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Originally released in [[TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation 1955]], ''Lady and the Tramp'' is the 15th entry in the Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon. It tells the story of a loving couple and their family pet from [[ThisIsMyHuman the dog's point of view]]. Big changes are coming to Jim Dear and Darling's family, something that Lady has trouble understanding. Meanwhile, Lady herself has caught the eye of the Tramp, a stray dog (and ladies' man) who prefers the uncertain freedom of the streets to life in a collar, which he views as slavery. He tries to convince Lady to live more recklessly, but she believes just as strongly in loyalty to her humans and her home. Will ThePowerOfLove convince Tramp to see things her way?

The movie spawned a series of comics, starting with the newspaper strip ComicStrip/{{Scamp}}: [[SpinOffspring Son of Lady and the Tramp]], Scamp also stars in a direct-to-video sequel to the movie, ''Lady and the Tramp II: Scamp's Adventure'', which was released in 2001.

It's the first feature-length animated film created in a widescreen format, making it a landmark in animation history.
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!!Tropes this Disney classic provides examples of:
* ActingForTwo: Or rather, acting for four, in the case of Peggy Lee, who does the voices of Darling, Si, Am and Peg.
** And in the case of Bill Thompson, acting for ''five'', doing the voices of Jock, Joe, two of the dogs at the dog pound (the bulldog and the dachshund), and the policeman at the zoo.
* AnachronismStew: Courtesy of Boris, mostly. This is set in the 1890s, yet he mentions the "Red Flag", which wouldn't make sense before the 1920s, and quotes Gorky's ''The Lower Depths'', which was written in 1902.
* AnimalTalk: Except for the rat, and apparently monkeys (too closely related to humans).
* AsianBuckTeeth: The Siamese cats have slanted eyes and, yes, two prominent front center fangs. They also [[AsianSpeekeeEngrish speekee Engrish]].
* ArtisticLicenseAnimalCare: Serving coffee and doughnuts to your dog is not the wisest thing to do.
* AttemptedRape: WordOfGod says this is what the stray dogs who chase Lady were planning to do to her, since they could sense that she was in heat.
* AwardBaitSong: "''Bella Notte''"
* BabiesEverAfter: And their puppies make for an adorable closing scene.
* BigBadEnsemble: Aunt Sarah, the dogcatcher, and the rat.
* BookEnds: The film both begins and ends with a shot of Jim Dear and Darling's snow-covered neighborhood on Christmas Eve.
* BreakUpMakeUpScenario: One of the first Disney films to pull one.
* CatsAreMean: Si and Am, which is completely unlike RealLife; Siamese cats are among the most friendly and sociable of breeds (though they can be '''loud''').
* ChekhovsGunman: Tramp and Trusty. The rat also had a brief scene in the beginning before the climax.
* ContinuityNod: The sequel gets a couple: The dogcatcher cart that Trusty caused to crash is seen at the junkyard, and Angel refers to the family's neighbourhood as "snob hill", just as Tramp did in the original.
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: ''Trusty''.
* DarkIsNotEvil: The workers at the pound are not portrayed as villains, they're just ordinary people who have a job to do.
* DeadpanSnarker: The doctor after Darling has her child.
-->'''Jim Dear:''' Doctor, it's a ''boy!''
-->'''Doctor:''' Yes... yes, I know.
* DigitalDestruction: The Masterpiece VHS lacked the audio of Aunt Sarah botching "Rock-a-Bye Baby" after shooing Lady out of the nursery.
* DisneyDeath: [[spoiler: Trusty]] after [[spoiler: the dog catcher's wagon accidentally hits him.]]
** Justified to a certain extent, as the original screenplay called for [[spoiler: Trusty's death to be real. But when the public reacted negatively to Disney/{{Bambi}}'s mom dying several years earlier, Trusty was ultimately spared.]] This was Disney's first use of this trope, which would become the norm for Disney until ''Disney/TheLionKing''.
** The Beaver at the zoo gets a very brief one, after it appears the "log-puller" Tramp gave him worked a little ''too'' well...
* TheDrifter: Tramp.
* EarlyBirdCameo: Some of the street dogs who pursue Lady after she is muzzled, [[spoiler: and the puppies she has with Tramp at the end of the film]], would be given larger roles in the sequel.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: In a deleted scene, the Siamese Cats are shown to have just as much concern for the baby as does their mistress and are shocked when they find out the baby was in danger.
* {{Expy}}: Mr. Busy looks an awful lot like Gopher from ''Franchise/WinnieThePooh'', except for color and a few other minor differences. Both even have the exact same speech impediment (a whistling sound in their "s"'s).
