The classic 1961 Disney movie, 101 Dalmatian's now spawns a sequel
in 101 Dalmatians II: Patch's London Adventure that is a direct to
DVD movie and once again rejoins viewers to the wonderful world of
It's quite strange that one of the main premises
behind the original movie was a mad lady's attempt of creating a fur
jacket from puppies that of course spawned a live action movie and
became part of pop culture that series such as the Family Guy and
the Simpsons have imitated.
Although 101 Dalmatians II: Patch's
London Adventure may not have that same majestic caliber of the
original movie, it's definitely a worthy successor and begins with
the Darling family moving out of their London flat to a farmhouse in
order to cater for their army of puppies.
Unfortunately for one
puppy called Patch, he is lost in the move and as he explores
London, he meets a variety of dogs to either assist or hinder him on
his journey. One dog he meets is a German Sheppard named Thunderbolt
(Barry Hostwick) who is an out of work action hero due to his
sidekick, a Welsh Corgi called Lightning (Jason Alexander).
Unfortunately for Patch, Cruella De Vil (Susan Blakeslee), the
villainess from the original movie is still on the scene and now
wants artist Lars to create a Dalmatian piece of art. With that
said, Cruella De Vil sets her henchmen to collect as many dogs of
possible in order to fulfill her strange fantasy.
The animation of
101 Dalmatians II: Patch's London Adventure is visually quite
impressive, although not on the same par as Disney films made for
the movies. However with that in mind, the animation is still quite
impressive and lends itself well to this format that is matched with
Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound.
conclusion, children will simply
adore this Disney movie that features some great voice acting by all
involved and a story that truly pays homage to the original 1960's
movie. It's comedy, action and drama and is the perfect movie for
the entire family!