Lady and the Tramp
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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 "classic". Lady is the pampered female dog belonging to Jim Dear and Darling. When her human masters bring a baby into the house, Lady feels she's being eased out; and when Darling's insufferable Aunt Sarah introduces her nasty twin Siamese cats into the fold, Lady is certain that she's no longer welcome. The cats wreak all manner of havoc, for which… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 89%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"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."
‑ , TIME Magazine
"Happily the cameo lowlife, an excellent manic beaver, the famously villainous Siamese, and classic songs rescue the film from dumb animal sentiment."
‑ Geoff Andrew, Time Out
"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."
‑ Michelle Alexandria, Eclipse Magazine
"A somewhat dry, but very good Disney animated effort punctuated by a few Disney-defining classic moments."
‑ R. L. Shaffer, IGN DVD
"Classic Disney dogs paw their way into hearts."
‑ Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
"The wider canvas and extra detail work reportedly meant an additional 30% in negative cost. It was a sound investment."
‑ Variety Staff, Variety
"The sentimentality is mighty, and the use of the CinemaScope size does not make for any less awareness of the thickness of the goo."
‑ Bosley Crowther, New York Times
"Handsomely, seductively drawn, Lady and the Tramp owns its place in the canon..."
‑ Bill Chambers, Film Freak Central
"Share the love of "Lady and the Tramp" with your loved ones this Valentine's Day."
‑ Jolene Mendez, Entertainment Spectrum
"Easily the most beautifully-animated piece to come out of the Disney Studios since the Golden Age ended."
‑ Tim Brayton, Antagony & Ecstasy
"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."
‑ Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader
"This tale (oh hah hah!) of two canines in love has withstood the test of time to remain a family classic."
‑ Glenn Dunks, Trespass
"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"
‑ James Kendrick, Q Network Film Desk
"A wonderful blend of timeless romance, wholesome adventure, and breathtaking animation."
‑ James Plath, Movie Metropolis
"[It made] more money than any other film from the 1950s except The Ten Commandments and Ben-Hur."
‑ Michael Scheinfeld, TV Guide's Movie Guide
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