* FallingInLoveMontage: "''Bella Notte''"
** And in the sequel, "''Can This Be Love''".
* {{Foreshadowing}}: When Tramp introduces Lady to Tony and Joe, Tony comments on Tramp bringing in a ''new'' girlfriend and suggests Tramp should settle down with "this one". When Lady asks what he means, Tramp quickly changes the subject. It foreshadows the scene where the dogs at the pound tell her that Tramp has been sleeping around.
* FurryConfusion: Dogs, cats, alligators, and beavers can talk, but birds, fish, and rats apparently can't.
* GenerationXerox: The sequel is about Scamp wanting to be a "wild dog" who can come and go as he pleases.
* GenderEqualsBreed: Lady and The Tramp's puppies are them in miniature.
** Subverted in the comics - the pair had four puppies, two boys and two girls. One of the boys looked like the Tramp, but the other looked like Lady. This was changed in the sequel film, which played the trope straight.
* GenderFlip: As an extension of the above GenderEqualsBreed for the sequel. The puppies' genders were never established in the first movie, so the [[ComicStrip/{{Scamp}} comic strip]] established that there were two of each gender -- Fluffy and Ruffy were female, Scooter and Scamp were male. The sequel, which disregards the comics turns Scooter into a female (as well as [[AdaptationNameChange giving all the puppies except Scamp new names]]; instead of Fluffy, Ruffy and Scooter, they are Colette, Annette, and Danielle).
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: Lady and the Tramp waking up on a hill together the next morning could possibly imply they got much closer overnight.
** Made even more obvious by the fact Lady ends up pregnant.
** Read this and prepare to have your [[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0048280/faq#.2.1.1 mind blown]]
** AttemptedRape in a Disney movie, especially such an old one? More possible than you think.
* GreenEyedMonster: Lady, partly because Jim Dear and Darling get short-tempered when Darling is pregnant. This changes once she meets the baby and instantly becomes protective of him.
* HateSink: Aunt Sarah maybe isn't ''evil'', but she clearly prefers cats over dogs. And in a movie, where the protagonists are dogs, that is more than enough to make her an antagonist. Not only does she blame Lady for trashing the living room, when it really was her cats who did it. But she also puts her little grand-nephew in danger, when she tries to stop Tramp from saving the baby from being bitten by a rat.
* HeelFaceTurn: It's hinted that Aunt Sarah does this at the end of the movie when she sends the dogs biscuits for Christmas.
* HeelRealization: Jock, Trusty, and Aunt Sarah have one when they find out that Tramp was protecting the baby from a rat.
* HumansAreBastards: Tramp's attitude. Played straight with Aunt Sarah.
* {{Jerkass}}: Aunt Sarah.
** JerkWithAHeartOfGold: She truly cares about her two cats and the baby.
* JustForPun: This gem from Tramp, when he's in trouble with Lady:
--> '''Tramp:''' It looks like ''I'm'' the one who's in the doghouse.
* KarmaHoudini: The Siamese Cats get Lady in trouble with a WoundedGazelleGambit and go unpunished for the trouble they cause. They originally showed a bit more concern (as did Aunt Sarah) upon finding the rat in the house but this was cut.
* LadykillerInLove: Tramp has a long background with other... dogs.
* LovableRogue: Tramp.
* MakeOutPoint: Seen at the end of the "Bella Notte" scene, complete with couples snuggling in carriages.
* MamaBear: Lady to the baby. See also: PapaWolf.
* MatchCut: One particularly amusing one: After puppy Lady begs for Jim Dear to let her into bed, he gives in, but says, "Just for tonight…" We then cut to a near-identical shot of Lady sleeping on the bed in the morning several months later... as a big cocker spaniel.
** This also counts as an AgeCut.
* MeaningfulName: The majority of the cast:
** Consider the fact that the most common foreign title for this film is "The Lady and the [[TheDrifter Vagabond]]."
** Lady does act quite refined and ladylike...[[SpoiledSweet most of the time]]. When she's not digging up the garden (to be fair, she ''tried'' to put the flower back) or chasing pigeons around.
** The Tramp owes his life to Trusty because of his [[ThePowerOfTrust integrity]].
** Peg was named for her voice actress, Peggy Lee.
** The Darlings' baby is eventually named Junior (younger person).
* MoodWhiplash: [[TearJerker Aw, poor dog]]!... Oh, hey! Look, it's Christmas!
