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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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Bad to the Bone. 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

Diane Keaton were considered for the role of Anita. See more »

Goofs

When Cruella attempts to hand over the cheque to Anita and Roger, it can be clearly seen dated in the American format, mm/dd/yy. Also the bank sort code on the top right doesn't correspond to the second set of figures at the bottom, which is the case with UK cheques. See more »

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[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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After the end credits, Cruella's laugh can be heard as the Walt Disney logo appears. 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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Disney does it again
4 May 2000 | by dillon09See 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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