101 Dalmatians is a 1996 American comedy adventure film. The film is a live action adaptation of Walt Disney’s 1961 animated film of the same name, itself an adaptation of Dodie Smith's 1956 novel The Hundred and One Dalmatians. Directed by Stephen Herek and co-produced by John Hughes and Ricardo Mestres, it stars Glenn Close, Jeff Daniels, Joely Richardson, Joan Plowright, Hugh Laurie, Mark Williams and Tim McInnerny. Unlike the 1961 film, none of the animals have speaking voices in this version.
American video game designer Roger Dearly lives with his pet Dalmatian Pongo in London. One day, Pongo sets his eyes on a beautiful female dalmatian named Perdy. After a frantic chase through the streets of London that ends in St. James's Park, Roger discovers that Pongo likes Perdy. Her owner, Anita Campbell-Green falls in love with Roger when they meet. They both fall into the lake as a result of their dogs chasing each other, but they return to Roger's home and Anita accepts his proposal. They get married along with Perdy and Pongo. Anita works as a fashion designer at the House of de Vil. Her boss, the pampered and very glamorous Cruella de Vil, has a deep passion for fur, going so far as to have a taxidermist, Mr. Skinner, skin a white tiger at the London Zoo to make it into a rug for her. Anita, inspired by her Dalmatian, designs a coat made with spotted fur. Cruella is intrigued by the idea of making garments out of actual Dalmatians, and finds it amusing that it would seem as if she was wearing Anita's dog.
|genre||action adventure animation comedy|
|keywords||american break in country estate cruella de vil dalmatian even expect fashion design fashion designer flee game design help hide id london zoo married meet metropolitan police molasses pregnancy pregnant protagonist skunk st. james's park suffolk constabulary taxidermist taxidermy their way video game villain walking in the park white tiger|
|producer||John Hughes Ricardo Mestres|
|productionCompany||Great Oaks Entertainment Walt Disney Pictures|
|publisher||Buena Vista Pictures Distribution|
|recordedAt||London Shepperton Studios|
|theme||animated children's adventure children's comedy|