Lady and the Tramp, 1955

A great collection of original production animation cels and original production animation drawings for sale from the Walt Disney feature film.

Tramp Cel
Tramp Cel

Original hand inked and hand painted production animation cel of Tramp set on a lithographic background from "Lady and the Tramp," 1955, Walt Disney Studios; With original Walt Disney Art Corner label sticker verso; Size - Tramp: 5 1/4 x 6 3/4", Image 7 1/2 x 9 3/4"; Unframed; $1,250 or Pay Over Several Months!

Tramp Drawing
Tramp Drawing

Original production animation drawing of Tramp in graphite, green, and red pencils from "Lady and the Tramp," 1955, Walt Disney Studios; Numbered 8 in pencil lower right; Size - Tramp: 4 3/4 x 3 1/2", Sheet 12 1/2 x 15 1/2"; Unframed; $475 or Pay Over Several Months!

SOLD - Lady Cel
SOLD - Lady Cel

Original hand inked and hand painted production cel of Lady set on a lithographic background from "Lady and the Tramp," 1955, Walt Disney Studios; With original Walt Disney Art Corner label sticker verso; Size - Lady: 3 3/4 x 3", Image 5 x 7"; Unframed; SOLD!

SOLD - Jock and Scamp Cels
SOLD - Jock and Scamp Cels

Original hand inked and hand painted production animation cels of Jock and Scamp set on a lithographic background from "Lady and the Tramp," 1955, Walt Disney Studios; Production numbers in ink lower right corner; Size - Jock & Scamp: 4 x 6 1/2", Image 8 3/4 x 11 1/4"; Unframed; SOLD!

SOLD - Si and Am Siamese Cat Cels
SOLD - Si and Am Siamese Cat Cels

Original hand inked and hand painted production animation cels of Si and Am Siamese Cats set on a lithographic background from "Lady and the Tramp," 1955; Walt Disney Studios; Size - Si and Am: 4 3/4 x 8", Image 7 1/4 x 11 1/4"; Unframed; SOLD!

SOLD - Lady and Tramp Cels
SOLD - Lady and Tramp Cels

Original hand inked and hand painted production cels of Lady and Tramp set on a custom hand-painted background from "Lady and the Tramp," 1955, Walt Disney Studios; With a custom painted overlay cel of the tablecloth, spaghetti, candle, and breadsticks; Size - Lady and Tramp: 5 1/4 x 7", Image 10 3/4 x 15"; Unframed; SOLD!

SOLD - Lady and Tramp Cels
SOLD - Lady and Tramp Cels

Original hand inked and hand painted production cels of Lady and Tramp set on a lithographic background from "Lady and the Tramp," 1955, Walt Disney Studios; With original Walt Disney Art Corner label sticker verso; Size - Lady & Tramp: 5 1/4 x 4 1/2", Image 8 1/2 x 11 1/2"; Unframed; SOLD!

SOLD - Lady Cel
SOLD - Lady Cel

Original hand inked and hand painted production cel of Lady set on a lithographic background from "Lady and the Tramp," 1955, Walt Disney Studios; With original Walt Disney Art Corner label sticker verso; Size - Lady: 5 1/2 x 4 3/4", Image 6 3/4 x 7 3/4"; Unframed; SOLD!

SOLD - Peg Cel
SOLD - Peg Cel

Original hand inked and hand painted production animation cel of Peg set on a lithographic background from "Lady and the Tramp," 1955, Walt Disney Studios; Size - Peg: 5 1/2 x 6 1/2", Image 8 x 11 1/4"; Unframed; SOLD!

SOLD - Lady, Tramp, & Tony Cel Setup
SOLD - Lady, Tramp, & Tony Cel Setup

Original hand inked and hand painted production cels of Lady, Tramp, and Tony set on lithographic backgrounds from "Lady and the Tramp," 1955, Walt Disney Studios; Size - Lady and Tramp: 6 3/4 x 5 1/4", Tony: 8 1/2 x 9 1/4", Image 9 x 17 1/2"; Unframed; SOLD!

SOLD - Tramp, Professor, & Policeman Cel
SOLD - Tramp, Professor, & Policeman Cel

Original hand inked and hand painted production animation cel of Tramp, Professor, and Policeman set on a lithographic background from "Lady and the Tramp," 1955, Walt Disney Studios; Size - Tramp, Professor, & Policeman: 6 1/4 x 8 3/4", Image 9 3/4 x 14"; Unframed; SOLD!

SOLD - Aunt Sarah and Si & Am Cel
SOLD - Aunt Sarah and Si & Am Cel

Original hand inked and hand painted production animation cels of Aunt Sarah with Si and Am Siamese Cats set on a lithographic background from "Lady and the Tramp," 1955; Walt Disney Studios; Size - Aunt Sarah and Si & Am: 8 x 5 1/2", Image 10 x 16 1/4"; Unframed; SOLD!

