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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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Storyline

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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So many dogs. So little time. See more »


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Also Known As:

101 Dálmatas  »

Box Office

Budget:

$54,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

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

Filmmakers rubbed Jeff Daniels' face with raw hot dogs in order to get the pups to lick him on cue. See more »

Goofs

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Quotes

Frederick: I thought we liked stripes this year.
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Frederick: Uh, what kind of sycophant would you like me to be?
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Crazy Credits

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Remake of 101 Dalmatians (1961) See more »

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Cruella De Vil
Written by Mel Leven
Produced by John Clayton and Mac Rebennack
Performed by Dr. John
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Out of the box

As a very young child, I grew up on the 1961 101 Dalmatians. I loved the show, and I remember thinking that it was one of Disney's best. So when the 1996 live-action remake came out, I had my doubts that anything could be as good as the original. I was wrong. This movie is absolutely fantastic! It is beautifully written and the dogs are so cute and loveable... but I think the thing that ties it all together is the casting. The characters were brought to life in a totally believeable way--from Jeff Daniels as the Dalmatian-loving, Cruella-hating Roger Dearly, to Ms.DeVil herself, played to perfection by the unbeatable Glenn Close. All of the actors fill the shoes of their characters, the comic timing is just right, and everything about it spells a Disney masterpiece.


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