Paramount at the Movies Presents: 101 Dalmatians [G]
Movies | 09/17/2017 | 2:00PM
In this Disney animation classic, Dalmatian Pongo is tired of his bachelor-dog life. He spies lovely Perdita and maneuvers his master, Roger, into meeting Perdita’s owner, Anita. The owners fall in love and marry, keeping Pongo and Perdita together, too. After Perdita gives birth to a litter of puppies, Anita’s old friend Cruella De Vil wants to buy them all. Roger declines her offer, so Cruella hires the criminal Badun brothers to steal the puppies. Will the evil Cruella get her wish of a spotted fur coat?
Did You Know?
- The author of the book on which the film is based, Dodie Smith, was a successful playwright and novelist who had nine Dalmatians of her own, including one named Pongo. She got the idea for the book when a friend who was at her house saw all the dogs together and remarked, “Those dogs would make a lovely fur coat.”
- At the time of its release in January 1961, this was the highest grossing animated film of all time.
- 800 gallons of special paint weighing nearly 5 tons were used in producing the animation cells and backgrounds. Nearly 1,000 different shades of color were created.