* NeverForgottenSkill: In the sequel ''Lady and the Tramp II: Scamp's Adventure'', Tramp has long since retired from his life of crime. However, he unlocks one locked door with awe-inspiring ease, showing that his criminal skills have not degraded in all those years.
* NeverSmileAtACrocodile: At first, Tramp tries to get an alligator at the zoo to remove Lady's muzzle. He realizes what a bad idea this is and pulls her away just in time.
* NoNameGiven: Jim Dear and Darling's baby. By the sequel, he is a toddler, so he's called Junior out of necessity.
* OfficerOHara: The policeman at the entrance to the zoo.
* OldDog: Trusty.
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: Jim Dear and Darling, the couple's pet names for each other. In Darling's case, it overlaps with NoNameGiven.
** At the baby shower, Darling's guests call her by that name as well.
* PapaWolf: When Lady is unable to stop the rat from entering the baby's room, without hesitation, Tramp takes on this role to kill the rat and save the baby.
** He's also this to his only son in the sequel.
* PoundsAreAnimalPrisons: Probably the TropeCodifier for this, up to and including Death Row.
* PreciousPuppies: Lady and her puppies at birth.
* ReallyGetsAround: Tramp, at first.
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Lady gives one to Tramp, believing him responsible for her getting sent to the pound.
* ReptilesAreAbhorrent: Al the alligator, briefly seen at the zoo.
** Could be a subversion, as he seemed to merely be trying to help get the muzzle off of Lady and simply didn't realize that his mouth was too big to do the job safely.
* RunningGag: "As my grandpappy, Old Reliable, used to say... Don't recollect if I've ever mentioned Old Reliable before...."
--> '''Jock:''' Aye, ye have, laddie. [[LampshadeHanging Frequently]].
** Unfortunately, Jock cut Trusty off from saying Old Reliable's saying so many times, that by the time the puppies were born, [[spoiler:Trusty had forgotten what Old Reliable used to say!]]
* SenileBadass: Trusty.
* SpaghettiKiss: The UrExample, if not {{Trope Maker|s}}.
* SpoiledSweet: Lady.
* SurprisinglyGoodEnglish: Averted with Si and Am. They can speak English, but they have trouble conjugating verbs. It's actually a surprisingly realistic portrayal of this phenomenon, especially for its time.
* ThatNostalgiaShow: Still qualifies, despite being made a full 65 years after the era it is looking back on (the [[TheGayNineties 1890s]]).
* ThoseTwoBadGuys: Si and Am.
* ThoseTwoGuys: Jock and Trusty.
** Also, Tony and Joe.
* UptownGirl: Tramp thinks that he can't hang with a pampered dog like Lady.
* VillainSong: "''We Are Siamese (If You Please)''"
* VillainyFreeVillain: Well-meaning but prissy Aunt Sarah. Her main flaw is being a HorribleJudgeOfCharacter. She fails to recognize the only two (okay, three) true villains of the film: the rat that Tramp kills and Si and Am, her two [[CatsAreMean Siamese cats]]. She remains convinced that [[WrongGenreSavvy her cats are incapable of doing anything wrong]] and blames all of their misdeeds on Lady.
* ViolentGlaswegian: Jock, the Scottish terrier, shows some shades of this.
* WackyCravings: Darling, whilst pregnant, requests Jim Dear to go out in the middle of a January snowstorm at night to get watermelon and chop suey. [[note]]Watermelon and chop suey are generally warm weather food, too; it's a wonder if Jim Dear could even find watermelon.[[/note]]
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: We never see Si and Am again, after their OneSceneWonder, despite the fact that Aunt Sarah is still there.
** Did the language professor Tramp tricked to get in the zoo ever talk his way out of getting thrown in jail by the police officer guarding the gate?
* WhatMeasureIsANonHuman: Only a handful of four - legged animals in the DisneyAnimatedCanon can read, including Tramp.
* WhatAreYouInFor: Lady gets this question in the dog pound.
* WhatsAnXLikeYouDoingInAYLikeThis: The dog catcher says that Lady is "too nice of a girl" to be in the dog pound.
** Also, after saving Lady from the vicious dogs in the alley, Tramp asks her, "Hey, pidge, what are you doing on this side of the tracks?"
* WoundedGazelleGambit: Si and Am act like Lady hurt them and trashed the living room. Unfortunately, it works.
* YellowPeril: Si and Am.
* YouAreGrounded: Because of some misunderstandings, Lady gets muzzled and, eventually, chained to her doghouse.
* YouDirtyRat: A particularly nasty one lives in a wall outside the fence of Lady's backyard. It appears once early on, but Lady chases it away. [[spoiler: However, it returns in the climax, and tries to attack the baby, [[PapaWolf but fortunately, Tramp kills it before it can do so.]]]]

