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101 Dalmatians II: Patch's London Adventure

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101 Dalmatians II: Patch's London Adventure
DVD cover
Directed by
Screenplay by
  • Jim Kammerud
  • Brian Smith
Story by
  • Jim Kammerud
  • Dan Root
  • Garrett K. Schiff
  • Brian Smith
  • Temple Mathews
Produced by
  • Carolyn Bates
  • Leslie Hough
Edited by
  • Robert S. Bichard
  • Ron Price
Music byRichard Gibbs
Distributed byBuena Vista Home Entertainment[a]
Release date
  • January 21, 2003 (2003-01-21)
Running time
74 minutes
CountryUnited States[1]

101 Dalmatians II: Patch's London Adventure is a 2003 American animated direct-to-video adventure comedy film produced by Walt Disney Television Animation with distribution by Walt Disney Home Entertainment. It serves as the sequel to Disney's 1961 animated feature film One Hundred and One Dalmatians. It was directed by Jim Kammerud and Brian Smith, with them also writing the screenplay from a story by Kammerud, Dan Root, Garrett K. Schiff, Smith and Temple Mathews and produced by Carolyn Bates and Leslie Hough. It was released on VHS and DVD on January 21, 2003, and features the voices of Bobby Lockwood, Barry Bostwick, Martin Short, Jason Alexander, Susanne Blakeslee, Kath Soucie, Jeff Bennett, and Jim Cummings. Critical reception was positive. Disney re-released the film on September 16, 2008.[2]

The main focus of the sequel is Patch, the loneliest of puppies, feeling "lost in a sea of spots". After he gets left behind during the Radcliffe's moving day, he encounters his TV hero, Thunderbolt, who enlists him on a publicity campaign.


Sometime after the events of the first film, the Radcliffe family and their 101 Dalmatians are preparing to move to their "Dalmatian Plantation", a home in the countryside with plenty of room for all of them. However, one of the puppies, Patch, feels ignored and wishes to be unique like his television hero, Thunderbolt. While watching The Thunderbolt Adventure Hour, Patch hears about a chance to appear on the show. Patch is accidentally left behind when his family leaves for the plantation, so he decides to head for the audition to meet his hero and win a guest spot on the show. Patch fails to impress the producers. Meanwhile, Thunderbolt's jealous sidekick Lil' Lightning tricks Thunderbolt into believing that he would be replaced and convinces him to go to make "real-life heroic deeds" so he would manipulate the producers into making himself the hero of his own show. Seeing how much Patch knows about his adventures, Thunderbolt decides to ask him for help.

Elsewhere in London, Cruella de Vil, unable to purchase furs due to being on probation and a restraining order for her previous crimes, attempts to soothe her fixation on spots with the help of Lars, a French beatnik artist. In order to inspire him, she restarts her hunt for the Dalmatians, using a newspaper picture of Patch to find their new address. Patch's family finally becomes aware that he is missing and returns to London to search for him. Cruella bails her former henchmen, Horace and Jasper Badun, out of prison. She sends them in a stolen dog food truck to steal the remaining puppies. The Baduns succeed after dealing with Nanny, and they take the puppies to Lars. When Cruella requests she be made a masterpiece from the puppies' fur, Lars refuses, not wanting to harm the puppies. Enraged, Cruella has him bound and gagged and returns to her original plan of making a Dalmatian fur coat.

The imprisoned puppies use the Twilight Bark to send a distress signal, which is picked up by Patch and Thunderbolt, and they set out to save Patch's family. Lightning follows them and convinces Thunderbolt not to use Patch's stealth plan, but to openly attack. Cruella knocks Thunderbolt unconscious and has the Baduns lock Patch and Thunderbolt in a cage. Lightning then tells Patch that Thunderbolt is just an actor. Patch falls into despair, but Lucky reminds him that Thunderbolt escaped a similar predicament in one of the TV episodes. Patch breaks out and releases his siblings, but Thunderbolt remains behind, ashamed of himself for disappointing Patch. The Dalmatians escape through the building's roof to a double-decker bus. Meanwhile, Thunderbolt escapes from his cage and frees Lars.

