LADY AND THE TRAMP II: SCAMP’S ADVENTURE
Studio: Buena Vista Home Entertainment
MSRP: $39.99 but Amazon has it for $23.75.
Running Time: 69 minutes
What’s Going On?
Starting soon after the events of the first movie, LADY AND THE TRAMP II: SCAMP’S ADVENTURE focuses on the male progeny of the lead characters of the first film. Scamp, who’s much more like his father than Tramp would like and yearns to live the wild life of a free dog, would much rather roll around in the mud than take a bath. When Scamp runs away from home and joins up with the Junkyard Dogs, Tramp searches for him only to find that an former friend has gone bad.
Who’s In It:
LADY AND THE TRAMP II features the voices of: Scott Wolf, Alyssa Milano, Chazz Palminteri, Jeff Bennett, Jodi Benson, Bill Fagerbakke and even Bronson Pinchot and Mickey Rooney.
If You Like…:
Freedom, sequels that have very little to do with the original film, fireworks, junk yards, or turn of the century America, then check this out.
From Tramp to Scamp is a making of special feature for the film, which goes into remarkable detail about its production at every stage. There’s also a commentary with director Darrell Rooney, animation director Steve Trenbirth and co-director/producer Jeannine Roussel.
There are also a small selection of shorts with Pluto: “Pluto Junior,” “Bone Trouble” and “Pluto’s Kid Brother.”
The Technical Gist
Everything looks pretty great here but it doesn’t save the film from being generic and boring.
While this may have solid animation, it very, very much falls into the “why did this get made?” category. It feels like it has almost nothing to do with the original LADY AND THE TRAMP apart from the setting and the inclusion of characters named LADY and TRAMP. This might be a first for a Disney film, but SKIP IT.