Lady and the Tramp is a classic Disney movie, that follows the story of a cocker spaniel, named Lady, who lives a happy life with her owners, Jim Dear and Darling. When they have a baby, Lady feels lonely and somehow finds herself on the street. While on the streets, lady meets a brave stray named Tramp, whom protects her. Their friendship soon becomes a romance and the rest of the movie follows the two dogs and the many obstacles they encounter as they try to survive and get Lady back to her home.
Animators used their own faces as reference for the characters.
Lady was based on a real dog who was learning how to deal with a new baby in the house.
The setting was inspired by Walt Disney’s hometown.
Real animals were brought into the studio as a reference.
Walt was personally responsible for naming Tramp.
Lady and the Tramp was the last film Wolfgang Reitherman worked on as an animator.
A gift Walt once gave gave his wife inspired the scene in the movie, when Jim Dear gives his wife the puppy, Lady, for Christmas.
The spaghetti scene almost didn’t happen.
It was the first animate film to be made in cinemascope.
Peggy Lee worked on the music and voiced a character, Peg, in the film.