Generations of fans 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. 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. Together with friends Jock, trusty and Peg, they share thrilling adventures on a lovely bella notte as Lady learns what it means to be footloose and leash-free.
Clyde Geronimi; Wilfred Jackson; Hamilton Luske.
Ward Greene (story "Happy Dan, the Whistling Dog"); Erdman Penner (story); Joe Rinaldi (story); Ralph Wright (story); Don DaGradi (story); Joe Grant concept (uncredited).
Peggy Lee (Darling / Si / Am / Peg (voice)); Barbara Luddy (Lady (voice)); Larry Roberts (Tramp (voice)); Bill Thompson (Jock / Bulldog in Pound / Policeman at Zoo / Dachsie / Joe (voice)); Bill Baucom (Trusty (voice)); Stan Freberg (Beaver (voice)); Verna Felton (Aunt Sarah (voice)); Alan Reed (Boris (voice)); George Givot (Tony (voice)); Dal McKennon (Toughy / Professor / Pedro (voice) (as Dallas McKennon)); Lee Millar (Jim Dear / Dog Catcher (voice)); The Mellomen (Dogs (voice) (as The Mello Men)). Please contact SFC to add other cast members and characters.
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Animated Romance for all the Family
Mark Banks (United Kingdom)
I have vague recollections of watching Lady and the Tramp as a child and enjoying it; yet only one scene really stayed in my memory - unsurprisingly the classic spaghetti meal; one of the all-time great animated movie scenes. Upon watching it just recently my vague recollections of enjoying the film were not let down as I sat down to watch a family classic that has truly stood the test of time. Of the stereo-typing that unfortunately blights many a Disney film, there is a somewhat over-the-top portrayal of Tony and his colleague - the Italian chefs, which isn't ideal, but overall their portrayal is favourable and friendly. And it's hard to conceive that the twin Siamese cats would be included were the film made afresh today; their portrayal being somewhat stereotypical for South-east Asians, and not exactly flattering. However, the majority of the film is sustained by a good level of warmth and humour throughout. One side point is that I welcomed watching the more earthy, though still vibrant, colours of this film. This is in contrast to many of today's mostly computer-animated films, which so often go over the top in their use of colour, the like of which I'm sure contributes to the over-stimulation of children's minds. I recommend Lady and the Tramp for young and old alike.