Lady was the ideal 크리스마스 present for Darling.
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Walt 디즈니 Character 설명 of Lady from "Lady and the Tramp" (1955)

The opening sequence in the movie, when Darling opens up a hatbox to discover that the gift which Jim Dear has given her for 크리스마스 is a puppy, Lady, had its origins in an incident in Walt's own life. Many years before he had forgotten about a 공식 만찬, 저녁 식사 날짜 with his wife, and some sort of gift 의해 way of a peace-offering was definitely called for - something really special. His solution was to give her a 강아지 in a hatbox. It worked: she forgave him. It was an event which Walt knew he could someday put to good use in a cartoon.
The model for Lady was a cocker 발바리, 발 바리 called Lady which belonged to the animator Hamilton Luske. In reality, however, there are two "Ladies" in the movie - the newborn 강아지 and the young female dog. Both are evidently the same animal, but the older version has quite definite fremale characteristics while the 강아지 is, like all puppies, essentially sexless. However, the underlying character - loving, basically trusting, good-spirited - is much the same.
Although Lady is not such a strong character as Tramp, she is 의해 no means the useful cipher that so many of the 디즈니 central characters are: romantic she may be, often terrified and confused she may be, but there is also a deal of steel in there, as we discover during the consecutive sequences when she first tells Tramp to go away and leave her and, second, attempts to break her chain (she is finally successful) in order to chase and fight the 쥐 and thereby save the baby. Barbara Luddy voiced these two aspects of Lady's character exellently, being 의해 turns romantic and stern; she also managed to convey Lady's fundamental decency - the voice alone tells 당신 that Lady is the sort of dog 당신 would ideally like to own and let your children grow up with.
Lady is decent, but she is no naíve innocent. Without really skirting around the issue, 디즈니 managed to get over the idea that 개 do in fact mate, even before "marriage", yet in no way is this at all offensive. That, for the studio, was a minor and generally ignored triumph.
One trivial point of interest: Lady has a blue 칼라 while both Jock and (in due couse) Tramp have pinkish-red ones. No "blue for a boy, 담홍색, 핑크 for a girl" here!
It's amazing how a plateful of 스파게티 goes to a lady's head.