Twilight Sparkle's Retro Media Library
Twilight Sparkle's Retro Media Library

This is the live action version of 101 Dalmatians starring Glenn Close as Cruella de Vil, first seen in theaters on November 27, 1996, and on VHS on April 15, 1997. The laserdisc version also includes the documentary "The Making of Disney's 101 Dalmatians: The Magic Is Real", which aired on the Disney Channel on January 18, 1997.

A DVD version was released in letterbox widescreen format in April 1998.

Synopsis

Unleashing every ounce of Disney magic, 101 Dalmatians thrilled audiences of all ages with fast-paced adventure and comedy-featuring Glenn Close as Cruella De Vil. Achieving new heights of hilarity, Disney's all-time classic puppy tale came to life as a worldwide box office sensation. In their small London flat, Dalmatians Pongo and Perdy, and their human "pets" Roger and Anita, are overjoyed by the arrival of 15 puppies. But when the spotted-fur-loving Ms. De Vil and her clumsy cohorts, Jasper and Horace, dognap the litter-along with every other Dalmatian pup in London- Pongo and Perdy must rally the town's animals to their rescue. The plan hurls them towards a thrilling climax filled with uproarious moments as the puppies attempt to outwit their captors and bring on a final showdown with Cruella!

VHS Supplements

Video Creation date Announcer
1 Green warning screens (1991-1997) September 7, 1991
2 Walt Disney Company intro +
Join Us for a Special Preview Bumper (1996-1998)
February 4, 1997 Beau Weaver
3 Trailer for Hercules March 7, 1997 Mark Elliott
4 Trailer for George of the Jungle April 4, 1997 Don LaFontaine
5 Walt Disney Company "Coming to Video" Bumper (1997) April 15, 1997 Beau Weaver
6 Video preview for Pooh's Grand Adventure April 15, 1997 Mark Elliott
7 Disney Interactive Bumper (1996-1997) October 29, 1996 Beau Weaver
8 Promo for 101 Dalmatians: Escape from De Vil Manor CD-ROM April 15, 1997 Mark Elliott
9 On ABC bumper (U.S. Release Only) April 15, 1997 Beau Weaver
10 ABC Saturday Morning promo April 15, 1997 Earl Fisher
11 "Feature Presentation" (1992-1999) October 29, 1996 Beau Weaver
12 Walt Disney Home Video logo (1992-2001) March 5, 1992
13 Full Screen Format Disclaimer (1994-2000) January 22, 1994
14 101 Dalmatians (live action) November 27, 1996

Later copies has no previews for Hercules, George of the Jungle, Pooh's Grand Adventure: The Search for Christopher Robin, 101 Dalmatians: Escape from De Vil Manor CD-ROM and ABC Saturday Morning commercial, and the Walt Disney Home Video logo is different.

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Theatrical release

  1. Aladdin and the King of Thieves (August 13, 1996)
  2. Oliver & Company (September 24, 1996)
  3. James and the Giant Peach (October 15, 1996)
  4. Toy Story (October 29, 1996)

VHS

  1. The Hunchback of Notre Dame (March 4, 1997)
  2. Walt Disney Film Classics: The Fantastic Adventures Series (March 4, 1997)
  3. Honey, We Shrunk Ourselves (March 18, 1997)
  4. Honey, I Shrunk the Kids (March 18, 1997)
  5. Honey, I Blew Up the Kid (March 18, 1997)
  6. Mighty Ducks The Movie: The First Face-Off (VHS) (April 8, 1997)
  7. Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey (April 15, 1997)

1998

  1. Toothless (May 19, 1998)
  2. Angels in the Endzone (May 19, 1998)
  3. The Garbage Picking Field Goal Kicking Philadelphia Phenomenon (May 19, 1998)
  4. Pocahontas II: Journey to a New World (August 25, 1998)

1999

  1. The Rescuers (January 5, 1999) (Version 1) and (March 23, 1999) (Version 2)

2000

  1. My Date with the President's Daughter (April 18, 2000)
  2. Noah (April 18, 2000)

In Other Countries

Country of origin Release date
Japan September 19, 1997
South Korea August 2000 (DVD)

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Preceded by
The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1997 VHS)
101 Dalmatians (1997 VHS/DVD) Succeeded by
Fun and Fancy Free (1997 VHS)