101 Dalmatians (DATE TBC)

One Hundred and One Dalmatians, often abbreviated to 101 Dalmatians, is a 1961 American animated film produced by Walt Disney and based on the novel The Hundred and One Dalmatians by Dodie Smith. The seventeenth in the Walt Disney Animated Classics series, the film was originally released to theatres on January 25, 1961 by Buena Vista Distribution.

The film features Rod Taylor as the voice of Pongo, the first of the Dalmatians, and Betty Lou Gerson as the voice of the villainous Cruella de Vil. The plot centres on the fate of the kidnapped puppies of Pongo and Perdita.

The film was the tenth highest grossing film of 1961, and one of the studio’s most popular films of the decade. The film was reissued in 1969, 1979, 1985, and 1991. The 1991 reissue was the twentieth highest earning film of the year for domestic earnings. It has earned over $200,000,000 in domestic box office earnings during its lengthy history. It currently holds a 97% “fresh” rating from critics and users on Rotten Tomatoes.

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