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All-New “Bella Notte” Music Video
Disney Virtual Puppy – DVD-ROM — Adopt and care for your own virtual puppy. You can even teach him tricks!
Disney Dog Trivia – Virtual Board Game — Immerse yourself in this 3D game and test your knowledge of Disney dogs.
PuppyPedia: Going to the Dogs — Learn about the characters’ real-life breeds.
Your Inner Bark: Personality Profile
Never-Before-Seen Deleted Scenes
Original 1943 Storyboard Version of the Film: Exciting secrets revealed about a different version of the film.
Lady’s Pedigree: The Making of Lady and the Tramp
Finding Lady: The Art of the Storyboard
And Much, Much More!
“Walt Disney’s Lady and the Tramp, filled with memorable music and purebred fun, now shines like never before with an all-new digital restoration! Embark on a thrilling adventure with the most unforgettable characters: Lady, a lovingly pampered cocker spaniel; Tramp, a mutt from across the tracks with a heart of gold; Jock and Trusty, Lady’s best friends; and Si and Am, two of the most devious cats to prowl across the screen. The happiest of endings takes place on a lovely bella notte as Lady learns what it means to be footloose and leash-free. Unleash all the fun and excitement in this 2-Disc Special Edition, including never-before-seen deleted scenes, 5.1 Disney Enhanced Home Theater Mix, all-new games, making-of secrets, and much more!”
Lady and the Tramp is rated G.
Like Disney’s other recent re-releases, this DVD has an impressive array of bonus features. It has everything you could possibly want to know about Lady and the Tramp. The centerpiece is the documentary “Lady’s Pedigree: The Making of Lady and the Tramp”. Just like the other recent “making-of” documentaries, this is incredibly in-depth. They discuss the origins of the story, the voice casting, the art, the music, and more. At almost an hour long it has a lot to offer. Also included are two deleted scenes. The first shows a fantasy sequence where Tramp imagines what the world would be like if dogs and humans had their roles reversed. We see the dog make his human fetch and do tricks. They even meet another dog and her female pet. (There’s plenty of jokes here but it’s probably in everyone’s best interest if I move along.) There’s also an alternate version of the arrival of the baby into Lady’s house. The lullaby is a little longer and we see more of Lady feeling neglected. Film buffs will also enjoy seeing the Original 1943 Storyboard Version of the Film. It features a significantly different version of the classic movie.
For the kids there are a few games included. There’s a Virtual Puppy DVD-ROM game where you adopt and care for your own virtual puppy. There’s also a Disney Dog Trivia – Virtual Board Game. It allows you to play as a family or individually. You can answer questions about Air Bud, Fox and the Hound, and other rarely seen Disney dog movies. (Somehow The Little Mermaid falls in this category, too.) Rounding out the games is Your Inner Bark: Personality Profile. You answer questions and the game determines what kind of dog you are. (My daughter ended up being a Siamese cat. Go figure.)
You’ll also find on this DVD an all-new “Bella Notte” Music Video sung by some guy I’ve never heard of before. There’s also a documentary on the Siamese Cat song and the various versions they did of it before settling on the one in the movie. Fred Willard also hosts an amusing documentary “PuppyPedia: Going to the Dogs”. In it he makes jokes while introducing a variety of dog breeds. If you have any budding artists in your household they may enjoy “Finding Lady: The Art of the Storyboard”. This details the storyboarding process and it trains you on how to storyboard your own tales. Also look for galleries, trailers, and excerpts from the old Disneyland TV series.
If you have kids or if you’re a Disney animation fan, this edition of Lady and the Tramp is a required addition to your collection. It has plenty for both adults and children.