***Disclosure: I received complimentary samples to facilitate my review. No other compensation was provided, and all opinions are 100% honest and have not been influenced in any way.***
So when I learned that Disney was releasing one of our favorites, "101 Dalmatians" for the first time EVER on Disney Blu-Ray, I was definitely pretty excited. This classic film made its debut in 1961. That's before my mom was born! Or, as my kids would put it, "in ancient times." Although animation has come leaps and bounds since the 60's, this adventurous tale has stood the test of time, and is much loved by generations of Disney fans.
Can you really blame us for loving this film? It's the next best thing to actually having a zoo, but without all of the poop and chewed up sneakers. I love my pets, but I don't always love the mischief that comes along with them.
If it's been awhile, and you want a little "101 Dalmatians" refresher, check out this trailer:
Pick your favorite spot to watch—anytime and anywhere—and get ready for a fun-filled adventure with the Diamond Edition of 101 Dalmatians! Pongo, Perdita and their super-adorable puppies are in for thrills, hilarious spills and an epic action-packed adventure when they face off with Cruella De Vil, Disney’s most fabulously outrageous villainess. When Cruella dognaps all of the Dalmatian puppies in London, brave animal heroes launch a daring plan to save all puppies from Cruella’s clutches! Unleash all the excitement and suspense of Disney’s 101 Dalmatians, a beloved classic you’ll want to share with your family again and again!
New Bonus Features:
All New Short – The Further Adventures of Thunderbolt
Walt Disney Presents “The Best Doggoned Dog in the World” (1961 Version)
Dalmatians 101: Hosted by Cameron Boyce (Disney Channel’s “The Descendants”)
Plus a Selection of Classic Bonus Features
Of course, we already knew would would love this movie. So that goes without saying. Who doesn't love this amazing tale of adventure, family, and of course, puppy love?
My kids especially love seeing Cruella DeVille being undermined by a collection of furry friends, all trying to save the dalmatians from a dubious fate. Come on Cruella, don't you know it's SO 1980's to wear fur?
The Blu-Ray definitely gave this movie a brand new feel. Sure, it's the classic film we all know and love, but the colors are brighter, crisper, and definitely a step up from the original film.
We also enjoyed all of the wonderful bonus features. From taking a deeper look into the making of "101 Dalmatians" to "The Further Adventures of Thunderbolt", there's plenty of fun for the whole family, even after the movie is finished.
My only warning? Don't watch this movie when your dogs are around. There is a LOT of barking, and well....this caused my real-life fur-babies to go completely and utterly insane. Which was cute.....At first. Don't say I didn't warn you!
If you're looking for a blast from the past, or just want to bring a little Disney into your life, definitely check out "101 Dalmatians", now available on Disney Blu-Ray on Amazon and wherever movies are sold.