One Hundred and One Dalmatians (franchise)

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One Hundred and One Dalmatians
101 Dalmatians 1990s logo.png
A promotional logo for the franchise that was used in the 1990s
Created byDodie Smith
Walt Disney
Original workThe Hundred and One Dalmatians
by Dodie Smith
Films and television
Animated series
Television film(s)Descendants (2015)*
Direct-to-video101 Dalmatians II: Patch's London Adventure (2003)
Video game(s)
Soundtrack(s)One Hundred and One Dalmatians (1961)
* Work contains characters based on those from this franchise.

One Hundred and One Dalmatians (also known as 101 Dalmatians) is a media franchise that commenced in 1961 with the release of the titular theatrical film. It is often associated with Disney, though not all media related to this property have been released by that company.

Books the series was based on[edit]

Dodie Smith's books were the source material for the franchise.

The Hundred and One Dalmatians[edit]

The Hundred and One Dalmatians, or the Great Dog Robbery is a 1956 children's novel by Dodie Smith about the robbery of the titular family of 101 Dalmatian dogs.

The Starlight Barking[edit]

The Starlight Barking is a 1967 children's novel by Dodie Smith. It is a sequel to The Hundred and One Dalmatians, although it has not been used as source material in any films in the franchise.

Animated films[edit]

One Hundred and One Dalmatians[edit]

One Hundred and One Dalmatians, often abbreviated as 101 Dalmatians, is a 1961 British-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.

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 15 puppies, Anita's old school friend Cruella De Vil wants to buy them all. Roger declines her offer, so Cruella hires the criminal Badun brothers to steal them – so she can have a fur coat.

101 Dalmatians II: Patch's London Adventure[edit]

101 Dalmatians II: Patch's London Adventure (also known as 101 Dalmatians: The Animated Sequel) is a 2003 British-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 101 Dalmatians.

A scrappy puppy tries to rescue his siblings after evil Cruella kidnaps them.

Live-action films[edit]

101 Dalmatians[edit]

101 Dalmatians is a 1996 British-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.

Fashion designer Anita and computer-game writer Roger meet, fall in love and marry along with their dalmatians Perdita and Pongo. The dogs' puppies are kidnapped by Anita's boss Cruella De Vil, who is stealing young dalmatians to make the coat she has set her heart on. Pongo and Perdita set out to find and rescue all ninety-nine pups from their captors.

102 Dalmatians[edit]

102 Dalmatians is 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. Glenn Close and Tim McInnerny were the only actors from the first film to return for the sequel.

In this all-new comedy tale, Cruella De Vil is released from prison on good behavior vowing that she will have nothing to do with fur ever again. She, however, cannot keep this promise and is soon plotting another "fur-ocious" scheme to get her ultimate Dalmatian coat.


Descendants is a 2015 American live-action musical television film based on the lives of the children of various Disney heroes and villains when they attend the same prep school.

Ben, the teenaged son of King Beast and Queen Belle, invites the exiled children of defeated villains to attend a prep school with the heroes' children, among them Carlos, the son of Cruella de Vil.



On September 30, 2013, The Hollywood Reporter confirmed that Disney is planning a live-action Cruella de Vil film titled Cruella with Andrew Gunn and Glenn Close as producer and executive producer respectively.[1] Screenwriter Aline Brosh McKenna most known for writing The Devil Wears Prada was set to write it for Disney.[2] On January 6, 2016, The Hollywood Reporter announced that Kelly Marcel, who wrote the script for Saving Mr. Banks and Fifty Shades of Grey will instead write the film.[3] On April 25, 2016, it was confirmed that Emma Stone accepted the titular role.[4] On December 14, 2016, it was announced that Marc Platt will also produce the film while Alex Timbers is in negotiations to direct it, which will be an origin story set in the 1980s.[5]

Television series[edit]

101 Dalmatians: The Series[edit]

101 Dalmatians: The Series is an animated television series produced by Disney Television Animation in association with Jumbo Pictures, and ran from 1997-8. It is based upon the 1961 Disney animated comedy feature and its 1996 live-action remake.

