101 Dalmatians

Synopsis: Fashion designer Anita and computer-game writer Roger meet, 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.
Director(s): Stephen Herek
Production: Buena Vista Pictures
  Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 3 wins & 9 nominations.
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103 min

[ Clock Chiming ]

[ Alarm ]

[ Groaning ]

[ Whimpering ]

[ Barking ]

- [ Beeping ]

- [ Barking ]

[ Man ] We're all familiar

with the illegal poaching...

of endangered animals

in the wild...

but never before has an animal in

captivity been slaughtered for its pelt.

Animal protection groups

that monitor the international trade...

in game contraband

have further told us...

that a white Siberian tiger

is so rare that the offer...

- of a pelt would surely

draw the attention...

- [ Growling, Barking ]

- of law enforcement agencies.

- [ Whimpering ]

Shortly before dawn this morning...

security staff at London Zoo

discovered the excoriated carcass...

of its prized three-year-old

female Siberian tiger, Sue Ling.

- [ Growling ]

- Police sources have suggested...

that the killing was contracted

by a private collector.

Oh, isn't that horrible?

Who'd do a thing like that?

lf the battle to preserve

endangered species has moved

into the urban zoological park...

we must ask ourselves if

any animal in the world is safe.

- [ Whimpering ]

- This is Tim Ryan,

reporting from London Zoo.

- [ Whimpering ]

- This is Tim Ryan,

reporting from London Zoo.

- [ Yelping ]

- [ Barking ]

- [ Yelping ]

- [ Barking ]

[ Snarling ]

- [ Barking ]

- [ Snarling ]

- [ Barking ]

- [ Snarling ]

- [ Barking ]

- [ Barking ]

- [ Barking ]

- [ Barking ]

[ Sighing ] Another bad day

for the animal kingdom.

Oh, one day...

very soon, Pongo,

l'm going to make a sale.

We're fast approaching the point

where l'm gonna have to start

eating your table scraps.

[ Barking ]

- [ Whining ]

- Oh.

l was exaggerating.

Well, shall we?

[ Sighing ] lt's not that bad.

lt's very important

this meeting goes well.

You know how l am about meetings.

l tend to get a little, well, nervous.

When l get nervous, l say things, l do

things l shouldn't say, l shouldn't do.

- And the next thing

we know, freelancing.

- [ Barking ]

[ Barking, Music, Sound Effects ]

He's got the best instincts

in the industry.

Since he was six, he's picked

the top-selling game every year.

[ Barking, Music, Sound Effects ]

[ Clicking ]

- [ Barking ]

- Ow!

[ Barking ]

[ Sighing ]


What do you think?

Potentially good graphics,

reasonably entertaining premise...

the dog's well-conceived

and the environments are engaging.

But l'm not interested

in a game that has...

a chubby little dogcatcher

as the bad guy.

Even girls won't like this game.

- Sorry, mate.

- Yeah, but wait, wait, wait.

Herbert, wait!

What if there were a better villain?

You know, someone you could really hate?

lt's not hatred that's important.

lt's a desire to annihilate.

[ Door Closing ]

[ Engine Droning ]

Top of the morning

to ya, Ma'am.

Morning, Ma'am.

Morning, Miss De Vil's office.

Could you hold, please?

Yes, l'll be with you in a moment.

Could you hold, please?

Thank you. Good morning,

Miss De Vil's office. Could you hold?

Good morning, Miss De Vil.

- Morning, Miss De Vil.

- Morning.

Morning, Ma'am.

- [ Gasping ]

- Anita, darling.

Good morning, Cruella.

- [ Cruella ] What a charming dog.

- Thank you.

- Spots?

- Yes, she's dalmatian.

- lnspiration?

- Yes.

- Long hair or short?

- Short.

- Coarse or fine?

- l'm afraid it is a little coarse.

- Pity!

- But it was very fine

when she was a puppy.

Redemption! We need to have

a little girl talk.

Come to my office.

Bring the drawing.

Now, darling, tell me

more about these spots.

l did leopard spots

in the '80s.

Well, dalmatian spots are

a little different, aren't they?

- Cozy. Classic.

- Cuddly. Less trashy.


Do you like spots, Frederick?

Oh, l don't believe so, Madame.

l thought we liked stripes this year.

What kind of sycophant are you?

Um, what kind of sycophant

would you like me to be?


l'm beginning to see spots.

- What would it cost us to start

again on next year's line?

- Millions.

- Can we afford it?

- Well, yes--

Pay it, darling. Now go away.

l have to talk to Anita.


Did you ask Anita if

she'd like something to drink?

- Oh, l-l-- l'm fine, thank you.

- [ Sighing ]

Sit down, please.

How long have you been

working for me?

Uh, two years last August.

- And you've done

wonderful work in that time.

- Thank you.

- l don't see you socially, do l?

- No.

And you're not very well-known,

despite your obvious talent.

Well, notoriety doesn't

mean very much to me.

Your work is fresh and clean,

unfettered, unpretentious.

lt sells.

And one of these days...

my competitors are going

to suss out who you are...

and they're going

to try to steal you away.

Oh, no. lf l left,

it wouldn't be for another job.

Oh, really?

What would it be for?

Well, l don't know.

Um, if l met someone, if working here

didn't fit in with our plans.

- Marriage.

- Perhaps.

More good women have been

lost to marriage...

than to war, famine,

disease and disaster.

You have talent, darling.

Don't squander it.

Well, l don't think that it's something

we have to worry about.

- l don't have any prospects.

- Thank God.

Well, l should be

getting back to work.

Yes, please do.


The drawing.

Take the drawing from Anita

and hand it to me!

ls that difficult?

Thank you.

Now go. Stand somewhere 'til l need you.

l look wonderful in spots.

However, l would like

to make one small change.

We could do this in linen.

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