Lady and the Tramp

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Lady and the Tramp
Directed by Clyde Geronimi
Wilfred Jackson
Hamilton Luske
Produced by Walt Disney
Written by Erdman Penner
Joe Rinaldi
Ralph Wright
Don DaGradi
Starring Peggy Lee
Barbara Luddy
Larry Roberts
Verna Felton
Bill Thompson
Bill Baucom
Music by Oliver Wallace
Editing by Don Halliday
Distributed by Buena Vista Distribution
Release date(s) June 22, 1955
Running time 76 min.
Country USA
Language English
Budget $4,000,000
Gross revenue $187,000,000
Followed by Lady and the Tramp II: Scamp's Adventure
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Lady and the Tramp is a 1955 animated Disney Classic film. It tells the love story of two dogs - Lady, a cocker spaniel that lives with a human family, and the Tramp, who is a stray mutt.

The film itself is quite conservative. The film is pro-family and also displays chivalry, with the dogs doing whatever they can to protect the human baby from a vicious rat. In addition, Lady condemns Tramp for having other girlfriends, after finding out from the pound dogs that his only weakness is that he is a womanizer, thus showing infidelity and promiscuity in a very negative light. In the end, he becomes faithful to her and joins her human family, after which the two dogs start a family of their own. There also anti-environmental aspects as well, with the dogs learning to understand their place, that although humans come first they still have a place in their heart, as the beliefs Tramp had on humans being so cruel turned out to be false. Also, the iconic Bella Notte scene at an Italian restaurant where they accidentally kiss by eating the same spaghetti took place and was served by the kind-hearted capitalist restaurant owner Tony. On top of that, this movie is a rarity in Disney Animation to have Christmas depicted in the film and shown in a positive light.

A sequel to this movie, the direct-to-video Lady and the Tramp II: Scamp's Adventure, was released by Disney in 2001, focusing on Lady and Tramp's son Scamp. A live action remake of this movie is being produced to air on the Walt Disney Company's new video on demand service, Disney+, in the fall of 2019.