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Avg. Rating: 3.33
Scamp wants to be a Junk Yard Dog
Movie Summary: Tramp and Lady have settled down and are raising a nice little family. They have three little girls who look and act just like Lady and one little ruffian boy named Scamp who takes after his dad. All the trouble centers around scamp who is bored with being a house dog. He thinks that things look so much better for the stray dogs that live at the junk yard. The first chance he gets, Scamp runs away and joins the junk yard dogs. There he makes a friend that helps him see how things really are and just how good he really had it.
My Opinion: Being a straight to video release, I didn't have very high expectations for this film. Usually that's a signal that the feature isn't up to par. But in Scamp's case we were very pleasantly surprised. We are Disney fan's, but not to the point of liking something just because it is Disney. Scamp's Adventure had a descent plot that stuck together to the end, one which my 4 year old daughter could follow and enjoy. The songs weren't bad either. The lesson that is taught is a good one. Family is important and you are lucky to have people who love and care about you.
DVD Quality: Wide Screen Anamorphic with DD 5.1 audio. Both sound and Video were very good. There were enough special features to satisfy my daughter who has become a special feature junky. They include a couple of older Disney short cartoons, some games and more.
What You Should Do: Get this DVD if you've got Disney fans in the house. It's worth adding to the library especially if you have Lady and The Tramp. The kids will love it.
Related Movies To Check Out: Lady and the Tramp, Oliver and Company, 101 Dalmatians
Not the Original, But Good
Been waiting twenty years for those pesty Siamese cats to finally get theirs! Thanks Scamp! Seriously, it's very hard for me to be objective about 'Scamp's Advnture" because I love "Lady and the Tramp" so much. The "Bella Notte" park is there. Tony's is there as well as Lady, and my favoriite, the Tramp. I enjoy this new movie just for the references to the original. I do have two problems however. What is with today's Disney and those cliffs and character pyramids??? There is no escaping them in Scamp's Adventures either. My other complaint is the fact that Scamp's voice is a little too mature considering the young pup he's suppose to be. I do like the way they did another spaghetti scene, but did it different. You can't have Lady and the Tramp without spaghetti afterall. I also enjoyed the glimpse into Tramp's past. Would Scamp's Adventure be good if it wasn't Lady and the Tramp related? It's funny how this stubborn pup makes a silly fool of himself trying to fit in with his new junk yard friends. It's intersting how this young pup learns that his relaxed, soft living father was really the best street dog around. It's exciting to watch this pup learn about running away and a family's love. It's very cute how this pampered house puppy meets a girl puppy from the streets. They help each other and fall in love. Does this movie make it on it's own? I say YES.
Rehashed and Pathetic.
Take the original, turn it around a little, and you get this piece of trash.
It's sad that this is what Disney has bent to - taking successful films, and turning them into lamed, limping sequels.
While children might find the story entertaining and adorable, their parents will likely find it lacking and a poor attempt to ride on the success of another film. It felt cheap and dirty to me, and like a formula film - which it truely is. Along with a rash of other "II" movies the plot goes like this: Protagonist of first film has kids. Kids face similar issues their parents faced - perhaps with some reversal of situations. Villian of last film is 'not really dead' or has some sort of successor that's pretty much just like them. Kids learn same lessons. The end.
I think it's one of the sad indicators of Disney's current attitude towards animation.
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