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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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Also Known As:

101 Dálmatas  »

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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

Hugh Grant was offered the Jeff Daniels part. See more »

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Escaped raccoons have sometimes established small populations in England, including Suffolk, where the climax of the film is set. However, no skunks have ever been recorded out of captivity in the British Isles. See more »

Quotes

[Cruella has spotted the dogs running away across a field]
Cruella De Vil: Bingo!
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Cruella De Vil: Poor little things. I'm gonna cut you off, then cut you up!
[sinister chuckle]
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Performed by Nat 'King' Cole
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Almost made me purchase a Dalmatian
17 October 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I have to say although i had heard of the classic cartoon version and had heard that it was a great film i had never seen it whole myself - only bits and pieces of it.

When i watched the live action one i wasn't really sure what to expect but i have to say it is one of the most enjoyable and charming children's films i have ever had the pleasure to watch.

I have to say to enjoy a film you have to care for the characters you are watching and i cared for everyone one of them, apart from Cruella Deville perhaps.

The film is beautifully shot in my opinion with great famous recognisable locations. From the opening of the film with Jeff Daniels being dragged through Trafalgar Square on his bike, having tried to chase Joely Richardons character and Perdita on her traditional Pashley bike. The opening of the film grabs you and sets the tone and in my opinion never lets up. The whole film is enjoyable and you never get bored. Well i am biased ; i did not get bored anyway. Go watch it yourself.


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