The 101 Dalmatians by Dodie SmithPongo and Missis had a lovely life. With their human owners, the Dearlys, to look after them, they lived in a comfortable home in London with their 15 adorable Dalmatian puppies, loved and admired by all. Especially the Dearlys neighbor Cruella de Vil, a fur-fancying fashion plate with designs on the Dalmatians spotted coats! So, when the puppies are stolen from the Dearly home, and even Scotland Yard is unable to find them, Pongo and Missis know they must take matters into their own paws! The delightful childrens classic adapted twice for popular Disney productions. Ages 8-11
What are the names of the puppies in '101 Dalmatians'?
In the original story of Dalmatians , Pongo and his mate, Missis Pongo, had a litter of fifteen puppies. They were later joined by Perdita , a mother Dalmatian whose puppies had been sold to Cruella de Vil , although this was not known at the time. Following the abduction of their puppies, Pongo and Missis set out to rescue them; saving an additional eighty-two puppies in the process. In all adaptations thus far of the novel and musical, the character of Missis has been merged with that of Perdita, and her mate Prince being omitted completely; the two characters being replaced with another two Dalmatian puppies. In addition to this, many other character names have been introduced. Of the 82 rescued puppies, only Gay is named. In the animated adaptation of the book, Pongo and Perdita were the parents of the fifteen puppies.
A sequel, The Starlight Barking , continues from the end of the first novel. At a dinner party attended by the Dearly couple, Cruella de Vil expresses her dislike for animals; subsequently, the couple's new Dalmatian puppies disappear. The Dearly dogs are now among 97 puppies who were kidnapped or legally purchased from various owners, with the intention of skinning them for their fur. Through the co-operation of animals and the " Twilight barking ", the dogs are found in Suffolk , England, and a rescue ensues. Pongo and Missis are a pair of Dalmatians who live with the newly married Mr. Dearly and their two nannies, Nanny Cook and Nanny Butler.
The film tells the story of a litter of Dalmatian puppies who are kidnapped by the villainous Cruella de Vil , who wants to use their fur to make into coats. Their parents, Pongo and Perdita, set out to save their children from Cruella, all the while rescuing 84 additional puppies that were bought in pet shops, bringing the total of Dalmatians to Originally released to theaters on January 25, , by Buena Vista Distribution ,  One Hundred and One Dalmatians was a box office success, pulling the studio out of the financial slump caused by Sleeping Beauty , a costlier production released two years prior. Songwriter Roger Radcliffe lives in a bachelor flat in London , along with his pet Dalmatian , Pongo. Bored with bachelor life, Pongo decides to find a wife for Roger and a mate for himself. While watching various women with their female dog look-alikes out the window, he spots the perfect pair, a woman named Anita and her female Dalmatian, Perdita. He quickly gets Roger out of the house and drags him through the park to arrange a meeting.
Have you been a fan of the hit Disney movie Dalmatians since you were a kid or do your children adore the movie? If so, then you might want to consider naming your new pooch after the iconic movie or maybe after one of the characters in the film. It can be a fun family activity deciding on your pup's new name. You can have a movie marathon of the Dalmatians and start writing down the various names that appeal to you and your family. After the movie is over, you can all gather together to decide on the perfect moniker for your furry four-legged buddy. The film quickly became an animated success and was re-released four more times all the way up to It was followed by a sequel called Dalmatians.
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