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101 Dalmatians (1961)

One Hundred and One Dalmatians (original title)
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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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(story), (novel)
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Won 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 2 nominations. See more awards »

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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)
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)
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Quizmaster / Collie (voice)
Tudor Owen ...
Towser (voice)
George Pelling ...
Danny (voice)
Ramsay Hill ...
Television Announcer / Labrador (voice)
Sylvia Marriott ...
(voice)
Queenie Leonard ...
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 | horse | See All (63) »

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It's 'arf comedy...'arf mystery...and it's howlarious! See more »


Certificate:

G | See all certifications »

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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)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

In the scene when Horace and Jasper are watching television, the TV show they're watching "What's My Crime" is loosely based off of a current TV show called What's My Line? (1950). What's My Crime consists of a panel asking several questions to guess what crime the guest has committed, while in What's My Line? (1950) is the same but the panel tries to guess who the mystery guest is while blindfolded. See more »

Goofs

Patch's right ear is solid black, and his left ear spotted. However, sometimes the left ear is solid white, and sometimes it's solid black. In the same scene where Patch turns into Lucky, his ear goes from spotted to white, and in the following scene in the Colonel's barn, both of his ears are solid black. 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 Monarch of the Glen: Episode #3.3 (2001) See more »

Soundtracks

Cruella De Vil
Written by Mel Leven
Performed by Bill Lee
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Cruella is what makes this film so good.
27 January 2014 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

I have always thought that the animation and story of "101 Dalmatians" were actually a bit weak. After all, a crazy lady who wants to steal puppies to make them into a coat ISN'T especially deep. And, the xerox process they used in this film did make the movie look a lot cheaper than the exquisitely animated films of the 1950s. But what makes it very good and well worth watching is the character Cruella De Vil. Her voice work by Betty Lou Gerson was just fabulous--and very obviously inspired by Tallulah Bankhead. Her mannerisms, style and voice were Ms. Bankhead all the way--but with a wonderful insane quality that made a horrific act (slaughtering puppies) so ridiculously comical that it was watchable and fun. Otherwise, this film would have been seen as cruel and just awful. Plus the "Cruella" song was a hoot--with great lyrics and a perfect accompaniment to this horrid character.

The bottom line is that I nearly scored this one a 9--it's awfully good. But having the sub-standard animation brought it down a point. Enjoyably sick and funny--even for adult audiences.


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