Cruella and the Baduns discover the escape, and a chase ensues through the streets of London, crashing through the filming of Lil' Lightning's new show in the process. Cruella and the Baduns finally corner the puppies in an alley. Patch tries to hold them off while the others escape, but they are undaunted. Luckily, Thunderbolt arrives, having been driven to the scene by Lars, and fakes a heart attack, distracting Cruella and causing her to knock out Jasper and Horace and incapacitate herself. Patch puts the bus into reverse, sending Cruella, the Baduns, their stolen truck, and Lightning scrambling into the River Thames. The police arrest the Baduns and have two English mastiffs arrest Lightning. Cruella, now driven completely insane, is sent to a mental institution. The Radcliffes and Nanny arrive along with Patch's parents Pongo and Perdita, who thank Thunderbolt. Thunderbolt dismisses himself as just an actor, but says that Patch is "a real, one of a kind wonder-dog".

In a post-credits scene, Patch, along with his 98 siblings, finally fulfills his dream to star in another episode of The Thunderbolt Adventure Hour.

Voice cast[edit]

  • Bobby Lockwood as Patch, one of the 101 Dalmatian puppies. He has a large black spot over one of his eyes, hence his name. He feels disillusioned and unappreciated by his family, thinking that he is just one of the famous 101 Dalmatians, and longs for a chance to become independent and escape from the nepotism he is associated with. He is plucky, honest, and head-strong. He quickly befriends Thunderbolt, the famous television wonder-dog whom he adores, and later meets Lil' Lightning, the famous sidekick of Thunderbolt (only to be betrayed by him later on).
  • Barry Bostwick as Thunderbolt, a German Shepherd and the star of The Thunderbolt Adventure Hour. As the film opens, it is shown that Thunderbolt is self-absorbed, and treats his sidekick, Lil' Lightning, very coldly. When Thunderbolt runs away, after being tricked by Lightning in thinking that the director of his famous show plans to kill him off, he runs into Patch, and the two quickly bond, trying to do good deeds to prove that Thunderbolt is a real hero. As the film progresses, Thunderbolt becomes a father figure to Patch, and loses his selfish, pampered attitude to become a heroic, adventurous, and well-meaning dog.
  • Susanne Blakeslee as Cruella de Vil, the villain of the original film. She is now under a restraining order due to her past history of crimes of trying to kidnap and kill the Dalmatian puppies. To help cure her obsession for fur, she meets Lars and has him do a Dalmatian masterpiece for her, but he refuses once she reveals she wants him to use the puppies' coats as canvases. This makes her revolt and go back to her original plan of kidnapping the dogs for a coat. In the end, she is defeated and sent to a psychiatric hospital.
  • Jason Alexander as Lil' Lightning, a Pembroke Welsh Corgi and the sidekick of Thunderbolt's famous show. Initially, Thunderbolt considers Lightning his best friend, despite treating him coldly. Eventually, Lightning grows fed up of always standing in Thunderbolt's shadow and putting up with his negligence and mistreatment. To retaliate, Lightning tricks Thunderbolt into running away, then plots to manipulate the director into re-writing the show slanted towards Lightning. When Thunderbolt and Patch return, endangering Lightning's chance at fame, he reveals himself to be the traitor he is and has the two dogs locked away. In the end, however, he is overpowered and then taken away to the dog pound by two police dogs.
  • Martin Short as Lars, a stylish, but eccentric, French artist who enjoys little more than painting spots. It is suggested he had romantic feelings towards Cruella, but when she captures the Dalmatian puppies again and plans to break her rules of goodness and make coats out of them, he realizes her true intentions and rebels, only to be bound and gagged by Cruella herself. In the end, he is freed by Thunderbolt and assists in defending Patch from Cruella, Jasper, and Horace.
  • Samuel West as Pongo, father of the 15 Dalmatian puppies (and adopted father of the other 84). He is caring but distant, causing Patch to feel lonely and just one-hundred and one, instead of his own personality. In the workprint, Kevin Schon reprises his role as Pongo from the series.
  • Kath Soucie as Perdita, mother of the 15 Dalmatian puppies (and adopted mother of the other 84). She is a doting, kind-hearted dog who only wants the best for her children (and adopted children), and is distraught to find her children missing once again. In the workprint, Pam Dawber reprises her role as Perdita from the series.
  • Tim Bentinck as Roger Radcliffe, Pongo's original owner and songwriter. In the workprint, Jeff Bennett reprises his role as Roger from the series. On the radio of Cruella's car, the archived singing voice of Roger performing the Cruella de Vil song from the original film is heard.
  • Jodi Benson as Anita Radcliffe, Roger's wife and Perdita's original owner.
  • Jeff Bennett and Maurice LaMarche as Jasper and Horace Baddun, Cruella's inept henchmen. They are in jail when the film starts, but are bailed out by Cruella, who rehires them to finish the job of killing and skinning the Dalmatian puppies, though they doubt her as they do not want to be made fools of again. She later has them capture the puppies in cages and bring them to Lars so he can use them as canvases for a masterpiece. In the end, Jasper and Horace are arrested again. However, they clean up their act after this second arrest, opening a shop in London instead of continuing their past occupation as criminals.
  • Mary MacLeod as Nanny, the Radcliffe family's maid, who battles the Badduns when they attempt to steal the puppies a second time.
  • Ben Tibber as Lucky, one of Patch's brothers.
  • Eli Russel Linnetz as Rolly, one of Patch's brothers, an overweight food lover.
  • Kasha Kropinski as Penny, one of Patch's sisters.
  • Michael Lerner as Producer
  • Jim Cummings as Dirty Dawson, the villain of The Thunderbolt Adventure Hour.
    • Cummings also voices the Colonel, an Old English Sheepdog and a friend of the Dalmatian family. He is cut from the final cut of the movie, but is seen in the workprint, where he moves into the Dalmatian Plantation and assists in the film's final battle.
  • Michael Gough as Sergeant Tibbs, a farm cat and a friend to the Dalmatian family. He is cut from the final cut of the movie, but is seen in the workprint, where he moves into the Dalmatian Plantation and assists in the film's final battle.
  • Frank Welker as the Captain, a horse and a friend to the Dalmatian family. He is cut from the final cut of the movie, but is seen in the workprint, where he moves into the Dalmatian Plantation and assists in the film's final battle.
    • Welker also provides Additional Animals' Vocal Effects and Additional Voices.
  • Rob Paulsen as Danny.
    • Paulsen also provides Additional Animals' Vocal Effects and Additional Voices.


