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One Hundred and One Dalmatians
One Hundred and One Dalmatians movie poster.jpg
Original theatrical release poster
Directed by Clyde Geronimi
Hamilton Luske
Wolfgang Reitherman
Produced by Walt Disney
Written by Dodie Smith (novel The One Hundred and One Dalmatians)
Bill Peet (story)
Starring Rod Taylor
Cate Bauer
Betty Lou Gerson
Ben Wright
Lisa Davis
Martha Wentworth
Music by George Bruns
Jerry Goldsmith (score)
Mel Leven (songs)
Studio Walt Disney Pictures
Distributed by Buena Vista Pictures
Release date(s) United States January 25, 1961
Running time 79 minutes
Language English
Budget $4,000,000 USD (estimated)
Money made $215,880,014

One Hundred and One Dalmatians, often abbreviated as 101 Dalmatians, is the seventeenth animated movie in the Walt Disney classics series. It was made and produced by Walt Disney Productions, and based on the book The Hundred and One Dalmatians by Dodie Smith.

The movie stars Rod Taylor as the voice of Pongo, the first of the dalmatians, and Betty Lou Gerson as the voice of the villainous Cruella de Vil.

Disney remade the movie in 1996 as 101 Dalmatians, a live-action film starring Glenn Close as Cruella De Vil. (None of the animals talked in that version.)

One Hundred and One Dalmatians was first released to theaters on January 25, 1961. After its first release, it was re-released to theaters four more times: January 1969, June 1979, December 1985, and July 1991.

It was then released on VHS on April 10, 1992 as part of the Walt Disney Classics video series. It was re-released on March 9, 1999 as part of the Walt Disney Masterpiece Collection video series. On December 19, 1999, it received its first DVD release as part of Disney's Limited Issue series. A 2-disc Platinum Edition DVD was released on March 4, 2008. It was released on February 10, 2015 as part of the Walt Disney Diamond Editions.

This movie has a sequel called 101 Dalmatians II: Patch's London Adventure.


  • Rod Taylor - Pongo
  • Cate Bauer - Perdita
  • Betty Lou Gerson - Cruella De Vil; Miss Birdwell
  • Ben Wright - Roger Radcliffe
  • Lisa Davis - Anita Radcliffe
  • Martha Wentworth - Nanny
  • Frederick Worlock - Horace Badun; Inspector Craven
  • J. Pat O'Malley - Jasper Badun; Colonel
  • Tudor Owen - Towser
  • Tom Conway - Quizmaster; Collie
  • George Pelling - Danny
  • Thurl Ravenscroft - Captain
  • David Frankham - Sgt. Tibbs
  • Ramsay Hill - TV Announcer; Labrador
  • Queenie Leonard - Princess
  • Marjorie Bennett - Duchess
  • Barbara Baird - Rolly
  • Mickey Maga - Patch
  • Sandra Abbott - Penny
  • Mimi Gibson - Lucky
  • Bill Lee - Roger (singing)
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