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In November 18 1996, was released one of the most iconic movies from the 90’s, ‘101 Dalmatians’. The movie talks about the fashion designer Anita and computer-game writer Roger meet, who fall in love and marry along with their dalmatians Perdita and Pongo. But the proud dogs’ puppies are kidnapped by Anita’s boss Cruella De Vil, who is stealing young dalmatians to make the coat she has set her heart on. Enlisting the help of the British animal kingdom, Pongo and Perdita set out to find and rescue all ninety-nine pups from their fearsome captors, Jasper and Horace.

Stars: Glenn Close, Jeff Daniels, Joely Richardson

Director: Stephen Herek

To celebrate the 20th anniversary, here are some of the curiosities about this movie.

  • When Glenn Close appeared on the set as Cruella in full fright wig, makeup, and costume, one of the dogs playing Perdy repeatedly tried to slink away.

  • 230 dalmatian puppies and 20 adult dalmatians were used during filming.
  • Filmmakers rubbed Jeff Daniels’ face with raw hot dogs in order to get the pups to lick him on cue.
  • Despite her character’s passion for fur coats, Glenn Close insisted her character wear fake fur coats.
  • Writer John Hughes made more money from this movie than any other movie in his career, because his contract gave him a piece of the merchandising profits.
  • The car that Cruella De Vil drives is a Panther DeVille.
  • Approximately 17,000 items of merchandising were produced in support of the film.
  • Hugh Laurie and Tim McInnerny previously starred together in the Blackadder series.
  • Released in the US thirty-five years, ten months, and two days after the original One Hundred and One Dalmatians (1961) film.
  • Dalmatian dogs originally come from Croatia and the people from the south call themselves Dalmatians.


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