This post was originally an episode of The Old Time Review Daily Podcast. In each edition, Jamie Dyer spoke off the cuff about a famous person, film or song for up to three minutes. The following is a transcription, which has been cleaned up to remove any hesitation and some repetition. Where possible, the subject has been expanded on from the original broadcast.
This is the Old Time Review Daily Podcast for the 24th of May 2021, and this is Jamie Dyer speaking to you from the UK. This year, 2021, is the 60th anniversary of the Disney movie 101 Dalmatians. It was first released in January 1961. It was based on 101 Dalmatians by Dodie Smith.
It’s one that I saw fairly recently and I think you don’t really see it too often unless you seek it out. I was more familiar with the 90s live-action movies than with this one. Watching it back, I was stunned by the animation style, which is a lot more scaled-down than previous. it has a different look about it. While the story is fairly similar, the execution is closer to the classic Disney films. I feel quite sad, actually, that they never really carried on the animated side of it until much later, when the vibe had pretty much gone.
I particularly enjoyed its view on England and London, because it’s another one of their stories that is based around there. I loved the music as well and the voices are amazing. We had an amazing cast here including Rod Taylor, who I’m not sure has done many voiceover parts, but he’s good. For me, there’s the What’s My Crime? Reference as well. This is a great movie. I do recommend checking it out on Disney+. And that’s 101 Dalmatians, which is 60 years old this year. And that’s your Old Time Review Daily for today.