• 101 Dalmatians (1996)

101 Dalmatians

Release Date: November 27th, 1996

DVD Release Date: December 12th, 2000

G |1 hr 43 min

Plot Summary

Fashion designer Anita and computer-game writer Roger meet, fall in love and marry along with their dalmatians Perdita and Pongo. The dogs' puppies are kidnapped by Anita's boss Cruella De Vil, who is stealing young dalmatians to make the coat she has set her heart on. Pongo and Perdita set out to find and rescue all ninety-nine pups from their fearsome captors.

Cast: Glenn Close, Jeff Daniels, Joely Richardson, Joan Plowright, Hugh Laurie, Mark Williams, John Shrapnel, Tim McInnerny

Director: Stephen Herek

Genres: Adventure , Children

Production Co: Walt Disney Pictures, Great Oaks Entertainment

Distributors: Walt Disney Pictures

Keywords: Family , Amusing , Rivalry , Hilarious , Escape , 1990s , Friend , Heartwarming ,

Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    Barbara ShulgasserSan Francisco Examiner

    Dalmatians proves an apt playground for Hughes as one could surmise that his inspiration for treating comic bad guys in his movies so violently comes from a cartoon sensibility. show more

  • 75
    Peter StackSan Francisco Chronicle

    Though this film's considerable warmth derives from dalmatian puppies and other animals who take charge of their fates, Close steals the show. show more

  • 88
    Susan WloszczynaUSA Today

    Director Stephen Herek does an admirable balancing job, though the movie slows whenever the animals solo onscreen. [27 Nov 1996 Pg.01.D]

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Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy
Nominated Make Up and Hair
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1997)