So many dogs. So little time.
The Live action adaptation of a Disney Classic. When a litter of dalmatian puppies are abducted by the minions of Cruella De Vil, the parents must find them before she uses them for a diabolical fashion statement.
Eh, just a run of the mill kids film.
Seemed so much better in 1996.
Pretty solid Disney movie from the 90s, in an era of animation domination. Glenn Close does a terrific job as well.
Fun family movie
Eh. What can I say? Cute movie, I suppose.
Although I know it's would be very difficult for them to actually have shot the film with that many puppies, still, I can't stand CGI. I could tell when they were real and when they were fake.
Lots of great actors and actresses having fun and doing a cute kids movie.
Not every story should be in live-action. 101 Dalmatians is one of those stories. It only becomes cartoonish when using live actors and animals. I like Glenn Close well enough, but this was something of a slog. Longer piece about the film and its sequel here: www.soundonsight.org/extended-thoughts-on-101-dalmatians-and-102-dalmatians/
I had a much better time watching this live-action 101 Dalmatians with my young daughter than I had when I saw it during its theatrical release in 1996. My child's laughter made all the difference.
Technically speaking, it really seems like a feat to have so many dogs hit their marks. I can't imagine how many takes or tricks had to be implemented to get the coverage they needed. There are a lot of close ups, a few puppets and CGI animals to assist.
The human acting is spot-on; A charming first meeting scene at the start for Daniels and Richardson. Hugh Laurie and Mark Williams play terrific dolts and Glenn Close seems like she is having the time of…
The beautiful animation style and cleverness of the original are missing in this decent, but overly cutesy live action adaptation.