives a puppy for Christmas this was based on Disney missing a dinner date with his wife and he presented her with a puppy – he was promptly forgiven!
At the end of the film, Tramps son Scamp is featured. Scamp became the subject for a comic strip, children’s books and comic books. He would be seen again the 2001 animated film “Lady and the Tramp II: Scamps Adventure”.
Other cast include: Bill Thompson as Jock, Stan Freberg as Beaver, Verna Felton as Aunt Sarah, Alan Reed as Boris, George Givot as Tony, Dal McKennon as Toughy, and Lee Millar as Jim Dear.
TUBS OF POPCORN: I give “Lady and the Tramp” four tubs of popcorn out of five. There isn’t anything about this classic animated film that doesn’t resonate with fun. The story is timeless and the lessons of friendship and love are wonderful. Children and adults can share in the story of these two adventuresome canines!
The Diamond Edition is a double set with DVD and bluray! The combo pack includes high definition picture and sound with never before seen scenes and songs. It also includes behind the scenes making of “Lady and the Tramp” as well as recalled memories by Walt Disney and daughter Daisy Disney Miller.
There is also The Siamese Cat Song: Finding a voice for the cats as well as Puppypedia: Going to the Dogs and so much more. This is a definitely a loaded Diamond Edition that will take you inside Disney’s creation.
In the end – this is one of the greatest love stories ever told.