101 Dalmatians II: Patch's London Adventure

  • Review Date: June 30, 2005
  • Rated: G
  • Genre: Family and Kids
  • Release Year: 2003
  • Running Time: 70 minutes

Common Sense Media says

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

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What parents need to know

Positive messages
Not applicable
Violence & scariness

Some slightly scary scenes of dogs in jeopardy.

Sexy stuff
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Language
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Consumerism
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Drinking, drugs, & smoking
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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.

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Kids say

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?

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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
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5
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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.
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Great messages
Great role models
Teen, 13 years old Written bymannymateo10isback December 26, 2010
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4
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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, so he decides to settle on to see thunderbolt and saves his friends and back as a family again, well i really enjoyed it, but funny scenes as usual, but there are some slightly scary scenes of dogs in jeopardy, and watching a thunderbolt adventure hour on television, well cruella de ville still smokes her long cigarette in one scene, well let your kids watch this before watching 101 dalmatians part one btw
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Too much violence
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Great messages
Kid, 12 years old August 21, 2010
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3
QUALITY
 

Cute Little Movie: Why Not a Must-See?

This movie was about as good as it can get for a #2! A cute story, funny little puppies and in general very it is touching. Although Cruela Devil does smoke throughout the movie, and there are some scenes where small dogs are in stressful situations, it's all summed up in a happy ending.
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