One Hundred and One Dalmatians (1961)

USA, 1961
35mm film, Technicolor, 1.37:1 (negative ratio), 1.75:1 (intended ratio)
mono, English

An American animated fantasy film directed by Clyde Geronimi, Hamilton S. Luske and Wolfgang Reitherman.

Plot Summary

The evil Cruella De Vil is determined to have the hides of the puppies born to Dalmatians Pongo and Perdita as well as a clutch of others. Cruella hires some dimwitted sidekicks to kidnap the pups and it’s up to Pongo, Perdita and their friends to find them before it’s too late…


Directors: Clyde Geronimi, Hamilton S. Luske, Wolfgang Reitherman
Walt Disney Pictures
Producer: Walt Disney
Story: Bill Peet
Novel: Dodie Smith
Directing Animators: Marc Davis, Ollie Johnston, Milt Kahl, Eric Larson, John Lounsbery, Frank Thomas, Frank Jiromas (uncredited)
Character Animators: Hal Ambro, Ted Berman, Les Clark, Eric Cleworth, Blaine Gibson, Bill Keil, Hal King, Dick Lucas, Don Lusk, Cliff Nordberg, Amby Paliwoda, John Sibley, Art Stevens, Julius Svendsen
Character Stylists: Tom Oreb, Bill Peet, Walt Peregoy
Editors: Roy M. Brewer Jr, Donald Halliday
Music: George Bruns
Songs: Mel Leven
Sound Supervisor: Robert O. Cook
Sound Mix: RCA Sound System
Effects Animators: Ed Parks, Jack Boyd, Jack Buckley, Dan MacManus
Special Processes: Ub Iwerks, Eustace Lycett
Production Designer: Ken Anderson

Rod Taylor (Pongo)
Betty Lou Gerson (Cruella De Vil/Miss Birdwell)
Cate Bauer, Lisa Daniels (Perdita)
Ben Wright (Roger Radcliff)
Frederick Worlock (Horace Badun/Inspector Craven)
Lisa Davis (Anita Radcliff)
Martha Wentworth (Nanny/Queenie/Lucy)
J. Pat O’Malley (Colonel/Jasper Badun)
Tudor Owen (Towser)
Tom Conway (quizmaster/Collie)
George Pelling (Danny)
Thurl Ravenscroft (the captain)
David Frankham (Sergeant Tibs)
Ramsay Hill (television announcer/labrador)
Queenie Leonard (Princess)
Marjorie Bennett (Duchess)
Barbara Beaird (Rolly)
Mickey Maga (Patch)
Sandra Abbott (Penny)
Mimi Gibson (Lucky)

Alternative Titles

101 Dalmatians – alternative spelling
101 Dalmatiner – German title

101 Dalmatians (1996)
101 Dalmatians: The Series (1996)

Includes extracts from
Springtime (1929)

Extracts included in
The First 100 Years: A Celebration of American Movies (1995)
Screen Test: 9 December 1970
Screen Test: 7 April 1972
Screen Test: 7 February 1973
Screen Test: 2 July 1976
Screen Test: 30 December 1976
Screen Test: 31 January 1980
Screen Test: 14 October 1980
Screen Test: 9 November 1982
Screen Test: 24 October 1984
Screen Test: 20 December 1984


Dagens Nyheter 27 December 1961 p.16 – review (Munter Disney på Sergel om 99 fläckiga valpar by Barbro Hähnel)

The Daily Cinema no.8253 (11 January 1960) p.1 – note (Big Disney line-up: All in Technicolor)
The Daily Cinema no.8874 (10-11 February 1964) p.4 – note (Ideas Unlimited)