Lady and the Tramp is a Disney classic that you just can’t help singing along with. Sure it has been more than two decades since I had seen the movie, but somehow I still remembered nearly all the lyrics to “The Siamese Cat Song,” “Bella Notte” and “He’s a Tramp.” While my daughter typically fusses at me for singing along, she was pretty impressed when I busted out the lyrics on our first time watching the movie. (Go mom!)
I was quite excited to get my hands on Lady and the Tramp as this is one Disney movie I don’t feel like I got to watch enough as a kid. Back in the day, mom loaned our VHS copy to one of my sister’s friends and it was never returned. Of course, it was locked up in the Disney Vault so we couldn’t buy another copy and that was decades before eBay, so finding another copy was impossible. So when Disney announced that it would be released on Blu-Ray (I missed the DVD release a few years back), I couldn’t wait to get a copy for my girls. Sorry folks, this copy is not available to borrow 🙂
Besides the catchy songs, any story that centers around dogs is a winner in my daughter’s mind. And she was thrilled when I surprised her with Lady and the Tramp for family movie night. However, she did not share my love of the “The Siamese Cat Song,” quickly informing me at the end of that scene that she did not like the part with the mean cats. (That’s my girl.)
To celebrate the movie’s release, the widget below includes fun activities including coloring and activity sheets, video clips, recipes, Valentine’s Day cards and access to a digital Lady and the Tramp story book. Enjoy.
Just in case you don’t know the story of Lady and the Tramp…
A classic love story unfolds in the best Disney tradition as a lovely young pedigreed cocker spaniel named Lady, who lives a pampered life, finds herself falling romantically for Tramp, and amorous street-smart pooch without prospects. Although they have fun together on several dates, including a sentimental spaghetti dinner by moonlight at Tony’s restaurant, their relationship is strained not only by Lady’s loyalty to her human family and their newborn baby, but by Tramp’s devil-may-care attitude that eventually gets Lady in trouble and tossed into the dog pound. However, good-hearted Tramp redeems himself by saving the baby from potential harm and thus wins Lady’s love and the affection of her human family.
Bonus features included:
- Disney Second Screen: Inside Walt’s Story Meetings
- Audio Commentary: Inside Walt’s Story Meetings
- Diane Disney Miller: Remembering Dad
- Three Never-Before-Seen Deleted Scenes
- Never Recorded Song: “I’m Free as the Breeze”
- Lady’s Pedigree: The Making of Lady and the Tramp
- Finding Lady: The Art of the Storyboard
- Original 1943 Storyboard Version of the Film
- PuppyPedia: Going to the Dogs
- “The Siamese Cat Song,” Finding a Voice for the Cats
- “Bella Notte” Music Video
- Excerpts from “Disneyland” TV Shows
Disclosure – I was provided a copy of the movie to facilitate this review, however, all thoughts and opinions are my own.