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Entry #17 in the Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon. ''Literature/TheHundredAndOneDalmatians'' was adapted for animation by [[DisneyAnimatedCanon Walt Disney Pictures]] and it was the second Disney animated film to be set unambiguously in contemporary times. Furthermore, the 1961 production was the first to use xerography to ease the inking process and make a film with this much technical complexity (the 101 dogs and their collective innumerable spots) possible. Unfortunately, this technology became the norm and its limitations trapped all Disney animation into a hard scratchy outline look for 16 years until ''Disney/TheRescuers'', which finally was able to use further advancements for allow for a softer look again.

Disney did a live-action adaptation of this story in 1996, casting Glenn Close as Cruella, updating it to ThePresentDay, and choosing not to have the animal characters speak. This version received mixed reviews, but it turned such a huge profit that it spun off an AnimatedSeries that ran in both syndication (as part of what remained of WesternAnimation/TheDisneyAfternoon) and as part of as part of Creator/{{ABC}}'s OneSaturdayMorning lineup in the 1997-98 season. This was made by the same studio that made ''WesternAnimation/{{Doug}}'', and again the animals were given voices.

The live-action version got a sequel (''102 Dalmatians'') in 2000, where Cruella undergoes hypnotherapy to love puppies and hate fur coats and is released from jail to do community service for a struggling animal shelter, warned that if she ever repeats the offense, her entire fortune will go the shelter. Unfortunately, Big Ben's chimes break the hypnosis and Cruella reverts back to her fur loving puppy hating self. Not even bothering to use her to idiotic henchmen Jasper and Horace, Cruella makes an agreement with another animal skin coat lover from France named Le Pelt to make the coat, planning to use ''102'' dalmatians this time. Only Glenn Close and Tim [=McInnerny=] reprised their roles as Cruella and her timid butler Alonzo from the original film. The main human characters in this film are Chloe Simon, a young probation officer who now owns Dipstick (one of the 15 puppies from the first film) and is skeptical about giving Cruella another chance, and Kevin Shepard, the owner of the dog shelter Cruella is assigned to help, who is so excited that his shelter is finally doing well to be the least bit suspicious of Cruella (which comes to bit him later in the film). This film invoked PollyWantsAMicrophone to provide a talking animal character. The animated version also got a sequel three years later (this was subtitled ''Patch's London Adventure''), in which Pongo and Perdy's son Patch is accidentally left behind when the family moves to the country, and feeling unappreciated, goes to find his idol Thunderbolt to be on his show.

The television show was seen briefly as part of the Disney Junior lineup on Creator/DisneyChannel and was one of the shows that launched with the Disney Junior network, but as of September 3, 2013, it is no longer airing on the network.

Although the original children's novel is [[AdaptationDisplacement far less remembered than the Walt Disney movie based on it]], (and ''it'' had a sequel, too), this is one of the most faithful adaptations Disney has ever done.

In addition to the movies, the show, and the book, two video games were made. One was the PointAndClickGame ''101 Dalmatians: Escape from [=DeVil=] Manor'' and the other was ''102 Dalmatians: Puppies to the Rescue'', a traditional 3D ActionAdventure PlatformGame. Both those games were based on the live-action films, but were styled after the original animated film.

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[[folder:The Disney Adaptation (1961) and its sequel (2003)]]
* AdaptationDistillation: Both the original author ''and'' Disney himself praised the story's streamlining.
* AdaptationNameChange: Mr. and Mrs. Dearly were changed to Roger and Anita Radcliffe for the animated movie. Later adaptations give them the given names from the movie and the surname from the book. Also, Saul Badun becomes Horace, Roly Poly becomes simply Rolly, and Lt. Tib becomes Sgt. Tibbs (with that particular cat also getting a sex change in the process).
* AdaptedOut: A few non important character from the novel were removed like Cruella's husband and cat, Cadpig (although she appeared in the animated series), and Perdita's old boyfriend Prince (who was only mentioned in the book.)
* AdultFear: The kidnapping of the puppies is very much presented as if it was Roger's and Anita's children who were taken as well as Pongo and Perdita's.
* AlliterativeName: Roger Radcliffe.
* {{Angrish}}: When Cruella comes to claim the puppies, Roger starts stuttering in anger.
* ArtisticLicenceGeography: An American road sign appears in the British countryside during the climatic car chase.
* AscendedExtra: Pongo and Perdita's son Patch and TV-star dog Thunderbolt, a background and a one-scene character respectively in the first film, are primary characters in the sequel.
* BattleCouple: Pongo and Perdita.
* BecomingTheMask: Thunderbolt in the sequel. At first, he just wants to use Patch's fanboy knowledge of his show to get some press but ends up becoming genuine friends with the pup and helps him rescue his family.
* BerserkButton: Cruella seems like a somewhat pleasant woman at first, if a bit snide and condescending, but she ''really'' didn't like being told the Radcliffes weren't interested in selling the puppies.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: Pongo and Perdita are as charming and adorable as animated dogs can be. As long as you don't [[MamaBear mess with]] [[PapaWolf their children.]]
* BigBad: Cruella de Vil.
* BigDamnHeroes: Pongo and Perdita crashing into Hell Hall just in time to stop Horace and Jasper from killing their puppies.
** [[PlayingWithATrope Played with]] in the sequel when Thunderbolt arrives to save the puppies.
-->'''Thunderbolt:''' I always arrive in the nick of time...(whispering to Patch) Hey, I may not be a real hero, but I can ''act'' like one. I'll distract them.
* BigEater: Rolly is the largest puppy, and he's always complaining about how hungry he is.
* BigOlEyebrows: Horace and Jasper both have these.
* BigShutUp: Cruella yells this at Horace and Jasper a lot. It [[IronicEcho comes back later]] as she's having a tantrum over having lost the puppies and ending up in a ditch, much to the irritation of Jasper.
* ButtMonkey: Both of the Baduns, but Horace in particular gets slapped around by Jasper as well as Cruella. And of course neither of them are any real match for the dogs.
* TheCameo: Jock and Peg (along with the bulldog from the pound who seems to have had puppies with her) from LadyAndTheTramp make cameos during the citywide dog barking scene.
** Tramp and Lady themselves show up in the very same scene, Tramp on top of a car and Lady in the street.
* {{Catchphrase}}: One really gets the sense that the dialogue editors loved the word "idiot."
** To help get the point across: Early in the movie there's a gag where a character on the phone with Cruella says "You idiot!" to someone else in the room, but Cruella hears it and thinks she's being called an idiot. A little while later, still not even halfway through the film, the ''exact same gag'' is repeated with different characters (but still Cruella on the other line).
* CatsAreMean: Completely averted with Sergeant Tibbs; he's perfectly fine around dogs and vice versa and turns out to be one of the more heroic characters in the film. In fact, he was about to ''[[HeroicSacrifice die]]'' protecting the puppies from Horace and Jasper just before Pongo and Perdita arrive.
