%% Before anyone adds Cruella de Vil as an example of CompleteMonster, bear in mind that according to the Disney CM list, she isn't. If you consider her one, please take it to the Western Animation Disney CM thread.

For the animated TV series, [[YMMV/OneHundredAndOneDalmatiansTheSeries go here]].

!!The 1961 animated film and its 2003 sequel
* AdaptationDisplacement: Though not the worst adaptation displacement for a Disney film
* EarWorm: ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LEc0woB3piM Cruella de Vil]], Cruella de Vil... if she doesn't scare you, no evil thing will...!'' Arguably justified in its catchiness in that Roger's a musician.
** Two words: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bvIztMjI7a4 Kanine Krunchies]].
* EnsembleDarkhorse:
** Sgt. Tibbs was quite popular, possibly for being almost {{Keet}} and subverting CatsAreMean.
** Patch, through and through. 95% of all merchandise features him.
** Roger, for giving us the song "Cruella De Vil" is almost universally liked, especially because how much he enjoys it hamming the song up
* JerkassWoobie: Horace and Jasper could qualify considering they have to endure the berating of their BadBoss Cruella.
** In the sequel, Thunderbolt does act pretty dickish towards Lightning, to the point where he's almost justified for trying to get rid of Thunderbolt. It's just a shame, he had to cross the MoralEventHorizon later on.
* LoveToHate: Cruella.
* MemeticMutation:
** "I'll get even! Just wait! You'll be sorry, you fools! You... YOU IDIOTS!!!" (SLAM!)
** [[http://img716.imageshack.us/img716/8582/1269567748473.gif Roger and Pongo have had enough of your bullshit]].
** [[http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-s_cYccezMLo/T_y9LXs3scI/AAAAAAAABDo/LWg72afqtlw/s1600/2.jpg Sergeant Tibbs would like to know just what the hell is going on here.]]
** "Blast this pen, blast this wretched, wretched ''pen!''"
** In Israel, kids often call Cruella ‘debil’ (a word borrowed from French ''débil'' via Russian meaning ‘dumbass’).
* MisaimedFandom: Many fur fans actually like Cruella, especially the animated version, for her huge fox coat. And a lot of the mentions of fur, like sleeping between ermine sheets in the book, often just seem like a sybaritic PrettyInMink.
* MoralEventHorizon: What sympathy you may have had for Lightning goes out the window, when he knowingly leaves Thunderbolt and the puppies to die.
* SampledUp: The famously catchy [[VillainSong "Cruella de Vil"]] may intentionally sample the chorus line of Thelonious Monk's [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oPgg01dtw_U "Bolivar Blues"]], which got its first album release in 1957.
* {{Sequelitis}}: ''Patch's London Adventure'' makes this the third version to have a sequel.
** But as far as Disney sequels go, it's one of the better ones.
* ViewerGenderConfusion: Pepper gets one speaking line during the entire film and her voice led many people to believe she was male.
* VisualEffectsOfAwesome: All of the cars! Looks like CGI, right? Actually, they're wooden models with hard black lines painted on their edges, photographed moving in real time with every frame then blown up and xeroxed onto animation cels. Despite all this, they haven't aged ''a day''!

!!The 1996 live-action remake and its 2000 sequel
* BrokenBase: The first live-action movie is a base breaker on its own compared to the animated version, but the sequel is even more of one. Was it better, worse, or on the same level as the first movie?
* CrowningMusicOfAwesome: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nHregdIsYyo Rescue]] from the live-action movie. Disney even reused it for the VHS trailer for the 1997 copy of ''Disney/SleepingBeauty'' and the theatrical trailer for ''WesternAnimation/Dougs1stMovie''.
* DracoInLeatherPants: Glenn Close's Cruella gets this, with a tragic traumatic childhood.
* EvilIsSexy: Glenn Close's Cruella has some rather flattering outfits.
* FamilyUnfriendlyAesop: You should never give a second chance to anybody. S/he will most probably become evil again if s/he's anywhere near the Big Ben, anyway.
** Whoever wrote that must have missed the fact that Cruella wasn't the only character in probation.
* HamAndCheese: It may not be six-time Oscar nominee Glenn Close's most profound role, but she makes a really good Cruella and is clearly having a ball hamming it up.
** In the sequel, fellow Oscar nominee Gerard Depardieu is also a CardCarryingVillain, made even more flamboyant by [[FashionVictimVillain ridiculous clothes]] that somewhat surpass Cruella's own.
* HellIsThatNoise: Mr. Skinner's wheezing.
* JustHereForGodzilla: The only reason most people watch the live-action remake is Glenn Close's Cruella.
* VillainDecay: Cruella was noticeably less menacing in the second live action movie than she was in the first (but still just as hammy).
* TheWoobie: Oddball in ''102 Dalmatians''.