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WWTD 102 - 101 Dalmatians (1996): de Vil's Candy for Children

WWTD 102 - 101 Dalmatians (1996): de Vil's Candy for Children

We've talked our fair share about Disney's recent trend of remaking their animated classics into live action spectacles here on We Want The D. But somehow, we forgot that this trend it older than the past few years. That in fact it dates back to the mid 90s, when for some reason, the people running the House of Mouse decided it would be a good idea to throw an absurd amount of money at making a live action version of their classic 101 DALMATIANS. The result is some pretty impressive production design, elaborate action set pieces staged in downtown London, and of course an absurd amount of merchandising. What nobody working on the movie seemed to realize is taking movie that derived its charm from its talking animal characters and reorienting the story so it centered on the boring human counterparts was an absurdly bad idea. The result is something that looks a lot like 101 Dalmatians, but a soulless, bland version of the first half of the movie and a second half that is basically Home