** In the book, Cruella's own cat helps the dogs take down Cruella by using her sharp claws to destroy Cruella's precious collection of furs. The cat loathes Cruella for drowning her kittens.
* CatScare: Happens twice. The first time, Jasper tries to take a swig from a bottle and mistakenly tries to drink the cat. The second time is when Tibbs is helping the puppies to hide. Tibbs can't take on Horace and Jasper on his own, but when Jasper looks under the bed, the ensuing MEEEOOWWWW and wild leap from Tibbs startles Jasper enough for the puppies to run by him.
* CeilingBanger: Nanny did this to get Roger to take a break from writing songs.
* ChaseScene
* ClothesMakeTheLegend: One of the most famous fur coats ever. Ironic considering it never actually gets made.
* CombatPragmatist: As fierce as they were against Horace and Jasper, Pongo and Perdita actually dispose of them by barely touching them at all, instead using their lair's surroundings against them or fooling them into hurting themselves in their own buffoonery.
** Horace and Jasper had the gall to whine about Pongo and Perdita not playing fair. Sure, they did not play fair with people who was just going to smash their pups' skulls open after having kidnapped them. Who would have thought about it.
* CompositeCharacter: Perdita/Missis, as well as Nanny Cook/Butler.
** Also, Lucky/Cadpig; as Cadpig does not appear in the movie, her role and main traits have been given to Lucky.
* ConversationalTroping: The bit where they watch Thunderbolt's show ([[GenreSavvy "Ol' Thunder always wins!"]]).
* CoolCar: Cruella's car. A lot of people have put effort into trying to figure out what model it is. It's just too bad that Cruella's obsession with making a fur coat out of the dalmatians led her to trash the car...
** It looks like it's part Duesenberg, but what would one of those be doing in London?
* CowardlyLion: Stg. Tibbs is easly scared, but that doesn't stop him from protecting the puppies in the slightest.
* CPRCleanPrettyReliable: One of the 15 (the eventual "Lucky") was apparently stillborn, leading Roger to get an idea, rubbing the pup to stimulate it to breathe.
** This ''isn't'' the usual Disney invokation of NeverSayDie: It actually happened in the book as well.
* CutSong: Some alternate songs about Cruella (one of which, "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wQrEPETU6vQ The Creation of Cruella de Vil]]," is full of terror), a DrunkenSong for Horace and Jasper, and some marching songs for the dogs' return to London.
* TheDarkAgeOfAnimation: Somewhat overlaps with TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation, but this is clearly where the Dark Ages found solid rooting in Disney animation. Still one of the most entertaining Disney features from any era.
* DemotedToExtra: In a similar vein to the TV series, Pongo and Perdita are largely secondary characters in the sequel with [[AscendedExtra their puppy Patch]] taking the foreground.
* {{Determinator}}: Sergeant Tibbs won't give up, even if it nearly kills him.
* DeusExMachina: The Dalmatians had ''nothing'' to do with their final escape from the villains. It was only by pure luck that the Baduns lost control of their truck and collided with Cruella's car.
* DinkyDrivers: The Dalmatian Puppies do this to a London double-decker bus at the end of ''101 Dalmatians II: Patch's London Adventure''.
* TheDogBitesBack: Not one of the dogs, but at the end as Cruella is having her sobbing VillainousBreakdown which involves verbally assaulting Horace and Jasper some more, Jasper finally has enough and says "Awww, SHADDAP!".
* DogsAreDumb: Subverted with most of them but played straight with the Colonel.
** In the book, the Colonel is much less bumbling and more of an actual military commander, teaching the dogs how to fight and promoting them whenever they do something awesome.
* DogWalksYou
* DoomedNewClothes: Anita has a new spring suit on as she walks Perdita. Cue the MeetCute, and she's sopping wet in a pond. What we go through for love, huh?
* DopeSlap: Jasper's usual response to Horace's DumbassHasAPoint moments.
* DrivesLikeCrazy: Cruella. Big time. Horace and Jasper go a little crazy at the end as well.
* DumbassHasAPoint: Horace is clearly not the sharpest tool in the shed, but by assuming that dogs think the way people do (which in this movie, they do), he is constantly suggesting what the dogs are actually up to when trying to evade them. He's almost always right, but Jasper will have none of it.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: As they search for the dogs, between the lack of any footprints and their freezing, Horace and Jasper understandably want to call it quits, but Cruella will have none of it. Finally, at the very end, as Cruella yells at her henchmen from the ditch and breaks down crying, Jasper just says, "Aw, shaddup!"
** Lars in the sequel, however considering he isn't actually "evil" like Cruella or Jasper and Horace, it's more or less a MookFaceTurn in his case.
* EvilDetectingDog: Just about every dog can tell Cruella is pure evil. In the sequel, the first sign that Lars isn't truly evil is the fact the puppies ''like'' him.
* EvilIsHammy: Cruella
* EvilLaugh: Roger has one when he sings about Cruella.
* FailureIsTheOnlyOption: Sadly, Cruella's obsession with the dalmatian fur coat she will never have ultimately lands her in this trope.
* FairytaleWeddingDress: Averted. Anita's wearing what looks like a modest dress similar in style to her Spring outfit.
* FalseFriend: [[spoiler: Lil' Lightning]] in the sequel. He informs Thunderbolt that his character is being killed off the show, when in fact, [[spoiler: soon revealed to be a lie just to trick Thunderbolt into getting out of the picture in order so Lightning can have the spotlight for himself having grown tired of being in Thunderbolt's shadow]].
** Then upon hearing about Thunderbolt still gaining fame while on a real heroic mission, Lil' Lightning then decides to join forces with him, along with the pup, [[spoiler: obviously just to stop them from ''succeeding'' as to prevent Thunderbolt from reclaiming the spotlight]]. Once they reach the bad guys' hideout, [[spoiler: Lightning persuades them to go for an open attack to rescue the puppies instead of a stealth plan, which of course fails and gets Patch and Thunderbolt locked up in cages along with the other puppies. He even reveals to them his true nature and intentions before leaving them behind in their cages]].
* {{Foreshadowing}}: One of the lines in the Cruella De vil song (although this was cut from the actual movie, but does appear in music video versions of the song) is ''all innocent children had better beware.'' Roger had no idea how accurate that statement was about Cruella later turned out to be (well, if you're a ''dalmatian'' child anyhow).
* GenderFlip: The character of Sergeant Tibbs (Tibb, in the novel) is changed in this adaptation from female to male. And on a more minor level, so is the puppy whose life Mr. Dearly/Roger saves at birth.
* GenreSavvy: Dimwitted henchman Horace actually guesses what the dogs are doing on two occasions by attributing to them human-level intelligence; however, both times this is dismissed by Jasper who says that "dogs ain't that smart."
