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

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Stephen Herek

Writers:

Dodie Smith (novel), John Hughes (screenplay)
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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 ... Herbert
Mark Haddigan ... Alan
Michael Percival ... Police Inspector
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, struggling computer game author Roger (Jeff Daniels) and his male Dalmatian, Pongo - by a welcome twist of fate - are dragged into St. James Park and meet with charming fashion designer Anita (Joely Richardson) and her female Dalmatian, 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 (Glenn Close), dognaps the innocent puppies with the intention of making a luxurious coat with the dogs' fabulously spotted fur. Eventually, along with Perdita's fifteen puppies, Cruella will manage to bring the total to the staggering number of ninety-nine Dalmatians; nevertheless, are the cute little puppies as helpless as they look? Written by Nick Riganas

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This time, the magic is real. See more »


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Released in the U.S. thirty-five years, ten months, and two days after One Hundred and One Dalmatians (1961). See more »

Goofs

Jasper and Horace after dog napping the puppies go to De Ville mansion for further instructions. After Kipper the Airedale terrier finds this out the message back to Pongo and Perdie takes at least 24 hours. And yet the two villains are seen sleeping at the manor as though they arrived there a few hours ago. 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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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 »

Connections

Referenced in Moesha: Age Ain't Nothing But a Number (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

Daisy Bell (A Bicycle Built for Two)
(uncredited)
Composed by Harry Dacre
[Roger and Anita ride their bicycles around a gazebo where a band plays this song]
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Colorful, Cute & Clichéd
1 July 2006 | by ccthemovieman-1See all my reviews

This is one of those movies that truly is - and I don't mean to use the cliché - entertaining whether you are a kid or an adult. The dalmatians and other animals are a lot of fun to watch.

Glenn Close must have had a lot of fun making this film, playing the evil "Cruela De Vil." Just as much fun, maybe more, were the two bumbling dog-nappers - Hugh Laurie and Mark Williams, I believe - idiots who were genuinely funny in their stupidity. Their dialog was hilarious.

There are nice colors in here, too, so a widescreen DVD is good to have if you enjoy this movie. I didn't find the surround sound to be much.

Speaking of clichés and such, there are some drawbacks here that were a little annoying to me, like overdoing the intelligence of the dogs, making them almost human-like with their abilities to understand English. In fact, it's taken to the absurd level level of some of the animals being smarter than humans. Please....give me a break! Also, you get the quick "film romance" in which two people (Jeff Daniels and Joely Richardson) barely meet and already they are in love, getting married in no time. Please....give me a break!

Still, recommended if you want a want 103 minutes of a "cute" story and don't take any of it the least bit seriously as if anything in here could really happen.


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Release Date:

27 November 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

101 Dalmatians See more »

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Budget:

$75,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$33,504,025, 1 December 1996

Gross USA:

$136,189,294

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$320,689,294
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Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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