Lady and the Tramp
Lady and the Tramp (1955)

Lady and the Tramp represented two "firsts" for Disney: It was the studio's first Cinemascope animated feature, and it was their first full-length cartoon based on an original story rather than an established… More

Rated: G
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Release Date: June 22, 1955
DVD Release Date: February 7, 2012
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Critic Score: 89% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: A nostalgic charmer, Lady and the Tramp's token sweetness is mighty but the songs and richly colored animation are technically superb and make for a memorable experience.

TIME Magazine

Walt Disney has for so long parlayed gooey sentiment and stark horror into profitable cartoons that most moviegoers are apt to be more surprised than disappointed to discover that the combination somehow does not work this time.

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Geoff Andrew
Time Out

Happily the cameo lowlife, an excellent manic beaver, the famously villainous Siamese, and classic songs rescue the film from dumb animal sentiment.

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Michelle Alexandria
Eclipse Magazine

I just love hand drawn animation, it really brings to life all the characters in a very expressive way. The imperfections doing it by hand give everything a rougher edge but more heart.

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Variety Staff

The wider canvas and extra detail work reportedly meant an additional 30% in negative cost. It was a sound investment.

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Bosley Crowther
New York Times

The sentimentality is mighty, and the use of the CinemaScope size does not make for any less awareness of the thickness of the goo.

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Bill Chambers
Film Freak Central

Handsomely, seductively drawn, Lady and the Tramp owns its place in the canon...

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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

Disney's imagination seems at a low ebb, saddled with a shrunken, excessively naturalistic style in line with the diminished possibilities of postwar animation, and not yet graced by the inspiration that would redeem that style in Sleeping Beauty.

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Glenn Dunks

This tale (oh hah hah!) of two canines in love has withstood the test of time to remain a family classic.

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James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk

in many ways it is closer to the man Walt Disney's view of the world than any of his preceding films, especially the way it is filtered largely through his sense of nostalgia for the Victorian era

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Flixster Audience Score: 80% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalh„es
Make sure you watch the original CinemaScope widescreen version of this great Disney animation and be charmed by its stunning, vivid colors, sweet songs,… More
KJ Proulx
One of my favourite classic Disney pictures. Not only is the story one of the greatest and most true to life, but the visuals are beautiful, which is a perfect… More
Kevin M. Williams
Imagine a Youtube video about kittens or puppies or otters or bunny rabbits or baby whales being cute (where is the video about baby piranhas being cute?) and… More
Samuel Riley
Returning to this film after 12 years, 'Lady and the Tramp' still has its loving magic. It contains such powerful moments of joy, emotion and a scene… More
Daniel Mumby
One of the big steps we take in becoming adults is learning to accommodate our nostalgia for the things we loved as a child. We shouldn't deliberately… More
Tim Salmons
Disney's Lady and the Tramp is not the usual Disney animated fare. First of all, the story isn't based on a fairy tale for a change. It's an… More