101 Dalmatians (1961)


101 dalmatians“Oh, no, you don’t! We’ll find the little mongrels if it takes till next Christmas. Now get going! And watch your driving, you imbeciles! Do you wanna get nabbed by the police? ” – Cruella de Vil

Number of Times Seen – too many to count (cable, video and 27 Apr 2014)

Brief Synopsis – When 15 dalmatian puppies are kidnapped by a devious woman who only wants them for their fur, the pup’s parents travel across England to rescue them.

My Take on it – This is another of my favorite Disney classic animated films.

This was actually one of the very first movies that I saw in the theater (It was a double feature with The Last Flight of Noah’s Ark (1980) when I was 6.) and I have loved it ever since.

I have always loved the song Cruella de Vil and catch myself humming it more often than one probably should :).  Hear it here.

I really enjoy the way that the story is told from the dog’s perspective and that he refers to his “human” owner as his “pet”.

The animation follows in true Disney tradition and is done extremely well (for the time)

This movie is a true pleasure to watch.  IMHO, it’s much better than the live action remake from the 90’s.

Bottom Line – Great story, stellar animation. A Disney classic! Highly recommended

Rating – Oscar Worthy

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