101 Dalmatians (1996)

USA,
98m 37s (UK – video (1997)); 102m 44s (UK – theatrical (1996)); 105m
35mm film, Technicolor
Dolby Digital, English

An American fantasy film directed by Stephen Herek.

Plot Summary

Newly married fashion designer Anita and computer-game programmer Roger soon hear the patter of tiny feet – the 99 puppies bred by their Dalmatian dogs, Perdita and Pongo. The puppies are abducted by Anita's boss Cruella De Vil, who is trying to make a coat entirely from Dalmatian hide. Pongo and Perdita call on their friends to track down the pups and mount a daring rescue, battling Cruella's dimwitted sidekicks, Jaspar and Horace.

Credits

Crew
Directed by: Stephen Herek
© MCMXCVI [1996] Disney Enterprises, Inc.
Walt Disney Pictures presents a Great Oaks production. A Stephen Herek film
Executive Producer: Edward S. Feldman
Produced by: John Hughes, Ricardo Mestres
Associate Producer: Rebekah Rudd
Screenplay by: John Hughes
Based Upon Novel ”The One Hundred abd One Dalmatians by: Dodie Smith
Director of Photography: Adrian Biddle
Edited by: Trudy Ship
Music by: Michael Kamen
Production Sound Mixer: Clive Winter
Costume Designer: Anthony Powell with Rosemary Burrows
Chief Makeup Artist: Lynda Armstrong
Chief Hairdresser: Colin Jamison
Mechanical Effects Supervisor: George Gibbs
Special Effects Floor Supervisor: Terry Glass
Visual Effects Supervisor: Michael Owens
Special Visual Effects and Animation: Industrial Light & Magic
Animatronic Creatures by: Jim Henson's Creature Shop
Production Designer: Assheton Gorton
Casting: Celestia Fox, Marcia Ross
Filmed on location in London and Hambleden, England
Interiors filmed at Shepperton Studios, Shepperton, Emgland

Cast
Glenn Close (Cruella DeVil)
Jeff Daniels (Roger)
Joely Richardson (Anita)
Joan Plowright (Nanny)
Hugh Laurie (Jasper)
Mark Williams (Horace)
John Shrapnel (Skinner)
Tim McInnerny (Alonzo)
Hugh Fraser (Frederick)
Zohren Weiss (Herbert)
Mark Haddigan (Alan)
Michael Percival (police inspector)
Neville Phillips (minister)
John Evans (pensioner with bulldog)
Hilda Braid, Margery Mason (women on park bench)
John Benfield (doorman)
Andrew Readman (police officer #1)
John Peters (police officer #2)
Bill Stewart (arresting officer)
Gerald Paris (doctor)
Joe Lacey (veterinarian)
Brian Capron (television news reporter)

Alternative Titles

101 dálmatas – Argentine title
101 Dálmatas – Brazilian, Portugese title
101 dálmatas, más vivos que nunca – Spanish title
101 dalmatialaista – Finnish title
Les 101 dalmatiens – French title
101 Dalmatiner – German, Swedish title
101 dalmatinere – Danish title
101 dalmatinere i levende live – Danish title
101 dalmatynczyków – Polish title
101 kiskutya – Hungarian title
La Carica dei 101 – questa volta la magia e vera – Italian title

Sequels
101 Dalmatians (1998)
102 Dalmatians (2000)
101 Dalmatians Sing Along (1996)
101 Dalmatians: The Series (1996)
101 Dalmatians: Escape From DeVil Manor (1999)

Remake of
One Hundred and One Dalmatians (1961)

Extracts included in
The Filming of 101 Dalmatians (1996)

References

Periodicals

  • American Cinematographer vol.7 no.11 (November 1996) pp.75-79 – illustrated article
  • Cinefantastque vol.28 no.6 (December 1996) pp.7, 61 – illustrated preview
  • Cinefex no.69 (March 1997) pp.41-44, 141, 142 – illustrated article
  • Empire no.87 (September 1996) p.16 – illustrated production notes
  • Empire no.91 (January 1997) pp.16; 30 – illustrated short article; illustrated credits, review
  • Eyepiece vol.17 no.1 (February / March 1996) p.22 – credits, production notes
  • Eyepiece vol.17 no.2 (April / May 1996) pp.15-21 – illustrated credits, production notes
  • Film-Echo/Filmwoche no.11 (15 March 1997) pp.10-12 – illustrated article
  • Film Review January 1997 pp.21; 44-47 – review (by James Cameron-Wilson); illustrated interview
  • Film Review Special no.22 Yearbook 1997 / 1998 p.71 – illustrated review
  • Film tutti i film della stagione vol.4 no.30 (November / December 1997) pp.45-47 – illustrated credits, synopsis, review
  • The Hollywood Reporter vol.340 no.43 (30 January 1996) p.16 – credits, production notes
  • In Camera October 2000 pp.6-7 – illustrated interview
  • Interview no.12 (December 1996) pp.26, 28 – illustrated article
  • Moving Pictures International no.24 (Fenruary 1997) p.12 – short article
  • Positif no.436 (June 1997) p.35 – illustrated credits, review
  • Premiere April 1997 p.26 – review (by Christophe Carriere)
  • Premiere vol.4 no.12 (January 1997) p.12 – illustrated credits, note
  • Premiere vol 10 no 2 (October 1996) pp.76, 78 – illustrated article, review
  • Premiere vol 10 no 3 (November 1996) pp.89-93, 123 – illustrated interview with Glenn Close (Dog Day Afternoon)
  • Screen International no.1037 (8 December 1995) p.1 – illustrated note
  • Screen International no.1042 (26 January 1996) p.18 – illustrated credits, note
  • Screen International no.1053 (12 April 1996) p.4 – short article
  • Screen International no.1081 (25 October 1996) pp.14-18 – illustrated credits, article
  • Screen International no.1082 (1 November 1996) p.22 – illustrated short article
  • Sight & Sound vol.7 no.1 (January 1997) p.42 – credits, synopsis, review (by Johnathan Romney)
  • Studio April 1997 p.25 – review (by Juliette Michaud)
  • TV Guide vol.46 no.44 (31 October 1998) p.20 – illustrated review
  • Variety 14 August 1995 p.20 – credits, production notes
  • Variety 9 October 1995 p.24 – credits, production notes
  • Variety 25 November 1996 p.71 – illustrated credits, synopsis, review

Newspapers

  • Diario de Noticias, Programas 21 March 1997 – review (by Joao Antunes)
  • Expresso, Cartaz 22 March 1997 – review (by Joao Lopes)
  • Svenska Dagbladet 7 February 1997 – review (Disney har gjort sjelvmel by Elisabeth Sorenson)
  • Visao 3 April 1997 p.90 – review (by Joao Mario Grilo)