LADY AND THE TRAMP (Theatrical Release USA 1955)


Ben Meyers’ rating: 4.1|5.0 Starsìììì

Lady and the Tramp—likable and original in its decade—may not be the best animated feature to hit the big screen, but the story has a certain undefinable something-ness that makes it stand out. Critics may want to hold back on the higher rating, but that ‘something-ness’ forces the, ‘classic, add it to the family home video library’ rating. The storyline, for want of a better word, defines itself as novel. This dialogue and music work above the average level. It’s a sweet, lovable show for a child/adult share—a rags meets riches show told through the animal kingdom.

Storyline

A tramp dog falls for a lady dog. Two unlikely personalities develop romance.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Director Clyde Geronimi, Wilfred Jackson, and Hamilton Luske for directing effort. Thank you to Associate Producer Erdman Penner for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Darling/Si/Am/Peg (voice of Peggy Lee), Tramp (voice of Larry Roberts), Trusty (voice of Bill Baucom), Aunt Sarah (voice of Verna Felton), Tony (voice of George Givot), Beaver (Stan Freberg), Jim Dear/Dogcatcher (Lee Millar), Lady (voice of Barbara Luddy), Jock/Bull the Terrier/Dachsie/Joe/Zoo Policeman (voice of Bill Thompson), and Toughy/Professor/Pedro/Hyena (voice of Dal McKennon).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Yes. This is a great watch for all families. The animation is beautifully done.

Ben Meyers 

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