One Hundred and One Dalmatians

One Hundred and One Dalmatians

Wolfgang Reitherman (1960)

76min
U Certificate
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Review

Our Score
Based on the novel by Dodie Smith, this hardy perennial from Disney rivals the studio's The Aristocats for its deft mix of cute talking animals and largely foolish humans. While there's little faulting the draughtsmanship and personalities of the dalmatians - proud parents Pongo and Perdita and their 15-strong brood, not to mention the 84 additional kidnapped pups - the two-legged foils are vital to the story's dynamic: monstrous, fur-loving villainess Cruella De Vil and her hapless cockney henchmen Horace and Jasper. The "twilight bark" sequence, in which London's dogs communicate in woofs, brings poignancy to what is otherwise a thrilling caper, created when the Disney artists were at the height of their powers.

Summary

A fashion-mad woman longs to make a coat out of dalmatian skin, and resorts to kidnapping her friend's litter of puppies, along with several other dogs. However, the captive pups' devoted parents come to the rescue, aided by an assortment of other animals. Disney animated adventure based on Dodie Smith's novel, with the voices of Betty Lou Gerson and Rod Taylor.

Cast & Crew

Pongo Rod Taylor
Roger Radcliff Ben Wright (1)
Colonel / Jasper Badun J Pat O'Malley
Perdita Cate Bauer
Cruella De Vil / Miss Birdwell Betty Lou Gerson
Sergeant Tibs David Frankham
Nanny / Queenie / Lucy Martha Wentworth
Horace Badun / Inspector Craven Frederick Worlock
Anita Radcliff Lisa Davis
Director Wolfgang Reitherman
Director Hamilton Luske
Director Clyde Geronimi
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourAvailable on: video, DVD and Blu-ray
Drama Children's