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: Roger's magazines, [[ADateWithRosiePalms filled with attractive young women]]
** [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lilliput_%28magazine%29 Lilliput]] was a real-world magazine of humor, short stories, photography, and the arts. WordOfGod is that it was simply a graphic design magazine that featured the kind of art that inspired the style of film. According to TheOtherWiki, it was known for including what were for the time period daring photos of female nudes. Apparently it eventually merged with another magazine and later became explicitly pornographic.
** At the end, when Pongo and Perdita return to the flat with their own puppies plus 74 extra, Anita asks "But where did they all come from?". Roger responds by patting Pongo on the head and saying "Pongo, you old rascal!".
* GoodSmokingEvilSmoking: Roger's pipe vs Cruella's cigarette with holder.
* GRatedSex: Well, where else did those fifteen puppies come from?
* HappilyMarried: Pongo and Perdita and their "pets" Roger and Anita.
* HypercompetentSidekick: Sargent Tibbs and The Captain to The Colonel.
* HypocriticalHumor: [[DrivesLikeCrazy Cruella]] telling Horace and Jasper "Watch your driving you imbeciles! You wanna get nabbed by the police?!"
* IDontLikeTheSoundOfThatPlace: Hell Hall.
* IntergenerationalFriendship: Patch and Thunderbolt in the sequel.
* IronicName: Lucky, especially in the original movie, has a very notable habit of ''not'' being lucky. If something bad happens, it tends to happen to him.
** On the other hand, he's apparently the one saved from death as a newborn by Roger, so he was lucky at least once. (He also has a horseshoe of spots on his back.)
* JustInTime: The moment when the Baduns have cornered Sgt. Tibbs and the puppies and are about to kill them, Pongo and Perdita smash through a window and attack the would-be murderers.
* TheKidsAreAmerican: {{Averted}} in both.
* KarmaHoudini: Jasper and Horace in the sequel. Not only do they SOMEHOW escape the police that are seen arresting them at the film's end, but they also become artists themselves, selling sundresses. But this is only seen during the film's end credits.
* KnightOfCerebus: The film is a sweet romantic comedy before Cruella rolls in.
** LaughablyEvil: As ruthless as she and her goons are in stealing (and attempted murder of) the puppies, their overblown whimsy and bumbling make up a lot of the movie's humor.
* LargeHam: Thunderbolt in the sequel. And Cruella.
* LeanAndMean: Cruella De Vil.
* TheLoad: Rolly in the first movie- he almost gets the puppies caught several times, yelping when Tibbs grabs his tail, being the only one to slip on the ice and almost sliding in line of Jasper's torch and complaining constantly about being hungry. Lucky also counts, though to a lesser extent; his only issue being his TV addiction, which nearly interferes with ''Tibbs trying to rescue him''.
* LoveAtFirstSight: Pongo instantly takes to Perdita, calling her "the most beautiful creature on four legs."
* MamaBear / PapaWolf: As if traveling through the English countryside in the middle of winter to save their puppies wasn't enough, Pongo and Perdita are '''scary''' when they face off against Horace and Jasper, snarling with bared teeth and their eyes flashing red. Considering they just interrupted the Baduns as they were about to bludgeon their children to death, who can blame them?
* MeaningfulName[=/=]LouisCypher: Cruella De Vil = cruel devil.
** The book gets in a few hints that she's an actual devil or demon--for example, everything she eats tastes like hot pepper, implying the heat of hell.
* MeetCute: Pongo was probably going for more of a conventional BoyMeetsGirl scenario, but his intervention leads to Roger and Anita's (and consequently his and Perdita's) first meeting starting out as this.
* MenCantKeepHouse: Commented on by Pongo at the beginning of the film, Roger's flat is a horror.
* {{Mondegreen}}: Jasper says what is apparently supposed to be "I've got the nog for this job!" ("nog" as in "noggin"), but it's hard not to hear it as "knob", especially with the rhyme.
* NearVillainVictory: [[spoiler:If Horace hadn't accidentally pulled off the steering wheel to the Badduns truck causing them to crash into Cruella, there's no way the dogs would have escaped her - her car was literally hanging onto the van.]]
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Sergeant Tibbs has the horse Captain kick Horace and Jasper into a wall...[[spoiler: and from there, the two see the dogs' footprints in the snow. Oops.]]
* NightmareFace: Cruella makes a particularly frightening one during the last minute(s) of the CarChase before Jasper and Horace crash into her.
* NotGoodWithRejection: Cruella makes this abundantly clear to the Radcliffes after they refuse to sell her the puppies and she promises to have her revenge.
* OhCrap: Seargent Tibbs gets this look after one of the Baduns grabs him by the neck, mistaking him for a bottle of wine.
** A more dramatic one in the climax from [[spoiler:Pongo and Perdita, when Cruella manages to ram her car into the back of the van they're trying to escape in.]]
* OneHeadTaller: Cruella with Lars, in the sequel. Gender reversed from the usual form of this trope and avoiding stereotypes associated with taller woman shorter man pairings, actually!
* ParentalBonus: "Pongo, you old rascal..."
* PinkGirlBlueBoy: Averted and possibly even ''in''verted with the dogs' collars. Later adaptations didn't care as much. [[OffModel Nor did the tie-in merchandise artists]].
* RedEyesTakeWarning: After driving her car out of the ditch in mad determination and trashing it pretty good, Cruella's eyes briefly turn red as she barrels after the truck.
* {{Rotoscoping}}: Sort of. Cruella's car was a white model with outlines drawn on the edges shot in stop-motion in front of a white background with a high exposure; the result was then photocopied onto the cells.
* SarcasmMode: When Horace suggests to Jasper that [[DumbassHasAPoint the puppies have disguised themselves using soot]], Jasper says jokingly, "Say now! Horace, that's just what they did. Dogs is always paintin' themselves black! (hits Horace in the head) YOU IDIOT!"
* SceneryPorn: In a retro and colorful way that perfectly complements the characters' angular designs.
* ShoutOut: The SillySymphonies short ''Springtime'' briefly appears on the TV the pups are watching.
** During the scene where Pongo sends a message to all the dogs in London, various dogs from ''Disney/LadyAndTheTramp'' cameo.
** "What's My Crime?" a favorite TV show of the Baduns, is pretty clearly in homage to ''WhatsMyLine''
* ShowWithinAShow: "Thunderbolt".
** "What's My Crime?"
* SoreLoser: Cruella.
* SourceMusic: All throughout Cruella's first scene, Roger plays her theme as loud and obnoxiously as he possibly can, utilizing a piano, a trumpet, and a trombone by turn.
* SuddenlyAlwaysKnewThat: In the sequel, Thunderbolt uses his [[BrickJoke dramatic death scene]] to distract Cruella and her lackeys while the puppies get away.
* TaughtByTelevision: In the sequel, Patch has every episode of "Thunderbolt" memorized and uses the show's plots to first help Thunderbolt do "big hero stuff" and then to rescue his family.
