Immersed in Blu-ray: 101 Dalmatians

Disney’s beloved 1961 animated classic 101 Dalmatians looks dazzling in a new diamond Blu-ray combo pack, currently available from Disney Home Ent., featuring an all-new animated short, The Further Adventures of Thunderbolt.

Based on the book, 101 Dalmatians, by Dodie Smith, the film adaptation was directed by Wolfgang Reitherman, Hamilton S. Luske and Clyde Geronimi, and produced by Walt Disney, and utilized a new Xerox process The voice cast includes the late Rod Taylor (The Birds) as Pongo, J. Pat O’Malley (The Jungle Book, Alice in Wonderland) as Jasper and Betty Lou Gerson (The Fly, Cats Don’t Dance) as the infamous Cruella de Vil.

101 Dalmatians marked the first time an animated feature used the xerography process (spearheaded by Ub Iwerks), which eliminated the hand-inking stage by printing the animator’s drawings directly to the cels.

The Blu-ray combo pack also includes the 1961 version of Walt Disney Presents The Best Doggoned Dog in the World, Lucky Dogs, DisneyView, and Dalmatians 101: Hosted by Cameron Boyce (The Descendants).

Posted on by Bill Desowitz in Animation, Below the Line, Blu-ray, Clips, Movies, Tech

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