When Walt Disney presented his seventeenth movie - One Hundred and One Dalmatians- in 1961, the Studio strayed from its mainstay approach. Where they had come to be known for creating fictitious worlds with fantastical characters, Disney chose the existing majestic city of London. In addition, the movie was set in the same time period as its release. The film was met with high praise, and was one of the highest grossing films in 1961. It became a benchmark in animation history.