* TerribleTrio: Cruella De Vil and her henchmen Jasper and Horace are textbook cases.
* TheExtremistWasRight: Averted. A RunningGag in the first film was the colonel always wanting to attack the bad guys, but Sgt. Gibbs always telling him that that would be disastrous and just retreat. He turns out to be right, as in the second film [[spoiler: when Patch tries to save his sibling along with Thunderbolt, they plan to use stealth to rescue them and get to safety, but Thunderbolt's [[FalseFriend partner Lil lightning]] (who is tired of always being in Thunderbolt's shadow, and does not want Thunderbolt to reclaim his spotlight) apparently knows that attacking the enemy's risky as well, and convinces Patch and Thunderbolt to use a "full frontal assault", knowing that they would be less likely to succeed. They do so, and get captured (except for Lightning, who secretly stayed hidden while Patch and Thunderbolt went to attack.]]
* ThinkNothingOfIt: In the sequel, after the puppies are safe and sound, Pongo thanks Thunderbolt for saving his family to which he responds "Oh, don't thank me. Thank your son. He's the real hero."
* ThoseTwoBadGuys: Horace and Jasper.
* ThroughAFaceFullOfFur: In the original film, Horace's face turns three shades of red from the heat of the flames in the fireplace on his rear, when Perdita and Patch snatch a rug out from under him and cause him to fall back there.
* VillainousBreakdown: Cruella during the climactic ChaseScene. This is especially acute after she accidentally drives her car into a ditch and, in driving it out, accidentally trashes it on some thorny brush. By now, she is plenty pissed off, and it's become clear that it's the dalmatians or her -- and she doesn't care who gets in her way.
** In the book, her hair changes color with the shock of her defeat. The black half turns white... and the white half turns green!
* TheVillainSucksSong: You know the one. It probably got published either because Cruella's universally acknowledged as a horrible person, or the publishers thought it was a made up name.
* WatchThePaintJob: Cruella epically trashes and then wrecks her ''own'' presumably-valuable classic car in her rage-induced pursuit of the puppies. It even returns in the sequel, having apparently been very cheaply slapped back together. (Guess she's not as rich as she comes across.)
* WingdingEyes: To go along with Cruella's NightmareFace during the chase, especially as she tries to ram her car in the back of the van the Dalmatians are trying to escape in.
* WomenDrivers: Cruella DrivesLikeCrazy, and a truck driver even cites this trope at one point. {{Justified|Trope}} by Cruella being completely AxCrazy.
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[[folder:The Live Action Adaptation (1996) and its sequel (2000)]]
* AccidentalMisnaming: Cruella never gets Roger's name right (This trope is repeated in the TV series.)
* AbsoluteCleavage: At one point Cruella can be seen wearing a corset that shows off her upper body rather nicely.
* AdaptationalAttractiveness: Glenn Close's Cruella is certainly more good looking than her animated counterpart.
* AllOfTheOtherReindeer: Oddball, the spotless dalmatian.
* AllThereInTheManual: ''All'' of the puppies' names are found only in promotional materials for the film.
* AlwaysCamp: Cruella and Le Pelt from 102.
* AnimatedAdaptation: Sort of. Cartoon versions of these movies' unique puppies have been featured on tie-in merchandise, and a few characters from the first movie made it into the cartoon series.
* AscendedExtra: Alonzo was a two-scene character in the first movie. But the character (and the actor who played him) is one one Cruella's main henchmen in the sequel.
* AshFace
* BananaInTheTailpipe: Raccoons put a large nut in the tailpipe of the bad guys' truck. The pressure does shoot the nut out eventually - when the bad guy is examining the tail pipe.
* ChekhovsSkill: At the climax of the sequel.
* ComicallyMissingThePoint: Alonzo [[LiteralMinded took Cruella's statement rather literally]] once in ''102 Dalmatians''.
-->'''Cruella:''' Alonzo, we're going to [[{{Revenge}} make them pay]]!\\
'''Alonzo:''' Yes. How much?
** There's also this exchange from the first film after Cruella and her henchmen have been defeated:
-->'''Cruella:''' (addressing Jasper, Horace, and Skinner) Congratulations, you three have won the gold, silver, and bronze medals in the Moron Olympics.
-->'''Horace:''' Who won the gold?
-->'''Cruella:''' (screaming) [[BigShutUp SHUT UP!!!!!]]
*** This may be justified as Horace's expression shows he's merely mocking her for his amusement.
* ConspicuousCG: Any scene where the dogs could be in a dangerous situation. The drainpipe scene is particularly conspicuous.
* DidIJustSayThatOutLoud: Jasper tries to emphasize to Horace [[IgnoreTheDisability not to comment on]] [[TheVoiceless Mr. Skinner's]] huge scar on his throat. First words out of his mouth when Skinner opens the door?
-->'''Horace:''' Crikey! Look at the size of that scar! [[DidNotDoTheBloodyResearch No bloody wonder]] you can't talk, mate!\\
'''Skinner:''' ''(DeathGlare)''\\
'''Jasper:''' Excuse me. ''(closes the door and decks Horace)''
* DogWalksYou: "I saw a dog who was walking a man".
* EasilyForgiven: In the end of the second live-action film, Allonzo was still free and there was no mention of him being on probation. Also, he was on friendly terms with the heroes.
* EvilCannotComprehendGood: At one point, Cruella assumes that Roger and Anita are refusing to sell her the puppies because they plan to use them as part of a scheme to make a bestselling videogame, rather than say, being concerned for their wellbeing.
* FauxAffablyEvil: Cruella.
* FourTemperamentEnsemble: Cruella and Jasper are choleric, Horace is phlegmatic/sanguine, and Mr. Skinner is melancholic.
* FurBikini: In the fashion show in the second movie.
* GetOnWithItAlready: Cruella is very impatient.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: A G-rated sex scene consisting of clothes symbolically bursting into flames.
** In the first park scene with Roger and Pongo one of the dogs walking by is a bulldog with ''very'' large (and noticeable) testicles.
** In the park scene, Roger realizes that the female Perdy is not his male Pongo when he lifts her hind leg and checks her genitalia.
** Cruella has what appears to be an orgasim at the sight of the Siberian tiger pelt. In fact most of her reactions to fur can be seen as sexual in nature
** When Roger and Anita tell Cruella they're having a baby, she's less than interested. When Roger adds that they're also having puppies (meaning Pongo and Perdy were) Cruella grins and says, "Well, you have been a busy boy, haven't you?" Yes, ladies and gentlemen, they made a bestiality joke in a Disney movie.
* GrossOutShow: A pig farts in Cruella's face, she falls into a vat of molasses and is kicked by a horse into a pigsty.
* HumanFocusedAdaptation: Sort of. Because none of the animals talk in this version, the humans get more focus and screen time.
* HarmlessFreezing: Horace, though he's still blue and shivering in the next scene.
