The scientist father of a teenage girl and boy accidentally shrinks his and two other neighborhood teens to the size of insects. Now the teens must fight diminutive dangers as the father searches for them.
After a wild chase in the bustling streets of London, the struggling computer game author, Roger, and his male Dalmatian pet, Pongo--by a welcome twist of fate--are dragged into St. James Park and meet with the charming fashion designer, Anita, and her female Dalmatian companion, Perdita. Soon, one thing will lead to another, and before they know it, Roger and Anita will get married and the adorable Perdita, pregnant. However, their short-lived joy is disrupted when Anita's glamorous but horrible boss, Cruella DeVil, dognaps the innocent puppies with the intention of making a luxurious coat with the dogs' fabulously spotted fur. Eventually, along with Perdita's 15 pups, Cruella will manage to bring the total to the staggering number of 99 Dalmatians; nevertheless, are the cute little puppies as helpless as they look?Written by
In the mid-2010s, Disney began releasing live-action adaptations of their classic animated films. "Cinderella" (2015) is usually described as the "first" live-action remake of an animated Disney film, though many fans and critics argue that "Maleficent" (2014), a remake of "Sleeping Beauty" (1959) from the villain's point of view, deserves this distinction. Because "101 Dalmations" (1996) was released nearly two decades before either of these films, people often forget that this movie, in fact, is truly the first true live-action adaptation of an animated Disney film. See more »
The film is set in London; however, raccoons and skunks are not native to Britain. See more »
Television News Reporter:
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.
Television News Reporter:
Shortly before dawn this morning security staff at London Zoo discovered the ...
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After the end credits, Cruella's laugh can be heard as the Walt Disney logo appears. See more »
UK theatrical version had some dialogue substituted to secure a 'U' rating. See more »
As a very young child, I grew up on the 1961 101 Dalmatians. I loved the show, and I remember thinking that it was one of Disney's best. So when the 1996 live-action remake came out, I had my doubts that anything could be as good as the original. I was wrong. This movie is absolutely fantastic! It is beautifully written and the dogs are so cute and loveable... but I think the thing that ties it all together is the casting. The characters were brought to life in a totally believeable way--from Jeff Daniels as the Dalmatian-loving, Cruella-hating Roger Dearly, to Ms.DeVil herself, played to perfection by the unbeatable Glenn Close. All of the actors fill the shoes of their characters, the comic timing is just right, and everything about it spells a Disney masterpiece.
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