101 Dalmatians
101 Dalmatians (1961)

This Disney animated classic is based on the children's story by Dodie Smith. The story involves the canine pets of a struggling composer and his wife: Dalmatians Pongo (male) and Perdita (female). Perdita gives birth to fifteen spotted… More

Rated: G
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Release Date: March 4, 2008
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Critic Score: 97% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: With plenty of pooches and a memorable villain (Cruella De Vil), this is one of Disney's most enduring, entertaining animated films.

TIME Magazine

It is the wittiest, most charming, least pretentious cartoon feature Walt Disney has ever made.

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Time Out

Brilliant entertainment.

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Lovable cartoon classic for all ages.

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Variety Staff
Variety

While not as indelibly enchanting or inspired as some of the studio's most unforgettable animated endeavors, this is nonetheless a painstaking creative effort.

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Janet Maslin
New York Times

A rather clever idea, if a bit unsettling.

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Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com

good enough to merit repeated viewings. Particularly if you're two.

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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

This was the last Disney animated feature (1961) that Uncle Walt lived to see through personally; it can't be a coincidence that it's also the last Disney animated feature of real depth and emotional authenticity.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

If there's one thing that's absolutely first-rate about the film, it's the character of Cruella.

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Felix Gonzalez Jr.
DVD Review

What has truly kept 101 Dalmatians alive ... is Cruella De Vil herself, one of the most deliciously nasty characters in Disney's oeuvre.

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Flixster Audience Score: 75% Flixster User Reviews
John Manard
Good Disney stuff
Alex roy
101 Dalmatians is a stunning, engaging animation film that is fun for the entire family. Of all the films that Disney has produced, 101 Dalmatians is probably… More
Eric Alvarez
Classic in every aspect with a wonderful script and memorable characters, all equaling one of Disney's best animated films.
Jim Careter
A classic animated film, a great movie.
Daniel Mumby
As Walt Disney's direct involvement in the Disney Company declined, so too did the overall standard of their work. 101 Dalmatians came at a time when… More
Directors Cat
the animation is superb and they actually give character to pretty much every dalmatian. Cruella is a great villian and probably one of the most memeorable… More

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