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John F. Kelly - Weekend section, "The movie isn't as good ... as the cartoon."

Desson Howe - Weekend section, "Disappointing live-action remake."

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'101 Dalmatians'

Scene from this movie When Anita, who owns a female Dalmatian, marries Roger, a fellow Dalmatian owner, their union becomes multiple. Their dogs -- Pongo and Perdy -- fall in love, too. But when the Dalmatians have their first litter, trouble comes knocking at the door. Anita's boss, Cruella, a fashion-fur empress, has decided that Dalmatian pelts are in.

When Roger and Anita refuse her lucrative offer for all 15 puppies, the infuriated Cruella dispatches a couple of hoodlums to steal the dogs. Thanks to a network of farm animals and dogs, Pongo and Perdy discover their offspring and make a rescue attempt. -- Desson Howe
Rated G

Director: Stephen Herek
Cast: Glenn Close; Jeff Daniels; Joely Richardson; Joan Plowright; Mark Williams; John Shrapnel; Hugh Laurie
Running Time: 1 hour, 45 minutes
Filmographies: Glenn Close; Jeff Daniels