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One Hundred and One Dalmatians (1961)

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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 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rod Taylor ... Pongo (voice)
J. Pat O'Malley ... Colonel / Jasper (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 Craven (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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Certificate:

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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:

$216,026,182
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

2 of the Voice Actors in this film had previously been the Narrators in 2 Previous Disney Animated Movies prior. Betty Lou Gerson who did the voice of Cruella De Vil and Miss Birdwell previously did the Opening Narration in Cinderella (1950), whilst Tom Conway who did the voice of The Quizmaster and The Collie previously did the Opening Narration in Peter Pan (1953). See more »

Goofs

(at around 15 mins) After Cruella de Vil leaves the house after looking for the puppies that haven't been born yet, Roger comes from the attic singing the Cruella de Vil theme, holding a long cigarette. When he reaches the bottom of the stairs, the cigarette vanishes. 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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Crazy Credits

There are no end credits for this feature film. However, the credits are at the beginning. See more »

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 »


Soundtracks

Dalmatian Plantation
Written by Mel Leven
Performed by Bill Lee
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Delightful Classic from Disney
16 July 2015 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

One Hundred and One Dalmations (1961)

*** 1/2 (out of 4)

Delightful Disney classic has the evil Cruella De Vil trying to steal ninety-nine Dalmatian pups so that she can turn them into a lavish fur coat.

It's funny but ONE HUNDRED AND ONE DALMATIONS is a film that I never really cared too much for as a kid but seeing it for the first time in probably fifteen years certainly made a world of difference because I never realized how fun and how extremely dark the film was. As far as characters there's no question that the film offers some of the most memorable in any Disney movie. This includes the two Dalmatian dogs and their fifteen pups as well as the two humans and of course there's the wonderful villain. All of these characters are given their own delightful personalities and it's rather amazing to see how much character they actually have.

Another major plus is of course the animation, which is excellent as you'd expect. Add in a good tune and there are all sorts of wonderful elements here. Heck, I mentioned how great the main characters were but even the supporting characters are extremely entertaining. Another thing that the film has going for it is how dark it actually is. I mean, the plot involves cute little puppies being killed and skinned. You can't get much darker than that.

ONE HUNDRED AND ONE DALMATIONS has wonderful characters and plenty of nice laughs making it a classic.


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