Lady and the Tramp II: Scamp's Adventure

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Lady and the Tramp II:
Scamp's Adventure
Lady and the Tramp II Scamp's Adventure.jpg
VHS cover
Directed by Darrell Rooney
Jeannine Roussel
Produced by Jeannine Roussel
David W. King
Screenplay by Bill Motz
Bob Roth
Starring Scott Wolf
Roger Bart
Alyssa Milano
Susan Egan
Chazz Palminteri
Jeff Bennett
Jodi Benson
Bill Fagerbakke
Mickey Rooney
Kath Soucie
Debi Derryberry
Bronson Pinchot
Cathy Moriarty
Music by Danny Troob
Norman Gimbel
Melissa Manchester
Edited by Susan Edmunson
Production
company
Distributed by Walt Disney Home Video
Release dates
  • February 27, 2001 (2001-02-27)
Running time
66 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Lady and the Tramp II: Scamp's Adventure (also known as Lady and the Tramp 2) is a 2001 American animated direct-to-video sequel to the 1955 animated feature film Lady and the Tramp.[1]

The film centers on Lady and Tramp's only son, Scamp, who desires to become a "wild dog".

Produced by Disney Television Animation in Australia, the film was released on February 27, 2001, 46 years after its predecessor. Disney re-released it in the United States on DVD after the Platinum Edition DVD release of the first film on 20 June 2006. The Special Edition DVD went back to the Disney Vault on 31 January 2007. A new Special Edition was released on a Blu-ray and DVD combo pack on 21 August 2012.

Plot[edit]

Lady and Tramp have had three spunky but well-mannered daughters, Annette, Danielle, and Colette, and a feisty and playful but rambunctious and mischievous son, Scamp. After causing a mess while chasing after a ball tossed by the family baby, Jim Jr. in the house, Scamp is chained to a doghouse outside by Jim Dear. Tramp tries to reason with his son, but Scamp's unrelenting desire to be a "wild dog" causes a fed-up Tramp to lose his temper and go back inside in anger. Scamp then sees a pack of stray dogs harassing the dogcatcher outside the yard and becomes intrigued. He manages to break free from his chain and runs off to find them. He finds a beautiful member of the pack, Angel, and they go to the junkyard with the rest of the Junkyard Dogs. Meanwhile, Lady goes outside to reconcile with Scamp. Realizing that he is gone, she alerts Tramp and the family to start a search party.

Scamp attempts to join the Junkyard Dogs, but their tough leader, Buster, demands that he pass a series of tests first. During the first test, Scamp sneaks up on a large, savage street dog named Reggie, and steals a tin can from his doghouse. Although Reggie chases him, Scamp manages to evade the dog and watches him get caught by the dogcatcher. Later, in the park, one of the Junkyard Dogs tells a colourful story about how Tramp, a former stray that the Junkyard Dogs worshipped, once escaped a horde of dogcatchers. Buster angrily reminds them that Tramp then ran off with Lady to become a house pet. Scamp is surprised but does not believe that his father used to be a Junkyard Dog.

Meanwhile, Lady and Tramp, along with Jock and Trusty, search for him. After a romantic stroll, Scamp and Angel happen upon his family searching for him. When he evades them, Angel is disgusted that he would choose living on the streets over a loving family, as she herself was once a house pet. At a picnic, the Junkyard Dogs see Scamp's old family. Realizing that Scamp is Tramp's son, Buster orders Scamp to steal a chicken from his family's picnic. Determined to prove that he is a Junkyard Dog, Scamp complies. Tramp follows Scamp to an alley, where Tramp confronts him and asks him to come home, but Scamp refuses and decides to stay with Buster. Upon Scamp's refusal, Buster officially declares Scamp as a Junkyard Dog by removing his collar, much to Tramp's dismay.

While celebrating, Angel scolds Scamp for what he said to Tramp. After Buster mockingly asks Scamp if he wants to be a house dog, Scamp snaps and accidentally reveals that Angel wants to be one. Buster then kicks her out of the pack and she leaves, becoming upset with Scamp and breaking off their relationship. Scamp searches for her to apologize, but she hides from him. Buster, still wishing revenge on Tramp, sets up a trap that causes Scamp to get caught by the dogcatcher. Alone and scared in the back of the dogcatcher's van, Scamp suddenly realizes how selfish he has been. Feeling guilty for what he has done, he wishes that he were home with his family. As the van reaches the pound, Angel sees Scamp in the van and goes to alert Scamp's family.

