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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101 Dálmatas  »

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$54,000,000 (estimated)

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

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ITL 16,131,423,000 (Italy) (2 May 1997)
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Hugh Laurie and Tim McInnerny previously starred together in the Blackadder series. See more »

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When Perdy is taken to be checked by a vet because of her pregnancy, the window says "Veterinarian". This is the North American term - in London (as in the rest of the UK) vets are called "veterinary surgeons". See more »

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Cruella De Vil: Congratulations. You've just won gold, silver, and bronze in the Morons Olympics!
Horace: [mouthing hesitantly, then speaking out loud] Who won the gold?
Cruella De Vil: [screaming] Shut up! My business, my reputation, my life, has been ruined because you three incompetent twits let yourselves be outsmarted by a bunch of dumb animals! And you call yourselves men? Huh? I've seen more intelligent pieces of carpet!
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Featured in Troldspejlet: Episode #17.9 (1997) See more »

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Silly Disney film with a great villain.
14 February 2014 | by (California, USA) – See all my reviews

This is the live-action version of 101 Dalmations, a story where Fashion designer Anita (Joley Richardson) and computer-game writer Roger (Jeff Daniels) meet and got married along with their dalmatians, Perdita and Pongo. The dogs' puppies are later kidnapped by Anita's boss Cruella De Vil (Glenn Close), who is plotting to use their fur for a coat. As a result, Pongo and Perdita set out on a mission to find and rescue all their ninety-nine children from Cruella and her cohorts, Jasper (Hugh Laurie) and Horace (Mark Williams).

Jeff Daniels and Joely Richardson did an OK job in their acting and the execution and effects of the dogs were nicely done. However, the plot and story were filmed in the way that the animals were portrayed as "so cute that they're annoying." They're just a bunch of animals running around on the set and serving really no purpose or development in the movie, as opposed to the original animated version, where many of the dogs were given his/her own unique personality and charm. As a result, I ended up rooting for the villain. Glenn Close did an amazing job playing Cruella DeVil - crafty, sly and hilariously captivating. She basically stole the stage for me and it is rare that I would be rooting for a villain in a movie, which tells you how corny or annoying the heroes (animals) in this movie were.

Overall, it's probably a good one for the little kids, but adults would probably prefer the animated one over this one.

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