Lady and the Tramp (1955)

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Lady and the Tramp (1955)
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🎵This is the night, It's a beautiful night, And we call it Bella Notte🎵
Genre: Animation
Musical
Romance
Starring: Peggy Lee
Barbara Luddy
Larry Roberts
Verna Felton
Bill Thompson
Bill Baucom
Release Date: June 22, 1955
Country: United States
Sequel: Lady and the Tramp II: Scamp's Adventure


Lady and the Tramp is a 1955 American animated musical romance film produced by Walt Disney and released to theaters on June 22, 1955 by Buena Vista Distribution.

The 15th Disney animated feature film, it was the first animated feature filmed in the CinemaScope widescreen film process.

Synopsis

This Disney animated classic follows a pampered cocker spaniel named Lady (Barbara Luddy) whose comfortable life slips away once her owners have a baby. When, after some tense circumstances, Lady finds herself on the loose and out on the street, she is befriended and protected by the tough stray mutt Tramp (Larry Roberts). A romance begins to blossom between the two dogs, but their many differences, along with more drama at Lady's household, threaten to keep them apart.

Why It Rocks

  1. This is the very first widescreen animated feature film.
  2. It doesn't use the "love at first sight" cliche, unlike many more critically-acclaimed romance films.
  3. Phenomenal animation quality, as it is Disney animation in its purest form. Note that this was the first animated film using the Cinemascope widescreen process.
  4. Many of the scenes are perfect, as this film shot in the widescreen progress.
  5. Memorable characters.
  6. Instantly lovable songs, especially the iconic and beautiful "Bella Notte".
  7. The iconic "spaghetti kiss" scene.
  8. We are Siamese if you please...

Bad Qualities

  1. Si and Am, the Siamese cats, have become controversial and been criticized in recent years by some viewers due to their racial stereotyping to Asians.
  2. Aunt Sarah could be an unlikable character at times due to her dislike of dogs.

Reception

During its initial release, the film was initially panned by critics. Bosley Crowther of The New York Times claimed the film was "not the best [Disney] has done in this line. The sentimentality is mighty, and the CinemaScope size does not make for any less aware of the thickness of the goo. It also magnifies the animation, so that the flaws and poor foreshortening are more plain. Unfortunately, and surprisingly, the artists' work is below par in this film."

However, the film has since gone on to become regarded as a classic. Dave Kehr, writing for The Chicago Tribune gave the film four stars. Animation historian Charles Solomon praised the film The sequence of Lady and Tramp sharing a plate of spaghetti — climaxed by an accidental kiss as they swallow opposite ends of the same strand of spaghetti — is considered an iconic scene in American film history. Rotten Tomatoes reported that the film received a 93% approval rating, with an average rating of 7.92/10, based on 41 reviews. The website's consensus states, "A nostalgic charmer, Lady and the Tramp's token sweetness is mighty but the songs and richly colored animation are technically superb and make for a memorable experience."

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XXSeph MySpaceXx

16 months ago
Score 2

This was my favourite movie when I was a kid.

How do you all feel about the remake? I didn't like it tbh, they changed too much things and it seemed to be more focused on being "woke" than the story.
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LeroyManTheFirst

8 months ago
Score 0
wut
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SuperSonicKazooie

4 months ago
Score 1

This is so much better than it's direct-to-video sequel. The sequel is atrocious. Scamp is very unlikable due to his selfishness and his dislike of his family as he insists that it's nothing but rules. Seriously just a lesson everyone: every family makes rules, and as Willie Tanner from the classic sitcom ALF would say, "We make rules and we follow them to keep our lives from becoming chaos. If anybody breaks those rules, anybody in life becomes impossible." The plot is beyond pathetic as it is about Scamp who wants to become a wild dog and be free from house rules, which not only that, but also the mess that he makes in the house (which led to Jim Dear chaining him outside to a doghouse as punishment) resulted in a very harsh argument with his father Tramp as he tries to reason with Scamp, but becomes upset at his son's demand to become a wild dog, insisting that Scamp is a part of the family whether he likes it or not, and he can just get used to being outside as punishment every single night until he starts acting like a family member, and so it ultimately leads to him freeing himself from the chain and running away from home.

So yeah, this is why I thought about it's sequel Lady and the Tramp II: Scamp's Adventure being added to Awful Movies Wiki considering how much I hate and detest that sequel for those reasons. The sequel even received mixed-to-negative reception.
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SpaghettiNettie

one month ago
Score 0
I agree! I don't see any disney sequels as canon tbh, ESPECIALLY this one, its like 50 years after the original!

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