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Lady & The Tramp II – Scamp’s Adventure


Picture: C+     Sound: B-     Extras: C     Feature: C



In the long run, I think it will be apparent that Disney drive to do a bunch of awful straight-to-video sequels to every animated feature film they ever made will be seen as the true nadir of the studio’s output, especially at a time when they were doing so well.  It was not that long ago when a former executive bowed that the classic animated Disney titles would never see the light of day on DVD.  Now, the glut of sequels are even in reissues as Lady & The Tramp II – Scamp’s Adventure shows in this re-release.


Loaded with almost as many clichés as a bad Bon Jovi song, all this can do is repeat a much better film, get crazy about al the descendents of the original characters who literally look like Xeroxes of them and worst of all are the padding of some of the most forgettable songs ever to appear in any Disney production.  Though nothing about this is vulgar or offensive, the whole production is totally unnecessary and cable TV filler at best.


The anamorphically enhanced 1.66 x 1 image is not as colorful, sharp or clear as it should or could be for a relatively recent production and no match for the recently restored original under any circumstances.  The Dolby Digital and DTS 5.1 mixes are also surprisingly held-back, with even the DTS having dullness and fidelity limits.  The soundstage is not what the original was, which had cinematic space as a plus.  Extras include a few games for children, song selection, a making of featurette and previews for other Disney DVDs.



-   Nicholas Sheffo


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