When a litter of Dalmatian puppies are abducted by the minions of Cruella de Vil, the parents must find them before she uses them for a diabolical fashion statement.

Directors:

Clyde Geronimi, Hamilton Luske (as Hamilton S. Luske) | 1 more credit »

Writers:

Bill Peet (story), Dodie Smith (novel)
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Won 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rod Taylor ... Pongo (voice)
J. Pat O'Malley ... Colonel / Jasper / Mechanic (voice)
Betty Lou Gerson ... Cruella De Vil / Miss Birdwell (voice)
Martha Wentworth ... Nanny / Queenie / Lucy (voice)
Ben Wright ... Roger (voice)
Cate Bauer Cate Bauer ... Perdita (voice)
David Frankham ... Sgt. Tibs (voice) (as Dave Frankham)
Frederick Worlock ... Horace / Inspector Graves (voice) (as Fred Worlock)
Lisa Davis ... Anita (voice)
Tom Conway ... Quizmaster / Collie (voice)
Tudor Owen ... Towser (voice)
George Pelling George Pelling ... Danny (voice)
Ramsay Hill Ramsay Hill ... Television Announcer / Labrador (voice)
Sylvia Marriott ... (voice)
Queenie Leonard ... Princess (voice)
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Storyline

Pongo and Perdita have a litter of 15 puppies. Cruella De Vil takes a fancy to the pups, and wants to get hold of them, as well as more pups, to make herself a lovely dalmatian skin coat... Cruella hires some thugs to kidnap the pups and hold them at her mansion. Will Pongo and Perdita find them in time ? Written by Colin Tinto <cst@imdb.com>

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Taglines:

It's A Comedy - It's A Mystery - It's A Thriller - It's New - It's Different - It's Delightful - It's FUN ! See more »


Certificate:

G | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The new Xerox process had been initially tried out on the animated short Goliath II (1960). See more »

Goofs

It makes very little sense for Pongo and Roger to see the "short-coupled" lady and dog in the park, as they were shown walking in the opposite direction when Pongo first saw them from the window. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Pongo: My story begins in London, not so very long ago. And yet so much has happened since then, that it seems more like an eternity.
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Alternate Versions

On the 1992 VHS release of the film, the 1990 Walt Disney Pictures logo takes the place of the Buena Vista title card, so, the Buena Vista title card is placed after the film's ending instead. The Buena Vista title card fades to these 2 bumpers, "Coming to Home Video" and "Coming on Videocassette this Summer" which these 2 bumpers have the text "Walt Disney" from the 1986 Walt Disney Home Video logo. See more »

Connections

Edited into The Jungle Book (1967) See more »

Soundtracks

Kanine Krunchies
Written by Mel Leven
Performed by Lucille Bliss
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User Reviews

 
Never have I loved any story like this one!
29 January 2000 | by Ariel-28See all my reviews

101 Dalmatians is, no doubt, my all-time favourite story and also one of the greatest films I have ever seen. When I was small, I never got tired to listen to or to read the story, and because of thinking especially much about Cruella de Vil I very early noticed that in fact I like wicked characters. But, of course, the unforgettable dogs are best in the film. Because of this story I have loved real Dalmatians all my life and also thought that only the names of the film's dog figures are really suitable for Dalmatians. I have also read Dodie Smith's original story, and I was really glad that it's so much like the Disney film.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 January 1961 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Walt Disney's 101 Dalmatians See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$4,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,389,226, 22 December 1985

Gross USA:

$144,880,014

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$215,880,014
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)| Dolby Stereo (1991 Re-Release)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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