SOLD - Tramp Cel
SOLD - Tramp Cel

Original hand inked and hand painted production animation cel of Tramp set on a lithographic background from "Lady and the Tramp," 1955, Walt Disney Studios; With original Walt Disney Art Corner label sticker verso; Size - Tramp: 5 1/4 x 4", Image 8 1/4 x 11 3/4"; Unframed; SOLD!

SOLD - Tramp Drawing
SOLD - Tramp Drawing

Original production animation drawing of Tramp in graphite pencil from "Lady and the Tramp," 1955, Walt Disney Studios; Numbered 56 in pencil lower right; Size - Tramp: 5 1/2 x 3 3/4", Sheet 12 1/2 x 15 1/2"; Unframed; SOLD!

SOLD - Lady Cel
SOLD - Lady Cel

Original hand inked and hand painted production cel of Lady set on a lithographic background from "Lady and the Tramp," 1955, Walt Disney Studios; Size - Lady: 5 x 6 3/4", Image 9 1/2 x 11 3/4"; Unframed; SOLD!

SOLD - Lady Tramp Trusty & Jock Cel
SOLD - Lady Tramp Trusty & Jock Cel

Original hand inked and hand painted production animation cel of Lady, Tramp, Trusty, and Jock set on a lithographic background from "Lady and the Tramp," 1955, Walt Disney Studios; Size - Lady, Tramp, Trusty, and Jock: 13 x 4 3/4", Cel 12 1/2 x 16", Image 10 3/4 x 15 1/2"; Unframed; SOLD!

SOLD - Tramp Cel
SOLD - Tramp Cel

Original hand inked and hand painted production animation cel of Tramp set on a lithographic background from "Lady and the Tramp," 1955, Walt Disney Studios; Size - Tramp: 8 1/2 x 7 1/2", Image 11 1/4 x 15 3/4"; Unframed; SOLD!

SOLD - Jock Cel
SOLD - Jock Cel

Original hand inked and hand painted production animation cel of Jock set on a lithographic background from "Lady and the Tramp," 1955, Walt Disney Studios; Size - Jock: 3 3/4 x 5", Image 9 1/4 x 12"; Unframed; SOLD!

Ladycel
Ladycel
SOLD - Si and Am Siamese Cat Cels
SOLD - Si and Am Siamese Cat Cels

Original hand inked and hand painted production animation cels of Si and Am Siamese Cats set on a lithographic background from "Lady and the Tramp," 1955; Walt Disney Studios; Size - Si and Am: 7 x 6 1/2", Image 8 x 11 1/2"; Unframed; SOLD!

SOLD - Darling Cel
SOLD - Darling Cel

Original hand inked and hand painted production animation cel of Darling set on a lithographic background from "Lady and the Tramp," 1955, Walt Disney Studios; Size - Darling: 6 1/2 x 5 1/2", Image 8 1/4 x 10 1/2"; Unframed; SOLD!

SOLD - Two Puppies
SOLD - Two Puppies

Original hand inked and hand painted production cel of Two Puppies set on a lithographic background from "Lady and the Tramp," 1955, Walt Disney Studios; Size - Two Puppies: 3 3/4 x 5", Image 6 1/4 x 8"; Unframed; SOLD!

SOLD - Jock Drawing
SOLD - Jock Drawing

Original production animation drawing of Jock in graphite and green pencils from "Lady and the Tramp," 1955, Walt Disney Studios; Numbered C-8 in pencil lower right; Size - Jock: 3 x 3 3/4", Sheet 12 1/2 x 15 1/2"; Unframed; SOLD!

SOLD - Tramp Cel
SOLD - Tramp Cel

Original hand inked and hand painted production animation cel of Tramp set on a lithographic copy of a production background from "Lady and the Tramp," 1955, Walt Disney Studios; With original Walt Disney Art Corner label sticker verso; Size - Tramp: 4 x 4 1/4", Image 6 1/2 x 8"; Unframed; SOLD!

SOLD - Si and Am Siamese Cat Cels
SOLD - Si and Am Siamese Cat Cels

Original hand inked and hand painted production animation cels of Si and Am Siamese Cats set on a lithographic background from "Lady and the Tramp," 1955; Walt Disney Studios; Size - Si and Am: 8 3/4 x 5 1/2", Image 9 1/2 x 9 3/4"; Unframed; SOLD!

SOLD - Lady Cel
SOLD - Lady Cel

Original hand inked and hand painted production cel of Lady set on a lithographic background from "Lady and the Tramp," 1955, Walt Disney Studios; With original Art Corner Certificate sticker verso; Size - Lady: 3 3/4 x 5", Image 6 1/4 x 9 1/4"; Unframed; SOLD!

