Lady and the Tramp is a 1955 American animated romance film produced by Walt Disney and released to theaters on June 22, 1955, by Buena Vista Distribution. The 15th animated film in the Walt Disney Animated Classics series, it was the first animated feature filmed in the CinemaScope widescreen film process. The story centers on a female American Cocker Spaniel named Lady who lives with a refined, upper-middle-class family, and a male stray mutt called the Tramp. A direct-to-video sequel, Lady and the Tramp II: Scamp’s Adventure, was released in 2001.
On Christmas morning 1909, Jim Dear gives his wife Darling an English cocker spaniel puppy that they name Lady. Lady enjoys a happy life with the couple and with a pair of dogs from the neighborhood, aScottish terrier named Jock and a bloodhound named Trusty. Meanwhile, across town by the railway, a stray mutt, referred to as The Tramp a schnauzer mix, lives life from moment to moment, be it begging for scraps from the local Italian restaurant or protecting his fellow strays Peg (a Maltese) and Bull (an English bulldog) from the local dog catcher. Text: Wikipedia.
Trivia: Did you know that this scene above in Lady and the Tramp was actually inspired by an actual moment in Walt Disney’s life? Walt had felt bad about working so much and leaving his wife, Lillian, alone at home. So for a Christmas gift he went to a kennel and picked out a Chow for her. Lillian had disliked dogs, but said if she had to pick one out, it would be a Chow, because she had read somewhere that they had little odor. Walt kept the dog at his brother’s (Roy Disney) house, and Christmas morning he put the dog in a hatbox with a bow on top. Lillian was actually dissatisfied, thinking Walt bought her a new hat without her approval, but was smitten when she saw the dog. Lillian would never let the dog out of her sight, it would even sleep in the room with her. Walt and Lillian would go out for ice cream with the dog, and Walt would even buy it its own ice cream cone. One night Walt was looking all over the neighborhood during a storm when they couldn’t find the dog, and Lillian was devastated-just to find out the next morning the dog had been at Roy’s house the entire time!