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101 Dalmatians (1996)

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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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puppy | dalmatian | fashion | rescue | dog | See more »

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101 Dalmatians  »

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$54,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

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ITL 16,131,423,000 (Italy) (2 May 1997)
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The Disney computer game "101 Dalmations Animated Storybook", which takes the user through the story in interactive ways, has a mixture of story elements from both the animated and live "101 Dalmations" movies: in the game, most details follow the animated version of the film. However, Roger and Anita have the same jobs as in the live film: Roger's a video game designer and Anita works for Cruella as a clothes designer, which gave Cruella the nasty idea for a genuine Dalmation coat (in the original animated film, Roger was a songwriter and Anita's job was never mentioned; she did not work for Cruella and knew her only as an old school mate). Also in the game, Roger and Anita meet in the park while taking their dogs for a walk; they end up colliding simultaneously in the pond, as they do in the animated film. However, they do so while on their bicycles, which was a detail exclusively from the live film. The game also shows only one dog rescue the puppies from the De Vil manor; this is a detail similar to the live movie, while in the animated movie, a cat and dog both banded together to save the puppies. See more »

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Just before Jewel receives her collar, it can be clearly seen that she is actually a male puppy. See more »

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Frederick: I thought we liked stripes this year.
Cruella De Vil: What kind of sycophant are you?
Frederick: Uh, what kind of sycophant would you like me to be?
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Everybody Wants To Be A Cat
Written by Floyd Huddleston and Al Rinker
Courtesy of Walt Disney Pictures
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Excellent remake of a pure Disney classic
18 January 2006 | by (Chantilly, Virginia, USA) – See all my reviews

101 DALMATIANS, in my opinion, is an excellent remake of a pure Disney classic. It made me feel all warm and tingly when Pongo and Perdita set out on their mission. If you ask me, Cruella (Glenn Close), Horace (Mark Williams), and Jasper (Hugh Laurie) were truly devious. If I were Pongo or Perdita, I'd probably do the same thing they did. Before I wrap this up, I'd like to say that everyone was perfectly cast, the production design was beautiful, the performances were top-grade, the direction was flawless, and Disney has done it again. In conclusion, I highly recommend this pure Disney classic to everyone who hasn't seen it. I guarantee you you'll enjoy it.


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