Mix together a crew of irresistible puppies and their adoring parents, a wonderfully evil villainess (complete with her own theme song), and a diverse cast of unforgettable animal heroes, and you come up with one of Disney s best animated adventures. Based on a novel by Dodie Smith, this movie begins with a bit of romance, as wedding bells ring for Pongo and Perdita, two endearing Dalmatian dogs, and their humans, Roger and Anita. Before long, a litter of fifteen puppies is born, and the noxious and aptly named Cruella De Vil appears on the scene with visions of a black-and-white fur coat dancing in her head. When her offer to purchase the pups is turned down, she sends a pair of incompetent bad guys to kidnap the lot and hide them away in the countryside. It is up to Pongo and Perdita, with the help of some brave animal friends, to find the puppies and bring them home. Children will be swept away by this animal adventure story, which is filled with slapstick humor, nonstop action, just enough danger, and of course, a happily-ever-after ending.