101 Dalmatians
Release: November 18, 1996
Release: November 18, 1996

There are more puppies than you can shake a rolled up newspaper at in this live-action remake of the Disney animated favorite 101 Dalmatians. Roger (Jeff Daniels) is a designer of computer games who shares his home with his pet dalmatian, Pongo. One day, Roger takes Pongo for a walk in the park and the dog sets his eyes on a beautiful female dalmatian named Perdy. Perdy likes Pongo as much as he likes her, and thankfully Perdy's mistress, a fashion designer named Anita (Joely Richardson), is quite taken with Roger. Romance blooms between the human and canine couples, and Roger and Anita tie the knot (Pongo and Perdy are apparently still living in sin). Anita works for Cruella De Vil (Glenn Close), an intense fashion maven whose lust for fur doubtless places her high on PETA's hit list. Inspired by her dogs, Anita finds herself working up a design for a fur coat made with spotted fur, and Cruella leaps on the idea of making garments out of real dalmatians. But where to get the animals? Cruella has two nasty but not especially intelligent henchmen, Jasper (Hugh Laurie) and Horace (Mark Williams), who've been known to kill the odd endangered species at madame's request. Now they're sent on a mission to round up dalmatians, and when they fall a bit short of their goal, it comes to Cruella's attention that Perdy has just given birth to a litter of 15 pups. For this version, a number of real dalmatian puppies were combined with computer-generated animation and animatronic creatures from Jim Henson's Workshop, who respond better to direction (and are doubtless easier to clean up after) than the real thing.

Roger: "*opens a box revealing a pink collar* Two-Tone. *Two-Tone goes over and starts to lick Roger's face as he puts the collar on her*"
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Nanny: "*after Roger revives the stillborn puppy* He should be named Lucky cause that's what he is."
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Horace: "Oh! Look at the size of that scar! No *bloody* wonder you can't talk, mate!"
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Jasper: "Come here, you...spotty little...dog!"
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Cruella: "Darling, red isn't your color -Cruella"
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13 years ago
This movie was corny. The original animated version is better!
    13 years, 4 months ago
      13 years, 6 months ago
      glen close was the perfect cruella deville
        13 years, 8 months ago
        I'm a huge dalmatians fan as well, and loved the animated 101 Dalmatians.. not much for the live though. I had one of the rare posters (well, it's rare now. the one with the full moon), the plushies, lunch box, pins, etc. Ever since the movie, I've wanted a dalmatian. I'm so happy, I got the Platinum Edition for my birthday, along with the lithographs and tin lunch box. XD
          14 years, 1 month ago
          As much of a fan I am of the 101 Dalmatians franchise, I felt that this movie was inferior to the original, but the TV series definately made up for lost grounds. ;)
            14 years, 8 months ago
            The Recess promo that Squidman described probably used clips from a pilot episode of the show, which is why they look so different. And Gus didn't appear until the second ep., "The New Kid".
              15 years, 4 months ago
              101 dalmations! yaaaaaaaaaaay!
                15 years, 6 months ago
                This movie is ok.
                  15 years, 7 months ago
                  Nice Movie. You know, if you buy the VHS, it has a commercial for Disney's One Saturday Morning and two of its shows: Recess and 101 Dalmatians, and in the commercial, the Recess gang looks COMPLETELY different! There's no Gus, Gretchen has black hair, T.J. DOESN'T WEAR A CAP, and Vince has a totally different hairstyle, and Spinelli doesn't wear her trademark hat! It's weird. You should see it!
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