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101 Dalmatians II: Patch's London Adventure is a direct-to-video adventure film, a sequel to the animated Disney film, One Hundred and One Dalmatians. It was released on January 21, 2003, and garnered DVDX awards for best animated feature, best director, best editing, and best musical score. Disney re-released it on September 16, 2008.[1] On June 9, 2015, it was re-released for the first time on Blu-ray.

The film tells the story of Patch, the loneliest Dalmatian, who felt "lost in a sea of spots" until he met his TV hero Thunderbolt. Unlike several Disney direct-to-video sequels that essentially retell the original film's story (such as The Little Mermaid II: Return to the Sea), it takes characters from the original film in some new directions.

In the film, Patch was accidentally left behind after the Radcliffes moved to Dalmatian Plantation located at Cherry Tree Farm, Little Tichfield Devon. Patch becomes a part of Thunderbolt's TV show and wants to know: is he one of a kind, or just one of 101? Now is his opportunity as Thunderbolt thinks he will be replaced when it is just a plan by his sidekick Lil' Lightning to make him quit once and for all and make a jealous Lightning the star. Patch becomes heartbroken when he finds out that his favorite wonder dog is just a TV actor.


Roger and Anita Radcliffe and their canine clan are packing for the big move to Dalmatian Plantation, a home in the country with plenty of room for Pongo, Perdita, and the 99 puppies and far from the clutches of Cruella De Vil. The feistiest puppy, Patch, feels lost in a sea of spots and longs to be a one-of-a-kind wonder dog like his TV hero, Thunderbolt. While watching the The Thunderbolt Adventure Hour he constantly tries to tell everyone what's going to happen next much to their annoyance, and when he tries to bark like Thunderbolt the puppies laugh at Patch and even call him a "squeaky toy" which saddens him. As they head off to bed, Patch hears about a chance to appear on the show while it is bring filmed in London. However, the move will interfere with his opportunity, late that night while everyone is asleep Patch is awake as is annoyed with everyone's sleep movements. He talks to his sleeping dad and asks if he is one of a kind or just one hundred and one, however Pongo who was sleeping says he is one hundred and one. Patch decides to sleep in the kitchen in the bag of K9 Crunchies However the next morning when he wakes up Patch is accidentally left behind in the commotion and after seeing the truck leave, Patch thinks that they don't miss him. After seeing a K9 Crunchies truck drive by he runs away and heads for the audition to meet his hero. Meanwhile the family arrives at the farm, the puppies run out of the truck so fast that Pongo is not able to count correctly and does not realize that Patch is gone. The puppies love their new home, Roger Anita and Nanny unpack and Roger finds a place for his music. Back in London, Patch makes it to the park and gets to see Thunderbolt and his "trusty" sidekick, Lil' Lightning. While Lightning tries to impress the ladies, they just turn him down as they are not interested in sidekicks. The announcers tells the audience to let their dogs come on stage and show everyone their strong bark. When Patch gets on stage he is in shock and gets stage fright resulting in him making a puppy bark which causes everyone to laugh at him and get pictures taken of him. After the show, Lil' Lightning tells Thunderbolt the producers want to replace him with a younger dog. In order to save his job, he decides he will go into the real world and perform an act of true heroism to prove himself. A veritable reference book to Thunderbolt's many adventures, Patch after seeing through his disguise provides the perfect guide for him in his attempts at real-life heroics.

Meanwhile, Cruella is back and more obsessed with dalmatians than ever however do to her probation agreement, Cruella is banned from visiting her fur shop. At first, she is able to calm her frenzy through an affiliation with a spot-fixated French artist named Lars. Meanwhile, Thunderbolt makes several attempts at "heroism", telling Patch he is giving him a "Junior Deputy Test" and will let him be on the show if he can pass. This "test" involves him unwittingly giving instructions on how Thunderbolt, who has no idea how to act without a script, should save the day. Back at his trailer, Lightning's mean nature is revealed; fed up with being second best, he cons the producer, who is both desperate and frantic over Thunderbolt going missing, into recasting him as the hero. Cruella soon discovers that Lars, despite his best efforts, is unable to recreate the look she desires.

In order to inspire him, she begins hunting for the dalmatian puppies, but is angry to find Anita's house empty and that she didn't give Cruella a forwarding address. However, using a newspaper picture of Patch at the audition, she reads their new address off his ID tag. Meanwhile, he and Thunderbolt bond over their mutual fear of being "just another dog" and Thunderbolt begins teaching him how to bark properly. The Radcliffes finally become aware that he is missing as Cruella posts bail for her former cronies, Jasper and Horace, and sends them to the farm to steal the remaining 98 puppies by locking them in a stolen Kanine Krunchies truck. Lars becomes enamored with them and is inspired to paint, but Cruella announces that he going to make a masterpiece out of puppy fur. He bravely refuses, but she simply ties him up and goes back to her original plan of making a puppy fur coat.

