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Lady and the Tramp (1955)

Lady and the Tramp (1955)


Starring the voices of
Peggy Lee
Barbara Luddy
Larry Roberts
Verna Felton

Directed by Clyde Geronimi, Wilfred Jackson and Hamilton Luske

Disney does it best when it comes to love tales, using animals as the vehicle to pass the message across. Walt Disney himself produced this musical romantic animation and it served as the 15th theatrical feature animation from the mouse house.
The animation's tale is based on Ward Greene Happy Dan, The Whistling Dog. The movie features a female American Cocker Spaniel named Lady and stray mongrel called Tramp.
Lady lives with a refined fairly wealthy couple who pampers and cares for her, while Tramp was a stray who has gone accustomed to life on the streets.
The animation focuses on how the two met, and the romantic adventures they got into and how they grew to love one another and be there for each other. The animation is done from a dog’s view, as the humans of Lady are called Jim Dear and Darling.

The movie plot starts with Jim Dear getting his beloved wife Darling a gift, which was Lady, a little pup. Lady grew to love Darling and enjoyed their walks together. At one period Lady notices that Darling was no longer giving her the attention she used to get and one day when she was getting all playful in the house Darling spanked her.
Sad and down casted she is visited by her neighbors Jock and Trusty (dogs) who tell her that the change in behavior is because Darling is expecting a baby. They assure her that it is a good thing, but a stray dog passing by (Tramp) over hears the conversation and butts in. He tells Lady that it is a dreadful thing, sharing sad tales and making Lady even more upset.

Eventually the baby arrives, and Lady could meet the new addition to the family and she grew to love the baby, and very protective of it. Everything goes south when Jim Dear and Darling go on a trip and Aunt Sarah who was supposed to look after the baby, puts Lady in a muzzle.
Lady terrified of it, flees and gets chased by stray dogs to which Tramp rescues her. He helps her get the muzzle off and soon a romantic journey and adventure stirs up between them.

The movie on its initial release has the problem of critics calling it too sentimental. But as time has gone by the movie has grown to be a classic. Within the movies runtime is one of the most iconic scenes in movie history.
Crafted by the animators in Disney is a scene where Lady and Tramp are eating two ends of a spaghetti and accidentally kissed, while listen to a romantic serenade.
The movie was nominated form many of the AFI’s 100 years… 100 Movies and was picked as No. 95 in AFI’s 100 years… 100 Passions.
Great movie, worth owing to be watched during those cool days.


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