Lady and the Tramp
Art of Disney – Romance
Issue Date: April 21, 2006
City: Orlando, FL
Printed by: Ashton-Potter (USA) Ltd
Printing method: Lithographed
Perforations: Die cut 10 ½ x 10 ¾
Disney’s Lady and the Tramp was the first animated feature produced in the widescreen process, Cinema-Scope. On a screen twice as wide as usual, characters were able to move around more freely by themselves and in relation to one another. The film took over three years and approximately $4 million to produce.
The main character of Ward Greene’s story “Happy Dan, the Whistling Dog” was the basis for the mutt named Tramp in the film. The cocker spaniel co-star, Lady, was developed by Joe Grant, a Disney writer. In the animated feature film, released in 1955, Lady lives a pampered life in a rich home. Tramp, on the other hand, is a free-wheeling stray who lives on the streets.
Lady is attracted to Tramp and goes with him for a night on the town. Romantic moments occur when they add their paw prints to a heart drawn in wet cement, and when they admire the moon from a lover’s lane.
Lady and Tramp dine on spaghetti and meatballs at the back of Tony’s restaurant, while Tony and his cook provide musical accompaniment. The most famous scene of the movie is the kiss the two dogs share while nibbling on the same strand of spaghetti. The Lady and the Tramp postage stamp from The Art of Disney Series captures that moment.