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Three years after she dognapped her way around London, Cruella (Glenn Close) seems a changed woman. No longer fixated by fur or dazzled by Dalmatians, she has become the new saviour of the animal kingdom and more specifically, a dog's best friend.
Everyone marvels at Cruella's incredible transformation, all except her dog-loving probation officer, Chloe Simon (Alice Evans), who doesn't believe it for a minute. Her scepticism is further fuelled when amidst a blaze of media attention, Cruella steps in and buys a failing dog shelter.
The dog shelter's good natured and trusting manager, Kevin Shepherd (Ioan Gruffudd), is delighted with the home's new owner and also rather taken with Cruella's probation officer. Chloe is taken with him too, until the police arrive and arrest Kevin for the theft of several Dalmatian puppies.
Faced with this apparently irrefutable evidence, Chloe reluctantly accepts that Cruella really is reformed and that her trust has been sadly misplaced. However, the sudden disappearance of Chloe's own Dalmatian puppies, namely Pongo and Perdy's grandchildren, Little Dipper, Domino and Oddball, suggests that all is not as it seems.
Cruella's furtiveness implies a more sinister explanation, as does her newly formed friendship with French fashion furrier Jean Pierre le Pelt (Gérard Depardieu). but, are they guilty of the most hideous crime, or is Cruella being framed for a crime she did not commit?
While Kevin, aided by his trusty canine friends and the world's only flying 'dog', attempts to prove his innocence and to help Chloe save her puppies, it looks as if time is once again running out for the canine community.
Someone is stealing puppies... but who?
Target demographic movie keyword propaganda
- Film comedy family dog dalmatian thief
Persons of interest
- Glenn Close .... Cruella de Vil
- Gérard Depardieu .... Jean-Pierre Le Pelt
- Ioan Gruffudd .... Kevin Sheperd
- Alice Evans .... Chloe Simon
- Tim McInnerny .... Alonzo
- Eric Idle .... Waddlesworth
- Ben Crompton .... Ewan
- Carol MacReady .... Agnes
- Ian Richardson .... Mr Torte
- Jim Carter .... Detective Armstrong
- Ron Cook .... Mr Button
- Timothy West .... Judge
- David Horovitch .... Dr Pavlov
- Kristen Buckley .... Screenwriter
- Brian Regan .... Screenwriter
- Kevin Lima .... Director
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Fun for the whole G-rated family.
In fact, there's not much more that needs be said than that: colour and movement, sound and vision, thrills and romance. Enjoy.
Media intelligence (DVD)
- Audio: Dolby Digital 5.1
- Creating Cruella
- Designing Dalmatians
- Animal actors
- Set Top Game: Visual effects 102
- Dalmatian 101
- Deleted scene
- Languages: English, Spanish, Portuguese
- Picture: 1.33:1
- Subtitles: English, Spanish, Portuguese special features
Security censorship classification
100 minutes (1:40 hours)
Not for public release in Australia before date
Film: 26 December 2000
DVD rental: 20 June 2001
DVD retail: 7 November 2001
VHS retail: 7 November 2001
DVD retail: 4 June 2003 - Box set