Puppy love! THAT Lady and the Tramp moment – recreated by real dogs
For a dog, it is the canine equivalent of being asked to star in a remake of Gone with the Wind.
In what must be the highlight of any canine acting career, two animal actors have recreated the iconic love scene from Walt Disney's Lady and the Tramp.
In the original clip from the famous 1955 movie, strains of George Givet's This Is The Night
waft out from within the nearby restaurant as outside by the bins, a scruffy dog
and his spaniel sweetheart sit down to share a bowl of spaghetti.
Romantic moment: The dogs recreate the intimate scene from the 1955 Disney film Lady and the Tramp, where the two starstuck lovers gaze adoringly into each other's eyes over a plate of meatballs
Iconic love scene: The
dogs recreate the kiss scene with surprising tenderness
Smooching pooches: The dogs move in for a kiss (but the pasta looks suspiciously like it has been attached to Tramp's nose)
Tucking in: Forget the kiss, the dogs can't resist the delicious plate of meatballs, and tuck in with gusto
The Tramp, a scruffy mutt from the
wrong side of the tracks and Lady, a Cocker from an upper-class home, inadvertently slurp up the same strand of pasta,
drawing ever closer until their muzzles – and eyes – meet
over their meatball marinara.
Bashful for a moment, the dogs glance away, before gazing into each other's eyes and enjoying a lingering kiss.
The real-life Lady and Tramp give this role-of-a-lifetime their best shot, recreating the scene with surprising tenderness.
The two stars – a white mutt and a brown
and white King Charles Cavalier – look adoringly at one another, and smile soppy, doggy smiles endearingly throughout.
But being dogs, they don't have the dexterity necessary to suck up the spaghetti – something that of course didn't trouble their animated role models.
Where are Tramp's manners Lady waits politely as her doggy dining companion guzzles the best bits
attract: The canine stars play the roles of scruffy stray Tramp, and
Lady, who lives with a wealthy, upper-class family
This is the night, the beautiful night: Lady and the Tramp sit at their makeshift table under a starlit sky
Short of spreading Bovril on Lady's nose (not a very ladylike solution), how do you get two dogs to kiss The solution here is to linger only briefly on
the dogs' faces as they are joined by the pasta strand (which looks
suspiciously like it is made of something stouter than spaghetti, and seems to be affixed to Tramp's snout).
These dogs, lacking the lovelorn tension of their cartoon counterparts but possessing all the animal instinct, lose interest in the smooch even before their snouts touch, and instead turn to scoff the entire plate of meatballs. It is the nature of the beast, after all.
The clip has been released to promote the launch of Disney's new triple disc Blu-Ray/DVD combination pack of the film.
The original: In a scene from the 1955 Disney animation Tramp and Lady slurp on the same strand of spaghetti, without realising their snouts are about to meet
Puppy love: The dogs shyly enjoy a lingering kiss as their muzzles touch
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