Disney’s “Lady and the Tramp” Celebrates 60 Years

Looking back on the film industry, there have been a wide variety of films that have captured the hearts of many. On June 22, 1955, the Disney Animated Classic Lady and the Tramp made its debut. Starring two dogs from diverse backgrounds, they discovered that being different is not always a bad thing.

60 years later and the characters still live on. How could one forget Tramp and Lady? Each with that unique Disney quality and charm, the story is truly a classic.

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Though the story itself was released in 1955, work for the film began in 1937. According to a D23 article, the story concept was created after Walt Disney purchased the story from Ward Greene. Greene worked for King Features Syndicate, which was the company that distributed Disney comic strips.

“The film missed its original target date, in part because it was being animated in the widescreen Cinemascope process, which took so much more time than the standard-format animations that it doubled the cost of the backgrounds. Animators had to work-six-day weeks down the stretch… but when it was released it was another Disney success,” said Neal Gabler, author of “Walt Disney: Triumph of the American Imagination.”

As for the production itself, animators sketched and drew a variety of animals and breeds. According to Movie Fone, some of the animators even brought their own dogs into work and used them as models.

If you are feeling a bit nostalgic, Spotify has the film’s soundtrack available to stream.

Movie Fone also has a list of 19 facts from the film, feel free to check them out here.

As we remember the classic spaghetti scene, the unveiling of puppy Lady on Christmas, the not so nice Siamese cats and so much more, what is your favorite part of the film?

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