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101 Dalmatians (1996)

aka 101 Dalmatians

"So many dogs. So little time."

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Details: 103 mins · English, Español, French · G (USA)

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Cast:

Small Cruella De Vil
Small Roger
Small Anita
Small Nanny
Small Jaspar
Small Horace
Small Jasper
No_movie_poster Frederick
Small Skinner

Crew:

No_movie_poster Michael Kamen Music
No_movie_poster Adrian Biddle Director of Photography
No_movie_poster Edward S. Feldman Executive Producer
Small John Hughes Screenplay
No_movie_poster Larry Bock Editor
No_movie_poster Stephen Herek Director
No_movie_poster Ricardo Mestres Producer
No_movie_poster Trudy Ship Editor
Small John Hughes Production
Small Dodie Smith Story Contributor

Taglines:

"So many dogs. So little time."

"This time, the magic is real."

"This Thanksgiving, the world is going to the dogs."

Plot:

American video game designer Roger Dearly (Jeff Daniels) lives with his pet dalmatian, Pongo, in London. One day, Roger takes Pongo for a walk, and he sets his eyes on a beautiful female Dalmatian named Perdy. After a frantic chase through the streets of London, Roger and Pongo discover that Perdy likes Pongo; and her owner, fashion designer Anita Campbell-Green (Joely Richardson), falls in love with Roger when they meet in St. James's Park. They get married along with Perdy and Pongo.


Anita works as a fashion designer at the House of de Vil. Her boss, the pampered and very glamorous Cruella de Vil (Glenn Close), has two passions in life: cigarettes and fur. Anita, inspired by her Dalmatian, designs a coat made with spotted fur. Cruella is intrigued by the idea of making garments out of actual Dalmatians. When she learns that Perdy has given birth to 15 puppies, she offers the couple a decent price for them, but they refuse. Flying into a maniacal rage, Cruella dismisses Anita and seeks revenge against her and Roger. She has her henchmen, Jasper and Horace (Hugh Laurie and Mark Williams), steal the puppies and deliver them to her ancient country estate, De Vil Mansion.


With the help of the other dogs and animals scattered throughout London, the puppies manage to outwit Jasper and Horace, and escape to a farm, where their parents have been called to wait. But shortly after, Cruella, the glamorous 'city girl', shows up and tries to retrieve them. However, she is kicked into a pig pen full of mud by a horse, she having already been covered in molasses. All of the Dalmatians get home by the Metropolitan Police Service, who then arrest Cruella (now covered in molasses and mud) and her henchmen. Roger and Anita adopt the other Dalmatians she stole, bringing the total to 101. Roger designs a successful video game featuring Dalmatian puppies as the protagonists and Cruella as the villain, and they move to the English countryside with their millions.

Release Dates:

Theatrical : 1996-11-27 : United States of America

DVD : 1998-04-21