* HumiliationConga: The villains in both films end up getting this.
* JumpingOutOfACake: Clever inversion in the climax of the sequel, where Cruella is apprehended by ''trapping'' her inside a cake.
* LargeHam \ EvilIsHammy: Glenn Close as Cruella and Gérard Depardieu in the sequel.
* LostInImitation: Naturally seems to be based more on the 1961 film than on the book (though unlike the first film, it does get Roger and Anita's last names from the original book right: Dearly instead if Radcliffe. Also, the sequel includes the dinner party which was not included in the original film. )
* LoveAtFirstSight: Perdita for Pongo.
* MeaningfulName: Lucky has a horse-shoe pattern on his back, Rolly is fat, Wizzer has a weak bladder...
* MisplacedWildlife: Raccoons and a skunk in England.
** What's ''really'' weird is that all filming was done in England.
** Justified in a bizarre way. There are feral populations of raccoons and skunks in England. Long story short, they were bred for the fur trade (and as exotic pets) but ended up escaping into the wild and breeding. It's not so much a case of misplaced wildlife in fiction, but rather a case of misplaced wildlife in RealLife.
* NotEvenBotheringWithTheAccent: Jeff Daniels is quite American, and it's quite obvious.
** His character could very well ''be'' an American living in England, however (as a video game designer, it's possible a British company brought over a Silicon Valley hotshot for one reason or another.)
* OfCorsetsSexy: Cruella wears a cheetah striped one when she tries to buy the puppies.
* OohMeAccentsSlipping: Glenn Close. Her American accent is constantly poking through in the vowels.
** And right before that when Anita tells Cruella that she's having a baby, "You know what they say, accidents may happen!"
* PimpedOutDress: Some of Cruella's outfits and the fashion show in the second film.
* PollyWantsAMicrophone: One of the funniest things in ''102'' is Eric Idle as a parrot who thinks that he's a dog.
* PunnyName: The puppy who constantly pees is named Wizzer.
* RevengeByProxy: In the second live-action film, Cruella planned to get even with Dipstick by turning his puppies into a hood for her coat.
* SettingUpdate: Among other things, Roger is a video game designer.
* ShipperOnDeck: Waddlesworth in the sequel ships himself and Oddball.
* SycophanticServant: Cruella's assistant, Frederick.
* TastesLikeChicken: The parrot who thinks he's a dog when he was chewing at the woodwork when he saw the puppies below.
* TemptingFate: An unhinged Cruella rants about being victorious yet against the dalmatians and all the other farm animals and then yells, "Cruella De Vil has the last laugh!", laughing maniacally as she does so. The farm animals, in a kind of example of a ShutUpHannibal, kick her out of the barn and into a pigpen. Moments later, the police shows up to arrest her. Clearly, that ''was'' her last laugh.
* ThisIsMyHuman: Pongo, at least, considers himself the Master of the household.
* ThoseTwoBadGuys: Jasper and Horace.
* ThoseTwoGuys: Domino and Little Dipper in ''102 Dalmatians''.
* TitleDrop: "Make that 10'''1''' Dalmatians."
** In the sequel, Cruella wanted to add Dipstick's three puppies to her coat so, instead of 99 Dalmatians like she had originally planned, the coat would be made of 10'''2'''.
* WackyMarriageProposal: "Would you like another cup of marriage? I mean tea?"
** It also seemed a little like a FreudianSlip.
* WorstNewsJudgmentEver: Why do [[BritishNewspapers National Newspapers]] like ''The Independent'' have reports on two relative nobodies getting married? Or make the kidnapping of fifteen puppies front page headline news? Though Anita did work as a fashion designer for Cruella's fashion house, nothing on screen implies she is particularly notable within in the company - Cruella only notices her when she designs the coat (her original idea being for FAKE fur).
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[[folder:The TV series (1997)]]
* AbsenteeActor:
** In "Home is Where the Bark Is", Spot is out of commission, but she is shown for a split second at one point in the episode.
** Spot is absent in "You Slipped a Disk" and in "Cadpig Behind Bars".
** In "Horace and Jasper's Big Career Move", the main pups are absent for a majority of the episode. They do appear in the flashback sequences, but they also appear briefly at the very end, and Lucky has one little speaking part.
* AccidentalMisnaming: A RunningGag with Cruella is that she usually refers to Roger by other names that begin with "R", generally out of apathy. Interestingly, she actually seems to remember his name when she's particularly scheming against the Dearlys.
* TheAce: Tripod, despite being [[HandicappedBadass one leg short of his ninety eight siblings]].
** Also Lucky to an extent.
* AnAesop: In almost every episode. (Well, it ''is'' from most of the same writers and artists of ''WesternAnimation/SabrinaTheAnimatedSeries''.)
* AnimalTalk: The series used this trope for the most part, but one episode downplayed ''and'' played this trope straight. When Lucky is yelling at Cruella for ruining his stunt, all she hears is barking. But then when [[InsideAComputerSystem Cruella and Lucky get sucked into Roger's new computer game]] Cruella hears Lucky speaking (Lucky tells her that this is because they're in a video game, where anything can happen), and ''later'' when Cadpig tries to tell Roger what happened, all he hears is barking. Confusing aint it?
* TheArtifact: The prominent "One-oh-one"s in the theme song is apparently a holdover from when the show was going to be titled ''Dalmatians 101'' which they changed at the last minute.
* AuthorGuestSpot: Jim Jinkins appears in the final episode as the leader of a cult of alien followers. He also provides a ShoutOut by dressing up like his AuthorAvatar, WesternAnimation/{{Doug}}.
* BabysittingEpisode: The series had two instances, which were [[TwoShorts paired up together]]. "Rolly's Egg-Celent Adventure" had Rolly taking care of Cornelia's eggs, which hatched at the beginning of the episode when he sat on them. "Wild Chick Chase" was about Spot having to babysit Peeps, a chick who kept getting into danger.
* BadBoss: Cruella De Vil.
* BaldOfEvil: P.H. De Vil.
* BatmanGambit: Ed Pig did nothing to sabotage Lucky's run for Mayor because he knew it'd be a matter of time until Lucky screwed up and he'd become Mayor again.
* BeachEpisode: The second part of "Dalmatian Vacation".
* BeautyMark: Two-Tone has one.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: Cadpig is usually sweet and innocent, but if she ever gets mad, watch out!
* BigBeautifulWoman: Dumpling thought of herself as this.
* BigEater: Rolly, Dumpling, and Ed Pig.
* BitchInSheepsClothing: Ivy De Vil so very much.
* {{Brainwashed}}: [[spoiler: The townspeople (and, for much of the episode, the Dearlys and the puppies) in "de Vil-Age Elder".]]
* BrainyBrunette: Spot, who was completely brown and black along with being TheSmartGirl qualifies for this.
