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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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fashion | puppy | dalmatian | designer | coat | See more »

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

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27 November 1996 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

101 Dálmatas  »

Box Office

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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Glenn Close initially rejected the role of Cruella due to scheduling conflicts with the stage musical "Sunset Blvd." The producers then offered the role to Sigourney Weaver who also declined. By that time, Close had ended her run on Broadway, and when the producers offered her the role again, she accepted. See more »

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Jasper asks Horace to check the "tail pipe" of the van, near the end of the movie. The term that would have been used in the UK would have been "exhaust pipe". See more »

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[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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Disney does it again
4 May 2000 | by (Woodnewton) – See all my reviews

As an animation student, I frequently cringe when they make a live action version of an animated film, as they rarely live up to their cartoon counterparts. This is not one of those films. I loved it, the Dogs, pongo and Perdy, were outstanding, and even with computer stand ins, and Hensons creature shop, you'd be hard pushed to see the joins, the exceptions being the Wood pecker at the door and the two Racoons giving each other a high five. Jeff Daniels and Joely Richardson were great, Hugh Laurie and Mark Williams were brilliant as the bumbling lackeys, but the star of the show had to be Glenn Close as Cruella DeVille. I never knew animated characters could have real life twins, but Glenn Close was Cruella's, delightfully over the top, with more ham than a bacon butty. If you liked the cartoon you'll love this version as well. The only thing I wondered about in the whole film was how many takes it took them to get some of the animal shots, this certainly contradicts the old adage of not working with animals and kids.


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