SOLD - Tramp and Professor Cel
SOLD - Tramp and Professor Cel

Original hand inked and hand painted production animation cel of Tramp and the Professor set on a lithographic background from "Lady and the Tramp," 1955, Walt Disney Studios; Size - Tramp and Professor: 5 3/4 x 4", Image 8 1/2 x 11 3/4"; Unframed; SOLD!

SOLD - Tramp Cel
SOLD - Tramp Cel

Original hand inked and hand painted production cel of Tramp set on a lithographic background from "Lady and the Tramp," 1955, Walt Disney Studios; With original Art Corner Certificate sticker verso; Size - Tramp: 4 1/4 x 4", Image 5 3/4 x 7 1/4"; Unframed; SOLD!

SOLD - Peg Drawing #A-4
SOLD - Peg Drawing #A-4

Original production animation drawing of Peg in graphite, blue, and red pencils from "Lady and the Tramp," 1955, Walt Disney Studios; Numbered A-4 in pencil lower right; Animation ladder right center; Size - Peg: 7 1/2 x 7 1/2", Sheet 12 1/2 x 15 1/2"; Unframed; SOLD!

SOLD - Lady Cel
SOLD - Lady Cel

Original hand inked and hand painted production cel of Lady set on a lithographic background from "Lady and the Tramp," 1955, Walt Disney Studios; With original Art Corner Certificate sticker and stamp verso; Size - Lady: 6 1/2 x 4 3/4", Image 7 1/2 x 5 3/4"; Unframed; SOLD!

SOLD - Jock Cel
SOLD - Jock Cel

Original hand inked and hand painted production animation cel of Jock set on a lithographic background from "Lady and the Tramp," 1955, Walt Disney Studios; Size - Jock: 2 1/2 x 4", Image 8 3/4 x 11 3/4"; Unframed; SOLD!

SOLD - Lady Drawing
SOLD - Lady Drawing

Original production animation drawing of Lady in graphite, green, and red pencils from "Lady and the Tramp," 1955, Walt Disney Studios; Numbered 59 in pencil lower right; © Walt Disney Productions label lower right; Size - Lady: 2 1/2 x 6 1/2", Sheet 12 1/2 x 15 1/2"; Unframed; SOLD!

SOLD - Lady Cel
SOLD - Lady Cel

Original hand inked and hand painted production cel of Lady set on a lithographic background from "Lady and the Tramp," 1955, Walt Disney Studios; With original Art Corner Certificate sticker verso; Size - Lady: 3 1/2 x 5 1/2", Image 5 3/4 x 7 1/4"; Unframed; SOLD!

SOLD - Lady Cel
SOLD - Lady Cel

Original hand inked and hand painted production cel of Lady set on a lithographic background from "Lady and the Tramp," 1955, Walt Disney Studios; Size - Lady: 4 1/4 x 4 3/4", Image 5 1/2 x 7 1/2", Mat 12 1/4 x 13"; Double matted with a brass plaque insert; SOLD!

SOLD - Peg Cel
SOLD - Peg Cel

Original hand inked and hand painted production animation cel of Peg set on a lithographic background from "Lady and the Tramp," 1955, Walt Disney Studios; Size - Peg: 6 x 5", Image 8 3/4 x 10 1/2"; Unframed; SOLD!

SOLD - Tramp Cel
SOLD - Tramp Cel

Original hand inked and hand painted production animation cel of Tramp set on a lithographic background from "Lady and the Tramp," 1955, Walt Disney Studios; Size - Tramp: 5 3/4 x 3 1/2", Image 6 3/4 x 11 3/4"; Unframed; SOLD!

SOLD - Si and Am Siamese Cat Cels
SOLD - Si and Am Siamese Cat Cels

Original hand inked and hand painted production animation cels of Si and Am Siamese Cats set on a lithographic background from "Lady and the Tramp," 1955; Walt Disney Studios; Framed using a black and gold wood frame, two acid free mats, and UV Museum Perfect conservation clear glass; Size - Si and Am: 6 3/4 x 6", Image 8 x 10 1/2", Frame 17 1/4 x 19 1/2"; SOLD!

SOLD - Lady Drawing
SOLD - Lady Drawing

Original production animation drawing of Lady in graphite pencil from "Lady and the Tramp," 1955, Walt Disney Studios; Numbered 85 in pencil lower right and animation ladder lower right; Size - Lady: 4 1/2 x 5", Sheet 12 1/2 x 15 1/2"; Unframed; SOLD!

SOLD - Jock & Scamp Cels
SOLD - Jock & Scamp Cels

Original hand inked and hand painted production animation cels of Jock and Scamp set on a lithographic background from "Lady and the Tramp," 1955, Walt Disney Studios; With original Walt Disney Art Corner label sticker verso; Size - Jock & Scamp: 4 3/4 x 6 1/4", Image 8 3/4 x 11 3/4"; Unframed; SOLD!

