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Walt Disney's Lady and the Tramp (1955)
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Lady and the Tramp is a classic animated film that tells the heartwarming story of two dogs from very different backgrounds who fall in love

Walt Disney’s Lady and the Tramp (1955)

Tramp: Not to change the subject, but, um… ever chased chickens?
Lady: I should say not!
Tramp: Oh-ho, then you’ve never lived!
Lady: But we shouldn’t.
Tramp: I know. That’s what makes it fun. Aw, come on, kid. Start building some memories.

Description of Walt Disney’s Lady and the Tramp

Generations of fan have fallen in love with Walt Disney’s 15th animated masterpiece an irresistible song-filled adventure about lady, a lovingly pampered cocker spaniel, and tramp, a roguish mutt from across the tracks. As one of Disney’s most delightful and captivating classics, lady and the tramp has earned praise as a marvel of animation. When Aunt Sarah moves in with her devious felines Si and Am to baby sit, the very protective lady soon finds herself being fitted for the unthinkable – a muzzle. In her bid for freedom, she meets and is charmed by tramp, dog about town.

Review

Lady and the Tramp” is a classic animated film that tells the heartwarming story of two dogs from very different backgrounds who fall in love. The movie was originally released by Disney in 1955, but has been remade as a live-action film in 2019.

The movie centers around Lady, a pampered Cocker Spaniel, and Tramp, a streetwise stray mutt. Lady is used to a life of luxury, but her world is turned upside down when her owners have a baby and she starts to feel neglected. Meanwhile, Tramp lives a carefree life on the streets, and although he enjoys his freedom, he is always on the lookout for his next meal.

Despite their differences, Lady and Tramp form a bond that is based on mutual trust and affection. The two share a number of adventures together, including a romantic spaghetti dinner in an alleyway, which has become an iconic scene in the history of animation.

The movie’s animation is gorgeous, with detailed backgrounds and expressive character designs that bring the story to life. The voice cast is also excellent, with Peggy Lee providing the vocals for the memorable songs “He’s a Tramp” and “La La Lu.”

Overall, “Lady and the Tramp” is a timeless classic that will continue to captivate audiences for generations to come.

Cast of characters

  • Peggy Lee … Darling / Si / Am / Peg (voice)
  • Larry Roberts … The Tramp (voice)
  • Bill Baucom … Trusty (voice)
  • Verna Felton (Sleeping Beauty) … Aunt Sarah (voice)
  • George Givot (Road to Morocco) … Tony (voice)
  • Lee Millar … Jim Dear / Dog Catcher (voice)
  • Barbara Luddy (Sleeping Beauty) … Lady (voice)
  • Bill Thompson (Sleeping Beauty) … Jock / Bull – the Bull Terrier / Policeman at Zoo / Dachsie / Joe / Jim’s Friend (voice)
  • Stan Freberg (It’s a Mad Mad Mad Mad World) … Beaver (voice) (as Stan Freeberg)
  • Alan Reed (The Man called Flintstone) … Boris (voice)
  • Dal McKennon (Pinocchio) … Toughy / Professor / Pedro / Hyena (voice) (as Dallas McKennon)
  • The Mellowmen Quartet … Dogs (singing voice) (as The Mello Men)

Additional cast

Songs

  • He’s a Tramp
    • Written by Sonny Burke and Peggy Lee
    • Performed by Peggy Lee and The Mellowmen Quartet
  • La La Lu
    • Written by Sonny Burke and Peggy Lee
    • Performed by Peggy Lee
  • The Siamese Cat Song
    • Written by Sonny Burke and Peggy Lee
    • Performed by Peggy Lee
  • Bella Notte (This Is the Night)
    • Written by Sonny Burke and Peggy Lee
    • Played during the opening credits
    • Performed by George Givot and Studio Chorus
  • Peace on Earth
    • Written by Sonny Burke and Peggy Lee
    • Performed by Donald Novis and Studio Chorus
  • What Is a Baby?
    • Written by Sonny Burke and Peggy Lee
    • Performed by Barbara Luddy
  • There’s No Place Like Home (Home, Sweet Home)(1823)
    • Music partly composed and arranged by H.R. Bishop from a Sicilian air
    • Hummed and barked by The Mellowmen Quartet
  • Loch Lomand
    • Traditional Scottish folk song
    • In the score when Jock is first shown
    • Sung by Bill Thompson (Jock) with modified lyrics
  • Der Deitcher’s Dog (Oh Where, Oh Where Has My Little Dog Gone) (1864)
    • Based on the German folk song “Zu Lauterbach Hab’ I Mein Strumpf Velor’n”
    • Whistled by Lee Millar (Dog Catcher) twice
  • Rock-a-Bye Baby (1886)
    • Music and Lyrics by Effie I. Canning
    • Sung a bit by Verna Felton (Aunt Sarah)

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