Lady and the Tramp

Film, Animation
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Lady and the Tramp

In 1956, when Woof Back in Anger was challenging perceptions on the London stage, a few critics remarked that it had all been done the year before in a Disney cartoon musical with songs by Peggy Lee. Like Osborne's play, Lady and the Tramp probes one of the great social fusses of the '50s: canine hypergamy - marriage or liaison above one's social caste or class - and was inspired by the tale of Walt's family spaniel. All tame stuff today; the humans are disgusting, Tramp is streetwise but sanitary, and the Lady is a wet. Happily the cameo lowlife, an excellent manic beaver, the famously villainous Siamese, and classic songs rescue the film from dumb animal sentiment. Best of these is the almost raunchy 'He's a Tramp', in which Peggy Lee shows that part of being a bitch is knowing when not to be too much of a lady.

By: RP

Release details

Duration: 75 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Hamilton Luske, Clyde Geronimi, Wilfred Jackson
Screenwriter: Erdman Penner, Joe Rinaldi, Ralph Wright, Don Da Gradi
Cast: Peggy Lee
Barbara Luddy
Larry Roberts
Stan Freberg
George Givot
Alan Reed

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This was my second favourite Disney as a kid and as an adult I am still in Love with this movie! Oh how cute it is! Songs are still catchy and a nice storyline too. Makes me happy.

Tiago Almeida

Disney doesn't do movies like this anymore.

It's an absolute classic uptown girl meets downtown boy or in this case puppies.

Perfect movie to warm your heart in the festive season.