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101 Dalmatians (1961)

One Hundred and One Dalmatians (original title)
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

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Pongo (voice)
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Colonel / Jasper (voice)
Betty Lou Gerson ...
Cruella De Vil / Miss Birdwell (voice)
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Nanny / Queenie / Lucy (voice)
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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)
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Quizmaster / Collie (voice)
Tudor Owen ...
Towser (voice)
George Pelling ...
Danny (voice)
Ramsay Hill ...
Television Announcer / Labrador (voice)
Sylvia Marriott ...
(voice)
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Princess (voice)
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Storyline

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 | cow | See All (65) »

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Release Date:

25 January 1961 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

101 Dalmatians  »

Box Office

Budget:

$4,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$153,000,000 (USA)
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Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound Recording)

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(Technicolor)

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Quite a few liberties were taken in bringing the book to the screen. In the original story, the two Dalmatians who ran across England to rescue their pups were named Pongo and Missis Pongo, or just plain Missis; Perdita was a stray whose own puppies had been sold, and who was taken into the household to help wet nurse Missis' fifteen puppies. In the film, their owners are named Roger and Anita Radcliffe; in the book, they're Mr. and Mrs. Dearly, no first names given. The book also features two Nannies (Nanny Cook and Nanny Butler) to the film's one; Jasper appears under the same name in both versions, but Saul is changed to Horace for the film; and Tib, the book's heroic gray tabby female, is transformed into an orange-colored tom. However, the film was not the first time the story had undergone changes; "The Hundred and One Dalmatians" first appeared as a serial in Ladies' Home Journal, under the title "The Great Dog Robbery". See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

[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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Crazy Credits

There are no end credits for this feature film. However, the credits are at the beginning. See more »

Connections

Referenced in JonTron: Titanic: The Legend Goes On (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

Dalmatian Plantation
Written by Mel Leven
Performed by Bill Lee
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Loved The Artwork!
5 April 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I liked this film mainly for its drawings. It was a departure from previous Disney animated films in that it had harder-edged drawings instead of the soft pastels. I found the detailed sketches of the building to be fascinating. I could actually watch this film with the sound off and just enjoy the artwork.

I actually saw this movie AFTER the 1996 live-action version with Glenn Close so I was familiar with the story. The only deviation was that there were more animals involved in the rescue of the puppies in the latter version.

The narration was very good in the beginning and film is okay, nothing super. It lags in a few parts, which is the only complaint I would have. It certainly is a nice story.


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