101 Dalmatians: The Series follows the adventures of the numerous puppies. 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[edit]

101 Dalmatian Street

A new TV series entitled 101 Dalmatian Street was in the works by Disney. Set in 21st-century London, it follows the adventures of Dylan and Dolly, the eldest of the group and descendants of Pongo and Perdita. The series is to premiere in early 2019.[6]

Video games[edit]

101 Dalmatians Print Studio (1997)[edit]

101 Dalmatians Print Studio is a part of the Disney's Print Studio series of games released by Disney Interactive.

Disney's Animated Storybook: 101 Dalmatians (1997)[edit]

Disney's Animated Storybook: 101 Dalmatians is a point-and-click video game released by Disney Interactive for the PC. It 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)[edit]

101 Dalmatians: Escape from DeVil Manor is 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 animated film.

102 Dalmatians: Puppies to the Rescue (2000)[edit]

102 Dalmatians: Puppies to the Rescue is a video game based on the live-action Disney film 102 Dalmatians. It made its debut in 2000 on the Sega Dreamcast and Sony PlayStation.

102 Dalmatians Activity Center (2000)[edit]

102 Dalmatians Activity Center is a part of the Disney's Activity Center series of games released by Disney Interactive.

Cast and characters[edit]

Characters Animated films Live-action films Television series
One Hundred and One Dalmatians
101 Dalmatians II: Patch's London Adventure
101 Dalmatians
102 Dalmatians
101 Dalmatians: The Series
Pongo Rod Taylor Samuel West Frank Welker (vocals)   Kevin Schon
Perdita / Perdy Cate Bauer Kath Soucie   Pam Dawber
Lucky Mimi Gibson Ben Tibber   Pamela Adlon
Debi Mae West
Cruella de Vil Betty Lou Gerson Susanne Blakeslee Glenn Close Emma Stone April Winchell
Jasper J. Pat O'Malley Jeff Bennett Hugh Laurie   Michael McKean
Horace Frederick Worlock Maurice LaMarche Mark Williams   David L. Lander
Nanny Martha Wentworth Mary MacLeod Joan Plowright   Charlotte Rae
Roger Radcliffe / Roger Dearly Bill Lee Tim Bentinck Jeff Daniels   Jeff Bennett
Anita Radcliffe / Anita Dearly Lisa Davis Jodi Benson Joely Richardson   Kath Soucie
Thunderbolt Cameo Barry Bostwick   Frank Welker
Lars   Martin Short  
Alonzo   Tim McInnerny   Cameo
Mr. Skinner   John Shrapnel  
Herbert   Zohren Weiss  
Frederick   Hugh Fraser  
Kevin Shepherd   Ioan Gruffudd  
Chloe Simon   Alice Evans  
Jean Pierre Le Pelt   Gérard Depardieu  
Waddlesworth   Eric Idle  
Ewan   Ben Crompton  


One Hundred and One Dalmatians soundtrack[edit]

The One Hundred and One Dalmatians soundtrack was released in 1961.


  1. ^ Kit, Borys (2011-11-17). "Disney Preps Live-Action Cruella de Vil Film (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2013-10-02.
  2. ^ "Disney is making a live-action Cruella de Vil movie". Entertainment Weekly. 1 October 2013. Retrieved 1 October 2013.
  3. ^ Borys, Kit (January 6, 2016). "Emma Stone in Talks to Play Cruella de Vil for Disney (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved March 22, 2016.
  4. ^ Takeda, Allison (April 26, 2016). "Emma Stone as Cruella de Vil and More Live-Action Fairy-Tale News From Disney". Us Magazine. Retrieved June 10, 2016.
  5. ^ Kit, Borys (December 14, 2016). "Disney's Live-Action 'Cruella' Finds Director". Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved December 14, 2016.
  6. ^ "Annecy: Disney Channels Unveils '101 Dalmatian Street,' 'Gigantosaurus,' 'Space Chickens In Space'". Variety. June 13, 2017. Retrieved February 23, 2018.