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
Produced by
  • Jeannine Roussel
  • David W. King
Screenplay by
  • Bill Motz
  • Bob Roth
Starring
Music byDanny Troob
Edited bySusan Edmunson
Production
company
Distributed byWalt Disney Home Entertainment[1]
Release date
  • February 27, 2001 (2001-02-27)
Running time
69 minutes[2]
CountryUnited States[2]
LanguageEnglish

Lady and the Tramp II: Scamp's Adventure is a 2001 American animated direct-to-video musical romance film produced by Walt Disney Television Animation, and the sequel to the 1955 Disney animated film Lady and the Tramp. It was released on February 27, 2001, 46 years after its predecessor.

The film centers on Lady and Tramp's only son, mischievous teen-like Scamp, who longs for freedom from house rules and dreams of becoming a "wild dog". One day, Scamp runs away from home and joins the "Junkyard Dogs", led by streetsmart Buster. He also meets Angel, a lovely stray, but later finds himself forced to choose between the excitement and adventure of running wild and the love and devotion of his family back home, and struggles to decide which path to take.

Plot[edit]

In 1911, just two days before the Fourth of July, Lady and Tramp have three polite and well-behaved daughters, Annette, Danielle, and Collette, and a very playful but rambunctious son named Scamp. After Scamp makes a mess in the house, Jim Dear chains Scamp to the doghouse outside as punishment. Lady and Tramp are distraught that their son cannot settle down and follow house rules. The Tramp tries to reason with Scamp, but gets angry at his son's insistent desire to be a wild dog. Later, Scamp sees a pack of stray dogs, named the Junkyard Dogs, harassing the dogcatcher outside the yard and becomes intrigued. Scamp breaks free from his chain and runs off to find the pack. He meets a young member of the pack, Angel, and, after a flirtatious introduction, she takes him to the rest of the Junkyard Dogs. Meanwhile, Lady comes outside to reconcile with her son but is horrified to see that he has disappeared. Panicking, she rushes back in and alerts Tramp and the Darlings start a search party.

Scamp attempts to join the Junkyard Dogs right away, but their leader, Buster, gives him a test in the alley, in which Scamp must successfully steal a tin can from a large, savage bullmastiff named Reggie. This results in Reggie chasing Scamp and Angel, but they manage to evade Reggie, who is caught by the dogcatcher. The Junkyard Dogs then head to Veteran Park, where Sparky, another member, tells a story about Tramp escaping from a group of dogcatchers. Buster, who was once good friends with Tramp, angrily explains the truth: Tramp fell in love with Lady and became a house pet. Later, Scamp, awed that his father used to be a Junkyard Dog, walks by himself alone near a railroad bridge. Joining him, Angel tells Scamp that she once had five families, and tries to convince him that having a loving family is better than being a Junkyard Dog. Just then, a train approaches the tracks, and Scamp and Angel narrowly escape from the train and fall into a river. After they both emerge from the river, they realize that their friendship has blossomed into love.

Meanwhile, Scamp's parents, along with Jim Dear, Darling, Jock, and Trusty, are still searching for Scamp. Scamp and Angel happen upon them during a romantic stroll together, and Angel is disgusted that Scamp would choose living on the streets over his family. The next day, on the Fourth of July, as Scamp's family has a picnic, Buster sees them and realizes that Scamp is Tramp's son. Buster then instructs Scamp to steal a chicken from his family's picnic as the second and final test to join the pack. Scamp does so and heads into an alley, where the Tramp confronts him and asks him to come home. Scamp, selfishly as always, refuses and chooses to stay with Buster, prompting Tramp to sadly head home. Buster, pleased to see Tramp distraught, officially declares Scamp a Junkyard Dog by removing his collar.