* BrandNamesAreBetter: In one episode, Dearly Farm runs out of its usual supply of Kanine Krunchies. Lucky, Cadpig, Rolly, and Spot are offended and horrified when they hear that they'll get [=AnyMutt=] brand kibble instead, arguing it must be worse because it doesn't have TV adverts. After foiling an attempted robbery on the local store, the pups and chicken are rewarded with dog food. Said dog food is [=AnyMutt=], yet they didn't notice the difference. Or care since [=AnyMutt=] is apparently just as good, if not better.
* BrotherSisterIncest: In the episode, "Love 'Em and Flea 'Em", Lucky takes Two-Tone out to the pups' Fall Ball. Presumably, the makers of the show were either trying to be sweet, they mistook Two-Tone as one of the ''adopted'' puppies and assumed she wasn't Lucky's blood-related sibling, or since the series is a separate continuity she genuinely isn't Lucky's real sister in-series. The episode doesn't address the matter any way it can be looked at regardless. At least the fans were happy with it.
* BullyBulldog: Lt. Pug.
* ButtMonkey: Spot and Rolly tend to get the most abuse.
* CantGetAwayWithNuthin[=/=]DownerEnding: In "Mall Pups," three of the pups and the chicken sneak away from class to attend a mall event featuring the first lady and first dog. They are eventually caught up by the Colonel, do not get to meet either the first lady or the first dog, and are sentenced to a three-week grounding and other punishments.
* {{Catchphrase}}: Rolly has two known catchphrases: "Oh, papa!" and "Are you calling me fat?" The pups have also said, "Holy Chimichanga!" a couple of times, but that one didn't really catch on.
* CharacterizationMarchesOn: Compared to the original movie, Lucky is a ''lot'' closer in temperament and personality to his book-counterpart.
* ChasteToons: Anita and Cruella both had nieces. [[GenerationXerox Which really take after their aunts.]]
* TheChessmaster: [[spoiler: Ivy in "Coup De Vil".]]
* ChristmasEpisode: "A Christmas Cruella", the inevitable YetAnotherChristmasCarol parody. Later released on video.
* CompositeCharacter: The whole show is a mix of the animated film and the live-action one. For instance, Cruella still owns a fashion company and employs Anita (like in the remake), but she apparently never went to prison (like in the cartoon... ''maybe'').
** The series has Cadpig who was in the book, but was never mentioned in either the animated or live action movies.
* ConeOfShame: Lucky in one episode had to wear a cone after falling from a high tree branch and getting stitches. Cue humiliation from the other dogs.
* ContinuityNod: In the pilot episode, when Cruella has the three main pups locked in their old home in the city to use as ransom for the farm, the pups try to escape through the chimney, but they fall and get covered in soot (in the original film(and book) the dogs covered themselves in soot to make Cruella think they were labradors). Lucky even [[LampshadeHanging lampshades this]]:
-->'''Lucky:''' This feels very familiar.
* CoolOldGuy: The Colonel.
* CoversAlwaysLie: The VHS cover of the ChristmasEpisode is a perfect example.
* CulturalTranslation: The show is clearly set in the U.S. judging from the accents and the presence of a mailbox reading "US MAIL" at one point. All the characters from the movie jarringly have their British accents and mannerisms altered according to this (this is particularly noticable with the Colonel, originally an uptight Britannic officer parody, now a SouthernFriedPrivate).
* CuteBruiser: Cadpig.
* DaddysGirl: Dumpling.
* ADayInTheLimeLight: Some episodes were featured on one character of the cast. LT. Pug, Tripod, Two-Tone, Spot....
* DeadAllAlong: [[spoiler: Dimsdale De Vil in "De Vil-Age Elder".]]
* DemotedToExtra: Pongo and Perdita. See SpinOffspring below.
** The large majority of the animal cast from the original movie for that matter, most episodes focusing mainly on Lucky, Rolly, Cadpig and Spot as the leads.
* DevilInPlainSight: Cruella's niece, Ivy.
* DogStereotype: With non-Dalmatians.
* DontAsk
* DubNameChange: Cadpig is Goliath in some dubs, others Penny (a character from the 1961 movie).
** IronicName: The former falls under this since Goliath was a giant, and a Cadpig is a term for the smallest animal in a litter.
** Spot is called Kwoka in the Russian dub. Don't ask why.
* EnemyMine: The end of "Virtual Lucky".
* EngineeredPublicConfession: "Dog Food Day Afternoon".
* EvilBrit: While the rest of the characters are Americanized, Cruella, judging by her accent, remains British. Hmm...
* EvilCounterpart: Cruella to Anita.
** EvilKnockoff[=/=]EvilTwin: A literal example in "The Two Faces Of Anita".
** GenerationXerox: And of course their nieces, Ivy to Amber.
* ExpressiveEars: The dogs' ears droop when they are upset about something.
* {{Expy}}: Being by the same creators and all, Mooch and his gang are very similar to [[WesternAnimation/{{Doug}} Roger and his gang]].
* {{Eyedscreen}}: When Lt. Pug decides to face his nemesis in "Howl Noon," the scene is presented in letterbox widescreen, but then switches box to the normal aspect ratio when Cadpig (who is chained to Pug) pulls them underground to hide.
* FantasticRacism: Pug, who constantly expresses his inexpiable hatred of cats, [[CrossestheLineTwice even around Sgt. Tibbs who is a cat.]]
* FateWorseThanDeath: [[spoiler: In "De Vil-Age Elder", Dimsdale De Vil is cursed to spend eternity in Devilville with the people he tormented being mindlessly happy and immune to his cruelty.]]
* FiveBadBand:
** BiggerBad - Malevola De Vil
** BigBad - Cruella De Vil
** TheDragon - Cecil B. De Vil
** EvilGenius - P. H. De Vil
** TheBrute - Horace and Jasper
** DarkChick - Ivy
* FourManBand:
** The OnlySaneMan - Spot
** TheSmartGuy - Lucky
** The Pervert - Cadpig
** The ButtMonkey - Rolly
* FourFingeredHands: All the humans have these. [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] in "Close, But No Cigar", when a TV announcer used his hands to visualise a $10,000 prize, then realised he was lacking in digits.
* FriendToAllLivingThings: Anita's niece, Amber.
* GameBetweenHeirs: During a Family reunion, Malevola [=DeVil=] announced she'd bequeath her whole estate to the relative who takes Dearly Farm for her. [[spoiler:[[FailureIsTheOnlyOption Since nobody won the "game"]],]] see [[spoiler:InsurrectionistInheritor]] to learn who got the inheritance.
* GilliganCut: In the pilot episode. when the pups hear they are moving to the farm:
-->'''Lucky:''' Let me make this perfectly clear: [[PunctuatedForEmphasis We. Are not. Moving.]]\\
(''Cut to Lucky staring angrily out of the bus window as it departs from their old home.'')
* GrandFinale: "Dalmatian Vacation".
* GranolaGirl: Cadpig is arguably the closest a (non-anthropomorphized) dog can get to this.
