Hello Internet Friends!
Welcome back to another excited day in our adventure through the Disney movies. Today, we have reached Lady and the Tramp. We have six more movies in what I’m calling our “Classic Disney” leg of the journey, so we will still be here for a while.
I remember watching this movie as a child, but I hadn’t seen it probably since middle school. I actually remembered the second move (Scamp’s Big Adventure) more than I did the original because my younger brother loved it so much. So I was mostly coming in with a clean slate.
Lady and the Tramp was made in 1955, so right in the middle of the 50s. We are thoroughly out of WWII territory and we are getting back into the swing of movies. Something I loved about this movie was that it was dedicated “to all dogs, be they ladies or tramps.” I. Loved. That.
This movie is just plain cute. I loved how little baby Lady was. She was adorable and cute and small and cute. I also love how the names of her owners are “Jim Dear” and “Darling” which is adorable because that’s all she’s ever heard them call each other. Its just a cute movie.
I also loved all the accents in the movie. I liked when Jock called her “Lassie” instead of Lady because he’s Scottish (like a Scottish Terrier omg its so punny). And Trusty being all southern and hospitable. And the Italian people. And the accents Tramp does. And the overall 50s kind of feel to the voices of the people. Lady is just so Jazzy sounding (hm… I wonder why….. *cough cough her voice actor is a jazz singer cough*). This movie is a voice actor’s dream.
Something I thought was a big part of the “Walt’s Legacy” aspect of this movie was how fiercely loyal the characters are to one another. Jock and Trusty were willing to marry Lady just so she wouldn’t have to sit outside. Lady and Jock were so cautious about not hurting Trusty’s feelings. Tramp was willing to be attacked by a bunch of dogs because he wanted to protect Lady, and Lady was willing to get in trouble for Tramp. She was also willing to fight rats and cats and Aunt Sarah to help her family. And even the humans were loyal to the animals, with Jim Dear defending Lady as soon as they got home. Even the villains were loyal to each other, I mean Si and Am were basically the same person. Loyalty was the most important aspect of this movie, and I think Walt made sure that it was the focus.
Don’t fall asleep! The next exciting episode of Adventuring Through is coming soon!