101 Dalmatians is an American media franchise owned by The Walt Disney Company and based on Dodie Smith's 1956 novel The Hundred and One Dalmatians. It began in 1961 with the release of the traditionally animated feature film, One Hundred and One Dalmatians. Various adaptations produced from Disney have been released over the years.
|Original work||The Hundred and One Dalmatians|
by Dodie Smith
|Owner||The Walt Disney Company|
|Films and television|
|Television series||Once Upon a Time (2014-2016)‡|
|Television film(s)||Descendants (2015)‡|
|Direct-to-video||101 Dalmatians II: Patch's London Adventure (2003)|
The source for the first film is the 1956 novel The Hundred and One Dalmatians, written by Dodie Smith. From this The Walt Disney Company developed and expanded the franchise into other media. Smith wrote a 1967 sequel, The Starlight Barking, but this has not been used as source material for any of Disney's work.
|Directed by||Written by||Produced by|
|One Hundred and One Dalmatians||January 25, 1961||Wolfgang Reitherman, Hamilton S. Luske & Clyde Geronimi||Bill Peet||Walt Disney|
|101 Dalmatians II: Patch's London Adventure||January 21, 2003||Jim Kammerud & Brian Smith||Screenplay by: Jim Kammerud, Brian Smith, Michael Lucker & Temple Mathews
Story by: Jim Kammerud, Dan Root, Garrett K. Schiff & Brian Smith
|Carolyn Bates & Leslie Hough|
A 1961 American animated adventure comedy-drama film produced by Walt Disney based on the novel by Dodie Smith. The 17th Disney animated feature film, it was originally released to theaters on January 25, 1961 by Buena Vista Distribution.
A 2003 American direct-to-video animated adventure musical comedy-drama film produced by Disney Television Animation, and released by Walt Disney Home Entertainment on January 21, 2003. The film is the sequel to the 1961 Disney animated film One Hundred and One Dalmatians.
The plot involves the titular scrappy puppy who must come to the rescue of his 98 siblings, after villainous Cruella dognaps them once again.
|Directed by||Written by||Produced by|
|101 Dalmatians||November 27, 1996||Stephen Herek||John Hughes||John Hughes & Ricardo Mestres|
|102 Dalmatians||November 22, 2000||Kevin Lima||Screenplay by: Kristen Buckley, Brian Regan, Bob Tzudiker & Noni White
Story by: Kristen Buckley & Brian Regan
|Edward S. Feldman|
|Cruella||May 28, 2021||Craig Gillespie||Screenplay by: Dana Fox & Tony McNamara
Story by: Aline Brosh McKenna, Kelly Marcel & Steve Zissis
|Andrew Gunn, Marc Platt & Kristin Burr|
|Untitled Cruella sequel||TBA||Tony McNamara||TBA|
101 Dalmatians filmsEdit
101 Dalmatians (1996)Edit
A 1996 American live-action family comedy film written and produced by John Hughes and directed by Stephen Herek. It is the second adaptation of Dodie Smith's 1956 novel The Hundred and One Dalmatians produced by Walt Disney Pictures following the 1961 animated adventure comedy film of the same name. The film stars Glenn Close as the iconic villainess Cruella de Vil, and Jeff Daniels as Roger, the owner of the 101 dalmatians.
102 Dalmatians (2000)Edit
A 2000 British-American live-action family comedy film directed by Kevin Lima in his directorial debut and produced by Walt Disney Pictures. It is the sequel to the 1996 film 101 Dalmatians and stars Glenn Close reprising her role as Cruella de Vil as she attempts to steal puppies for her "grandest" fur coat yet. Among the puppies she plans to use are the children of Dipstick, a son of Pongo and Perdita. Glenn Close and Tim McInnerny were the only actors from the first film to return for the sequel.
Potential third 101 Dalmatians filmEdit
In May 2021, Glenn Close revealed that while working on Cruella as an executive producer, she wrote a new story as a sequel to the films where she would reprise the role of Cruella De Vil. The plot would involve the character in New York City, New York.
