Disney VHS: 101 Dalmatians w/ Case Dolby Surround


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101 Dalmatians [VHS]
Rod Taylor (Actor), Betty Lou Gerson (Actor), Clyde Geronimi (Director), Hamilton Luske (Director) Rated: G (General Audience) Format: VHS Tape

Full of boundless adventure and boisterous fun, Disney’s 17th animated masterpiece is the original film classic starring 101 of the world’s most lovable, huggable Dalmatians and their hilariously evil captor, Cruella De Vil! A charming London neighborhood is home to Roger and Anita, whose beloved Dalmatians, Pongo and Perdita, have become the proud parents of 15 puppies. But when Cruella and her bumbling henchmen, Horace and Jasper, unexpectedly appear, the pups soon disappear — along with every other Dalmatian puppy in town! Now Pongo and Perdita must rally their animal friends and use the power of the “Twilight Bark” to find Cruella’s secret hideaway and free the puppies. Featuring the unforgettable toe-tapping song “Cruella De Vil,” 101 DALMATIANS is one of the most cherished and sought-after Disney classics of all time — and among the last films to bear the personal touch of Walt Disney.

Actors: Rod Taylor, Betty Lou Gerson, J. Pat O’Malley, Martha Wentworth, Ben Wright
Directors: Clyde Geronimi, Hamilton Luske, Wolfgang Reitherman
Writers: Bill Peet, Dodie Smith
Producers: Walt Disney
Format: Animated, Closed-captioned, Color, NTSC, HiFi Sound
Language: English
Rated: G (General Audience)
Number of tapes: 1
Studio: Walt Disney Home Video
VHS Release Date: April 7, 1992
Run Time: 79 minutes

On the tape:
Coming Only to Theatres this 1992 Holiday Season (like Beauty and the Beast, except it has no music!)
Aladdin Trailer

Pongo and Perdita are the proud parents of 15 dalmatian puppies. When an old friend of the family, Cruella De Ville, shows up offering to buy all the pups, the trouble begins. Soon it’s a madcap, fun-filled race to find 99 missing puppies before they’re turned into coats!

This is a classic Disney animated film. It contains several wonderful, memorable moments… such as Cruella’s confrontation with Roger, and the courtship of Roger and Anita.

The animation is bar none. As far as stylized, caricaturized animation goes, this is one of the top five to watch for believable, fluid movement. The characters, mostly, are unique and unforgettagle.

The score is par for the course, though it has the same feel as the score for Jungle Book. (Dalmatians actually came out first…) The three actual songs in the film are quite hummable and entertaining, but this is definitely not what one may categorize as a musical.

For sheer entertainment, 101 Dalmatians is at its best during the suspense scenes, of which there are many. Quite an interesting (and somewhat scary…) movie.

Anyone who is picky about their animation will notice the re-use of many “cycles”, which was pretty much a necessity when you’re talking about drawing 99 puppies running through the snow.

In addition, there are a few points in the movie where the action wanes and the plot slows down a little too much. That’s about the worst thing I can say about the story…

Overall impression: 101 Dalmatians is a must-have for your movie library.


Case slightly squished. VHS itself is near mint. Tape is completely rewinded for your convenience.