Loungefly Disney 101 Dalmatians 60th Anniversary October 2021 Pre-Orders
The Disney 101 Dalmatians 60th Anniversary Loungefly collection is available for pre-order starting September 1st at 12 AM EST. Get ready for one of the cutest cosplay accessories! Here’s what we can look forward to:
- Loungefly Disney 101 Dalmatians 60th Anniversary Cosplay Mini Backpack
- Loungefly Disney 101 Dalmatians 60th Anniversary Cosplay Crossbody Bag
- Loungefly Disney 101 Dalmatians 60th Anniversary Zip Around Wallet
- Loungefly Disney 101 Dalmatians 60th Anniversary Ears Headband
Pre-orders are now live at the links below (click to jump!) Be sure to peek at the images below!
We’re feeling some serious puppy love for these 101 Dalmatians cosplay-inspired bags from Loungefly!
Modeled on the playful Pongo and designed to celebrate the 60th anniversary of this Disney classic, it’s an oh-so-charming tribute to the beloved film and sure to become a true collector’s piece. Pooch perfection!
On the mini backpack back, we can see a few more of the pair’s puppies, and the Headband is designed to look like spotted puppy ears, the perfect finishing touch to a Disney Dalmatians look.
Six million, four hundred and sixty-nine thousand, nine hundred and fifty-two.
This is the total number of Dalmatian spots that a team of Walt Disney animators had to draw on the dogs in the 101 Dalmatians when the film was made in 1961, and computers did not yet exist to perform these painful tasks.
Pongo has 72 spots, the dog Perdita, 68, and each of the 99 puppies, 32. And the film is 77 minutes long.
To remember one of the most beloved animations, check below some curiosities about the 1961 film 101 Dalmatians.
1. An undeniable success
Established as one of the best Disney animations, both for the most diligent fans and the general public, 101 Dalmatians achieved a memorable feat more than seven decades ago.
In addition to the resounding success on the big screen, the animated movie has an impressive score on the Rotten Tomatoes website. The platform, which was launched in 1998, usually keeps a lower percentage for films that have been released a long time ago, which is not the case with 101 Dalmatians.
Disney’s animation has 98% of critics’ ratings, a rather tricky feat even for films that are released today.
2. The film was based on a novel
With undeniable originality, it was not created especially for the big screen. Instead, 101 Dalmatians was adapted from Dodie Smith’s 1956 children’s novel. The story follows the kidnapping of dozens of Dalmatian puppies from Pongo and Missis. The film is faithful to the book, changing only a few details such as Perdita’s name, which in literature is Missis.
The story was adapted for the cinema under Clyde Geronimi, Hamilton Luske, and Wolfgang Reitherman’s direction. Sequels were produced like the original work, but none of them ever got as much visibility as the first film and book.
3. Cruella, a modern villain
One of Disney’s leading and most important animators, Marc Davis, wanted to bring a different villain to the public. Known as one of Disney’s Nine Old Men, the artist sought to present fans with an antagonist who was visually far from Maleficent, which he worked directly to create.
Davis brought inspiration from an ordinary woman he had seen at a party. In fact, Cruella DeVil looks like no other character. The two-tone hair, modern clothes, and unique accessories give a sense of eccentricity that has not been repeated in other villains.
To fuel the mystery, Marc never revealed who his research source was. Although in a 1985 interview with the LA Times, the animator admitted that he used features of famous actress Tallulah Bankhead to create DeVil.
4. Pongo is based on a real dog
One of the protagonists of 101 Dalmatians is Pongo, the father of all the puppies who, together with his beloved Perdita, tries to get the puppies back. However, to everyone’s surprise, the dog was inspired by another real-life animal.
In 1934, Dodie Smith had received a Dalmatian puppy as a gift from her husband, which she named Pongo. The love was so great that the novelist decided to make her dog the protagonist of what many consider to be her most successful work.
5. Special appearances
Some intriguing details have gone unnoticed by the public. As all fans know, most Disney movies contain references to other works by the studio, and 101 Dalmatians was no different.
The barking dogs in the classic were recorded by Donald Duck’s original voice actor, so even if indirectly, Mickey’s friend plays a role in the movie.
At minute 35 of 101 Dalmatians, we see two characters already known to the public: Lady and the Tramp.
Finally, in a moment with the kidnapped puppies, we see them watching the black and white short film Springtime, released by the studio in 1929, on an old television set.
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