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A major task for the film was finding and training more than 200 dalmatian puppies.
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.
230 dalmatian puppies and 20 adult dalmatians were used during filming.
Filmmakers rubbed Jeff Daniels' face with raw hot dogs in order to get the pups to lick him on cue.
Despite her character's passion for fur coats, Glenn Close insisted her character wear fake fur coats.
Jeff Daniels (Roger) says that on more than one occasion, he heard an authoritative voice on the dog-strewn set shout "Sit!" and immediately plopped himself into a chair only to be told, "Not you, Jeff."
Writer John Hughes made more money from this movie than any other movie in his career, because his contract gave him a piece of the merchandising profits.
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.
The dogs in Roger's games are exact replicas of the animated characters in the original 101 Dalmatians (1961) film.
The car that Cruella De Vil drives is a Panther DeVille.
Approximately 17,000 items of merchandising were produced in support of the film.
To get the dogs to lick the humans, they had steak juice daubed on their skin.
For her character Cruella De Vil, Glenn Close based her vocal enunciations on Joanna Lumley's Patsy from the Britcom Absolutely Fabulous (1992), most especially Lumley's plummy vocal quality.
Penny, Freckles, Rolly, and Pepper aren't seen or mentioned in the live action remake of "101 Dalmatians".
Of the original 15 puppies, six are named - Lucky, Jewel, Dipstick, Fidget, Two Tone, and Whizzer.
Hugh Grant was offered the Jeff Daniels part.
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.
Hugh Laurie and Tim McInnerny previously starred together in the Blackadder series.
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Released in the US thirty-five years, ten months, and two days after the original 101 Dalmatians (1961) film.
The scene where Skinner first arrives outside De Ville mansion is similar to the famous scene in The Exorcist where Father Merrin first arrives at the McNeil household to perform the exorcism.
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Hugh Laurie and Mark Williams also shared a scene in The Borrowers (1997)
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While Joely Richardson stars in this Disney remake, her older sister, Natasha Richardson, would go on to star in another Disney remake The Parent Trap (1998), two years later.
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Dalmatian dogs origionally come from Croatia and the people from the south call themselves Dalmatians.
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Glenn Close's first Disney film aside from her cameo as the pirate put in the boo box in Hook (1991)
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Technically, this is Glenn Close's second time being in a live action remake to an animated Disney classic. She had a cameo as a pirate named Gutless in Hook (1991).
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This movie was never aired on any pay-TV network, up until 2016 when this film was a part of HBO and Cinemax's catalog of archival titles from Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. HBO and Cinemax were the first and only pay-TV networks to air this film.
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