| Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.
This two-disc platinum edition features great sound and incredibly bright, intense colors thanks to the restoration process, but its most impressive selling point is the huge assortment of bonus features designed to delight children, families, and the most serious Disney fans. Kids will have fun caring for their very own puppy in the virtual Dalmatian game for television or on DVD ROM and can find out just what kind of puppy they're most like and which human Disney character they're most compatible with in the puppy profiler game. The fun with language game is geared toward the very young preschooler and teaches numbers and the names of common household items. A modern Selena Gomez music video of "Cruella DeVil" will appeal to tweens and teens. The whole family will enjoy the "101 Pop Up Facts For Families" option which prints various movie facts like the name and author of the original book and how specific scenes differ between the book and the movie right on the screen during the movie and Disney fans will love the similar "101 Pop Up Facts For Fans" feature which supplies a wide variety of film trivia about featured voice talents, famous Disney animators that worked on the film, technical devices employed like multi-pane shots and the Xerox process, and which artists directed specific scenes in the movie. Eleven separate Backstage Disney featurettes interview a host of animators, writers, historians, producers, and story men regarding the film's contemporary feel and the groundbreaking technical processes like the then-new Xerox process utilized in making 101 Dalmatians. Also highlighted is Bill Pete's amazing storytelling contribution to the film, the technical and mechanical innovations of Ub Iwerks, the songwriting process, and the animation prowess of famous Disney animators like Woolie Reitherman, Frank Thomas, Ollie Johnston, Milt Kahl, Marc Davis, Ken Anderson, and Walt Peregoy. The 12-minute dramatization of the longstanding correspondence between author Dodie Smith and Walt Disney is intriguing and the trailers and radio and television spots provide fun historical reference for the film and its various releases. Finally, the "Music and More" feature presents a variety of deleted and abandoned songs as well as many alternate versions and takes of songs used in the final film. --Tami Horiuchi
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
101 Dalmatians, 101 paws up
101 Dalmatians, the story of how boy has dog, dog finds girl with dog, causes renedezvous with boy and girl, then have puppies. Oh and of course said puppies peak the interest of the most vile antagonist in a Disney film, Cruella De Vil, for she wants them for a fur coat, so she has them dognapped along with 84 more puppies, but dogs always find away to help their kind so they find their way back to their "pets" along with the other 84 puppies to make the biggest and happiest family in a Disney film.
A great movie with a great form of animation, almost as if coming straight out of an old London newspaper in motion, as always fantastic voice work, especially for Pongo and Perdita, and a most heartfelt story of how parents will stop at nothing to get back their family.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
A Disney Classic A Refreshing Treat
A Wonderful way to get away from a stressful world and just sit back and relax.
Disney has a way of doing that, and this movie is a classic a movie for all where you don't have to worry about your children and what they see or hear, a wonderful combination of fun between good and bad the way Cruella De Vil and her thugs dognaps all the Dalmatians in London, fifteen of them being from Pongo and Perdita's Family and that's where her trouble started. I'm in my fifties and still today I love Disney movies and never tire of them. A Real Treat For The Whole Family.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
Fun and appropriate for all ages!
This is a nice movie- appropriate for all ages. For the adults, the plot is not quite as well developed / interesting as some of the more recent Disney movies, but sometimes that's the trade off to get something that is truly appropriate for young children. Also, not a lot of music / songs in this one. There is just one to be exact- but it is truly catchy- the Cruella DeVille song.
When Pongo, the dog, looks out his window and sees Perdita being walked by her owner it is love at first sight. Thankfully for them, dog owners Roger and Anita fall in love too. Soon after they marry, Pongo and Perdita become the proud parents of 15 dalmation puppies. But when Anita's old friend, the fur-coat-obsessed Cruella DeVille, finds out she quickly arranges a dognapping! It is up to Pongo and Perdita to rescue thier puppies before Cruella can make coats out of them.
Be aware that the plot gets kind of intense toward the end and may be scary for some young children. Also there is some name calling- just about all the adults in the film call Roger an "idiot" at some point or another. Sometimes it is in jest and sometimes not. Pretty mild by today's standards, I suppose...
4 of 5 people found this review helpful.
101 cute little pupps
This is one of those great disney films we all grew up on. I absolutly love everything about this film, from the sweet double love story (man meet woman falls in love, Dog meets dog falls in love) To the evil Cruella de'ville and her plot to make a fur coat out of the skin of 101 dalmation puppies... If anyone else made this it would be a very scary movie -- with disney it's fun for the whole family.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful.