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November 19, 2000
Re "She's Just Playing De Vil's Advocate" (by Paul Lieberman, Nov. 12): Were Glenn Close truly concerned about animals, she would have assumed the responsibility of speaking out against the unnecessary and cruel euthanasia of thousands of Dalmatians returned to local animal shelters after the release of Disney's "101 Dalmatians" in 1996, a situation that I anticipate will repeat itself with "102 Dalmatians." We in the humane community are struggling to educate people on the need to make an intelligent and informed decision when it comes to choosing a pet. Since 1996, the popularity of "101 Dalmatians" and Disney's unrelenting merchandising of "Dalmatians"-inspired products have caused too many people to rashly adopt Dalmatian puppies, only to relinquish them to the nation's animal shelters.
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August 6, 1996 | KATHLEEN O'STEEN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
If you've been seeing spots, expect to see more. Dalmatians, the dogs originally bred to guard the coaches of England's royalty, have been panting to become one of America's Top 10 most popular pups. And the fall release of Disney's live-action "101 Dalmatians," with Glenn Close as Cruella DeVil, may be just the PR vehicle they need to bump off the one breed in their way: the Yorkshire Terrier.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 17, 2008 | Jen Chaney, Washington Post
The Puppy Bowl is over. The Westminster Dog Show crowned a beagle king and came to a close. So where can the canine-obsessed go for their much-needed pooch fix, without resorting to yet another "Dog Whisperer" marathon? Look no further than "101 Dalmatians: Platinum Edition" ($30), a two-disc, newly restored version of the 1961 Disney classic about a mega-litter of pups attempting to escape the clutches of the wicked Cruella De Vil. Yes, I know. These are cartoon dogs, not the real thing.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 14, 1994 | TOM RAGAN
Every day, Randy Warner is surrounded by Dalmatians. At last count, he had three dogs, but that changes day to day: He has been known to have as many as 15 running around his one-bedroom apartment. It all started 10 years ago, Warner says, when he spotted a Dalmatian at a dog pound that was going to be put to sleep because it didn't have any polka dots. He took the dog home, even though he had been looking for a blue-eyed collie.
NEWS
December 27, 1986 | Paul Dean
Dalmatians, spunky sidekicks of firefighters since steam pumpers and leather helmets, have descended from purposeful worker to warm mascot into cold history. There hasn't been a fire dog among the 104 stations of the Los Angeles City Fire Department since last year. There's a brass pole and old horse stalls and even a retired county firefighter (Jim Adams) managing the relics at 101-year-old Fire Station 1 (open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekends) at Plaza Historical Park. But no Dalmatian.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 1, 1992 | LESLIE BERKMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Heads turn and faces smile when Randy Warner walks down the street with his two best friends--Dalmatians--striding beside him. "Where are the other 99?" is the inevitable question from people who stop to pet the strikingly graceful black and white dogs. This is the kind of reaction Dalmatians have been prompting everywhere since the Disney cartoon movie "101 Dalmatians" was re-released last summer at theaters and first appeared in video stores in April.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 29, 2000 | IRENE GARCIA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A handful of animal advocates stood in front of Walt Disney Studios on Monday, demanding that the entertainment giant do something about the overpopulation of Dalmatians they believe was promoted by the movie "101 Dalmatians." Accompanied by seven rescued Dalmatians, the advocates said they feared the movie's sequel, "102 Dalmatians," scheduled to be released in November, would cause an increase in the number of Dalmatians that end up at shelters and are euthanized.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 29, 2000 | IRENE GARCIA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A handful of animal advocates stood in front of Walt Disney Studios in Burbank on Monday, demanding that the entertainment giant do something about the overpopulation of Dalmatians they believe was promoted by the movie "101 Dalmatians."
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August 5, 1992 | JIM WASHBURN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
There are few greetings quite as memorable as being hit in the face with a warm Dalmatian snout. "You were supposed to catch him," said Liz Moe, showing the proper technique as Cocoa, one of four spotted blurs excitedly milling about, leaped into her arms. I was being given an example of the doggie gantlet her visitors must run. If you survive the licks, leaps, barks and breath with some aplomb, Moe figures you're worth talking to.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 5, 2001 | SUSAN KING, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Walt Disney comedy "102 Dalmatians" received mediocre reviews when it wasreleased last November and did just middling at the box office. Nevertheless, the DVD ($30) is enjoyable fun, thanks to several entertaining featurettes and lively audio commentary from the director and three animal trainers.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 27, 2000 | RICHARD NATALE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Even with the combined debuts of "102 Dalmatians" and "Unbreakable," the unstoppable "Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas" ran away with the record-breaking Thanksgiving holiday weekend. The Imagine Entertainment production soared past the $100-million mark in its eighth day of release, which no other film released outside of summer has ever done. The total after 10 days is a staggering $137.4 million.
