101 Dalmatians II: Patch's London Adventure

Movie review by
Sarah Wenk, Common Sense Media
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The further adventures of a huge batch of puppies.
  • G
  • 2003
  • 70 minutes

Parents say

age 6+
Based on 5 reviews

Kids say

age 4+
Based on 4 reviews

A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this movie.

Positive Messages
Violence & Scariness

Some slightly scary scenes of dogs in jeopardy.

Sexy Stuff
Language
Consumerism
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that this sequel is very similar to the original, with the addition of Thunderbolt, a canine TV star, and his sidekick L'il Lightning. But the basic situation -- evil woman wants puppies for coat --remains the same, making this fine viewing for fans of the first movie. There are plenty of sweet and funny moments, some forgettable songs, and a few mildly scary scenes.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written byMovieLover4Lyfe May 26, 2010
I've only seen bits and pieces of this second Dalmatian adventure, but it seems cute and I would gladly sit down to view the whole thing! It may bore young... Continue reading
Adult Written byrockmonster January 23, 2010

really didn't like it

well... it's a good movie, good role models, good lessons for kids, but not very entertaining and quite boring. i just didn't like it... but some kids... Continue reading
Teen, 13 years old Written byDisneyFan-Reliable April 25, 2015

FANTASTIC- If your a fan of the original

Parents need to know 101 Dalmatians: Patch's London Adventure, is the same sort of plot from the original- except with a twist. This movie should be fine f... Continue reading
Teen, 13 years old Written bymannymateo10isback December 26, 2010

too different, but i loved it!

pretty cool, but this is mostly different than the regular version of 101 dalmatians, but its really fun to watch, patch has forgotten that his family had moved... Continue reading

What's the story?

Once again Cruella de Vil is after the improbably large family of puppies in order to make a coat of their fur. The puppies and their family have moved to a farm, but somehow one puppy, Patch, is left behind. He meets his TV hero, Thunderbolt, who has his own reasons for wanting Patch's help with his heroics. Once again Cruella gets hold of the rest of the puppies, and it's up to Patch and Thunderbolt to save the day.

Is it any good?

Fans of the original 101 Dalmatians will enjoy this sequel, since they are very similar. The one potentially disturbing element here is that no one realizes Patch is missing until they see his picture in the paper, but when they're reunited they tell him they missed him very much, an inconsistency that may not be lost on some young viewers. All in all this is an entertaining movie, with some very creative animation, particularly involving the work of Cruella's newest protégé, Lars, a beatnik-type painter who specializes in, of course, paintings of spots.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about the difference between acting like a hero and really being one, and how this story follows the old saying "if at first you don't succeed, try again."

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