Did you know that One Hundred and One Dalmatians was the first Disney animated movie that was set in the "present day" of the year it was made (in this case, 1961)? And that each Dalmatian puppy had 32 spots, Pongo had 72, and Perdita had 68?
That classic movie was based on an English novel of the same name, by Dodie Smith, and like most movies based on books it took some liberties. The most notable is that in the book Pongo's mate is named Missus; there is a dog character called Perdita, but she is peripheral to the story. The 1996 live-action movie took even more liberties. Instead of being a songwriter, Roger is now a video game designer. And instead of being Anita's old classmate from school, Cruella De Vil is Anita's boss at a fashion design studio.
No matter which version of the story you prefer, you can bring it to life with our Disney 101 Dalmatians costumes. We have Dalmatian costumes in sizes from infant to adult plus, and Cruella costumes for women and girls. And if you're going to become Cruella, don't forget the accessories--a wig, a cigarette holder, red shoes and elbow-length gloves.
Create your very own Dalmatian plantation!