This was the last Disney animated feature that Uncle Walt lived to see through personally; it can't be a coincidence that it's also the last Disney animated feature of real depth and emotional authenticity.
101 Dalmatians (1961) is a timeless classic that has captured the hearts of generations. This delightful animated film, based on the novel by Dodie Smith, tells the story of Pongo and Perdita, two dalmatians who embark on a daring rescue mission to save their puppies from the clutches of the villainous Cruella de Vil.
The animation in this film is nothing short of stunning, with vibrant colors and beautifully drawn characters that come to life on the screen. The voice acting is also superb, with memorable performances by Betty Lou Gerson as Cruella de Vil and Rod Taylor as Pongo.
What sets 101 Dalmatians apart from other animated films is its ability to appeal to both children and adults. The film's humor and heartwarming moments will have kids laughing and cheering, while its clever writing and social commentary will keep adults engaged and entertained.
Overall, 101 Dalmatians is a must-see for anyone who appreciates the art of animation and a good story. This classic film deserves a perfect rating of 10/10 for its enduring charm, timeless appeal, and unforgettable characters.
Cruella De Vil is so much a tour de force that she single-handedly snatches the movie away from any retroactive comparisons to the likes of The Rescuers or Robin Hood or any of the other post-classical Disney features whose sloppiness is their only saving grace.
A generally cozy and sentimental little yarn about a nice young English couple, their brood of dogs and a lady dognapper who collects Dalmatians to make coats. It's a rather clever idea, if a bit unsettling.
This movie is amazing because the animation is so realistic and different; some of of the color is outside this lines and you can still see some pencil lines. In the art department... totally would give it a six star if I could. As far as character development and character personality, you can totally feel what they feel and see the sadness or happiness in their faces. The animation is so impeccable and moving that you can relate to the characters and see their points of view. So as far as the characters this movie, again, six stars. And of course we have the villain. Cruella DeVil is such an easy person to hate and loathe, and that is what makes her such a great villain. She doesn't waver or switch sides and sometimes that would be great, but in this case her pure evilness ties the whole movie together. So villains, this round you get five stars. Overall, this movie would get six stars. Amazing job, Disney.
101 Dalmatians is a disney classic that makes people love dalmatians and when I say dalmatians I meant with an A instead of an O. The villian is memorable and her name is Cruella De Vil and all she wants to do is shen wants the puppies and made them out of coats. Jasper and Horace who is one of my favorite characters and they're the ones who stole the puppies and they need to get the job done before the police gets them. Roger who sings Cruella De Vil thinks shes evil and chase scene at the end really is cool. And speaking of which there are no songs apart from one. That's all I can say about it. There are loads of characters for you to enjoy and good luck.
This film is beautiful, and superior to the 1996 live action version. The animation is just beautiful, and I delighted in seeing those puppies's tails wagging. Those puppies were very cute, and a lack of any voice overs in the 1996 version was sorely missed. The scenes like the Twilight Bark added a sense of poignancy to the well-written story.I also want to say, I absolutely love the book by Dodie Smith, and I am 16. Another high point was the villain Cruella DeVil(voiced to perfection by Betty Lou Gerson), who was truly diabolical in every sense. The dogs, Pongo and Perdy were very lovable, and their scenes with the puppies were often very touching. Supporting characters like Tibbs, Captain, Colonel, and of course Jasper and Horace were very well done. The songs, were not as memorable as the ones in the Jungle Book, but at least they were tuneful. In conclusion, a beautiful and entertaining animated film, that is underrated in my opinion. 9/10 Bethany Cox