Spots, spots, oh those wonderful spots. Cruela De Vil simply cant get spots
out of her mind and just has to have them for her new line of clothes, and no
spots are better than those she finds on a Dalmatians back. Further, the coarse
coat of an adult Dalmatian just wont due, so the best spots are on the soft
pelts of Dalmatian puppies.
Meanwhile, Pongo and Perdy, the two Dalmatian heroes of the tale, are busy
falling in love and having a litter of 15 puppies who are soon kidnapped by De
Vils henchmen, along with every other Dalmatian in London. Pongo and Perdy
enlist the help of the citys other animals (as well as their human companions)
to free the puppies and face down Cruela.
Glen Close is divine as De Vil, and possibly scarier than her character in
Fatal Attraction. Disney has done a fine job with this
animated-classic-turned-live-action movie, expertly using the cityscape of
London to enhance the story. While a great family movie, parents of younger
children be warned. Cruela in live action can be a bit scarier and a bit more
real than her animated counterpart, and while the Dalmatians are a big draw,
attention is a bit harder to keep than with animation.