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When fifteen Dalmatian puppies are stolen, their parents Pongo and Perdita (voices of Rod Taylor and Lisa Davis) are suspicious the fur-loving Cruella De Vil (voice of Betty Lou Gerson) had something to do with the crime. But when the dogs set off on the trail of the dog-napper, they find 101 times more tail-wagging adventure than they ever imagined.
Why Is 101 Dalmatians (1961) Rated G?
101 Dalmatians (1961) is rated G
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Depictions of smoking are the biggest concern in this animated movie. Although Disney has included a brief, anti-smoking message before the opening credits, the film contains frequent depictions of the villainess Cruella De Vil flaunting her smoldering tobacco from a lengthy cigarette holder, while Roger, the main human character, is constantly shown puffing on his pipe. Other content includes slapstick violence (hitting, kicking, flaming clothing and car crashes), characters in peril, verbal threats and name-calling, as well as the possible death of a newborn puppy. Two dimwitted thugs are shown drinking alcohol.
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Walt Disney Pictures have made many movies about dogs. Check out such titles as Lady and the Tramp (you may notice some similar characters) and Old Yeller. As well, the company has made two live action films based on this story: 101 Dalmatians (produced in 1997) and the sequel 102 Dalmatians (2000).
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DVD Notes: 101 Dalmatians - 2-Disc Platinum Edition
DVD Release Date: 4 March 2008
Walt Disney’s 101 Dalmatians releases in a 2-Disc Platinum Edition with 101 bonus extras! Well, that may be a bit of an exaggeration, but you will find deleted songs and a music video of a new version of the classic song Cruella De Vil (starring Selena Gomez). Featurettes include Cruella De Vil: Drawn To Be Bad (a look at the creation of the villainess), Sincerely Yours, Walt Disney (a leaf through the correspondence between the famous moviemaker and Dodie Smith, the author of the book), Redefining the Line (learn about the technology used in making the animation). The disc also offers the following interactive activities: pop up trivia, a virtual Dalmatians game, and a language game. Audio tracks are available in Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround (English, French and Spanish), with subtitles in French and Spanish.