Lady and the Tramp II: Scamp’s Adventure Review
On August 21, 2012, fans of the original Lady and the Tramp can recapture the magic in 2001’s Lady and the Tramp II: Scamp’s Adventure, which will be released for the first time on Disney Blu-ray Combo Pack and HD Digital.
Lady and the Tramp II: Scamp’s Adventure takes place 6 months after the adventure and romance of Lady and the Tramp. Tramp (Jeff Bennett) and Lady (Jodi Benson) are happily raising their litter of pups with their human family. The three female pups are very prim and proper, taking after their mother. Scamp (Scott Wolf), however, has a bit of a wild streak and takes after Scamp. He dreams of freedom to do whatever he pleases whenever he wants to. After getting in a wee bit of trouble, Scamp runs away from home.
Now on his own, Scamp discovers a new sort of “family” when he encounters a misfit band of stray dogs and their ringleader, Buster (Chazz Palminteri). Buster puts Scamp through test after test, setting him up to fail to prove that he can be a good junk yard dog. Scamp is beginning to miss his family, but if he goes back to them, he’ll have to leave his new friend Angel (Alyssa Milano) behind.
One of my daughter’s favorites of the Disney classics is Lady and the Tramp, so I thought she would especially love this all new adventure. This was also my first time seeing Lady and the Tramp II: Scamp’s Adventure. I loved getting reacquainted with some of my favorite characters (Scamp, Jock, and Trusty, especially). I wasn’t sure what to expect with this direct to DVD sequel, but I easily got caught up in the story. It follows the magic formula that worked so well in the first movie, but it doesn’t feel tired or repetitive. I think most will be able to figure out how everything will wrap up for Scamp, and I have to admit I got a little teary-eyed that Angel finally gets the one thing she has always wanted. Filled with catchy new songs, memorable characters, and a heartwarming story, this is a welcome addition to our Disney Blu-ray family.
The Making of Lady and the Tramp II: Scamp’s Adventure takes viewers behind the scenes with the filmmakers as they discuss both the original Lady and the Tramp and the story they wanted to tell with Lady and the Tramp II: Scamp’s Adventure. Also contains black and white footage of Walt Disney himself, and commentary from the voice actors.
Puppy Trivia Tracks is another way to view the film, but with fun pop-ups of dog trivia facts, such as how dogs age vs. humans, and so much more.
Pluto Animated Shorts 3 mini films with Pluto from the Silly Symphonies collection.
I was not financially compensated for this post. I received a sample of the product for review purposes. The opinions are completely my own based on my experience.