Scamp celebrates his newfound freedom, but his celebration is short lived when Angel, very angry at Scamp, berates him for pushing away his father, and reminds him that his family loves him. Annoyed, Scamp makes a Freudian Slip by inadvertently revealing that Angel wants to be a house pet, and Buster exiles her from the pack. After Angel angrily leaves the Junkyard, Scamp searches for her and attempts to apologize. Buster, still wishing revenge on Tramp, arranges for Scamp to be caught by the dogcatcher. As a result, Scamp finally realizes that he has made a terrible mistake of choosing his dream over his home, now wishing that he was home with his family. Angel sees Scamp on his way to the pound and goes to alert Tramp. At the pound, Scamp is placed in the same kennel as Reggie. The Tramp, arriving just in time, he fights off both Reggie and the dogcatcher and rescues his son. Before they head home, Scamp apologizes to his father for running away, and the two dogs reconcile. They head to the junkyard, where Scamp steals back his collar and traps Buster under piles of junk in retaliation for his betrayal. The other Junkyard Dogs abandon Buster and go to find families of their own. Angel accompanies Scamp and Tramp home, where the rest of the family is happy about Scamp's return, and they decide to adopt Angel.

Cast[edit]

Many of the original characters make a return, including Tony and Joe from Tony's.

  • Scott Wolf as Scamp (or "Whirlwind" by the way Tramp calls him), Lady and Tramp's rambunctious teenage son who bears a strong resemblance to Tramp. Like his father, Scamp is a mixed-breed dog. He starts out as a playful, frisky, yet stubborn and selfish puppy, but has a total change of heart for his family after seeing that Buster betrayed him, as well as the fact that he suddenly realized he was not safe out there in the streets, and that his family loves him. Roger Bart provides his singing voice. Andrew Collins served as the supervising animator for him.
  • Alyssa Milano as Angel, a Pomeranian/Siberian Husky mix who was once a pet and Scamp's love interest. She has a kind, yet spunky personality. At the end of the film, she is adopted by Jim Dear and Darling. She too bares a nickname for Scamp due to his inexperiences with the streets, calling him "tenderfoot", which is another reason why she has a crush on him. Both Susan Egan and Melissa Manchester provide her singing voice for select songs. Andrew Collins served as the supervising animator for her.
  • Chazz Palminteri as Buster, a Rottweiler/Doberman Pinscher mix and the smug, sadistic and villainous leader of the Junkyard Dogs. He used to be the protégé of Tramp and is angry that Tramp left to become a house pet with Lady. He thus changes his motto after Tramp left to "Buster's trouble, is Buster's trouble." Jess Harnell provides his singing voice. Kevin Peaty served as the supervising animator for him.
  • Jeff Bennett as Tramp, a mongrel (with a mixture of a schnauzer and a terrier) and the father of Scamp, Annette, Collette, and Danielle. Tramp has become accustomed to living in a home during his time as a pet. He is portrayed as a loving, but firm and concerned father, and also has an important role in this film. Nevertheless, he still has a few "street smarts" to fall back on, due to his near-old age. He was voiced by Larry Roberts in the original film. Bennett also voices Jock and Trusty, a Scottish terrier and a bloodhound who are the neighbors and friends of Lady and Tramp and join Scamp's family in a search to find him; and 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. In the original film, Jock was voiced by Bill Thompson while Trusty was voiced by Bill Baucom.
  • Jodi Benson as Lady (or "Pidge", which Tramp always calls her because of her naivety in the first film), an American Cocker Spaniel who is the mother of Scamp, Annette, Collette, and Danielle, and Tramp's mate. Due to her now being a mother of four, most of her naivety from the first film has been replaced with a sense of responsibility. She views Scamp's behavior in a more understanding light than Tramp does. Lianne Hughes served as the supervising animator for her. She was voiced by Barbara Luddy in the original film.
  • Bill Fagerbakke as Mooch, an Old English Sheepdog who is fairly dim-witted but enthusiastic. He is seen playing with children at the end of the film. Kevin Peaty served as the supervising animator for him.
  • Mickey Rooney as Sparky, an Irish Wolfhound who used to know Tramp. He tells an inaccurate story about Tramp escaping from a group of dogcatchers, which ends with Tramp jumping down a ravine, never to be seen again. 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.
  • Debi Derryberry and Kath Soucie as Annette, Danielle, and Collette, three well-behaved and polite Cocker Spaniel puppies who are Scamp's sisters. They greatly resemble their mother Lady but each have different colored collars on their necks. They are prissy, love taking baths, and show no respect for Scamp, until the middle of the film when they actually start to miss him. Annette is blue collared, and rather bossy, Danielle is white collared and rowdy (like Scamp) but also very imbecilic, and Collette is red collared, with long ears and a very snobbish personality. While they are at odds with Scamp at times, they do love him, due to the fact that he is their brother. Their names are not mentioned in the film, but in the end credits.
  • Rob Paulsen as Otis, a Chinese Crested in the dog pound. His name is not mentioned in the film, but in the end credits.
  • Nick Jameson and Barbara Goodson as Jim Dear and Darling, the owners of Lady, Tramp, Scamp, Annette, Collette, Danielle, and by the end of this film, Angel. They were voiced by Lee Millar and Peggy Lee in the original film.
  • Andrew McDonough as Junior, Jim Dear and Darling's son and the youngest owner of Lady, Tramp, Scamp, Annette, Collette, Danielle, and by the end of this film, Angel.
  • Tress MacNeille as Aunt Sarah, Jim’s aunt, Junior's great aunt, and the owner of Si and Am. She shows no respect for Scamp, believing him to be a "monster". She was voiced by Verna Felton in the original film.
  • Mary Kay Bergman and Tress MacNeille as Si and Am, Aunt Sarah's two sneaky Siamese cats. They have a much more minor appearance in this film than in the original. They were both voiced by Peggy Lee in the original film.
  • Jim Cummings as Tony, the owner and chef of Tony's. He was voiced by George Givot in the original film.
  • Michael Gough as Joe, Tony's assistant. Both he and Tony have only minor appearances in this film. He was voiced by Bill Thompson in the original film.
  • Frank Welker as Reggie, an extremely vicious and very large bullmastiff/bulldog mix. He chases Scamp in a street, but gets caught by the dog catcher, who unexpectedly sends him flying to a tomato stand. Later, he is chained when he attempts to kill Scamp, who is in the pound, but is fought off by Tramp. Reggie can be noticed because of his short tail and chipped canine.
  • April Winchell as Mrs. Mahoney, a woman on the streets who wears a wig and carries around a poodle in a purse. On two occasions involving dog chases, she gets knocked over and her wigs get knocked off at the same time which publicly humiliates her. Of the two rounds in which this happens, she actually ends up completely losing the wig she had on in the first dog chase. Like Annette, Danielle, Collette, and Otis, her name is not mentioned in the film, but in the end credits.
  • Scratchy, a Scottish Deerhound who is plagued by fleas and fur loss. Scratchy was a member of the "Junkyard Dogs" (until the end of the film when all of the dogs decided to leave the junkyard to find their own homes and families) but Scratchy does not have a speaking role in this movie at all.

