1961 Certificate: u

Synopsis

Disney's greater-spotted cartoon classic follows the adventures of a rather large litter of Dalmatian pups who fall into the clutches of fur-crazed dognapper Cruella De Vil. Luckily, their parents Pongo and Perdita are coming to the rescue with a network of feline and farmyard friends. But can they save their babies before Cruella turns them into the ultimate fashion item? Howling good fun.

Directors

  • Clyde Geronimi

  • Wolfgang Reitherman

  • Hamilton S Luske

Cast

  • Rod Taylor

  • Lisa Davis

  • Cate Bauer

Review

Innovative animation, an uncluttered storyline, a tremendous villainess and hilariously action-packed chase sequences all combined to make this a hugely popular feature cartoon from the Disney stable.

Fifteen Dalmatian puppies are stolen from their home by the horrendous Cruella De Vil, or to be exact her henchmen Jasper and Horace Badun, who whisk the pups off to Cruella's home, Hell Hall, where they will go with dozens of other dogs to make Cruella an amazing black and white dreamcoat.

She reckons, however, without the 'Twilight Bark', a series of cross-country messages that culminates in a rescue bid by the pups' parents, Pongo and Perdita, a crafty cat called Sergreant Tibs, a haughty sheepdog known as The Colonel and sundry allies.

Delightful characters and an unrelenting pace make this a film that will enchant all.