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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Minister
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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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27 November 1996 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

101 Dálmatas  »

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$54,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

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

When Glenn Close appeared on the set as Cruella in full fright wig, makeup, and costume, one of the dogs playing Perdy repeatedly tried to slink away. See more »

Goofs

Tube providing fluid clearly visible when Whizzer is urinating on floor. See more »

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Jasper: Now, there are two things you must not do with Skinner. One, do not look at the horrendous scar on his neck. Two, don't talk to him. Understand? Not a word.
Horace: Right.
[Skinner answers the door and looks at Horace]
Horace: Ahh! Look at the size of that scar! No bl - oody wonder you can't talk, mate!
Skinner: [Wheezing]
Jasper: [to Skinner] Excuse me just a minute, would you?
[closes the door and punches Horace]
Horace: [Horace falls down]
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After the end credits, Cruella's laugh can be heard as the Walt Disney logo appears. See more »

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References Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey (1993) See more »

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The Christmas Song
Written by Mel Tormé and Robert Wells
Performed by Nat 'King' Cole
Courtesy of Capitol Records
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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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