101 Dalmatians: Walt Disney Signature Collection

Pongo (Rod Taylor) and Perdita (Cate Bauer) in 101 Dalmatians. Courtesy of Walt Disney Pictures.

101 Dalmatians becomes the 12th Walt Disney Animation Studios classic to officially join the Walt Disney Signature Collection.

In 1961, 101 Dalmatians became the 17th animated feature and a box office hit for the studio.  The film would also become one of the few iconic Disney films to receive a live-action adaptation well before they became the norm for Disney.

My full review of the animated classic is forthcoming but in the meantime, here are the features that you can enjoy for now.


  • In Walt’s Words: 101 Dalmatians
  • Cruella De Vil: Marc Davis’ Last Animated Character
  • Color and Line: The Visual Design of 101 Dalmatians
  • The Further Adventures of Thunderbolt: Behind the Scenes


  • Sincerely Yours, Walt Disney
  • Redefining the Line: The Making of One Hundred and One Dalmatians
  • Cruella’s Lost Role
  • DisneyView
  • “Cruella De Vil: Music Video by Selena Gomez
  • “Dalmation Plantation” (Demos)
  • “Cruella De Vil” (Demos)
  • “Kanine Krunchies” (Demos)
  • Trailers and TV Spots
  • Promotional Radio Spots
  • Cruella De Vil: Drawn To Be Bad
  • Lucky Dogs
  • The Further Adventures of Thunderbolt
  • Walt Disney Presents “The Best Doggoned Dog in the World”

DIRECTORS:  Clyde Geronimi, Hamilton Luske, and Wolfgang Reitherman
CAST:  Rod Taylor, Cate Bauer, Betty Lou Gerson, Ben Wright, Lisa Davis, Martha Wentworth

Walt Disney Pictures released 101 Dalmatians on January 25, 1961. The film is available on Blu-ray and Digital.

Danielle Solzman

Danielle Solzman is native of Louisville, KY, and holds a BA in Public Relations from Northern Kentucky University and a MA in Media Communications from Webster University. She roots for her beloved Kentucky Wildcats, St. Louis Cardinals, Indianapolis Colts, and Boston Celtics. Living less than a mile away from Wrigley Field in Chicago, she is an active reader (sports/entertainment/history/biographies/select fiction) and involved with the Chicago improv scene. She also sees many movies and reviews them. She has previously written for Redbird Rants, Wildcat Blue Nation, and Hidden Remote/Flicksided. From April 2016 through May 2017, her film reviews can be found on Creators.