ABC Film Challenge – Animation – O – One Hundred and One Dalmatians (1961)
Director: Clyde Geronimi, Hamilton Luske, Wolfgang Reitherman
Writer: Bill Peet (Screenplay) Dodie Smith (Book)
Starring: (Voice Talents) Rob Taylor, Betty Lou Gerson, J Pat O’Malley, Martha Wentworth, Ben Wright, Cate Bauer
Plot: When a litter of Dalmatian puppies are abducted by the minions of Cruella de Vil, the parents must find them before she uses them for a diabolical fashion statement.
Runtime: 1 Hour 19 Minutes
There may be spoilers in the rest of the review
Story: One Hundred and One Dalmatians starts when dalmatian Pongo looks to help his owner Roger find love. Which they pair do with Perdita and Anita. As the love blossoms, Pongo and Perdita have a litter of puppies. One that Cruella De Vil wants for herself, but Roger and Anita won’t sell them to her.
After Cruella arranges for the puppies to be stolen, Pongo uses the twilight call for help. Which will see the dogs from across the country coming together to save the puppies from her evil plan.
Thoughts on One Hundred and One Dalmatian
One Hundred and One Dalmatians is an animated movie. Showing the impossible journey that parent dogs will go on to save their stolen puppies. Using the communication between dogs to make the rescue.
This an enjoyable, while dark tale, with Cruella De Vil being one, if not the scariest villain in animated Disney movies. Showing her pure evil with what she wants to do with the puppies. This does have the animation style, which does work for the wild adventure. Which will give plenty of laughs along the way, mixed in with all the peril involved.
Final Thoughts – One Hundred and One Dalmatians is an enjoyable animation filled with laughs and peril.