101 Dalmatians II: Patch's London Adventure

 
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The further adventures of a huge batch of puppies.
  • Review Date: June 30, 2005
  • Rated: G
  • Genre: Family and Kids
  • Release Year: 2003
  • Running Time: 70 minutes

What parents need to know

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Violence & scariness

Some slightly scary scenes of dogs in jeopardy.

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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.

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?

QUALITY
 

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.

Families can talk 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."

Movie details

Theatrical release date:January 21, 2003
DVD release date:January 21, 2003
Cast:Barry Bostwick, Jason Alexander, Martin Short
Director:Jim Kammerud
Studio:Walt Disney Pictures
Genre:Family and Kids
Topics:Cats, dogs, and mice
Run time:70 minutes
MPAA rating:G

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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 will.
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Parent of a 17 and 17 year old Written bypoppinsfan August 14, 2015
 
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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 for kids 6- and up. Few mild things to note- in one scene Quella is seen smoking a pipe, as well as steeling the puppies again. I love 101 Dalmatians- live action or not.
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