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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This Thanksgiving, the world is going to the dogs. See more »


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Release Date:

27 November 1996 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

101 Dálmatas  »

Box Office


$75,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


$136,182,161 (USA) (2 May 1997)

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Did You Know?


For her character Cruella De Vil, Glenn Close based her vocal enunciations on Joanna Lumley's Patsy from the Britcom Absolutely Fabulous (1992), most especially Lumley's plummy vocal quality. See more »


When Cruella is thrown by the horse through the window, there is a harness holding her. See more »


Cruella De Vil: Be sure to let me know when the blessed event occurs.
Anita: [thinking that Cruella is talking about the baby] It won't be for another 8 months.
Cruella De Vil: The puppies, darling. I have no use for babies.
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Crazy Credits

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


Followed by 102 Dalmatians (2000) See more »


Daisy Bell (A Bicycle Built for Two)
Composed by Harry Dacre
[Roger and Anita ride their bicycles around a gazebo where a band plays this song]
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Fine, fine film. As good as the animated version, but different!
1 September 1999 | by (Seattle, WA) – See all my reviews

Incredible as it may seem, this film is every bit the equal of the Disney animated version of the same title. And it is DIFFERENT from the Disney version. This is a rare accomplishment, in a medium where remakes and sequels are so often weak.

The film is made by Glen Close, whose appearance as Cruella DeVil is fascinating! She is even more evil than her animated namesake. But the rest of the casting of the film is also incredibly strong. No problems with anyone.

The dalmations are most excellently employed. Virtually seamless integration of live action and computer animation. And also, the hosts of animals (live and animated) in the film do NOT talk (a cloying and sentimental habit too often indulged in by Disney Studios et al).

The film is an adult's movie that children should also enjoy! The VHS version was good, the DVD version even better.

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