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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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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 3 wins & 9 nominations. See more awards »

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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 ... 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, 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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Spot Remover. See more »


Certificate:

G | See all certifications »

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Details

Official Sites:

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Country:

USA | UK

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:

$33,504,025, 1 December 1996

Gross USA:

$136,189,294

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$320,689,294
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The Disney computer game "101 Dalmatians Animated Storybook", which takes the user through the story in interactive ways, has a mixture of story elements from both the animated and live-action "101 Dalmatians" movies. In the game, most details follow the animated version of the film. However, Roger and Anita have the same jobs as in the live film: Roger's a video game designer, and Anita works for Cruella as a clothing designer, which gave Cruella the nasty idea for a genuine Dalmatian coat. In the original animated film, Roger was a songwriter, and Anita's job was never mentioned. She did not work for Cruella, and knew her only as an old school mate. Also in the game, Roger and Anita meet in the park while taking their dogs for a walk. They end up colliding simultaneously in the pond, as they do in the animated film. However, they do so while on their bicycles, which was a detail exclusively from the live-action film. The game also shows only one dog rescuing the puppies from the De Vil manor. This is a detail similar to the live-action movie, while in the animated movie, a cat and dog banded together to save the puppies. See more »

Goofs

When Cruella is thrown by the horse through the window, there is a harness holding her. 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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Everybody Wants To Be A Cat
Written by Floyd Huddleston and Al Rinker
Courtesy of Walt Disney Pictures
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Enjoyable live-action remake ...
10 March 2001 | by dwpollarSee all my reviews

1st watched 9/23/1998 - (Dir-Stephen Herek): Enjoyable live-action remake of Disney classic. Glenn Close has the best lines and does a tremendous part of Cruella Deville. This is definitely her movie from beginning to end with the dogs being there for the kids to enjoy.


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