102 Dalmatians

102 Dalmatians

Kevin Lima (2000)

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Glenn Close returns as villainous Cruella De Vil in this follow-up to Disney's 1996 live-action hit 101 Dalmatians. This is as much fun as the first film, with supposedly reformed fur-lover Cruella released after a spell in prison and funding an animal rescue operation. Before you can say "cutesy wootsy puppies", she's got outrageous designer Gérard Depardieu preparing to make a dalmatian overcoat. Ioan Gruffudd and Alice Evans provide the romantic interest - Jeff Daniels and Joely Richardson were obviously otherwise engaged - but it's Close and Eric Idle (as the voice of parrot Waddlesworth) who provide the laughs. Adults may find it disappointing that the dogs can't speak (as they did in the classic animated version of the tale), but children will no doubt be enchanted by the cuddly pooches.


Cruella De Vil is released from prison, apparently reformed by hypnotherapy, and devotes herself to good causes. However, the effects quickly wear off and she returns to her evil ways, intent on making a coat out of her parole officer's numerous puppies. Disney family adventure sequel, starring Glenn Close, Gerard Depardieu and Ioan Gruffudd.

Cast & Crew

Cruella De Vil Glenn Close
Kevin Ioan Gruffudd
Chloe Alice Evans
Alonso Tim McInnerny
Mr Torte Ian Richardson
Le Pelt Gérard Depardieu
Ewan Ben Crompton
Agnes Carol MaCready
Detective Armstrong Jim Carter
Mr Button Ron Cook
Judge Timothy West
Waddlesworth Eric Idle
Director Kevin Lima
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Buena VistaAvailable on: video and DVDReleased on: 8 Dec 2000
Comedy Children's Drama