Lady and the Tramp II: Scamp's Adventure

  • Review Date: June 13, 2006
  • Rated: G
  • Genre: Family and Kids
  • Release Year: 2006
  • Running Time: 70 minutes

Common Sense Media says

Not as good as the original, but cute and fun.
  • Review Date: June 13, 2006
  • Rated: G
  • Genre: Family and Kids
  • Release Year: 2006
  • Running Time: 70 minutes

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What parents need to know

Positive messages

Strong ties among family and friends are illustrated. A selfish and negative character, originally looked up to by Scamp, is ultimately revealed to be a poor role model who loses friends because of his bad attitude.

Violence & scariness

Reggie, a menacing street dog, may be somewhat scary to younger children. A snarling, snapping Reggie chases Scamp and later fights with Tramp in a pound. Younger kids may feel sad or scared when Scamp appears to be briefly knocked out in the brawl.

Sexy stuff
Not applicable
Language

A cartoon dog uses the word "butt" during a dogfight.

Consumerism
Not applicable
Drinking, drugs, & smoking
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Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this film explores how kids want to break free and test boundaries as they grow up. Reggie, a menacing street dog, may be somewhat scary to younger children.

Parents say

Kids say

What's the story?

In LADY AND THE TRAMP II: SCAMP'S ADVENTURE, Lady and the Tramp are now the parents of three adorable and obedient daughter pups and a rambunctious son named Scamp (voiced by Scott Wolf), who longs for "a world without fences." He gets his chance when he meets a gang of freewheeling junkyard dogs led by the intimidating Buster (voiced by Chazz Palminteri). Desperately wanting to fit in with the junkyard dog gang, Scamp gets entangled in misadventures and falls for a streetwise but good-hearted puppy named Angel (voiced by Alyssa Milano). While Angel and Scamp look out for each other, Scamp's family desperately misses him. When Scamp learns that Tramp is a legend among the junkyard dogs, he can't believe his father gave up street life to become a pampered house dog. Conversely, Angel can't believe Scamp traded a loving family for a shifty pack of strays.

Is it any good?

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While the story and musical sequences can't measure up to the beloved Disney classic, this is still a fairly entertaining sequel that should delight kids as a fable about a youth anxious to test his wings.

Adults will enjoy seeing many of the original characters, including Jim Dear and Darling, Jock the Scottish Terrier, Trusty the Bloodhound, and even Aunt Sarah and her scheming Siamese cats. In homage to the original movie, they share a plate of spaghetti and meatballs at Tony's restaurant. Children and adults will enjoy Scamp's journey, the cast of characters he meets, and the lessons about appreciating family and accepting who you are instead of trying to fit in with the crowd.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about why Scamp felt as though he didn't belong at home and wanted to strike out on his own. Why must Tramp discipline Scamp when he breaks rules? Older kids might relate to a scene where Scamp confronts his dad about his past as a street dog. Why do parents try to protect their kids from making the same mistakes they did? Does running away solve anything?

Movie details

Theatrical release date:June 20, 2006
DVD release date:June 20, 2006
Cast:Alyssa Milano, Chazz Palminteri, Scott Wolf
Director:Darrell Rooney
Studio:Walt Disney Pictures
Genre:Family and Kids
Run time:70 minutes
MPAA rating:G
MPAA explanation:all audiences

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Parent of a 15 year old Written bybriannaaa August 17, 2010
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loved it it was my kids favorite movie as a kid
What other families should know
Great messages
Great role models
Kid, 12 years old July 6, 2010
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5
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okish movie with adventure and scares.

Lady and the tramp 2 is pritty good. There seems to be a bit more adventure than the first.Although with adventure also unlocks some street dog vilonce wich young kids will most likely find scary. But even though there is some mild vilonce there are plenty of good messages about family and believing in yourself.
What other families should know
Too much violence
Great messages
Teen, 14 years old Written byMariodude23 May 6, 2010
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One of the few Disney DTV sequels worth picking up.

It has been stated before me that Disney's direct to video sequels have been utterly lacking. While I do wholeheartedly agree on some of them, (like Pocahontas 2, and Belle's Magical World), this movie proved that movies from Walt's era can, not only have room for, but can work with, sequels. Without further adieu. This movie is very good. It has a very nice voice cast with Alyssa Milano, from 'Who's the Boss?', who plays Angel. Scott Wolf (Party of Five) as Scamp, Jeff Bennett (too many to count) as Tramp, and Jodi Benson (Little Mermaid) as her second incompetent mother, Lady. The characters are a bit softened up in this movie as it's actually aimed at an audience, but they are still very lovable. Scamp just wants to get away from his 'cushy-pillow life' to be with the 'Junkyard Dogs', (a dog gang that I can only compare to the "droogs" from "A Clockwork Orange". Having devilish fun at others expense, of course much lighter and softer here but still, you can see the resemblance.) Angel just wants to get away from said gang and live with a family that will not just dump her on the street. Tramp has pulled a complete 180 from the last movie, as he is now a father and as a result has settled down and is now less carefree. Lady gets too little of screen time to even mention. And there's Buster, the leader of the 'Junkyard Dogs' who hates the Tramp for abandoning the gang for Lady, and there is no greater person to voice him than Chazz Palimenteri. I don't know how they got him but I am sure glad that they did. This, the music, the above average animation, and its good moral and strong theme of family make this good for a family movie night. If you can find it, then you should probably purchase it because even as a sequel to Lady and the Tramp, my favourite Disney movie, it holds up and is just downright enjoyable.
What other families should know
Great messages

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