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Published On: Tue, Mar 13th, 2018

Disney’s romantic ‘Lady and the Tramp’ arrives on digital, Blu-ray, adds some historical value for modern audiences

Lady and the Tramp is one of Disney’s most underrated and underrepresented films, with an incredible romantic theme, beautiful scenes and powerful music. Now the classic film arrives with in digital version, new extras and a Sing-a-Long version.

Fans can easily enjoy three different versions of the classic film: the original theatrical presentation, a singalong version, and one with Walt’s story meetings being visible. In the extras is a 1955 interview with Walt Disney, where we learn about all of the dogs in Walt’s life, from his boyhood days in Marceline to his poodle named Lady.

Full list of new extras are listed below.

The new gem is “Lady’s Pedigree: The Making of Lady and the Tramp,” nearly an hour of Disney historians, animators, and Marceline residents revealing the untold story about the making of the film. This was available back when the  full screen bonus feature was produced and stands tall for fans of Lady.

A historical look at the film will only add value for the viewers who can better see the film through the lens of Disney’s “Nine old men,” crafting a masterpiece.

Another fine extra is “Finding Lady: The Art of the Storyboard” (13:03) with Animator Eric Goldberg, who teaches fans about storyboards and reveals artwork from Lady and the Tramp.

The Walt Disney Signature Collection release repeats the exact same restoration and transfer as the previous Diamond Edition release. There is a noticeable step down in quality with the DVD version.

It’s a bit tricky to evaluate the film against the previous releases, but fans can surely appreciate this classic, well restored and packaged for modern audiences.

Newly created extras for the Walt Disney Signature Collection release:

  • Walt & His Dogs (8:28) – Using interview audio from a 1955 interview with Walt Disney, we learn about all of the dogs in Walt’s life, from his boyhood days in Marceline to his poodle named Lady. New footage was filmed at the Walt Disney Family Museum in San Francisco.
  • Stories From Walt’s Office (6:03) – A tour through Walt’s recreated office on the Disney Studio Lot hosted by Becky Cline, head of the Walt Disney Archives. It focuses on a maquette from Lady and the Tramp, Walt’s Disneyland storyboard wall, and the kitchen. More features in this series are promised in future releases of the Walt Disney Signature Collection.
  • How to Make a Meatball and Other Fun Facts About Lady and the Tramp (9:07) – Oh, My Disney personality Alexus Gabrielle and teen chef Amber Kelly give a cooking demonstration with a healthy meatball recipe inspired by the film. Along the way, they also reveal some behind-the-scenes facts about the film.
  • Song Selection (10:10) – The five songs from the film are presented separately with the sing-along lyrics on screen. On iTunes, they are available in English or French.
    • “Peace on Earth”
    • “What is a Baby/La La Lu”
    • “The Siamese Cat Song”
    • “Bella Notte”
    • “He’s a Tramp”

About the Author

- Writer and Co-Founder of The Global Dispatch, Brandon has been covering news, offering commentary for years, beginning professional in 2008 on sites like Examiner and blogs: Desk of Brian, Crazed Fanboy. Appearing on several radio shows, Brandon has hosted Dispatch Radio, written his first novel (The Rise of the Templar) will be a licensed Assembly of God Pastor by the Spring of 2017. "Why do we do this?" I was asked and the answer is simple. "I just want the truth. I want a source of information that tells me what's going and clearly attempts to separate opinion from fact. Set aside left and right, old and young, just point to the world and say, 'Look!'" To Contact Brandon email [email protected] ATTN: BRANDON

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