SOLD - Peg Cel
SOLD - Peg Cel

Original hand inked and hand painted production animation cel of Peg set on a lithographic background from "Lady and the Tramp," 1955, Walt Disney Studios; Size - Peg: 7 x 5 1/4", Image 9 x 11 3/4"; Unframed; SOLD!

Lady and the Tramp Cel.jpg

Original hand inked and hand painted production cels of Lady and Tramp set on a custom hand-painted background from "Lady and the Tramp," 1955, Walt Disney Studios; With a custom painted overlay cel of the tablecloth, spaghetti, candle, and breadsticks; Size - Lady and Tramp: 5 1/4 x 7", Image 10 3/4 x 15"; Unframed.


"Oh, this is the night, it's a beautiful night, and we call it bella notte"  - Tony


"Lady and the Tramp" (released on June 22, 1955) is a full length featured animated film produced by Walt Disney and released by Buena Vista Distribution. The film was the 15th in the Walt Disney Animated Classics series, and it was the first animated feature filmed in with the

CinemaScope widescreen film process. The film was based on the story "Happy Dan, The Whistling Dog" by Ward Greene and tells the story of a female American Cocker Spaniel named Lady who lives with a refined, upper-middle-class family. Lady meets a male stray mutt named Tramp and they embark on many exciting and romantic adventures.

One evening in 1937, Disney storyman Joe Grant invited Walt Disney over to his house for dinner and ended up showed Disney a drawing he had made of his pet spinger spaniel, who was named Lady. Walt loved the drawing and suggested that Joe make a storyboard out of it; which he did and the plan was to create a new animated film, simply titled "Lady." The story that was pitched ended up being too simplistic to Walt Disney's taste, and the project was put on hold until about 20 years later.

Lady was wonderfully animated by the great Disney artist Ollie Johnston and she was voiced by Barbara Luddy. Barbara Luddy (1908 — 1979) was an American actress from Great Falls, Montana and she starred in silent pictures in the 1920s. She was also a prolific radio performer; known for her performances on the long running radio show "The First Nighter Program" which aired from 1936 until 1953.

However, Luddy is perhaps best remembered for her voice work in Walt Disney animated films; with her most memorable role being that of Lady from Lady and the Tramp.  She also performed in Sleeping Beauty (voice of Merryweather), One Hundred and One Dalmatians (voice of Rover), Robin Hood (voice of both Mother Church Mouse and the Mother Rabbit), and the Winnie-the-Pooh featurettes (Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree, Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day, and Winnie the Pooh and Tigger Too) all of which she provided the voice for Kanga.

Initially Tramp was called Homer and although he was first conceived as Lady's suitor, he ended up as her ex-dog pound mate in the initial 1943 storyboard pitch. A few years after that version was scrapped, Walt Disney read a story called "Happy Dan the Cynical Dog" in Cosmopolitan Magazine and decided that this was they type of character that was needed to enhance the film. Although Walt wanted his new character to be called Tramp, the animators feared that audiences would take offense in such a name, due to the word's sexual connotations that had been popularized by the song "The Lady Is A Tramp." The animators first called the character Rags, then Bozo; before Walt insisted that that name Tramp would be acceptable.

Tramp is a very laid-back dog and acts more like a kid. He's flirtatious and has history of having had a multitude of girlfriends; and he's known for his street smarts, able to both avoid dog catchers and deal with junkyard dogs. However, he dreams about living with a family and in a loving home. Tramp was animated by Ollie Johnston, Milt Kahl, and Wolfgang Reitherman who animated the rat fight scene. Larry Roberts (1926 - 1992), an American voice actor and comedian who was most active in the 1950s, is best remembered for his role as the voice of Tramp.

Although the spaghetti eating sequence is the best known in the entire film, Walt Disney was prepared to cut it; because he thought it would look both silly and not be romantic. However, animator Frank Thomas was against Walt's decision and took it upon himself to animate the entire scene, without the use of lay-outs. Walt was so impressed by Thomas's work, that he kept the scene in the film.

The spaghetti scene is usually referred to as the "Bella Notte" scene because of the romantic love song "Bella Notte" that is first sung by a chorus in the opening credits; and then by Tony and Joe while Lady and Tramp eat spaghetti together while on a romantic, moonlit date. The song has become an iconic love song, and the animated sequence is one of the most unforgettable Disney moments ever created.

This is a large and wonderful original production animation cel setup of Lady and Tramp from the famous "Bella Notte" scene. Lady and Tramp are sitting at Tony's specially set table, with the plate of Joe prepared spaghetti in front of them. Both dogs are eyes open; with Tramp having spaghetti hanging from his mouth and Lady with a beautiful smile. This is just a stunning piece of animation history and certainly would be the highlight for any animation art collection! 

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