To celebrate the 60th Anniversary of LADY AND THE TRAMP, D23 is bringing its popular D23 FANNIVERSARY event home to members for an interactive global simultaneous online party. Fans are encouraged to use #D23Fanniversary to join the conversation.
Starting May 29, members can download invitations, decorations, crafts, games, and a spaghetti and meatballs recipe provided by chefs of The Chew. Then from June 12-14, D23 members can learn more about the movie with galleries from the Walt Disney Archives, and fun facts from the film that will be released by D23.
Finally, on June 13 at 5:00PM Pacific Time, members are encouraged to watch the movie at the same time, for the biggest LADY AND THE TRAMP viewing party ever! Anyone can follow along on Social Media with #D23FANNIVERSARY
Full press release below…
For the First Time, Disney’s Official Fan Club Takes Its Popular Event Global, Bringing the Fun Directly to Fans With the Biggest Lady and the Tramp Viewing Party Ever.
BURBANK, Calif. – MAY 18, 2015 – D23: The Official Disney Fan Club is bringing its popular Fanniversary event into the homes of members and Disney fans around the world, with Fanniversary Home Edition. This year’s inaugural home event celebrates the 60th anniversary of Disney’s classic canine love story Lady and the Tramp. Fans can join the fun by visiting D23.com/D23Fanniversary.
Starting May 29, guests can begin preparing for the party by downloading invitations, decorations, crafts, games, and even a traditional spaghetti and meatballs recipe provided by the talented chefs of The Chew.
Then from June 12–14 it’s time to party! Throughout the weekend, D23 will unveil new and classic content on D23.com about the animated favorite, including:
- A new video featuring original artwork from the Animation Research Library
- A series of the original “Scamp” comics
- A gallery of Lady and the Tramp items from the Walt Disney Archives
- Features full of fun facts about the film, including a piece by Disney music historian Randy Thornton looking at the development of the movie’s beloved songs
- A story on Walt Disney’s own dogs and how they influenced some of his movies
Plus, fans are encouraged to join the conversation on D23’s social media using the hashtag #D23Fanniversary (follow “DisneyD23” on all platforms). One of the many downloadables will be a “selfie station” where fans can pose as the film’s canine couple enjoying a plate of pasta at Tony’s Restaurant, and then upload their shots on social media. Throughout the weekend, D23 also invites fans to post “Dogglegangers”—photos of their own pooches who look like the dynamic dogs from the film—and share stories of dogs they have adopted.
Fans are encouraged to watch the beloved film all weekend long. And for those who would like to watch as one big group, at 5 p.m. PDT on Saturday, June 13, D23 encourages fans around the world to hit “play” on their DVD, Blu-ray, or digital device to kick off the largest Lady and the Tramp viewing party ever. Follow on Twitter, as D23 will be live tweeting out fun facts, commentary, and questions for the audience.
Lady and the Tramp, which had its premiere on June 16, 1955, tells the story of Lady, a young cocker spaniel from a “respectable” home, who falls in love with Tramp, a mutt who lives in the railroad yards. The idea for the film came from a short story by Ward Greene entitled “Happy Dan, the Whistling Dog.” The film stars such voice talents as Barbara Luddy as Lady; Larry Roberts as Tramp; and Peggy Lee as Darling, the Siamese cats, and Peg, the show dog.