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Parents' Guide to

Lady and the Tramp

By Sierra Filucci, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 5+

Classic Disney dogs paw their way into hearts of all ages.

Movie G 1955 76 minutes
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 5+

Based on 15 parent reviews

age 7+

For a better take on the same theme, watch the Aristocats

This film has excessive violence (my kid had to cover her eyes for the dog fight part), scary death implications at the pound, and also racism with the siamese cats. This may be an unpopular opinion, but my child (6) and I watched this back-to-back with the Aristocats and found that to be a MUCH better take on the same theme with an uplifting story, better role models and far less violence and prejudice.

This title has:

Too much violence
1 person found this helpful.
age 3+


I showed this to my 3-year-old and was watching it with her when a scene where two Siamese cats sing a racist song, they contain all the Asian stereotypes, slanted eyes, broken English, and they are evil. Well, I shut it off immediately, I would not recommend anyone watch this. I would not want my child watching racist and outdated shows like this EVER.

This title has:

Too much violence
1 person found this helpful.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (15 ):
Kids say (29 ):

This animated film takes the classic romantic story of two individuals from different sides of the tracks and turns it into a delightful musical kids' tale that all ages can enjoy. With memorable songs and sweet characters, Lady and the Tramp taps into issues that will resonate with kids (like being neglected after a new baby arrives) and classic clichés (like love across class lines). Without a dominating villain, younger kids will get the thrill of conflict and resolution without being too scared to enjoy the movie, but the racist caricatures might require some adult supervision or post-movie discussion.

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