In September 2013, it was announced that a reboot film, centered around Cruella de Vil titled Cruella, was in development. Andrew Gunn and Glenn Close signed on as producer and executive producer, respectively. By October, Aline Brosh McKenna was hired to write the screenplay. In January 2016, Kelly Marcel was announced to serve as screenwriter, replacing McKenna. In April 2016, after being in early-negotiations to star in the film, Emma Stone accepted the titular role. By December, it was announced that Marc Platt will also serve as a producer on the project, while Alex Timbers entered negotiations to direct. The story was confirmed to be an origin story for the character, and to take place during the 1970s. Costume designer Jenny Beavan, later stated that her role on the film was to help Stone appear as a younger 1970s portrayal of Close's 1990s role in 101 Dalmatians; confirming the shared continuity between the films. By December 2018, Timbers dropped out of his directing role due to scheduling conflicts, while Craig Gillespie was hired to replace him. In May 2019, Emma Thompson and Paul Walter Hauser joined production in co-starring roles. By July, Tony McNamara and Dana Fox were hired to co-write a new draft of the script. Additionally in the same month, Joel Fry, Paul Walter Hauser, Mark Strong, Emily Beecham and Kirby Howell-Baptiste joined the cast, respectively.
The film was scheduled to be theatrically released on December 23, 2020, but was later pushed back to May 28, 2021 as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The film was eventually released on May 28, 2021 theatrically and on Disney+ with Premier Access.
Craig Gillespie and each of the film's respective stars expressed interest in a sequel that would have the style of The Godfather Part II. By June 2021, a sequel was announced to be officially in development. Gillespie will return as director with a script by Tony McNamara. In August 2021, Stone closed a deal to reprise her role in the sequel.
Additional crew and production detailsEdit
|One Hundred and One Dalmatians||George Bruns||Roy M. Brewer, Jr.
|Walt Disney Productions||Buena Vista Distribution Company||1hr 19mins|
|101 Dalmatians II:
Patch's London Adventure
|Richard Gibbs||Ron Price
Robert S. Bichard
|Walt Disney Pictures
Disney Video Premieres
Walt Disney Television Animation
|Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment||1hr 10mins|
|101 Dalmatians||Michael Kamen||Adrian Biddle||Trudy Ship||Wizzer Productions
Walt Disney Pictures
Great Oaks Entertainment
|Buena Vista Pictures Distribution||1hr 43mins|
|102 Dalmatians||David Newman||Gregory Perler||Cruella Productions
Walt Disney Pictures
Kanzaman S.A.M. Films
|Buena Vista Pictures||1hr 40mins|
|Cruella||Nicholas Britell||Nicolas Karakatsanis||Tatiana S. Riegel||Walt Disney Pictures
Marc Platt Productions
|Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures||2hrs 14mins|
|First aired||Last aired||Network|
|101 Dalmatians: The Series||1||21||12||September 13, 1997||January 10, 1998||ABC|
|2||84||53||September 1, 1997||March 4, 1998||Syndication|
|101 Dalmatian Street||1||47||26||March 18, 2019||February 22, 2020||Disney Channel|
101 Dalmatians: The Series (1997-1998)Edit
An American animated television series produced by Walt Disney Television Animation in association with Jumbo Pictures. The show ran from 1997 to 1998. It is based on a combination of the 1961 original animated film, and its 1996 live-action remake. The series as a whole, follows the adventures of the numerous puppies from the Disney franchise. Three puppies in particular, Lucky, Rolly and Cadpig, are the main focus of the show along with their friend Spot, a chicken who wants to be a dog.
101 Dalmatian Street (2019-2020)Edit
A British-Canadian Toon-Boom animated television comedy series, set in 21st-century London, which follows the adventures of Dylan and his sister Dolly. Dylan and Dolly are descendants of Pongo and Perdita, who protect and take care of their 97 younger siblings. After first airing sneak peeks in 2018, the series officially premiered in the UK on March 18, 2019, and concluded on February 22, 2020, after only one season. Meanwhile, in Canada, the entire series was released as a streaming television series on Disney+ on February 28, 2020.