101 Dalmatians II: Patch's London Adventure was released direct-to-video on January 21, 2003. Bonus features on the DVD include the behind-the-scenes footage "Making of Dog-umentary", music videos "Try Again" by Will Young and "You're the One" by LMNT, and some games. The film was re-released on DVD on September 16, 2008.[3] It was released on Blu-ray on September 3, 2012 in the United Kingdom, along with the UK Blu-ray release of the original film. Finally, the film was released on Blu-ray on June 9, 2015 in the United States, following the first HD Blu-ray release of its predecessor.


Unlike most of Disney's direct-to-video sequels, the film received positive reviews from critics. On the review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, it currently holds a 67% "Fresh" rating based on 6 reviews, with an average rating of 5/10.[4] Almar Haflidason of BBC.com gave the film 3 out of 5, calling it the "best Disney direct-to-video sequel so far."[5]


All tracks are written by Richard Gibbs

1."I See Spots"Tim Bentinck 
2."Dalmatian Plantation"Tim Bentinck 
3."The Thunderbolt Adventure Hour"Chorus 
4."Kanine Krunchies"Lucille Bliss 
5."Cruella de Vil"Bill Lee 
6."Try Again"Will Young 

Video game[edit]

A video game based on the film was released exclusively on PlayStation on November 20, 2003.


  1. ^ a b "101 Dalmatians II Patch's London Adventure (2003)". British Film Institute. Archived from the original on October 3, 2020. Retrieved May 18, 2020.
  2. ^ Cedeno, Kelvin. "101 Dalmatians II: Patch's London Adventure - Special Edition DVD Review". Ultimate Disney. Archived from the original on November 8, 2017. Retrieved April 19, 2012.
  3. ^ "101 Dalmatians II: Patch's London Adventure: Special Edition". Amazon. 16 September 2008. Archived from the original on 24 May 2015. Retrieved July 17, 2015.
  4. ^ "101 Dalmatians II - Patch's London Adventure". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved July 17, 2012.
  5. ^ Haflidason, Almar (30 January 2003). "101 Dalmatians II: Patch's London Adventure (2003)". BBC.com. BBC. Archived from the original on 8 February 2003. Retrieved 8 January 2024.

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