Monday, 8 December 2014

Review: Disney's Lady & The Tramp

Lady and the Tramp - The romantic tale of a sheltered uptown Cocker Spaniel dog and a streetwise downtown Mutt.

I always think that this is a very interesting Disney film when looking upon veiwing relationships in a diverse way. Like Romeo and Juliet you wouldn't think of a Lady getting with a Tramp, but the thing is The Tramp is not so bad.

I think anyone who watches this should know that this is one of the more mild Disney titles with no clear villain, but if you were to ask me what the villain was I would say it was the rat, because it looks evil, Having said that, putting that aside, Lady and the Tramp is a good choice for younger viewers who are ready to view a full on feature-length film.

There are a few scenes that are scary, including a climactic scene where the dogs try to protect a baby who is threatened by an evil looking red eyed rat and an accident scene where a secondary character appears to be dead, but then later appears to be mildly injured, so it all works out pretty well in the end. The Siamese cats which get lady into trouble are more mischievous than mean, but they can be viewed upon as being quite creepy, which I would agree.

Here's a trailer.

The romance is a theme which is seen throughout, and it's justified with the two main characters ending up together raising puppies.

I think what this particular Disney film does is it takes the classic romantic story of two individuals from different sides of the ball park and provides that very real love story with a connection between the title characters and also is a delightful musical for children of all ages can enjoy.

It has many memorable songs and genuine characters, this animated story taps into issues that will resonate with children; like being neglected after a new baby arrives for instance and classic tropes like love across class lines to name as an example.

Best of all, with no uber-villian, younger Children will still get the thrill of conflict and resolution without getting too scared to enjoy the film at the same time, the story is very well done.

Overall, I like this film a lot and I think people can take an awful lot from it in terms of an educational value. 9/10.

NEXT : Wallace and Gromit - The Curse of the Ware Rabbit.

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