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Still shot from the movie: 101 Dalmatians (1961).

101 Dalmatians (1961)

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. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: B+
Violence: B
Sexual Content: A
Language: A
Drugs/Alcohol: C
Run Time: 79
Theater Release: 31 Dec 1961
Video Release: 03 Mar 2008
MPAA Rating: G
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Why Is 101 Dalmatians (1961) Rated G?

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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