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101 Dalmatians (1961)
"One Hundred and One Dalmatians" (original title)

G  |   |  Animation, Adventure, Comedy  |  25 January 1961 (USA)
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When a litter of dalmatian puppies are abducted by the minions of Cruella De Vil, the parents must find them before she uses them for a diabolical fashion statement.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Pongo (voice)
Colonel / Jasper (voice)
Betty Lou Gerson ...
Cruella De Vil / Miss Birdwell (voice)
Martha Wentworth ...
Nanny / Queenie / Lucy (voice)
Ben Wright ...
Roger (voice)
Cate Bauer ...
Perdita (voice)
David Frankham ...
Sgt. Tibs (voice) (as Dave Frankham)
Frederick Worlock ...
Horace / Inspector Craven (voice) (as Fred Worlock)
Lisa Davis ...
Anita (voice)
Quizmaster / Collie (voice)
Tudor Owen ...
Towser (voice)
George Pelling ...
Danny (voice)
Ramsay Hill ...
Television Announcer / Labrador (voice)
Sylvia Marriott ...
Queenie Leonard ...
Princess (voice)


Pongo and Perdita have a litter of 15 puppies. Cruella De Vil takes a fancy to the pups, and wants to get hold of them, as well as more pups, to make herself a lovely dalmatian skin coat... Cruella hires some thugs to kidnap the pups and hold them at her mansion. Will Pongo and Perdita find them in time ? Written by Colin Tinto <cst@imdb.com>

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puppy | dalmatian | dog | pet | birth | See All (31) »


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Release Date:

25 January 1961 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

101 Dalmatians  »

Box Office


$4,000,000 (estimated)


$153,000,000 (USA)

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(RCA Sound Recording)



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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Bill Lee is Roger's singing voice. He would go on to provide the singing voice for Captain von Trapp in The Sound of Music (1965) four years later. See more »


Anita, when she is first spotted walking Perdita, has black lipstick, but from then on throughout the park scene, she has red lipstick. See more »


[first lines]
Pongo: My story begins in London, not so very long ago. And yet so much has happened since then, that it seems more like an eternity.
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Written by Mel Leven
Performed by Bill Lee
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Vintage Disney
28 September 2000 | by (San Antonio, TX) – See all my reviews

If there's any classic Disney movie that's less likely to be forgotten because of the modern Disney movies, this would be one of them. Part of the reason may be the live action version and its upcoming sequel. Skip those remakes and watch the real deal. The other part of the reason is because this movie is just so charming. Cruella De Vil is one of the more memorable Disney villains ever made. Romance abounds in this movie, and don't forget those adorable puppies. This may not have the animation or the big fancy songs of the moderns, but all that fanciness usually distracts from the story. Classic Disney always rocks, and this is no exception.

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