Home media[edit]

Lady and the Tramp II: Scamp's Adventure was originally released directly to video and DVD on February 27, 2001. Disney re-released the film in the United States on DVD after the Platinum Edition DVD release of the first film on June 20, 2006. The Special Edition DVD went back into the Disney Vault on January 31, 2007. The film was re-released on DVD, and for the first time on Blu-ray on August 21, 2012.[3] The Blu-ray/DVD combo pack went back into the Disney Vault on April 30, 2013.[4]

In the original 2001 home video release, the movie was one of the first Disney movies to be close captioned by the National Captioning Institute instead of Captions Inc, with the new National Captioning Institute close captioning that is a version of the new close captioning originating on Warner Brother's Kids WB with the italicized caption styles of Captions Inc. and with every musical sound effect close caption to have "playing" inside. The Disney NCI Close captioning was later used in many Disney movies including the Emperor's New Groove where the main major sound effect close caption for the sound of thunder in the new Disney NCI Close Captioning that is "Thunder" instead of "Thunderclap" is used. Also, the names of popular culture in the new Disney NCI Close Captioning are normal and surrounded by parenthesis like in VITAC's close captioning instead of italicized like in before as seen in the NCI Close Captioning of Disney's Max Keeble's Big Move which is one of the first of Disney's live-action movies to be close captioning by the National Captioning Institute with the new Disney NCI Close Captioning instead of Captions, Inc.

