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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 3 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
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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)

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)
 
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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:
Spectra-Stereo (RCA Sound Recording) (5.0) (L-R)
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Xerox was a crucial help in the animation of hundreds of spotted dogs. Disney was able to bring the movie in for about half the cost thanks to this process.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: The steering wheel on Cruella's car randomly changes sides throughout the movie.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:
Dalmatian PlantationSee more »

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33 out of 35 people found the following review useful.
A new look, 15 February 2000
Author: Spleen from Canberra, Australia

A large part of Disney's triumph cannot be detected by the naked eye. His last animated film had been `Sleeping Beauty', which was the most extravagant and spectacular animated film of all time (excluding `Fantasia'). It wasn't a financial success. `101 Dalmatians', much less extravagant, was. In the two years between `Sleeping Beauty' and its successor there had been a revolution. The entire army of inkers who had carefully translated animators' pencil drawings into smooth, flowing lines were replaced by a machine that simply photocopied. This changed the character of animation so much that `Dalmatians' is almost the precise opposite of `Beauty'. Outlines are rough and black; the entire film looks decidedly drawn rather than painted, even the bits that are in fact painted; and the rich variety of colour of Disney's earlier films has been replaced with the stark white-with-black-spots coat of a dalmatian, with the occasional splash of startling red. The art directors were as determined to get the most out of the new technology as they had been to get the most out of the old technology.

And it has its own quiet extravagance. A title promising over one hundred spotted dogs was (probably still is) the kind of thing liable to make animators feel faint. It couldn't have been done without the photocopier; and even so, getting spots to stay in the right place on a featureless white background is a huge headache. None of this leaps out an audience. We simply see a hundred adorable dogs.

The story is simple, clean, civilised, and warm. It moves slowly but this doesn't matter. Preventing the film from becoming lethargic is Cruella de Vil. She can drive like a maniac through the snow, smoke a cigarette through a holder the length of a sword, wave her arms like a windmill ... yet she handles quiet determination and gritted teeth equally well. Character animation doesn't get any better than this.

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