Meanwhile, Scamp is placed in a cage with Reggie, who wants revenge on Scamp for letting Buster get caught by the dogcatcher. Tramp, arriving just in time, manages to fight off Reggie and save Tramp's son from death. The dogcatcher tries to capture them but is bitten in the rear by Angel and falls unconscious. Before they head home, Scamp apologizes for running away and Tramp apologizes for being too harsh with him. They head to the junkyard, where Scamp retrieves his collar and traps Buster under piles of junk. The pack members abandon Buster and go to find loving families. Tramp, Scamp and Angel return home, where the family decides to adopt Angel, with Annette, Danielle and Colette admiring her, while Jim gives a displeased Scamp a bath.

Cast[edit]

  • Scott Wolf as Scamp, a mongrel, Lady and Tramp's playful yet rambunctious son who bears a strong resemblance to Tramp. Roger Bart provides his singing vocals. Andrew Collins served as the supervising animator for him.
  • Jeff Bennett as The Tramp, a mongrel. The father of Annette, Danielle, Colette, and Scamp. Portrayed as a loving, but firm father, he has become accustomed to living in a home during his time as a pet, although he has a few street-smarts to fall back on, due to his near-old age. Lianne Hughes served as the supervising animator for him.
    • Jock and Trusty, a Scottish Terrier and a Bloodhound the neighbors of Lady and Tramp who join Scamp's family in a search to find him.
    • The Dogcatcher, who, in a style reminiscent of Don Knotts's portrayal of Barney Fife on The Andy Griffith Show, chases after the Junkyard Dogs, determined to capture them.
  • Jodi Benson as Lady, an American Cocker Spaniel, the mother of Annette, Collette, Danielle and Scamp. She views Scamp's behavior in a more understanding light than Tramp does. Lianne Hughes served as the supervising animator for her.
  • Alyssa Milano as Angel, a Junkyard Dog who was once a pet and Scamp's love interest. Susan Egan provides her singing vocals. Andrew Collins served as the supervising animator for her.
  • Chazz Palminteri as Buster, a Doberman/Rottweiler mix and the leader of the Junkyard Dogs. Jess Harnell provides his singing vocals. Kevin Peaty served as the supervising animator for him.
  • Bill Fagerbakke as Mooch, an Old English Sheepdog who is fairly dim-witted but enthusiastic. Kevin Peaty served as the supervising animator for him.
  • Mickey Rooney as Sparky, an Irish Wolfhound who used to know Tramp, and tells a colorful but untrue tale of how he abandoned the Junkyard Dogs. Kevin Peaty served as the supervising animator for him.
  • Dee Bradley Baker as Scratchy, a mongrel, and one of the Junkyard Dogs. Aside from howling, he never speaks. Kevin Peaty served as the supervising animator for him.
  • Cathy Moriarty as Ruby, an Afghan Hound who has a soft spot for puppies. Kevin Peaty served as the supervising animator for her.
  • Bronson Pinchot as Francois, a Boston Terrier with a French accent. Kevin Peaty served as the supervising animator for him.
  • Kath Soucie and Debi Derryberry as Annette, Danielle, and Colette, Lady's well-behaved and polite daughters who greatly resemble their mother but each have different colored collars on their necks. Their actual names are not mentioned in the film, but are in the end credits.
  • Rob Paulsen as Otis, a stray dog in the dog pound.
  • Nick Jameson and Barbara Goodson as Jim Dear and Darling.
  • Andrew McDonough as Jim Jr., Jim Dear and Darling's son.
  • Tress MacNeille as Aunt Sarah, the great aunt of Junior and the owner of Si and Am.
  • Mary Kay Bergman and Tress MacNeille as Si and Am, Aunt Sarah's two Siamese cats. They have a much more minor appearance in this film than in the previous one.
  • Jim Cummings as Tony, the waiter of Tony's.
  • Michael Gough as Joe, Tony's assistant. Both he and Tony have only minor appearances in this film.
  • Frank Welker as Reggie, an extremely vicious and very large Bulldog.

UK DVD Previews[edit]

1. Language Selection 2. Buena Vista 1999 DVD Warning 3. Disney Videos 2000 Logo 4. On Video And DVD Bumper 5. Tarzan Trailer 6. Fantasia 2000 Trailer 7. The Little Mermaid II: Return To The Sea Trailer 8. Toy Story Trailer (High Tone) 9. Toy Story 2 Trailer 10. The Tigger Movie Trailer (High Tone) 11. DVD Menu

Release[edit]

Unlike the original which was theatrically released, this film is direct-to-video. It was first released on 27 February 2001 on VHS and DVD. It had a promo for Cinderella II: Dreams Come True after it. On 20 June 2006, it was released as a Special Edition DVD, and was re-released again from the Disney Vault as another Special Edition for the first time on Blu-ray/DVD combo pack with a standard DVD-only edition also available on August 21, 2012. The Blu-ray of it, along with the first one, was put back into moratorium on April 30, 2013.

