Glenn Close returns as the malicious fur-collecting fashion plate Cruella De Vil in Disney's 102 DALMATIANS, the highly anticipated sequel to the 1996 live-action blockbuster. Pursuading the authorities that she has been successfully rehabilitated, De Vil is released from prison, seemingly transformed into a law-abiding animal lover, securely under the influence of Dr. Pavlov's psychotherapy. Under the watchful eye of her skeptical probation officer, Chloe Simon (Alice Evans), De Vil comes to the aid of a failing dog shelter run by Kevin Shepherd (Ioan Gruffudd). But when Shepherd is promptly arrested for the theft of dalmatians and Chloe loses her own dalmatian pups, including the spotless Oddball, De Vil comes under suspicion once again. Her new alliance with a French fashion designer, Jean Pierre Le Pelt (Gerard Depardieu), known for his unusual flare for animal fur, doesn't help her case. Set in Paris, 102 DALMATIANS is a lighthearted and humorous tale of animal rights and identity conflict that climaxes in a riotous frenzy of hilarious slapstick comedy and heartwarming fantasy.