Reception[edit]

Critical reception[edit]

Review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes reports that the film has a 45% approval rating based on 11 reviews and an average rating of 5.8/10.[5]

Accolades[edit]

The film received seven nominations and won one award. It received nominations from the International Animated Film Association (ASIFA) during the 29th Annie Awards in 2001,[6] 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 Best Animated Character Performance for Scott Wolf as the speaking voice of Scamp).[7][8]

Year Ceremony Award Result
2001 29th Annie Awards[9] 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
[10]
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[11] Best DVD Release Nominated

Soundtrack[edit]

Lady and the Tramp II: Scamp's Adventure
Soundtrack album by
Various artists
Released2001
Recorded2000
GenrePop, Classical
LabelWalt Disney
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
LetsSingIt3/5 stars[12]

The soundtrack of the film was released through Walt Disney Records. The score for it was mainly composed by Melissa Manchester and Norman Gimbel.[13] But it was never released in stores for unknown reasons.

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Performer(s)Length
1."Welcome Home"Melissa Manchester and Norman GimbelJodi Benson, Jeff Bennett, Jim Cummings, Michael Gough, Debi Derryberry, and Kath Soucie3:02
2."World Without Fences"Melissa Manchester and Norman GimbelRoger Bart2:18
3."Junkyard Society Rag"Melissa Manchester and Norman GimbelJess Harnell, Bill Fagerbakke, Cathy Moriarty, Mickey Rooney, and Bronson Pinchot3:13
4."I Didn't Know That I Could Feel this Way"Melissa Manchester and Norman GimbelRoger Bart and Susan Egan2:13
5."Always There"Melissa Manchester and Norman GimbelRoger Bart, Jeff Bennett, Jodi Benson, and Susan Egan2:19
6."Bella Notte (This is the Night)"Sonny Burke and Peggy LeeJoy Enriquez and Carlos Ponce3:18
7."Epilogue Welcome Home Reprise"Danny TroobDanny Troob, Brian Besterman, Martin Erskine, and Larry Hochman0:32

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c http://link.library.anaheim.net/portal/Lady-and-the-tramp-II-Scamps-adventure-Walt/HYn-geCDUeM/
  2. ^ a b "Lady and the Tramp II: Scamp's Adventure (2001)". Allmovie. Retrieved May 18, 2020.
  3. ^ "Lady and the Tramp II: Scamp's Adventure - Special Edition DVD Press Release". LetsSingIt. Retrieved April 3, 2014.
  4. ^ "What's Going Back Inside on April 30th 2013". Disney Vault. Archived from the original on December 11, 2014. Retrieved April 3, 2014.
  5. ^ "Lady and the Tramp II: Scamp's Adventure (2001)". Rotten Tomatoes. Fandango Media. Retrieved February 3, 2012.
  6. ^ "Lady and the Tramp 2: Scamp's Adventure". The Completist Geek. Retrieved May 4, 2014.
  7. ^ "Lady and the Tramp II: Scamp's Adventure - Awards". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved May 4, 2014.
  8. ^ "Lady and the Tramp 2: Scamp's Adventure - Awards". Disney Animation Archive. Archived from the original on October 14, 2010. Retrieved May 4, 2014.
  9. ^ "Annie Awards :: 29th Annie Awards". International Animated Film Society - ASIFA. Retrieved March 4, 2012.
  10. ^ "DVD Exclusive Awards (2001-2)". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved March 4, 2012.
  11. ^ "Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA (2001)". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved March 4, 2012.
  12. ^ "Disney - Lady and the Tramp II: Scamp's Adventure Album Lyrics". LetsSingIt. Retrieved March 4, 2014.
  13. ^ "Lady and the Tramp II: Scamp's Adventure (2001) Soundtrack OST". Ringostrack. Retrieved March 4, 2012.

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