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101 Dalmatians (1996)

A woman kidnaps puppies to kill them for their fur, but various animals then gang up against her and get their revenge in slapstick fashion.

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Storyline

Fashion designer Anita and computer-game writer Roger meet, fall in love and marry along with their dalmatians Perdita and Pongo. But the proud dogs' puppies are kidnapped by Anita's boss Cruella De Vil, who is stealing young dalmatians to make the coat she has set her heart on. Enlisting the help of the British animal kingdom, Pongo and Perdita set out to find and rescue all ninety-nine pups from their fearsome captors, Jasper and Horace. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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101 Dálmatas  »

Box Office

Budget:

$75,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$45,073,479 (USA) (1 December 1996)

Gross:

$136,189,294 (USA)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Writer John Hughes made more money from this movie than any other movie in his career, because his contract gave him a piece of the merchandising profits. See more »

Goofs

Roger and Anita's house is located in South Kensington, as can be seen on the street sign outside their house several times. This is north of the River Thames. In one of the later scenes the view from their rear window shows the River Thames, Tower Bridge, and Big Ben as seen from the south bank. See more »

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Television News Reporter: [on TV] We're all familiar with the illegal poaching of endangered animals in the wild, but never before has an animal in captivity been slaughtered for its pelt. Animal protection groups that monitor the international trade in game contraband have further told us that a white Siberian tiger is so rare that the offer of a pelt would surely draw the attention of law enforcement agencies.
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Crazy Credits

After the end credits, Cruella's laugh can be heard as the Walt Disney logo appears. See more »

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Referenced in Bean (1997) See more »

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Cruella De Vil
Written by Mel Leven
Produced by John Clayton and Dr. John (as Mac Rebennack)
Performed by Dr. John
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Colorful, Cute & Clichéd
1 July 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is one of those movies that truly is - and I don't mean to use the cliché - entertaining whether you are a kid or an adult. The dalmatians and other animals are a lot of fun to watch.

Glenn Close must have had a lot of fun making this film, playing the evil "Cruela De Vil." Just as much fun, maybe more, were the two bumbling dog-nappers - Hugh Laurie and Mark Williams, I believe - idiots who were genuinely funny in their stupidity. Their dialog was hilarious.

There are nice colors in here, too, so a widescreen DVD is good to have if you enjoy this movie. I didn't find the surround sound to be much.

Speaking of clichés and such, there are some drawbacks here that were a little annoying to me, like overdoing the intelligence of the dogs, making them almost human-like with their abilities to understand English. In fact, it's taken to the absurd level level of some of the animals being smarter than humans. Please....give me a break! Also, you get the quick "film romance" in which two people (Jeff Daniels and Joely Richardson) barely meet and already they are in love, getting married in no time. Please....give me a break!

Still, recommended if you want a want 103 minutes of a "cute" story and don't take any of it the least bit seriously as if anything in here could really happen.


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