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101 Dalmatians (1996)

An evil high-fashion designer plots to steal Dalmatian puppies in order to make an extravagant fur coat, but instead creates an extravagant mess.

Director:

Stephen Herek

Writers:

Dodie Smith (novel), John Hughes (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Glenn Close ... Cruella DeVil
Jeff Daniels ... Roger
Joely Richardson ... Anita
Joan Plowright ... Nanny
Hugh Laurie ... Jasper
Mark Williams ... Horace
John Shrapnel ... Skinner
Tim McInnerny ... Alonzo
Hugh Fraser ... Frederick
Zohren Weiss Zohren Weiss ... Herbert
Mark Haddigan Mark Haddigan ... Alan
Michael Percival Michael Percival ... Police Inspector
Neville Phillips Neville Phillips ... Minister
John Evans John Evans ... Pensioner with Bulldog
Hilda Braid Hilda Braid ... Woman On Park Bench
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Storyline

After a wild chase in the bustling streets of London, the struggling computer game author, Roger, and his male Dalmatian pet, Pongo--by a welcome twist of fate--are dragged into St. James Park and meet with the charming fashion designer, Anita, and her female Dalmatian companion, Perdita. Soon, one thing will lead to another, and before they know it, Roger and Anita will get married and the adorable Perdita, pregnant. However, their short-lived joy is disrupted when Anita's glamorous but horrible boss, Cruella DeVil, dognaps the innocent puppies with the intention of making a luxurious coat with the dogs' fabulously spotted fur. Eventually, along with Perdita's 15 pups, Cruella will manage to bring the total to the staggering number of 99 Dalmatians; nevertheless, are the cute little puppies as helpless as they look? Written by Nick Riganas

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So many dogs. So little time. See more »


Certificate:

G | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

27 November 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

101 Dálmatas See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$75,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$45,073,479, 1 December 1996, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$136,189,294

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$320,689,294
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

This movie was never aired on any pay-television network, up until 2016, when this film was a part of HBO and Cinemax's catalogue of archival titles from Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. HBO and Cinemax were the first and only pay-television networks to air this film. See more »

Goofs

Anita somehow did not know she was pregnant until Nanny told her. If Anita had missed a part of her menstrual cycle then she should had suspected she was at least expecting. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Television News Reporter: [on TV] We're all familiar with the illegal poaching of endangered animals in the wild, but never before has an animal in captivity been slaughtered for its pelt. Animal protection groups that monitor the international trade in game contraband have further told us that a white Siberian tiger is so rare that the offer of a pelt would surely draw the attention of law enforcement agencies.
[Perdy whimpers]
Television News Reporter: Shortly before dawn this morning security staff at London Zoo discovered the ...
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Crazy Credits

After the end credits, Cruella's laugh can be heard as the Walt Disney logo appears. See more »

Alternate Versions

UK theatrical version had some dialogue substituted to secure a 'U' rating. See more »

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Referenced in The Parent Trap (1998) See more »

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Everybody Wants To Be A Cat
Written by Floyd Huddleston and Al Rinker
Courtesy of Walt Disney Pictures
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Almost made me purchase a Dalmatian
17 October 2006 | by victorsukSee all my reviews

I have to say although i had heard of the classic cartoon version and had heard that it was a great film i had never seen it whole myself - only bits and pieces of it.

When i watched the live action one i wasn't really sure what to expect but i have to say it is one of the most enjoyable and charming children's films i have ever had the pleasure to watch.

I have to say to enjoy a film you have to care for the characters you are watching and i cared for everyone one of them, apart from Cruella Deville perhaps.

The film is beautifully shot in my opinion with great famous recognisable locations. From the opening of the film with Jeff Daniels being dragged through Trafalgar Square on his bike, having tried to chase Joely Richardons character and Perdita on her traditional Pashley bike. The opening of the film grabs you and sets the tone and in my opinion never lets up. The whole film is enjoyable and you never get bored. Well i am biased ; i did not get bored anyway. Go watch it yourself.


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