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One Hundred and One Dalmatians
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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:
Cruella is what makes this film so good. See more (82 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 ... (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)
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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)
 
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)
 
Music Department
Evelyn Kennedy .... music editor
Franklyn Marks .... orchestrator
Jack Dumont .... musician (uncredited)
Edmundo Santos .... lyrics: Spanish version (uncredited)
 
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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:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound Recording) | Dolby Stereo (1979 re-issue)
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Premiered at the famed Radio City Music Hall in New York City.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: Anita's dress starts out as beige, but changes to a dark gray once she's in the park.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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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
Cruella is what makes this film so good., 27 January 2014
Author: planktonrules from Bradenton, Florida

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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