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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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Trivia

In the book, Roger and Anita's last name was Dearly instead of Radcliffe. Presumably, Walt Disney changed it since they already had two similarly named couples: Jim Dear and Darling from Lady and the Tramp (1955), and George and Mary Darling from Peter Pan (1953). However, Dearly would later be used as their surnames in the Live Action Films, 101 Dalmatians (1996) and 101 Dalmatians: The Series (1997). See more »

Goofs

(at around 9 mins) When in the park, Perdita grabs a hold of Anita's outfit to try and save her from the water and rips a piece out of it, yet in the next shot of Anita her attire is intact. 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 »

Connections

Featured in 101 Dalmatians: A Lesson in Self-Assertion (1981) See more »

Soundtracks

Cruella De Vil
Written by Mel Leven
Performed by Bill Lee
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21 February 2020 | by MR_HeracliusSee all my reviews

When two Dalmatians named Pongo (Rod Taylor) and Perdita (Cate Bauer) are blessed with fifteen puppies, they couldn't have been happier. But when their new family gets stolen, along with eighty-four other puppies by the evil fashion designer Cruella De Vil (Betty Lou Gerson) for the intention of making fur coats out of them, Pongo and Perdita must call on numerous other animals to help them rescue the puppies from their fate. Important in animation history as the first Disney animated film to heavily use newer xerography methods for the purpose of cheaper animation methods, One Hundred and One Dalmatians may lack the visual beauty of Disney's earlier fantasy films, but the modern UPA style of the film helps it stand out as one of the most visually unique films of the 1960's. The infamous Cruella, thanks to Marc Davis's incredible character animation and Betty Lou Gerson's piercing voice makes her one of the most memorable villians of all time and despite a lot of it would end up being reused for numourous films produced during this cost-cutting era, George Bruns's score is fabulous with the best example of his work being the jazz-inspired opening credits that would set the mood for the more laid-back films of this time period. Overall, One Hundred and One Dalmatians deserves it's reputation as not only one of the most important films in the companies history, but also as a fun thrill ride for all ages.


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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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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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