* GreatDetective: Spot's alter-ego -- Pullet Marlow, Private Chick.
* GreenAroundTheGills: In "The Dogs of De Vil", Lucky and Cadpig turn entirely green in a seasickness moment.
* GrowlingGut: Each one of the four main pups suffers one of these at some point in the series, but it most frequently happens to Rolly for obvious reasons.
* HandicappedBadass: Tripod, the three-legged dog.
* HiddenHeartOfGold: Cruella showed subtle signs of this at times.
** Also Horace.
* HugeRiderTinyMount: Cadpig has shown several times in the series that she can easily support Lucky's weight despite being much smaller than him.
* HumanLadder: The main pups do this quite regularly. Most traditionally, the lineup is Lucky on top, Cadpig in the middle, and Rolly on the bottom, for obvious reasons. It's even shown twice in the show's opening sequence - curiously, though, in both cases it's Rolly who is on top.
* HypocriticalHumor: Cadpig believes in world peace and preaches non-violent solutions to problems but then beats up other dogs for insulting her friends or family members or attacks Cruella right after stating her opposition to violence.
* IdeaBulb: Lucky gets one in Barnboozled when he figures out to drive Cruella out of the barn.
* IDontThinkThatsSuchAGoodIdea: Spot is CloserToEarth than the puppies and will often voice her concern over their latest ZanyScheme, only to be ignored.
* IJustWantToHaveFriends: Dumpling in "Hog Tied".
** Also Cruella, [[{{Tsundere}} even if she doesn't want to admit it.]]
* IneffectualSympatheticVillain: Cruella is downgraded to one for the more slapstick tone of the show (Jasper and Horace are even worse). Several other one shots are also added to the mix.
* InsurrectionistInheritor: Malevola [=DeVil=] (Cruella's mother) named [[spoiler:Cruella]] her sole heir when [[spoiler: Cruella]] finally had the guts to tell how much [[spoiler: she]] despises Malevola.
* InterspeciesRomance: Rolly fell in love with Dumpling the pig, and she was also attracted to Lucky.
** TinyGuyHugeGirl: Which also falls under this.
* ItRunsOnNonsensoleum: When Lucky needs a needle, he finds one by tearing apart the nearest haystack. Cue groans.
* ItsAllAboutMe: Cruella, with the Christmas Episode proving this in spades.
* {{Jerkass}}: Lt. Pug, Mooch, Swamp Rat, and the De Vil family.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Lucky.
** [[InvertedTrope Lucky was a very mild example who was usually nice.]] Cruella, on the other hand, was quite clearly a lonely Jerk With A Heart Of Gold.
* KangarooCourt: "12 Angry Pups," complete with a public defender who openly states that he believes the defendant to be guilty and a judge who doesn't even try to hide that he's taking bribes.
* {{Kid Hero}}es: The main cast were all pretty young after all.
* KnightOfCerebus: [[spoiler: Dimsdale De Vil in "De Vil-Age Elder".]]
* LargeHam: Cruella and Cecil B. De Vil.
* LaughTrack: In "You Slipped a Disk," one is briefly played after Lucky accidentally pounces Rolly and Cadpig suggests "Um... Lucky? Next time, why don't you tackle the bad guy?" It comes up again in the episode's second half, "Chow About That?," when she suggests that Rolly is having a "psychic sugar rush." It also comes up in "It's a Sawmp Thing" after Lucky says to Spot, "I said a scarf, not a muffler!"
* LawyerFriendlyCameo: During the GrandFinale, [[WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes Wile E. Coyote]] (!) briefly stops chasing the Road Runner to answer the Twilight Bark.
* LeanAndMean: Most of the De Vil family and Scorch.
* LikesOlderWomen: Horace for Nanny.
* LittleMissBadass: Ivy De Vil.
* LittleMissSnarker: Ivy De Vil.
-->'''Ivy:''' [[BrutalHonesty I don't mind, Auntie Cruella can FAIL first!]]
** And Cadpig.
* LostInImitation (''again''): The premise and cast are a motley mix of ''all three'' previous versions. The characters all look (more or less) like the ones from the 1961 film, and Cruella apparently never went to jail, but Anita works for Cruella's fashion company, Roger is a video game developer, their last name is Dearly, and all the new puppies from the 1996 film get secondary roles. And Cadpig, who only appeared in the original book, is one of the lead characters!
* MadLibsCatchphrase: Cruella's "[[NoteToSelf Memo to myself...]]"
* MadScientist: P.H. De Vil.
* MonsterClown: In "You Say It's Your Birthday", Cruella attempts to sabotage the Dearlys' surprise party for the pups while under the impression that it's Anita working for her competitor. She infiltrates it while disguised as a clown. As if she wasn't creepy enough.
* TheMovie: The final three episodes of the series were also released as a direct-to-video movie, ''Dalmatian Vacation'' (but [[KeepCirculatingTheTapes only in foreign countries]]), bringing the total number of ''101 Dalmatian''-themed Disney movies up to five.
* TheNapoleon: Lt. Pug.
* NeverTrustATrailer: Before the series premiered, there was a promo of it at the beginning of a few VHS tapes for episodes of Disney's ''WesternAnimation/{{Doug}}'' showing clips that were never on the show. Some promos on TV showed unseen clips as well.
* OffModel: The episodes animated by WangFilmProductions and Creator/KokoEnterprises come into this, albeit for different reasons. Also in play due to other [[labelnote:studios]]mostly TamaProductions, Creator/HanhoHeungUp, Creator/ToonCity and Creator/PlusOneAnimation[[/labelnote]] being involved.
* OutOfOrder: Since the program began airing on the Disney Junior channel in repeats, the broadcasts began with an episode in the middle of the program's second season and then have been airing in what seems to be an order picked by throwing darts at a board. The recap episode "Humanitarian of the Year" was aired before many of the stories it recaps, while the third part of "Dalmatian Vacation" aired with the first two parts not even anywhere in sight on the schedule. They have also started airing repeats of episodes they have already aired, even though there are still numerous episodes that they haven't, and it's beginning to look like they just don't have those episodes to air.
* PickedLast: Lt. Pug picks Lucky and Tripod as team leaders for cohesion drills in one episode. Spot is the last picked and Lucky even tries to pick a bucket instead because she is a chicken and the rest are dogs. She gets her own back later in the episode, though.
* PinkMeansFeminine: Dumpling, although this is justified since she ''is'' a pig.
* PintSizedPowerhouse: Cadpig.
* PlayingCyrano: In "Swine Song", Cadpig acts as Cyrano, telling Rolly what to say to Dumpling.
* PoundsAreAnimalPrisons: The pound that Cadpig gets sent to in "Cadpig Behind Bars" is situated on an island and actually does have cages with bars, a security card system to raise & lower the drawbridge, and a prison yard.
* PreviouslyOn: "Dalmatian Vacation", the three-parter.