Critical reception[edit]

The film received garnered generally mixed reviews from Rotten Tomatoes. It received 11 critical reviews, from which only 5 voted for Fresh while 6 were for Rotten, giving it a total rating of 45% and an average rating of 5.8 out of 10 without a consensus.[2]

Accolades[edit]

The film received 7 nominations and won 1 award. It received nominations from the International Animated Film Association (ASIFA) during the 29th Annie Awards in 2001,[3] from DVD Exclusive during the 2001 DVD Exclusive Awards, and the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films during the 28th Saturn Awards in 2002. It won the Video Premiere Award in the 2001 DVD Exclusive Awards for the Best Animated Character Performance (Scott Wolf as the speaking voice and Andrew Collins as the supervising animator of Scamp).[4][5]

Year Ceremony Award Result
2001 29th Annie Awards[6] Outstanding Achievement in an Animated Home Video Production Nominated
Outstanding Individual Achievement for Directing in an Animated Feature Production
Darrell Rooney
Jeannine Roussel
Nominated
Outstanding Individual Achievement for Voice Acting by a Female Performer in an Animated Feature Production
Jodi Benson (Lady)
Nominated
Outstanding Individual Achievement for Voice Acting by a Female Performer in an Animated Feature Production
Alyssa Milano (Angel)
Nominated
Video Premiere Award
DVD Exclusive Awards
[7]
Best Animated Video Premiere Movie
Jeannine Roussel
Nominated
Best Original Song (A World Without Fences)
Roger Bart (singer)
Melissa Manchester (writer)
Norman Gimbel (writer)
Nominated
Best Animated Character Performance
Scott Wolf (voice)
Andrew Collins (supervising animator)
Won
2002 28th Saturn Awards[8] Best DVD Release Nominated

Soundtrack[edit]

Lady and the Tramp II: Scamp's Adventure
Soundtrack album by Various artists
Released 2001
Recorded 2000-2001
Genre Pop, Classical
Label Walt Disney
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
LetsSingIt 3/5 stars[9]

Lady and the Tramp II: Scamp's Adventure is the film's soundtrack, released through Walt Disney Records. The score for it was mainly composed by Melissa Manchester and Norman Gimbel.[10]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Performer(s) Length
1. "Welcome Home"   Melissa Manchester and Norman Gimbel Jodi Benson, Jeff Bennett, Jim Cummings, Debi Derryberry, Michael Gough, and Kath Soucie 9:44
2. "World Without Fences"   Melissa Manchester and Norman Gimbel Roger Bart 2:18
3. "Junkyard Society Rag"   Melissa Manchester and Norman Gimbel Jess Harnell, Bill Fagerbakke, Melissa Manchester, Cathy Moriarty, Mickey Rooney, and Bronson Pinchot 3:13
4. "I Didn't Know I Could Feel this Way"   Melissa Manchester and Norman Gimbel Roger Bart and Susan Egan 2:13
5. "Always There"   Melissa Manchester and Norman Gimbel Roger Bart, Jeff Bennett, Jodi Benson and Susan Egan 2:19
6. "Bella Notte (This is the Night)"   Sonny Burke and Peggy Lee Joy Enriquez and Carlos Ponce 3:18
7. "Epilogue"   Danny Troob Danny Troob, Brian Besterman, Martin Erskine and Larry Hochman  

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lady and the Tramp II: Scamp's Adventure at the Internet Movie Database
  2. ^ "Lady and the Tramp II: Scamp's Adventure - Rotten Tomatoes". Rotten Tomatoes. Flixster. Retrieved 3 February 2012. 
  3. ^ "Lady and the Tramp 2: Scamp's Adventure". The Completist Geek. Retrieved 4 May 2014. 
  4. ^ "Lady and the Tramp II: Scamp's Adventure - Awards". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 4 May 2014. 
  5. ^ "Lady and the Tramp 2: Scamp's Adventure - Awards". Disney Animation Archive. Retrieved 4 May 2014. 
  6. ^ "Annie Awards :: 29th Annie Awards". International Animated Film Society - ASIFA. Retrieved 4 March 2012. 
  7. ^ "DVD Exclusive Awards (2001-2)". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 4 March 2012. 
  8. ^ "Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA (2001)". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 4 March 2012. 
  9. ^ "Disney - Lady and the Tramp II: Scamp's Adventure Album Lyrics". LetsSingIt. Retrieved 4 March 2014. 
  10. ^ "Lady and the Tramp II: Scamp's Adventure (2001) Soundtrack OST". Ringostrack. Retrieved 4 March 2012. 

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