Lady and the Tramp II: Scamp's Adventure is a direct-to-video animated film, produced in 2001 and released on February 27, 2001 by The Walt Disney Company as a sequel to their 1955 feature film Lady and the Tramp. The story centres around Lady and Tramp's puppy, Scamp, and his desire to become a "wild dog". The film was produced at Walt Disney Animation Australia which has now closed.
After causing a mess while chasing after a ball in the house, Scamp is placed outside and chained to a dog house. His parents, Lady and Tramp, are crestfallen that their son can't settle down and live in a home. Tramp goes to talk to his son and finds Scamp howling at the moon. The two have a conversation but Scamp stays firm about his desire to be a "wild dog." and Tramp leaves annoyed. While chained up outside, Scamp sees a pack of stray dogs harassing a dog catcher and becomes intrigued. Scamp manages to break free from the chain and runs off to find the pack. He finds a young member of the pack, Angel, and the two go to the junkyard where the pack, calling themselves the Junkyard Dogs.
Scamp attempts to join the Junkyard Dogs right away, but the leader, Buster, gives Scamp a "test" to prove his courage. The test involves stealing a tin can from a large, savage dog named Reggie. Scamp nearly manages to get it but is instead chased by Reggie. He and Angel manage to evade Reggie and see him caught by the dog catcher. Buster appears to be impressed.
The Junkyard Dogs head to a park where Sparky, one of the Junkyard Dogs, tells a colourful (albeit unlikely, highly exaggerated) story about Tramp and how he disappeared (apparently he jumped off a log to avoid dog catchers), a stray dog that the Junkyard Dogs once looked up to. Buster snaps that he didn't die heroically, he ran off with Lady to become a house pet. Scamp can't believe that his father used to be a Junkyard Dog.
Later that night, Scamp goes wandering on the railroad tracks (beginning at the same train yard where we're first introduced to Tramp in the first film) and Angel joins him. A train suddenly starts after them and the two are soon forced to jump off a bridge into a river to escape it. The two make it to shore. Throughout the night, the two dogs realize that their friendship has blossomed into love. After a romantic stroll they wind up on the street where Scamp lives where they encounter Scamp's family searching for him. When Scamp evades them, Angel is annoyed that he would choose living on the streets over a loving family, as she herself had once been a pet.
At an Independence Day picnic, Buster clues in that Scamp is Tramp's son, so he tells Scamp to steal a chicken from Scamp's family's picnic. Scamp, determined to prove that he is a Junkyard Dog, steals the chicken but is chased by Tramp. Scamp runs into an alley thinking he lost his father. Suddenly, however, he hears a voice behind him, revealed to be Tramp. Scamp tries to open the door behind him, but it's locked. This gives Tramp a chance to talk to him. Ultimately, though, Scamp choses to stay with the Junkyard Dogs. Tramp, although crestfallen, leaves and tells Scamp that the doors to their home are always open if he ever wished to come home. Buster is pleased to see Tramp sad and congratulates Scamp by removing his collar.
Buster sets up a trap for Scamp to be caught by the dogcatcher. Scared and lonley in the back of his truck, Scamp is crestfallen about what he has done and realizes that his Dad's warning was not a joke. Scamp is put in with Reggie. Tramp fights the dog off and wins the battle. Scamp goes back to the junkyard to get his collar and buries Buster under a pile of junk, and says, "I'm going home where I belong." Scamp runs home with Tramp, Jock, and Trusty, and nuzzles Lady as his sisters bark at him in happiness. In the end they decide to welcome Angel into the family.
Numerous elements of the film were borrowed from Lady and the Tramp
. One notable reference includes Angel referring to Scamp's neighborhood as "Snob Hill", a phrase used by Tramp to describe the same place in the first film. Joanna Romersa, an animation timing director for this film, was a Disney Trainee for the production of the original Lady and the Tramp
, invited by Jeannine and Darrell to work on this film.
Many of the original characters make a return, including Tony and Joe from the Italian restaurant.
