"The last time I underestimated a puppy, I ended up in the pokie!"
- Cruella De Vil (Glenn Close)
Total Film - 01/01/2000
"...[An] energetic sequel....Lima handles the mainly four-legged cast with aplomb..."
Chicago Sun-Times - 11/22/2000
"...It is a movie made with style and energy..."
Entertainment Weekly - 04/06/2001
"...This sprightly, campy sequel spotlights a multispecies cast..."
Glenn Close returns as the malicious fur-collecting fashion plate Cruella De Vil in Disney's 102 DALMATIANS, the highly anticipated sequel to the 1996 live-action blockbuster. Pursuading the authorities that she has been successfully rehabilitated, De Vil is released from prison, seemingly transformed into a law-abiding animal lover, securely under the influence of Dr. Pavlov's psychotherapy. Under the watchful eye of her skeptical probation officer, Chloe Simon (Alice Evans), De Vil comes to the aid of a failing dog shelter run by Kevin Shepherd (Ioan Gruffudd). But when Shepherd is promptly arrested for the theft of dalmatians and Chloe loses her own dalmatian pups, including the spotless Oddball, De Vil comes under suspicion once again. Her new alliance with a French fashion designer, Jean Pierre Le Pelt (Gerard Depardieu), known for his unusual flare for animal fur, doesn't help her case. Set in Paris, 102 DALMATIANS is a lighthearted and humorous tale of animal rights and identity conflict that climaxes in a riotous frenzy of hilarious slapstick comedy and heartwarming fantasy.
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Theatrical release: November 22, 2000.
Filming took place at Shepperton Studios and on location in the United Kingdom.
Some of the puppies in the movie were created with computer animation. For example, the character of Oddball is either a completely computer-generated puppy or a live-action puppy whose natural black spots have been painted out by digital artists.
The previous 101 DALMATIANS films spawned a popular buying frenzy of dalmatians by dog lovers who were at the time unaware of the exceptionally high maintenance and demand that dalmatians require, resulting in an epidemic of abandoned dalmatians flooding animal shelters. The sequel includes a disclaimer cautioning interested dog lovers to research the needs of dalmatians before buying them.