Just in time for National Spaghetti Day (yes, really) comes the tail-wagging announcement that 1955’s romantic animated classic Lady and the Tramp will receive the Walt Disney Signature Collection treatment next month. The release includes three versions of the film, classic bonus features and three all-new features, available on Digital and Movies Anywhere on February 20, and Blu-ray on Feb. 27.
Directed by Clyde Geronimi, Wilfred Jackson and Hamilton Luske, and produced by Walt himself, the sweet 2D tale revolves around star-crossed canine lovers Lady (voiced by Barbara Luddy), a pampered cocker spaniel, and Tramp (Larry Roberts), a freewheeling mutt with a heart of gold. The film features a score composed by Oliver Wallace, with songs by popular recording artist Peggy Lee (with Sonny Burke), who also provided the vocals for “La La Lu,” “The Siamese Cat Song” and “He’s a Tramp.”
The Disney Signature Collection includes the original theatrical edition, Sing-Along Mode and Inside Walt’s Story Meetings viewing options.
Blu-ray & Digital bonus features:
- NEW Walt & His Dogs: Through archival recordings and photos, hear the tales of the dogs Walt Disney owned and loved over his lifetime.
- NEW 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.
- NEW 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.
- Songs: “Peace on Earth,” “What Is a Baby?/La La Lu,” “The Siamese Cat Song,” “Bella Notte,” “He’s a Tramp”
- 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.
- 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.
Classic Bonus Features on Digital Only:
- 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: “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 recreated 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.
- Trailers: 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.