What’s the cartoon?
101 Dalmations (1961)
Lonely pooch Pongo wants a mate, so he fixes his owner Richard up with fellow Dalmatian owner Anita and meets the lovely Perdita. Nature takes its course and 15 puppies ensue. Nasty fashion mogul Cruella De Vil decides they’d make better coats than pets and dognaps the lot, along with 84 more canines.
What’s the film?
101 Dalmatians (1996)
Lonely pooch Pongo wants a mate, so he… Look, it’s essentially the same story, but with real people and dogs, while Glenn Close eats all the scenery as Cruella. But the film did well enough that we got 102 Dalmatians four years later, which saw Cruella seemingly cured of her fur-coveting ways. Until she wasn’t, because the story would’ve been awfully dull if she’d just become a charity ambassador or something.
Were they related?
The first one is almost a beat-by-beat remake, which renders it somewhat inert. The sequel then tries to be different, but really only adds one more one dog. Hardly a spotless track record, then.