!!The Sequel: ''Lady and the Tramp 2: Scamp's Adventure''

* AdultFear: Imagine that after a fight with your child, they run away when you're not looking.
* AnAesop: The film's message is to treasure your family.
* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor: Scamps wishes he could be a "wild dog", but after [[spoiler:presumably losing Angel, caught by The Dogcatcher, and abandoned by Buster, the puppy soon realizes how wrong his ambition was.]]
* BigBad: Buster.
* BowtiesAreCool: At the Fourth of July picnic, Scamp's sister wear a bow version of their collars. [[spoiler: Angel wears a pink bow after she's adopted by Scamp's family]].
* ButNowIMustGo: [[spoiler:Angel's sad reaction after Scamp gets reunited with his family. [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming Scamp stops her]]]].
* ButtMonkey: The dogcatcher is constantly getting harassed by the Junkyard Dogs.
* DemotedToExtra: Lady has a marginally smaller role in the sequel.
** Si and Am don't have as many lines in this movie.
* DodgyToupee: While looking for Scamp, his parents, Jock, and Trusty mistake a wig for him.
* EverybodyLives: No one dies in the sequel. Not even [[BigBad Buster]].
* {{Flanderization}}: The dogcatcher in this film is even more of a {{Jerkass}} than in the first film; though he's still just doing his job, his assholish qualities seem to be played up here, particularly when [[IHaveYouNowMyPretty he taunts Scamp after capturing him]].
-->'''The Dogcatcher''': No collar? It's a one-way trip to the pound for you!
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: Buster (male grown dog) pursuing Angel (female teen-aged dog).
** Another similar example is Ruby (female grown dog) ''flirting'' with Scamp (male teen-aged dog).
* HakunaMatata: The Junkyard Dogs give off shades of this.
* [[spoiler:HappilyAdopted: See HappilyEverAfter]].
* HappilyEverAfter: [[spoiler: Except for Buster, all of the Junkyard Dogs get adopted, Angel too in Scamp's family]].
* HopeSpot: [[spoiler:After being caught by The Dogcatcher, Scamp sees Buster and barks at him for help, thinking that the older dog would help. He soon realizes that Buster isn't coming]].
* IJustWantToBeFree: Scamp's song, ''A World Without Fences'' could be the song version of this trope.
* IWantSong: See IJustWantToBeFree.
* LikeFatherLikeSon: Jim and Junior when they [[spoiler:are introduced to Angel]] do the same thing to get [[spoiler:her]] to trust them.
* LooseLips: Out of impulse and wanting to stop the Junkyard Dog's teasing, Scamp accidentally reveals [[spoiler:that Angel wants to be the house dog.]]
* ManChild: The Dogcatchher shows shades of this.
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: Scamp's reaction to [[spoiler: revealing Angel's secret and being betrayed by Buster, who he thought would help him.]]
* NoNameGiven: What's the name of the new dogcatcher?
* TheNoseKnows: Double subverted. At first when Trusty ''thinks'' he smells Scamp in the river, it's actually a wig. A few seconds later, Scamp reveals to have been in the river, but a little farther from his folks and uncles.
* NotSoDifferent: [[spoiler: After Scamp (on impulse) tells the Gang that it's ''Angel'' who want to be a "house dog", Angel coldly remarks that Scamp probably isn't different from the rest of them.]]
* OfficialCouple: Angel and Scamp.
* PuppyDogEyes: [[spoiler: This is what Jock, Trusty, Scamp's sisters, Lady, Tramp, Scamp and Angel do to convince Jim Dear to adopt Angel. Needless to say, it worked.]]
* RagtagBunchOfMisfits: The Junkyard Dogs. [[spoiler: Except for Buster, they probably still hang out with each other after being adopted.]]
* RetiredBadass: Tramp
* SharedFamilyQuirks: Scamp and Tramp have the same style of scratching behind their ears.
* SpinOffSpring: Lady and Tramp's son, Scamp, is TheProtagonist.
* TitleCharacter: The sequel has Scamp's name in it along with his parents.
* ToughLove: What Jim Dear and Tramp believe is best for Scamp.
* WasTooHardOnHim: Tramp worries that Scamp ran away after he scolds his son for wanting to be a wild dog.
* WhatTheHellHero: Angel calls out Scamp from ''willingly'' running away from a home where people really care about him.
* YouAreGrounded: Tramp tells this (in a way) to Scamp when the latter is being disrespectful.
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