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November 22, 2000 | KEVIN THOMAS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
"102 Dalmatians" is 101 too many, but that's not likely to deter anyone who enjoyed the 1996 "101 Dalmatians," which in turn was a lavish live-action remake of Disney's much-loved 1961 animated classic. Still, you can't help but feel that Disney has delivered a turkey for Thanksgiving. If sets and costumes were everything, this even more lavish sequel and the 1996 film would have it made.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 19, 2000
Re "She's Just Playing De Vil's Advocate" (by Paul Lieberman, Nov. 12): Were Glenn Close truly concerned about animals, she would have assumed the responsibility of speaking out against the unnecessary and cruel euthanasia of thousands of Dalmatians returned to local animal shelters after the release of Disney's "101 Dalmatians" in 1996, a situation that I anticipate will repeat itself with "102 Dalmatians." We in the humane community are struggling to educate people on the need to make an intelligent and informed decision when it comes to choosing a pet. Since 1996, the popularity of "101 Dalmatians" and Disney's unrelenting merchandising of "Dalmatians"-inspired products have caused too many people to rashly adopt Dalmatian puppies, only to relinquish them to the nation's animal shelters.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 12, 2000 | PAUL LIEBERMAN, Paul Lieberman is a Times staff writer
When word comes that Glenn Close has a new puppy in her life--her real life as opposed to her reel life--you can't help hoping that she'll have it with her, and not because you need reassurance that she isn't, in fact, a dog skinner.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 10, 2000
Re "102 Ways to Be Responsible," Sept. 3. As an employee of an animal shelter in Los Angeles, I can say from experience that after the movie "102 Dalmatians" is released there will likely be thousands of Dalmatians abandoned over the following year or two. The real problem is not that Disney is making a cute movie about dogs, it is that the public is impulsive and irresponsible. Dalmatians, like any other pet, are a time-consuming responsibility that costs money and patience. Before you run out and get a dog, cat or any other animal, ask yourself if you are prepared for the inconveniences that come with it. Be realistic.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 18, 1999 | Crystal Carreon, (714) 966-7835
Save the Dalmatians of Southern California is trying to find homes for eight Dalmatians at the Orange County Animal Shelter, 561 The City Drive. The Lakewood-based group picked the shelter because of the "shocking number" of Dalmatians there, said Gina Fournier, marketing director for Save the Dalmatians. If homes aren't found, the dogs will be put to sleep at the end of the week, Fournier said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 3, 2000
The animal advocates who want Walt Disney Studios to stop making movies about Dalmatians have gone overboard in their otherwise justified concern about abandoned pets. Media Partners for Pets, a Las Vegas animal rescue group, blames the 1996 release of "101 Dalmatians" for creating an overpopulation of the popular spotted dogs, many of whom ended up abandoned at shelters. With "102 Dalmatians" scheduled to come out in November, the group fears breeders will step up breeding to satisfy the demands of impulse buyers who loved the reel puppies but are later chagrined to learn that a dog is, well, a real responsibility.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 5, 2000
Re "Activists Hound Disney Over '102 Dalmatians,' " Aug. 27: I think Ann Herrington is barking up the wrong tree! Disney should not be held accountable for all of the abandoned and unwanted Dalmatians. I am a responsible pet owner and I believe the blame should be placed solely on the irresponsible parents and adults who willingly bought the cute little puppies without doing their homework. I am happy to see Disney taking part in this great opportunity to educate and promote pet adoption with the upcoming release of "102 Dalmatians."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 3, 2000
The animal advocates who want Walt Disney Studios to stop making movies about Dalmatians have gone overboard in their otherwise justified concern about abandoned pets. Media Partners for Pets, a Las Vegas animal rescue group, blames the 1996 release of "101 Dalmatians" for creating an overpopulation of the popular spotted dogs, many of whom ended up abandoned at shelters. With "102 Dalmatians" scheduled to come out in November, the group fears breeders will step up breeding to satisfy the demands of impulse buyers who loved the reel puppies but are later chagrined to learn that a dog is, well, a real responsibility.
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