In Disney History, One Hundred And One Dalmatians Released
One Hundred and One Dalmatians (also known and refereed to as 101 Dalmatians), is an animated movie by Walt Disney that was released in theaters on January 25, 1961 by Buena Vista Distribution. The movie is based on the novel of the same name by Dodie Smith. After its initial theatrical run, it was re-released to theaters four more times: January 1969, June 1979, December 1985, and July 1991. The film was 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, but only for “one hundred and one” days. On November 9, 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. In Europe and the Middle-East exclusively, the film was issued on a non-commemorative Special Edition Blu-ray, featuring a static menu and no new bonus features.
In the years since the original release of the film, Disney has taken the property in various directions. The earliest of these endeavors was the live-action remake, 101 Dalmatians starring Glenn Close as Cruella De Vil. None of the animals talked in it. Its success in theaters led to 102 Dalmatians, released on November 22, 2000.
After the first live-action version of the film, a cartoon called 101 Dalmatians: The Series was launched. The designs of the characters were stylized further, to allow for economic animation, and appeal to the contemporary trends. 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.