History Literature / TheHundredAndOneDalmatians

20th Jan '16 4:31:57 AM Cavalier
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** Cruella's, and to a lesser extent, the Dearlys' London homes also qualify, as the Outer Circle was (and is) one of the most prestigious locations in London.


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* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: The Foreign Secretary and the Minister of Transport in Cadpig's Cabinet in ''The Starlight Barking'' are gentle parodies of the actual Cabinet ministers at the time.
23rd Oct '15 3:19:03 PM margdean56
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*** And during the Dearlys' dinner party pours huge amounts of pepper over everything before eating it, including the fruit salad.

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*** And during the Dearlys' dinner party pours grinds huge amounts of pepper over everything before eating it, including the fruit salad.
27th Apr '15 5:56:27 PM Usagi1992
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The anxious parents find that Cruella has imprisoned their puppies in her country estate (along with 84 she had previously acquired), with the intent to skin them and make spotted Dalmatian-skin coats. Pongo and Missis rescue them all and return home triumphant with 97 puppies in tow. A rescued nurse-dog named Perdita and her long-lost beau round out their numbers to 101, and the Dearlys end up buying the same country estate where the pups were originally held prisoner.

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The anxious parents find that Cruella has imprisoned their puppies in her country estate (along with 84 82 she had previously acquired), with the intent to skin them and make spotted Dalmatian-skin coats. Pongo and Missis rescue them all and return home triumphant with 97 puppies in tow. A rescued nurse-dog named Perdita and her long-lost beau round out their numbers to 101, and the Dearlys end up buying the same country estate where the pups were originally held prisoner.
1st Dec '14 1:47:29 PM AppleCupCore
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30th Nov '14 6:37:17 AM Chariset
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* AccidentallyAccurate: While resting for the night in an old country estate, Pongo is startled when the elderly owner (who thinks he is seeing the ghost of dogs from his childhood) calls him by his real name. Then he remembers that he was named that because it was a common name for Dalmatian coach dogs.

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* AccidentallyAccurate: In universe. While resting for the night in an old country estate, Pongo is startled when the elderly owner (who thinks he is seeing the ghost of dogs from his childhood) calls him by his real name. Then he remembers that he was named that because it was a common name for Dalmatian coach dogs.



* NearlyNormalAnimal: Pongo and Missis, particularly Pongo, who can understand concepts like left and right, devoured Shakespeare in his youth (in a tasty leather binding), and can even read.



* TributeToFido: Dodie Smith's inspiration for the book was her own dalmatian Pongo; naturally, she put him into it as the main character.
30th Nov '14 6:33:06 AM Chariset
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The anxious parents find that Cruella has imprisoned their puppies in her country estate (along with 84 she had previously acquired), with the intent to skin them and make spotted Dalmatian-skin coats. Pongo and Missis rescue them all and return home triumphant with 97 puppies in tow. A rescued nurse-dog and her long-lost beau round out their numbers to 101, and the Dearlys end up buying the same country estate where the pups were originally held prisoner.

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The anxious parents find that Cruella has imprisoned their puppies in her country estate (along with 84 she had previously acquired), with the intent to skin them and make spotted Dalmatian-skin coats. Pongo and Missis rescue them all and return home triumphant with 97 puppies in tow. A rescued nurse-dog named Perdita and her long-lost beau round out their numbers to 101, and the Dearlys end up buying the same country estate where the pups were originally held prisoner.



* AccidentallyAccurate: While resting for the night in an old country estate, Pongo is startled when the elderly owner (who thinks he is seeing the ghost of dogs from his childhood) calls him by his real name. Then he remembers that he was named that because it was a common name for Dalmatian coach dogs.



* BlueAndOrangeMorality: Cruella, as opposed to her AxCrazy depiction in other works. She genuinely doesn't see why Dalmatian dogs are supposed to be beloved family pets instead of fur animals like everything else. But since she has the drive and wherewithal to do anything she likes, she's terrifying.



* PimpedOutDress: Cruella always appears wearing [[EverythingsSparklyWithJewelry loads of jewellery]] and a white mink cloak.

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* PimpedOutDress: Cruella always appears wearing [[EverythingsSparklyWithJewelry loads of jewellery]] and a "an absolutely simple white mink cloak."



* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: After rescuing the puppies, the dalmatians break into Cruella's house and destroy every fur that she owns. This wasn't just about revenge, though: Pongo was trying to put the de Vils out of business so that they couldn't try again with another group of dalmatian puppies.

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* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: After rescuing the puppies, the dalmatians break into Cruella's house and destroy every fur that she owns. This wasn't just about revenge, though: Pongo was trying to put the de Vils out of business so that they couldn't try again with another group of dalmatian puppies. (Missis, understandably, had less noble motives).
16th Aug '14 7:39:33 AM caffeinatedkate
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* WholesomeCrossdresser: Nanny Butler in her trousers, given the era.
5th May '14 4:13:05 PM FreezairForALimitedTime
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* PluckyGirl: Cadpig may be small and sick, but she's got fighting spirit.


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* {{Xenofiction}}: Although for the most part a fantasy story, there are shades of this, as it's made clear that dogs think ''very'' differently from humans. Missus may not know right from left, but the fact that Pongo ''does'' know right from left is treated as rather remarkable and proof of his advanced intelligence.
16th Apr '14 9:47:39 AM Aiguille
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The book was adapted several times by {{Disney}} into ''Disney/OneHundredAndOneDalmatians''. Dodie Smith also penned a lesser known sequel, ''The Starlight Barking'' (1967).

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The book was adapted several times by {{Disney}} Creator/{{Disney}} into ''Disney/OneHundredAndOneDalmatians''. Dodie Smith also penned a lesser known sequel, ''The Starlight Barking'' (1967).
11th Apr '14 12:17:13 PM AnotherDuck
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* {{Ladyella}}: Cruella is more cruel than not.
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