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Happy 55th Birthday 101 Dalmatians!

Aloha my wonderful merfolk!

Today we celebrate the 55th birthday of One Hundred and One Dalmatians!

This blog shall bring you interesting facts about the movie, as well as sharing wonderful pictures and music from the movie.

All facts will be gathered from Disney Wikia.

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First, here is the playlist for the One Hundred and One Dalmatians soundtrack!

One thing I love about this movie is the art style in which it was created. Just look at the backgrounds!

Facts

  1. The TV show that Jasper, Horace, and the puppies are watching when Tibbs finds them is the 1929 Walt Disney Silly Symphony cartoon Springtime.
  2. Several cast members from Lady and the Tramp make cameos in this film
  3. Jock is the second dog in the “Twilight Bark” chain, after the Great Dane.
  4. Peg is seen in a pet shop window, next to several puppies.
  5. Both Lady and Tramp are seen in the streets of London.
  6. According to a newspaper headline seen the morning after the puppies’ theft, the bulk of the film takes place in 1959.
  7. The film was the tenth highest grossing film of 1961.
  8. It currently holds a 97% “fresh” rating from critics and users on Rotten Tomatoes.
  9. 101 Dalmatians II: Patch’s London Adventure, the official sequel to the original animated film, was released straight-to-VHS/DVD on January 21, 2003
  10. The live-action remake, 101 Dalmatians starring Glenn Close as Cruella De Vil was released in 1996.
  11. Its success in theaters led to 102 Dalmatians, released on November 22, 2000.
  12. After the first live-action version of the film, a cartoon called 101 Dalmatians: The Series was launched.
  13. The designs of the characters were stylized further, to allow for economic animation, and appeal to the contemporary trends.
  14. More recently, Lucky and Freckles star in several shorts on Disney Junior.

I remember watching One Hundred and One Dalmatians over and over whenever I was at my cousins house. I still love this movie to this day; and I even don’t mind the sequel or live action versions.

Did you enjoy this film when you were younger? Do you still enjoy it now?

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