The beloved animated classic Lady and the Tramp joins The Walt Disney Signature Collection with a new release arriving February 20 on Digital and February 27 on Blu-ray.
“Multi-Screen Edition” (the new name for the Blu-ray Combo Pack) will allow viewers to enjoy the film on Digital, Blu-ray, and DVD, all of which are included in the set. The volume celebrates the making of the movie with an abundance of bonus features, some created exclusively for this release and others carried over from previous editions.
Originally released in 1955 as the 15th film from Walt Disney Animation Studios, Lady and the Tramp was based on the book Happy Dan, The Whistling Dog by Ward Greene and tells the story of two canine romantics from very different backgrounds, one a pampered house pup and the other an explorative street dog. The movie was the first animated film to be released in the beautiful CinemaScope format.
Here is a complete list and descriptions of bonus features from Disney:
- Original Theatrical Edition – Enjoy this cherished Disney classic that captivates audiences of all ages.
- Sing-Along Mode – Sing along with all your favorite songs as you watch the movie.
- Inside Walt’s Story Meetings – As you view the film, hear reenactments of Walt’s story sessions with animators and see how their ideas were realized on-screen.
New Signature Bonus
- Walt & His Dogs – Through archival recordings and photos, hear the tales of the dogs Walt Disney owned and loved over his lifetime.
- Stories from Walt’s Office – Take a tour of Walt’s office suite on the Studio lot, carefully re-created to look just as it did when he occupied it.
- How to Make a Meatball and Other Fun Facts About Lady and the Tramp – Watch a delicious lesson on how to make perfect meatballs with teen chef Amber Kelley and Oh My Disney Show Host Alexys Gabrielle.
Classic Bonus Features
- Diane Disney Miller: Remembering Dad – Walt’s daughter shares memories of her father and Disneyland’s early days, as well as a look at his apartment above the firehouse.
- Never-Recorded Song – “I’m Free as the Breeze” – Take a listen to a song originally meant to be sung by Tramp.
- Lady’s Pedigree: The Making of Lady and the Tramp – A behind-the-scenes look at the making of Walt Disney’s first feature-length animated film based on an original story.
- Finding Lady: The Art of the Storyboard – Explore the origins of the storyboard and how they’re used by filmmakers today.
- Original 1943 Storyboard Version of the Film – View a unique presentation of the original 1943 storyboards for Lady and the Tramp.
- PuppyPedia: Going to the Dogs – Wild and wacky comedian Fred Willard takes us on an outing to the dog park to learn all about dogs and their owners.
- Deleted Scenes
- Introduction of Boris – Tramp wasn’t always meant to be Lady’s only suitor. Meet Boris the aristocrat and Homer the peasant in this deleted scene.
- Waiting for Baby – Lady watches as Jim Dear plans out his new son’s future in this early storyboard.
- Dog Show – See the storyboards for this deleted scene in which Lady and Tramp unexpectedly find themselves in the middle of a dog show.
- Turning the Tables – In this story-reel presentation, Tramp dreams of a world where dogs run the show and humans are on the other end of the leash.
- The Arrival of Baby – In this alternate scene re-created from original storyboards and with original voice talent, Lady makes way for a new arrival.
- Baby Arrives – Lady is baffled by the strange goings-on in the house—the arrival of a squealing bundle only deepens the mystery.
- Lady’s Sweater – Lady gets a new sweater for her birthday and must figure out an ingenious way to lose it for good.
- 1955 Original Theatrical Trailer – More than just a trailer, this preview features several minutes of footage from the film and introduces each major character.
- 1972 Theatrical Re-Issue Trailer – This trailer from the 1972 rerelease heralds Disney’s “happiest motion picture.”
- 1986 Theatrical Re-Issue Trailer – Released theatrically for the 1986 holiday season, this trailer highlights the love story between Lady and the handsome Tramp.
The Walt Disney Signature Collection began in 2016 and contains the most esteemed features from Walt Disney Animation Studios, many of the which were previously released as Platinum Editions and Diamond Editions. Lady and the Tramp follows Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Beauty and the Beast, Pinocchio, Bambi, and The Lion King. The most modern film to be included in any of these home video collections is The Lion King, released in 1994. Time will tell if The Walt Disney Signature Collection evolves to the next generation to include any Disney Revival films.
Will you be adding this new release of Lady and the Tramp to your collection?
Edited by: Hannah Wilkes