101 Dalmatians

101 Dalmatians

Stephen Herek (1996)

98min
U Certificate
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Review

Our Score
Disney updated its classic animated tale with this live-action version starring a deliciously over-the-top Glenn Close as infamous villain Cruella De Vil, the rich bitch who wants to turn loads of cuddly little dalmatian puppies into a fur coat. Jeff Daniels and Joely Richardson (as the couple trying to stop her) are slightly more subdued, but still turn in entertaining performances. The only complaint for older viewers (and those sentimental about the original) is that live dogs lack the variety of expression - and the vocals - of their animated counterparts. That said, children will love it.

Summary

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Cast & Crew

Cruella De Vil Glenn Close
Roger Jeff Daniels
Anita Joely Richardson
Nanny Joan Plowright
Jasper Hugh Laurie
Horace Mark Williams
Skinner John Shrapnel
Alonzo Tim McInnerny
Frederick Hugh Fraser
Director Stephen Herek
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Buena Vista International UKAvailable on: video and DVD
Comedy Children's Drama