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Old 10 March 2008, 07:08 PM
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Actually, the basic story of Lady and the Tramp was original with Joe Grant, a Disney writer. Disney bought the rights to a story by Ward Greene called "Happy Dan, the Whistling Dog," because the character of Tramp was so close to that of Dan (who has a lady dog friend named Miss Patsy)--a pre-emptive strike, in a way. Lady and the Tramp has an original plot, in other words, and is not really based on a pre-existing book. Greene did novelize the script when the movie was made, however.
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