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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:
This is the movie that introduced me to dalmatians See more (88 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)
Helene Stanley ... Anita (animation model)
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
 
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
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)
 
Crew verified as complete


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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:
Art director Ken Anderson came up with the idea of overlaying cels of line drawings over the painted backgrounds to match the Xeroxed cels of the characters. For the next twenty years, all Disney features - with the exception of The Jungle Book (1967) and the animated segments in Mary Poppins (1964) and Bedknobs and Broomsticks (1971) - would use this technique for their backgrounds. With The Fox and the Hound (1981), Disney returned to fully painted backgrounds, with a brief reprise of the cel overlay for Oliver & Company (1988).See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Anita is pulled from the pond, the book she was carrying has become a handbag.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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Movie Connections:
Soundtrack:
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9 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
This is the movie that introduced me to dalmatians, 19 August 2007
Author: Atreyu_II from The world of artists

The 17th animated Disney classic is a less ambitious film comparing to earlier top Disney classics, but it is enjoyable enough anyway.

"Sleeping Beauty" nearly bankrupted the Disney studio. Perhaps because of this and also because other extremely expensive Disney classics were initially a failure, the Disney studio needed to make cheaper animated films in a try to recover financial costs. This one is cheaper and more simple in everything: story, designs, sceneries/backgrounds, colors, picture quality, characters, etc...

It certainly doesn't have "that" magic and attention to detail which makes Disney so legendary, but it doesn't deserve to be judged too hardly. It isn't Disney at its worst, very far from that! The animation is great as usual on Disney and this one also has lots of fun, entertainment, danger, adventure, darkness, classic humor and even some touching and depressing moments. The happy ending is another sign that it follows the Disney tradition.

Although the artwork is way cheaper-looking than in the most artistic Disney tales, is still in a good and acceptable level in many ways. It is basically the same artstyle we see in "The Sword in the Stone" and "The Jungle Book", for example. Simple and not extraordinary, but not as poor-looking as in "Oliver & Company". Just for the record, I consider "One Hundred and One Dalmatians" a better movie than "Oliver & Company", "The Jungle Book" and "The Sword in the Stone".

However, there is one thing which the artwork of this movie is brilliant: a brief scene which we can see the sparkling stars at night, with an impressing resemblance to the fabulous artwork of the best Disney classic ever, "Pinocchio".

The characters are very enjoyable in general. The most enjoyable are Roger, the Colonel, Sargent Tibs, Pongo, Perdita and those adorable 99 dalmatian puppies. All of the puppies are adorable.

By the way, the first time I saw dalmatians was in this movie. I didn't know that dog breed before, but ever since then they became one of my favorite dog breeds. They're such cute spotty dogs! I love dalmatians since I was a kid.

Returning to the conversation about the characters, Cruella DeVil isn't one of my favorite Disney villains and I personally don't consider her one of Disney's best villains, but she's one of the most eccentric and original. I like her red car, nevertheless. She's got a beautiful and fine automobile! Jasper and Horace are Cruella's sidekicks and they are funny in many moments. They are just as cruel and heartless as Cruella, but more comical. There are several hilarious moments with these two guys. It's so funny how the dalmatians (with the help of other animals) make their lives miserable, considering that they definitely deserve it. This only accents the comical effect.

Pongo, Roger, the Colonel and Sargent Tibs are equally humorous characters. In fact, Sargent Tibs (the cat) has always been one of my favorite characters from this movie. He's funny, smart, clever, well-mannered and cool.

This movie takes place in England. It takes us not only to London, but also to other places that must be not very far from London... or maybe they are. But wherever they are, those are all nice places, at least judging by the movie's perspective.

About the soundtrack, it is generally great too. "Cruella DeVil" is a delightful song (a perfect song for Cruella DeVil, describing her in perfection). "Dalmatian Plantation" is a catchy one. "Kanine Kruchies Jingle" is a lovely and cute song.

"One Hundred and One Dalmatians" had a "remake" in 1996, but as a live-action version. The live-action version/remake has amazing similarities to the animated version, being very faithful to it. Although the live-action version is okay, I rather the animated version with its simple and old-fashioned charm.

Overall, a charming Disney classic which might not be their best, but deserves its attention too. It also features the voice talents of many well-known Disney artists.

This should definitely be on Top 250.

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