Lady and the Tramp (1998 VHS/1999 DVD)

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Lady and the Tramp's THX-certified format premiered in the summer of 1997 in Europe, then was planned for a VHS release since January 1998, before it was officially released on September 15, 1998. This movie was also available in letterboxed widescreen format on VHS. The video was discontinued on January 31, 1999 along with all the other Masterpiece Collection titles released in 1998. A DVD later came out on November 23, 1999.

As of the release of this VHS, all video releases from Disney's animated films since The Rescuers Down Under in 1991 were up to date.

When the DVD was released in late 1999, Lady and the Tramp had a remaining copyright term of 51 years from publication.

Synopsis

Generations of fans have fallen in love with Walt Disney's 15th animated masterpiece -- an irresistible song-filled adventure about Lady, a lovingly pampered cocker spaniel, and Tramp, a roguish mutt from across the tracks. As one of Disney's most delightful and captivating classics, Lady and the Tramp has earned praise as a marvel of animation!

When Aunt Sarah moves in with her devious felines Si and Am to baby-sit, the very protective Lady soon finds herself being fitted for the unthinkable -- a muzzle! In her bid for freedom, she meets and is charmed by Tramp, dog-about-town. Together with friends Jock, Trusty and Peg, they share thrilling adventures on a lovely bella notte as Lady learns what it means to be footloose and leash-free.

VHS Supplements

Full Screen

Video Creation date Announcer
1 Green warning screens (1997-2000) October 21, 1997
2 Walt Disney Company intro +
Join Us for a Special Preview bumper (1997-1998)
February 4, 1997 Beau Weaver
3 Trailer for A Bug's Life August 4, 1998 (Version 2) Mark Elliott
4 Walt Disney Company "Coming to Video" bumper
(1997-1998)
March 4, 1997 Beau Weaver
5 Trailer for The Jungle Book: Mowgli's Story May 19, 1998 Mark Elliott
6 Trailer for The Lion King II: Simba's Pride July 14, 1998 Mark Elliott
7 Video preview for The Rescuers August 25, 1998 Mark Elliott
8 Trailer for Summer of the Monkeys August 25, 1998 Brian Cummings
9 Walt Disney Masterpiece Collection promo July 14, 1998 Mark Elliott
10 On ABC bumper (U.S. Release Only) September 15, 1998 Beau Weaver
11 ABC Saturday Morning commercial September 15, 1998 Earl Fisher
12 Join Us After the Feature (Lady and the Tramp) September 15, 1998 Beau Weaver
13 "Feature Presentation" (1994-2000) October 19, 1994 Brian Cummings
14 Walt Disney Masterpiece Collection logo (1994-1999) October 28, 1994
15 THX logo (1995-2005) February 4, 1997
16 Lady and the Tramp (restored version) July 11, 1997
17 Teaser sneak preview at Lady and the Tramp II:
Scamp's Adventure
September 15, 1998 Beau Weaver

Widescreen

Video Creation date Announcer
1 Green warning screens (1997-2000) October 21, 1997
2 Walt Disney Home Video logo (1992-2001) March 5, 1992
3 "Coming Soon to Own on Videocassette" (1998-2000) August 4, 1998 Brian Cummings
4 Trailer for Frank and Ollie September 15, 1998 Mark Elliott
5 Stay Tuned After the Feature (Lady and the Tramp) September 15, 1998 Beau Weaver
6 "Feature Presentation" (1994-2000) October 19, 1994 Brian Cummings
7 Walt Disney Masterpiece Collection logo (1994-1999) October 28, 1994
8 THX logo (1995-2005) February 4, 1997
9 Lady and the Tramp (restored version, widescreen) July 11, 1997
10 The Making of Lady and the Tramp September 15, 1998 Brian Cummings

Advertised on:

1998 VHS

  1. The Little Mermaid (March 31, 1998)
  2. Schoolhouse Rock: Money Rock (VHS) (July 21, 1998)
  3. The Black Cauldron (August 4, 1998)
  4. Pocahontas II: Journey to a New World (August 25, 1998)

1998

  1. Toothless (May 19, 1998)
  2. Angels in the Endzone (May 19, 1998)
  3. The Garbage Picking Field Goal Kicking Philadelphia Phenomenon (May 19, 1998)
  4. Pocahontas II: Journey to a New World (August 25, 1998)

1999

  1. The Rescuers (January 5, 1999) (Version 1) and (March 23, 1999) (Version 2)

1999-2000

  1. Annie (VHS/DVD) (December 14, 1999)
  2. Toy Story (January 11, 2000)
  3. Tarzan (February 1, 2000)
  4. Mulan (February 1, 2000)
  5. An Extremely Goofy Movie (February 29, 2000)
  6. Pinocchio (March 7, 2000)

In Other Countries

Country of origin Format Release date
Australia VHS July 22, 1998
UK VHS August 17, 1998
South Korea VHS September 3, 1998
Japan VHS October 23, 1998
UK DVD March 27, 2000
South Korea DVD September 2000
Japan DVD November 17, 2000

Notice: According to this preview for the film on Disney's video releases in Australia including Peter Pan (1953), The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (1977) and the final episode of 101: Dalmatians: The Series (1997 - 1998), "Dalmatian Vacation" (a three-part series finale), Lady and the Tramp was actually released on VHS in the same country in July 1998.

Television broadcasts

During sales of the DVD, Lady and the Tramp aired on the Disney Channel from November 6, 1999 to February 2, 2000, and on ABC on February 25, 2001, two days before the direct-to-video release of Lady and the Tramp II: Scamp's Adventure.

Video

Lady and the Tramp - 1998 VHS Trailer
Lady and the Tramp - 1998 VHS Trailer
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