The imprisoned puppies use the Twilight Bark to send an SOS, which is picked up by Patch and Thunderbolt, and they set out to save Patch's family. Lightning is horrified when he discovers Thunderbolt might become a hero and hurries to the warehouse where the puppies are being held. He convinces Thunderbolt not to use Patch's stealth plan but to openly attack. However, Cruella knocks Thunderbolt unconscious with a can of paint, much to Patch's horror. When Patch runs up to Thunderbolt, Cruella spots him, shows him the newspaper photo of him and Thunderbolt, then picks him up as she explains that if it wasn't for him, she never would've found his brothers and sisters and is glad that she now has them all, then gives an evil laugh. Jasper and Horace then lock Thunderbolt and Patch in a cage. Lightning sneaks in and reveals that Thunderbolt is a fraud, before abandoning them. Poor Patch begins to cry and is deeply hurt that Thunderbolt would lie, but soon realizes that their current situation was covered in one of the TV episodes and manages to escape. He releases his family, but Thunderbolt stays in his open cage. When Jasper and Horace wake up, they discover the puppies have escaped. They search all over while the puppies hide together on poster board to make themselves look like spot art. When Cruella notices Jasper and Horace seem to be looking for something, she asks them what they're looking for. Jasper says nothing, but Horace ill-contrivedly states that they haven't lost the puppies which tells Cruella that they are in fact missing. Patch then tricks them into going downstairs while the dogs escape via the roof window and get onto a double-decker bus, which they accidentally start.

Cruella follows in hot pursuit as they race through the streets of London, crashing through the filming of the new "Lil' Lightning" show. She finally corners the puppies in an alley. Patch tries to hold off the trio as the others escape, but they are undaunted. Luckily, Thunderbolt arrives (having hitched a lift with Lars) and apologizes to Patch, saying he is not a hero, but can act like one. He fakes a heart attack, distracting Cruella (and managing to have her accidentally knock out Jasper and Horace) while the puppies escape before collapsing. Patch puts the bus into reverse, forcing Cruella, Jasper, Horace, and Lil' Lightning into the Thames River.

Patch and Thunderbolt survey the scene, both letting out deep, heroic barks. Lightning is arrested, along with Jasper and Horace (who confess that Cruella forced them to commit their crimes), while Cruella, who has now driven completely insane, is sent to a mental institute. Pongo and Perdita arrive and tell Patch how proud they are of him. Thunderbolt confesses that he is just an actor, but Patch is "a real, one-of-a-kind wonder dog." A newspaper montage reveals the characters' fates: Lars, using a painting Patch accidentally made by throwing paint at Jasper and Horace, finally receives credit for his "genius"; Jasper and Horace open up a ladies' boutique with the motto: "Fur Bad, Nylon Good"; Roger's new song, "Seeing Spots", becomes a smash hit and Cruella is featured in an issue of "The Institution". A post-credits scene shows Thunderbolt, with his new sidekick Patch, in his TV show, with the other puppies serving as extras.


  • Bobby Lockwood as Patch: The main character, a small dalmatian puppy with a large black patch over one of his eyes; hence his name. He feels lonely and left-out oftentimes with his family, thinking that he is just one of the famous 101 dalmatians, and longs for a chance to become separate and leave the shadow of his brothers and sisters. He is a good pup, very adventurous, bold, and strong-minded. He quickly befriends Thunderbolt, the famous TV wonder dog whom he adores.
  • Barry Bostwick as Thunderbolt: As the film opens, it is shown that Thunderbolt is not exactly bright, and very self-centered and rude to his sidekick, Lil' Lightning, which eventually provokes the Corgi to revolt. When Thunderbolt runs away, tricked by Lightning that the director of his famous show plans to kill him off, he runs into Patch, and the two quickly bond, trying to do heroic feats to prove that Thunderbolt is a real hero. As the film progresses, Thunderbolt becomes a father like figure to Patch, and loses his starry-eyed, naive ways to become a strong, brave, and faithful dog. Thunderbolt is a German Shepherd.
  • Jason Alexander as Lil' Lightning: The Welsh Corgi of Thunderbolt's famous show. He is initially Thunderbolt's sidekick. Eventually, he becomes angry at always crawling in Thunderbolt's shadow, and tricks him into running away, then plots to trick the director into rewriting 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 taken away by the pound. He starts off being a neutral character, but later becomes the tertiary antagonist in the film. He is a Pembroke Welsh Corgi.
  • Susanne Blakeslee as Cruella De Vil: The villain of the original film, back once again to kidnap the puppies. Naturally, she serves as the main antagonist.
  • Martin Short as Lars: A stylish, but rather strange, French artist who loves nothing more than painting spots. It is suggested he had some 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 rebels, only to be tied up.
  • Samuel West as Pongo: Father (and adopted father) of the 99 Dalmatian puppies, he is loving but distracted, something here that forces Patch to feel lonely and just one-hundred and one, instead of standing out.
  • Kath Soucie as Perdita: Mother (and adopted mother) of the 99 Dalmatian puppies, Perdita is a gentle, loving soul who only wants the best for her children (and adopted children) and is horrified to find her children missing once again.
  • Eli Russel Linnetz as Rolly: One of Patch's 98 siblings. He becomes Patch's second-in-command during the rescue mission.
  • Tara Strong as Two-Tone: Another of Patch's 98 siblings.
  • Kasha Kropinski as Penny: Another of Patch's 98 siblings.
  • Ben Tibber as Lucky: Another of Patch's 98 siblings. He is somewhat more easily worried by events around him than the other puppies.
  • Jeff Bennett and Maurice LaMarche as Jasper and Horace: Cruella's two bumbling henchmen. Naturally, they serve as the secondary antagonists.
  • Jodi Benson as Anita Radcliffe
  • Tim Bentinck as Roger Radcliffe
  • Mary MacLeod as Nanny
  • Michael Lerner as Producer
  • Jim Cummings as Dirty Dawson


