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101 Dalmatians is a 1996 American live-action comedy adventure film based on Walt Disney's animated 1961 movie adaptation of Dodie Smith's 1956 novel The Hundred and One Dalmatians. Directed by Stephen Herek and co-produced by John Hughes and Ricardo Mestres, it stars Glenn Close, Jeff Daniels, Joely Richardson, Joan Plowright, Hugh Laurie, Mark Williams, and Tim McInnerny. Unlike the 1961 film, none of the animals have speaking voices in this version.

History with the Macy's Parade

To promote the release of the film, Disney introduced a new float (which was recycled from the Cinderella float from 1980), The float features a clock tower in the background, with kids dressed as dalmatians stood on balconies that decorated the shaft of the tower. In front of the float, a bridge is placed over many other kids dressed as dalmatians. Pongo and Perdy, the pooch stars, embarked down the two-and-half-mile parade route in villain Cruella De Vil's roadster, alongside Cruella herself. Jasper and Horace, Cruella's henchmen, also appeared behind the float, interacting with the crowd. The float has since been recycled into the Austin Powers Clock Tower, and the Christmas Carol float. The float only appeared in 1996, and it is most likely never going to return.

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