Twilight Sparkle's Retro Media Library

101 Dalmatians was planned since September 1998 for this VHS release on March 9, 1999. Disney claimed that 101 Dalmatians will be available for 101 days, until June 18, 1999, when Tarzan gets released in theaters.

A Limited Issue DVD was released five months later, and was discontinued in January 2000.

During this time, 101 Dalmatians' copyright term was 57 years from publication, one year more than it had when it first hit theaters in 1961.


Full of boundless adventure and boisterous fun, Disney's 17th animated masterpiece is the original film classic starring 101 of the world's most lovable, huggable Dalmatians and their hilariously evil captor, Cruella De Vil! A charming London neighborhood is home to Roger and Anita, whose beloved Dalmatians, Pongo and Perdita, have become the proud parents of 15 puppies. But when Cruella and her bumbling henchmen, Horace and Jasper, unexpectedly appear, the pups soon disappear -- along with every other Dalmatian puppy in town! Now Pongo and Perdita must rally their animal friends and use the power of the "Twilight Bark" to find Cruella's secret hideaway and free the puppies. Featuring the unforgettable, toe-tapping song "Cruella De Vil," 101 Dalmatians is one of the most cherished and sought-after Disney classics of all time -- and among the last films to bear the personal touch of Walt Disney.

VHS Supplements

Video Creation date
1 Green warning screens (1997-2000) October 21, 1997
2 Walt Disney Home Video logo (1992-2001) March 5, 1992
3 "Coming Soon to Theaters" (1994-2000) October 19, 1994
4 Trailer for Doug's 1st Movie December 4, 1998
5 "Now Available to Own on Videocassette" (1998-2000) August 4, 1998
6 Walt Disney Masterpiece Collection promo July 14, 1998
7 "Coming Soon to Own on Videocassette" (1998-2000) August 4, 1998
8 Video preview for A Bug's Life March 9, 1999
9 Trailer for Madeline: Lost in Paris March 9, 1999
10 Trailer for The Brave Little Toaster to the Rescue February 23, 1999
11 Mouse Works cartoon: Pluto Gets the Paper: Street Cleaner March 9, 1999
12 Disney's One Saturday Morning on ABC logo March 9, 1999
13 "Feature Presentation" (1992-1999) April 10, 1992
14 THX logo (1995-2005) February 4, 1997
15 101 Dalmatians (restored version) July 12, 1991

On later copies a preview for a Bug's Life says Coming to video April 20th!

DVD Supplements

  • 1991 Theatrical Trailer
  • Film Recommendations
  • THX-Certified

In Other Countries

Country of origin Format Release date
UK DVD March 24, 2000
South Korea DVD August 18, 2000
Japan DVD November 17, 2000

Television broadcasts

After this video was released, the film aired on the Disney Channel from April 8, 1999 to June 20, 2000. Much later, it aired on ABC on January 12, 2003 to promote the direct-to-video release of 101 Dalmatians II: Patch's London Adventure.




Disney's 101 Dalmatians -- The Official Home Page