Once Upon a Time (2014-2018)Edit
The Disney's version of Cruella De Vil appears in the fourth and fifth seasons of the live-action television series Once Upon a Time. She is portrayed by actress Victoria Smurfit. In the series, Cruella is a witch who possesses the power to control animals. Smurfit also played an alternate version of the character in the series' penultimate episode, "Homecoming".
The film's plot involves Ben, the teenage son of King Beast and Queen Belle, who invites the exiled children of defeated villains to attend a preparatory school with the heroes' children; among them is Carlos, the 14-year-old son of Cruella, whom she abuses and treats like a servant, making him sleep near the bear traps she uses to guard her fur coats. Along with other villains, Cruella has been exiled to the Isle of the Lost, where she has lived for at least twenty years.
- Math Antics with Disney's 101 Dalmatians (1996): a video game developed by Appaloosa Interactive, Disney Interactive and published by Sega on the Sega Pico.
- 101 Dalmatians: Activity Center (1996): Part of the Disney's Activity Center series of games released by Disney Interactive.
- 101 Dalmatians Print Studio (1997): Part of the Disney's Print Studio series of games released by Disney Interactive.
- Disney's Animated Storybook: 101 Dalmatians (1997): A point-and-click video game released by Disney Interactive for the PC. The game retold the plot of the 1996 live action film through an animated storybook with interactive games, and songs.
- 101 Dalmatians: Escape from DeVil Manor (1997): A computer game created by Disney Interactive. The game was based on the 1996 live-action movie, although the character designs were based on the original animated film.
- 102 Dalmatians: Puppies to the Rescue (2000): A video game based on the live-action Disney film 102 Dalmatians. The game was released on the Sega Dreamcast and Sony PlayStation.
- 102 Dalmatians Activity Center (2001): A part of the Disney's Activity Center series of games, released by Disney Interactive.
- 101 Dalmatians II: Patch's London Adventure (2003): An action-adventure/platforming game based on the film of the same name. It was developed by Digital Eclipse Software, Inc. and published by Eidos Interactive for the Sony PlayStation. It was released on November 20, 2003 exclusively in North America.
Disney Parks and ResortsEdit
One Hundred and One Dalmatians has a small presence at the Disney Parks and Resorts mainly through shops and occasional shows. Cruella is the only meetable character from the franchise and is usually located on Main Street, U.S.A.
Recurring cast and charactersEdit
This section shows characters who will appear or have appeared in more than two films in the series.
- An empty, dark grey cell indicates the character was not in the film, or that the character's official presence has not yet been confirmed.
- A indicates an appearance through archival footage.
- C indicates a cameo role.
- V indicates a voice-only role.
- Y indicates a younger version of the character.
Box office and financial performanceEdit
|Film||Box office gross||Box office ranking||Worldwide
|North America||Other territories||Worldwide||All time
|One Hundred and One Dalmatians||$302,698,419||$301,581||$303,000,000||#365||#11,972||$88,120,888||$391,120,888||$3,300,000|||
|101 Dalmatians II: Patch's London Adventure||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||Information not publicly available|
|101 Dalmatians||$136,189,294||$168,010,706||$304,200,000||#447||#556||Information not publicly available||>$304,200,000||$75,000,000|||
|102 Dalmatians||$66,957,026||$116,654,745||$183,611,771||#1,239||#2,302||Information not publicly available||>$183,611,771||$85,000,000|||
Critical and public responseEdit
|One Hundred and One Dalmatians||98% (52 reviews)||83/100 (10 reviews)||B+|
|101 Dalmatians II: Patch's London Adventure||67% (6 reviews)||N/A||N/A|
|101 Dalmatians||41% (37 reviews)||49/100 (20 reviews)||A|
|102 Dalmatians||31% (92 reviews)||35/100 (24 reviews)||B+|
|Cruella||74% (373 reviews)||60/100 (24 reviews)||A|
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