One Hundred and One Dalmatians ( 1961 )


When a litter of dalmatian puppies are abducted by the minions of Cruella De Vil, the parents must find them before she uses them for a diabolical fashion statement. In a Disney animation classic, Dalmatian Pongo is tired of his bachelor-dog life. He spies lovely Perdita and maneuvers his master, Roger, into meeting Perdita's owner, Anita. The owners fall in love and marry, keeping Pongo and Perdita together too. After Perdita gives birth to a litter of 15 puppies, Anita's old school friend Cruella De Vil wants to buy them all. Roger declines her offer, so Cruella hires the criminal Badun brothers to steal them -- so she can have a fur coat.

The characters work together to achieve a common goal and help each other out of difficult situations.

Characters show courage in facing danger to rescue others.

Strong bonds of loyalty are displayed between the dogs and their owners.

The film highlights the importance of caring for and loving others, especially animals.

fear 5/10

Scenes where the puppies are in danger might be frightening for younger children.

dark 4/10

The villain, Cruella De Vil, has a sinister presence and dark intentions throughout the film.

violence 3/10

There are some mild scenes of chasing and capturing, but they are not graphic.

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