101 Dalmatians

101 Dalmatians

Stephen Herek (1996)

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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.


Wicked fashion designer Cruella De Vil steals a huge litter of newborn Dalmatian puppies to turn into a magnificent coat - but the lucky pups have many four-legged friends who are determined the evil woman and her cronies will get their just deserts. Disney's live-action remake of the animated comedy adventure, starring Glenn Close, Jeff Daniels, Joely Richardson, Hugh Laurie and Mark Williams.

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