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Writers:
Bill Peet (story)
Dodie Smith (novel)
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Release Date:
25 January 1961 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
Walt Disney's new all-cartoon feature See more »
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
Won BAFTA Film Award. Another 2 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Extremely enjoyable See more (90 total) »

Cast

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Rod Taylor ... Pongo (voice)

J. Pat O'Malley ... 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)
Tom Conway ... Quizmaster / Collie (voice)
Tudor Owen ... Towser (voice)
George Pelling ... Danny (voice)
Ramsay Hill ... Television Announcer / Labrador (voice)
Sylvia Marriott ... (voice)
Queenie Leonard ... Princess (voice)
Marjorie Bennett ... Duchess (voice)
Mickey Maga ... Patch (voice) (as Micky Maga)
Barbara Beaird ... Rolly (voice)
Mimi Gibson ... Lucky (voice)
Sandra Abbott ... Penny (voice)
Thurl Ravenscroft ... Captain (voice)
Bill Lee ... Roger (singing voice)
Max Smith ... (voice)
Bob Stevens ... (voice)
Paul Wexler ... Car Mechanic (voice)

Mary Wickes ... Cruella De Vil (animation model)
Barbara Luddy ... Rover (voice)
Lisa Daniels ... (voice)
Don Barclay ... (voice)
Basil Ruysdael ... Truck Driver (voice)

Dal McKennon ... Barking Dogs (voice)
Jeanne Bruns ... Radio Singer (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Lucille Bliss ... TV Commercial Singer (voice) (uncredited)
Paul Frees ... Dirty Dawson (voice) (uncredited)
Clarence Nash ... Additional Voices (voice) (uncredited)
Rickie Sorensen ... Spotty (voice) (uncredited)

Directed by
Clyde Geronimi 
Hamilton Luske  (as Hamilton S. Luske)
Wolfgang Reitherman 
 
Writing credits
Bill Peet (story)

Dodie Smith (novel "The One Hundred and One Dalmatians")

Produced by
Walt Disney .... producer
 
Original Music by
George Bruns 
 
Film Editing by
Roy M. Brewer Jr. 
Donald Halliday 
 
Production Design by
Ken Anderson 
 
Art Direction by
Ken Anderson 
 
Production Management
Ken Peterson .... production supervisor
 
Art Department
Rick Law .... illustrator: video: uncredited
 
Sound Department
Robert O. Cook .... sound supervisor
 
Visual Effects by
Jack Boyd .... effects animator
Jack Buckley .... effects animator
Ub Iwerks .... special processes
Eustace Lycett .... special processes
Dan MacManus .... effects animator
Ed Parks .... effects animator
Dorse A. Lanpher .... effects assistant (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Ian Speed .... libra technician (uncredited)
 
Animation Department
Hal Ambro .... character animator
Ray Aragon .... layout artist
Dale Barnhart .... layout artist
Ted Berman .... character animator
Collin Campbell .... layout stylist
Les Clark .... character animator
Eric Cleworth .... character animator
Basil Davidovich .... layout artist
Marc Davis .... directing animator: "Cruella De Vil"
Al Dempster .... background artist
Vance Gerry .... layout artist
Blaine Gibson .... character animator
Don Griffith .... layout stylist
Victor Haboush .... layout artist
Joe Hale .... layout artist
Ralph Hulett .... background artist
Ollie Johnston .... directing animator: "Perdita"
Homer Jonas .... layout artist
Milt Kahl .... directing animator
Bill Keil .... character animator
Hal King .... character animator
Sammie Lanham .... layout artist (as Sammie June Lanham)
Eric Larson .... directing animator
Bill Layne .... background artist
John Lounsbery .... directing animator
Dick N. Lucas .... character animator (as Dick Lucas)
Don Lusk .... character animator
Cliff Nordberg .... character animator
Ernie Nordli .... layout stylist (as Erni Nordli)
Tom Oreb .... character stylist
Amby Paliwoda .... character animator
Bill Peet .... character stylist
Walt Peregoy .... color stylist
Anthony Rizzo .... background artist
John Sibley .... character animator
Art Stevens .... character animator
McLaren Stewart .... layout artist
Julius Svendsen .... character animator
Frank Thomas .... directing animator: "Pongo"
Dick Ung .... layout artist
Al Zinnen .... layout artist
John Ewing .... assistant animator (uncredited)
Frank Jiromas .... animation director (uncredited)
Doris A. Plough .... assistant animator (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Evelyn Kennedy .... music editor
Franklyn Marks .... orchestrator
Jack Dumont .... musician (uncredited)
Edmundo Santos .... lyrics: Spanish version (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Helene Stanley .... live action model: Anita
Mary Wickes .... live action model: Cruella De Vil
 