- Scamp (Lady and the Tramp), voiced by Scott Wolf (speaking voice) and Roger Bart (singing voice), is the young protagonist of the film. He wants to be free from rules and restrictions
- Angel (Lady and the Tramp II), voiced by Alyssa Milano (speaking voice) and Susan Egan (singing voice), is a Junkyard Dog who was once a pet.
- Lady (Lady and the Tramp), voiced by Jodi Benson, is Scamp's mother and Tramp's mate.
- Tramp (Lady and the Tramp), voiced by Jeff Bennett, is Scamp's father.
- Annette, Danielle and Colette, voiced by Kath Soucie and Debi Derryberry respectively, are Scamp's three sisters and greatly resemble Lady, their mother. However, their actual names are not mentioned in the film.
- Darling and Jim Dear, voiced by Barbara Goodson and Nick Jameson respectively, are the owners of Lady, Tramp, Scamp and his sisters.
- Jock and Trusty, voiced by Jeff Bennett, are neighbours of Lady and Tramp.
- The Dogcatcher, voiced by Jeff Bennett in a style reminiscent of Don Knotts's portrayal of Barney Fife on The Andy Griffith Show, chases after the Junkyard Dogs, determined to capture them.
- Junkyard Dogs
- Buster, voiced by Chazz Palminteri (speaking voice) and Jess Harnell (singing voice), is a Mix and the Leader of the Junkyard Dogs.
- Ruby, voiced by Cathy Moriarty, is an Afghan Hound mix.
- Scratchy is a mongrel plagued by fleas.
- Sparky, voiced by Mickey Rooney, is a mongrel. He used to know Tramp, and tells a colourful but untrue tale of how Tramp came to leave the Junkyard Dogs.
- Francois, voiced by Bronson Pinchot, is a French Bulldog.
- Mooch, voiced by Bill Fagerbakke, is an Old English Sheepdog. He is fairly dim-witted but enthusiastic.
The score was composed by Danny Troob. The songs were written by Melissa Manchester
and Norman Gimbel
- "Welcome Home" - performed by the chorus, Jeff Bennett, Jodi Benson, Kath Soucie, Jim Cummings, Michael Gaugh, and Debi Derryberry. This song is the opening song for the film. It sets up the theme for the entire film - independence. The sequence ends with a Broadway-style performance of various people out in a street singing and waving. This song clearly places the town somewhere in New England Maby in New York City or Boston.
- "World Without Fences" - performed by Roger Bart. It illustrates Scamp's desire to become a "wild dog" free from boundaries and responsibilities. Scamp is chained in the backyard. He runs around, imagining that he is not chained and is instead running through the countryside with the Junkyard Dogs.
- "Junkyard Society Rag" - performed by Jess Harnell, Cathy Moriarty, Bill Fagerbakke, Bronson Pinchot, and Mickey Rooney. Buster sings about the junkyard in which the Junkyard Dogs make their home and about the life of the Junkyard Dogs, with the other Junkyard Dogs also offering their opinions. The sequence features the dogs traveling through the junkyard and interacting with their surroundings.
- "I Didn't Know That I Could Feel This Way" - performed by Roger Bart and Susan Egan. The love song of the film, showing the blossoming romance between Scamp and Angel. It features the dogs walking through the same park that Lady and Tramp walked through in the first film. At the end a scene similar to the spaghetti scene from Lady and the Tramp occurs, but with Scamp and Angel wolfing down the pasta instead.
- "Always There" - performed by Roger Bart, Susan Egan, Jeff Bennett and Jodi Benson. Scamp realizes the importance of family and how much he misses his home. Lady and Tramp's grief over Scamp's disappearance and Angel's want for a family is highlighted.
- "Belle Notte (This is the Night)" - duet performed by Joy Enriquez and Carlos Ponce. An updated pop music arrangement of the song played during the credits. Original 1955 song by Sonny Burke and Peggy Lee; arrangement by Robbie Buchanan.
This movie was first released on VHS & DVD in the United States on February 27
Disney re-released the film in the United States on DVD after the DVD re-release of the first film on June 20
Lady and the Tramp II: Scamp's Adventure (Special Edition) went back to the Disney Vault on January 31, 2007.