Rotten Tomatoes rating for the film is currently 67% "fresh," based on 6 reviews and with a 4.8 rating, but without a consensus.

Home media[]

Main article: 101 Dalmatians II: Patch's London Adventure (video)

The film was released direct-to-video on January 21, 2003. It includes the behind-the-scenes footage "Making of Dog-umentary". The film was re-released for a limited time only on September 16, 2008 on DVD.

The film was also re-released on Blu-ray/DVD/Digital in June 9, 2015 and reprinted as a Disney Movie Club Exclusive in November 5, 2019.


  • A video game of the film was made for the PlayStation. It was released October 21, 2003. Reviews were mixed with some considering it to be repetitive.


The Disney Wiki has a collection of images and media related to 101 Dalmatians II: Patch's London Adventure.


  • The 1990 Walt Disney Pictures logo has been customized for the film; dog barks are heard in the background as the music plays.
  • This is the last film to be released under the Disney Video Premieres label, which was renamed Disneytoon Studios in June 2003. Earlier in January of that year, Disney MovieToons/Disney Video Premieres was transferred from Walt Disney Television Animation to Walt Disney Feature Animation (now Walt Disney Animation Studios).
    • This is also the last direct-to-video film from Disney MovieToons not to use the Disney MovieToons logo.
  • This is the first part of the franchise in which Lucky is voiced by an actual male (Ben Tibber), as normally he is voiced by a female (Mimi Gibson in the first film, Russi Taylor in the Animated Storybook, and Pamela Segall-Adlon and Debi Mae West in the TV series).
  • The scene where Cruella angrily kicks her stereo became a popular internet meme on YouTube as of the late 2010s.
  • In the original film, Patch's siblings, including Lucky, have black (and white) ears. Also in the original film, Patch's right ear is black, but in the sequel, his left ear is black. Additionally, his patch is on the same side of his black ear in the original film, but in the sequel, it is on the opposite side.
  • Patch had no trouble barking in the first film; in fact, he barked more than any other pup (though none of the other puppies appear to have paid much regard to his barking on-screen then).
  • The events of this movie are ignored in the 101 Dalmatian Street timeline (despite the movie being the first movie's official sequel).
  • When Thunderbolt does his bark to let the puppies know he is on his way, his head is pointed up, but when the scene cuts back to show Patch and Thunderbolt, his head and neck are at an angle.
  • The newspapers in the movie have the date with the year 1961 (which is the year the original movie was released), despite the fact that the movie takes place one year after the first movie, where it took place in 1958.
  • When Thunderbolt either (a) does his bark or (b) tells Patch he is a one of a kind wonder dog, his ears always fall forward.
  • Whenever Patch barks, he is either laughed at and/or referred to as a "squeaky toy" by Thunderbolt.
  • During the "Twilight Bark" scene, the man walking the two Great Danes bears a similar resemblance to one of the band players in the "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious" number in Mary Poppins.
  • This story is somewhat similar to the 101 Dalmatians: The Series episode "Watch for Falling Idols", where Lucky learns Thunderbolt is just an actor.
  • Despite Roger having a different voice artist in this film, when his song plays in Cruella's car, it is the original singing voice (Bill Lee), likely as a reference to the original movie.
  • At the start of the film, the Dalmatians on the back of the moving van closely resembles the climax of the first film.
  • Amongst Lars' spot artwork is the Mona Lisa with a spot on her lip and a Mickey Mouse head.
  • This is the final film Mary MacLeod worked on before her death in 2016.
  • Tara Strong reprises her role as Two-Tone, from 101 Dalmatians: The Series.
  • As Cruella is taken to a mebtwl institution, she claims to be seen spots everywhere. This probably alludes to 102 Dalmatians, where Cruella began seeing spots as her brainwashing was undone.


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See also
Cruella's carJasper and Horace's truckThe Thunderbolt Adventure HourWhat's My Crime?The Disney AfternoonHouse of MouseOnce Upon a TimeThe Further Adventures of Thunderbolt