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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 <>

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puppy | dalmatian | dog | pet | birth | See All (30) »


It's A Comedy - It's A Mystery - It's A Thriller - It's New - It's Different - It's Delightful - It's FUN ! See more »


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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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Walt Disney disliked the rough drawing style brought about by the Xerography process. See more »


When Sgt. Tibs first enters Hell Hall, we see the main hall. The stairway is to the left, it goes up to a landing, then turns right. When the Baduns chase Tibs and the puppies, the hall has been mirrored - the stairs are on the opposite side of the hallway, and they turn left. 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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Crazy Credits

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


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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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