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101 Dalmatians (1996)

G  |   |  Adventure, Comedy, Family  |  27 November 1996 (USA)
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A woman kidnaps puppies to kill them for their fur, but various animals then gang up against her and get their revenge in slapstick fashion.



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Fashion designer Anita and computer-game writer Roger meet, fall in love and marry along with their dalmatians Perdita and Pongo. But the proud dogs' puppies are kidnapped by Anita's boss Cruella De Vil, who is stealing young dalmatians to make the coat she has set her heart on. Enlisting the help of the British animal kingdom, Pongo and Perdita set out to find and rescue all ninety-nine pups from their fearsome captors, Jasper and Horace. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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Release Date:

27 November 1996 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

101 Dálmatas  »

Box Office


$54,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$45,073,479 (USA) (29 November 1996)


ITL 16,131,423,000 (Italy) (2 May 1997)

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Did You Know?


To get the dogs to lick the humans, they had steak juice daubed on their skin. See more »


Near the end of the movie, Cruella tell the animals in the barn that they will end up on a plastic plates with fries on the side. British people call them chips. See more »


Roger: Fools aren't born, Pongo. Pretty girls make them in their spare time.
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Crazy Credits

After the end credits, Cruella's laugh can be heard as the Walt Disney logo appears. See more »


Remake of 101 Dalmatians (1961) See more »


The Christmas Song
Written by Mel Tormé and Robert Wells
Performed by Nat 'King' Cole
Courtesy of Capitol Records
Under license from EMI-Capitol Special Markets
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Disney does it again
4 May 2000 | by (Woodnewton) – See all my reviews

As an animation student, I frequently cringe when they make a live action version of an animated film, as they rarely live up to their cartoon counterparts. This is not one of those films. I loved it, the Dogs, pongo and Perdy, were outstanding, and even with computer stand ins, and Hensons creature shop, you'd be hard pushed to see the joins, the exceptions being the Wood pecker at the door and the two Racoons giving each other a high five. Jeff Daniels and Joely Richardson were great, Hugh Laurie and Mark Williams were brilliant as the bumbling lackeys, but the star of the show had to be Glenn Close as Cruella DeVille. I never knew animated characters could have real life twins, but Glenn Close was Cruella's, delightfully over the top, with more ham than a bacon butty. If you liked the cartoon you'll love this version as well. The only thing I wondered about in the whole film was how many takes it took them to get some of the animal shots, this certainly contradicts the old adage of not working with animals and kids.

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