* PottyFailure: Wizzer (especially in part 1 of the 3-part series finale)
* PunnyName: A three legged dalmatian has the name Tripod, and Cruella's relatives P.H. de Vil (a MadScientist) and Cecil B. de Vil (a film director). And, oh yeah, Spot.
* RedAndBlackAndEvilAllOver: Cruella and Ivy in her later appearances.
* RentAZilla: Chockzilla, rented from an ad agency by Cecil B. de Vil to destroy the Dearly farm.
* RichBitch: Cruella De Vil and Vandella.
* RoadSignReversal: Occurs in the first episode to lure Cruella away from the three main puppies she's chasing after in her car.
* ScoobyDoobyDoors: Happens when Lucky, Rolly and Cadpig pursue Scorch in "You Slipped a Disk".
* ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney: Cruella.
* SecondPlaceIsForLosers[=/=]SpiritedCompetitor: Lucky.
** Also Ivy in her later appearances.
* ShellshockedVeteran: Lt. Pug will often panic in mundane situations that he mistakes for something much more serious.
* ShoutOut: In "Mall Pups," Lt. Pug is knocked into a basket of toys which includes a [[WesternAnimation/ToyStory Woody doll]].
** Cadpig herself is a shout out to the original novel.
* SkunkStripe: The De Vil family's hair color.
* SkywardScream: Rolly in "Chow About That?" "We... missed... LUNNNNCH!!!"
* SpinOffspring: In a way. Pongo and Perdita, the stars of the film, are {{Demoted To Extra}}s, while their puppies Lucky, Rolly (both of whom were supporting characters themselves in the film) and Cadpig (who was only named in the book) take the spotlight.
** The episode "The Making Of..." [[LampshadeHanging hangs a lampshade]] on this with a scene where Pongo and Perdita remark that they thought they were were going to star in the show but were told that the studio "[[ExecutiveMeddling decided to go for a younger look]]".
* StealthInsult: Cadpig, Lucky, and Spot's defense of Rolly against Mooch's accusation of cowardice in "Bad to the Bone" boils down to Rolly being "allergic to risk", preferring sleeping over fighting, and being a "cream puff". [[ITakeOffenseToThatLastOne Rolly takes offense with being called a "cream puff".]]
* StealthPun: During one of the group's attempts to break up Cadpig and Mooch in "My Fair Moochie", Lucky sets up a bogus ring toss booth while dressed as an old-timey boardwalk ''bark''er.
* SuddenAnatomy: Characters tend sprout thumbs whenever a pose or action requires them.
* SuperStrongChild: A lot of times, the main pups show that they're a lot stronger than they look, mainly Cadpig.
* SweetHomeAlabama: Parodied in "Southern Fried Cruella," in which Cruella De'vil tried to convince a magazine editor giving out an award for humanitarianism that she was just a "good ol' sugar borrowing neighbor" of the Dearlys and failing miserably.
* ThemeTuneRollCall: While technically this may not count, during the show's intro, each of the main pups gets their own character title card.
* ThisIsReality: Spot gives the line "This is a real life, not television," in "On the Lamb" when Lucky decides they should pursue Lambo.
* ThoseTwoBadGuys: Jasper and Horace. There is even one episode of the series called "Horace and Jasper's Big Career Move" which focuses on the two of them applying for work. This episode takes the focus off Lucky, Cadpig, Rolly and Spot (who don't even physically appear until the end) to focus on Cruella's henchmen who aren't particularly interesting to start with, runs for a whole half-hour, and to top it all off, it's a clip show. This episode tends to be many fans' pick for the series' worst episode. Watch it if you're in desperate need of sleep.
* ThoseTwoGuys: Whizzer and Dipstick.
** Also The Colonel and Sgt. Tibbs.
* ThroughAFaceFullOfFur: In "Spots And Shots", Lucky's fur eventually turns green and his spots turn pink, as well as his nose turning blue and swelling up. This is a result of him not getting the vaccination needed to prevent these symptoms of a highly contagious condition from happening, after he spent the day attempting to avoid seeing the vet.
** In "Beauty Pageant Pandemonium", an irate Ivy's face turns red when her chances at winning the contest (due to her aunt Cruella's not-so-full-proof plan) turn bust.
** In "Love 'Em And Flea 'Em", Lucky's fur is turned pink from pink food coloring that Mooch spills intentionally (in an effort to be Two-Tone's date at the dance instead), mixed with water and soap, after being bathed by Nanny. And at the end of the episode/segment, a steamed Mooch gradually turns red from bottom to top and steam comes out of his ears when his sabotage fails and Lucky tells him, "Cheer up, Mooch. You look so blue".
* TimeTravelRomance: "De Vil-Age Elder" features the main cast (and [[MyFriendsAndZoidberg Cruella]]) arriving in a time and space-transcending village cursed by a witch as a response to Cruella's ancestor's harshness. The witch's spell reduces all [[ItMakesSenseInContext but Cruella and Spot]] to become mindlessly happy and never want to leave. During their stay, Lucky meets up with a carriage pup named Rebecca and becomes smitten with her. When the spell is broken and the main cast are making their escape before the village disappears, Lucky still shows legitimate feelings for Rebecca and asks her to come with them. While the feeling is mutual, Rebecca chooses to remain to keep an eye on Cruella's ancestor. And because it wasn't enough of a BittersweetEnding, LaserGuidedAmnesia kicks in, leaving Lucky completely unaware of her existence not long afterwards.
* TitleThemeTune
* TookALevelInBadass: Spot when she becomes [[GreatDetective Pullet Marlow]].
* TrueBlueFemininity: Ivy in her first appearance.
** Also Dumpling.
* {{Tsundere}}: Cadpig and Dumpling.
** Also Cruella and Ivy.
* ValentinesDayEpisode: "Valentine Daze"
* WeaselMascot: Scorch, Cruella's pet ferret.
* WhiteHairBlackHeart: A De Vil family trait.
* YouGetMeCoffee: When Lucky first meets Thunderbolt in "Watch for Falling Idols," Thunderbolt tells Lucky to get him some lunch - "a mineral water and a croissant, if you can find it." Unlike most instances of this trope, however, Lucky is thrilled to do it, because he's so starstruck.
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[[folder:''102 Dalmatians: Puppies To The Rescue'' (2000)]]
* AmusementPark
* ClockTower: One of the levels is the Big Ben clock Tower.
* DownTheDrain
* FarSideIsland: [[spoiler: This is where Cruella, Jasper and Horace eventually end up.]]
* FetchQuest: A squirrel's nut.
* GreenHillZone: The first level is a park.
* HarmlessFreezing: Happens to one of Cruella's henchmen.
* [[BigRedDevil Little Red Devil]]: One of the toy enemies.
* LivingToys: They are enemies in this game.
* SlippySlideyIceWorld
* StockFemurBone: You can collect them.

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