101 Dalmatians (1961)

101 DalmatiansBBB.5

(out of 5)

One look at this film and you’ll see spots! It’s not the best of Disney features, but it’s certainly enjoyable and the kiddies will get a kick out of it. It’s about a struggling songwriter who falls in love with a beautiful lady when their male and female dalmatians discover each other in the park.  Soon after the human couple is married, the canine duo pop out a litter of adorable spotted puppies, each with their own delightful personality. Trouble is on the way, however, when the young woman’s friend Cruella de Vil shows up with a keen interest in acquiring the baby dogs. Her diabolical plan is to turn them into a fabulous coat for animal unfriendly wardrobe! The plot eventually has the heroic dalmatian parents rescuing their own children as well as many other dalmatian puppies, thanks to the help of the dog underworld. Better than Lady And The Tramp, though The Aristocats would come out almost ten years later with far more charming results. Lots of fun, and the main theme song is still hummable after forty years.

Walt Disney Productions

USA, 1961

Directed by , Hamilton Luske,

Screenplay by , based on the novel The One Hundred and One Dalmatians by

Produced by

Music by

Production Design by

Film Editing by ,


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