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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"One Hundred and One Dalmatians" - USA (original title)
"Walt Disney's 101 Dalmatians" - USA (alternative title)
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Runtime:
79 min
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
3 Channel Stereo (RCA Sound Recording) (5.0) (L-R)
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Trivia:
When Walt Disney read Dodie Smith's story in 1956, he immediately snapped up the film rights. Smith had always secretly hoped that Disney would do just that.See more »
Goofs:
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): In the park, when Pongo first walks past Perdita, she appears to be larger than him, despite the fact that she's supposed to be smaller than him.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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Soundtrack:
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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Extremely enjoyable, 31 October 2013
Author: chrishart94

One Hundred and One Dalmatians is a classic Disney film from the company's brilliant late 50's and early 60's period. The film has a number of Disney high points including fantastic supporting characters, great suspense and a heavy atmosphere. The film can be considered another excellent feature for the legendary company.

The story sees Dalmatian Pongo and his 'pet' Roger find love with two of their kind in Perdita and Anita. When Perdita gives birth to 15 puppies the cruel Cruella De Vil wishes to buy them but is turned away. With the help of her bumbling henchmen she kidnaps the puppies in order to make fur coats of them. Its then up to Pongo and Perdita, with the help of a collection of animals, to find the puppies and return to London. The story is simplistic but wonderfully executed. It has so many great elements that make it such an engaging movie, from the way dogs view their owners to the many escape attempts.

The characters are superb. Rod Taylor is perfect as the very likable Pongo who we see as brave and caring as the film goes on. The relationship between him and Perdita is better than most as they do care for each other. Cruella is one of Disney's stronger villains, it's the way she is so crazed and manic but always trying to be stylish that makes her so entertaining. Jasper and Horace are brilliant henchmen, supplying lots of fun comic relief. Their so inept and clumsy that there's never a dull moment with them. The team of the Colonel, Tibbs and the Captain are brilliant. The Colonel is lovingly silly and Tibbs is so likable due to his never say die attitude. Roger and Anita are good as they are presented as a normal pleasant couple. The other dogs that help out like Danny the Great Dane and Towser are nice, solid supporting characters.

Though the rougher animation isn't to everyone's taste it does fit in really well here. The way it looks fits in with the gritty darkness of London and the wilds of the countryside, it's a nice change from the angular style of the films preceding it. When you consider the amount of puppies they had to animate it's an impressive feat. It is certainly one of the Disney's most suspense filled and exciting films. It's not very often that a Disney climax has a car chase and it's an outstanding sequence. The whole search for the puppies has a brilliantly tense feel and watching Cruella search for them has some really well made strong moments. This leads on to another highlight which is the atmosphere the film has. The whole 'twilight bark' is a great piece and the scenes where Tibbs and the Colonel investigate the matter have a really effective dark feel. These are underlined by the superb visuals of a gloomy London and the demonic looking 'hell hall'. The music is also very memorable as it contains the usual solid score Disney does, as well as the fantastic songs ''Cruella De Vil'' and ''Dalmatian Plantation''. The other effective scenes include a humorous look at how dog owners are similar to their pets and the what's my crime TV show that's funny.

This is one of Disney's most entertaining movies filled with many great elements.

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