Characters: 101 Dalmatians

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Voiced by: Rod Taylor (101 Dalmatians), Kevin Schon (101 Dalmatians TV series), Samuel West (Patch's London Adventure 2003 sequel), Michael Bell (House of Mouse)


Voiced by: Cate Bauer (101 Dalmatians), Pam Dawber (101 Dalmatians TV series), Kath Soucie (currently)


Voiced by: Mimi Gibson (101 Dalmatians), Ben Tibber (Patch's London Adventure 2003 sequel), Pamela Segall & Dei Mae West (101 Dalmatians TV series, latter in certain episodes), Zachary Balago (Disney's TH!NK Fast)
  • Badass Adorable: In the TV show.
  • Born Lucky: Save for a few bad moments, karmic or not, in the series. In the movie, not so much.
  • Celebrity Is Overrated: He finds this out the hard way in "Prima Doggy" when being the Kanine Krunchies advert dog leads to tiring stunts on the whim of Cecil B. de Vil.
  • Cheshire Cat Grin: Has an almost pervy one when something particularly fortuitous is happening for him
  • Chick Magnet: To a degree, considering his romantic moments with Two-Tone and Rebecca as well as Dumpling's undesired attraction to him.
  • Composite Character: In the movie, Lucky has taken on most of the traits belonging to Cadpig in the book (smaller and weaker than the rest, obsessed with TV, tendency to not be lucky at all). This is undone for the TV series, where Cadpig is a character, and Lucky is a lot more like he was in the book (a natural leader and Determinator).
  • Determinator: If Lucky has a particular goal in mind, be it seeing the new Thunderbolt film or ensuring they don't have to eat a generic brand dog food, he'll do everything to try meeting it. Such as how he'll risk getting caught by Cruella to retrieve Roger's video game project from Scorch. Or fearlessly attempt to retrieve Nanny's purse from a mugger all by himself.
  • Disney Death: Has one immediately after being born, which gives him his name.
  • Fanboy: Of Thunderbolt, and to a lesser extent Go-Go.
  • The Hero: In the series.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He can be a huge dick sometimes but he truly cares about his family and friends.
  • Large Ham: Has his moments in the TV series
  • Meaningful Name: The spots on his back form a horseshoe pattern. However, it's much more likely he got his name from what happened when he was first born, as the movie is careful to point out that Dalmatian spots don't show up until a few weeks after birth.
    • The movie also sort of makes his name an ironic one, as he has a habit of not being lucky at all — if something unfortunate happens to one of the puppies it's generally him.
  • Not So Different: "Citizen Canine" reveals that he's not all too different than Ed Pig when he runs for the position of Mayor, making bogus promises and attempting to enforce unfair laws on a whim.
  • The Runt at the End: In the 1961 and 1996 movies.
  • Small Name, Big Ego
  • Time Travel Romance: With Rebecca in the episode "De Vil-Age Elder"
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: He really hates needles.


Voiced by: Kath Soucie
  • Beware the Nice Ones: She speaks for world peace, but don't ever rile her.
  • Canon Immigrant: A strange version. She is present, and one of the major characters, in the original novels, but in the Disney version she's totally absent — except for the series, where she's a main character.
  • The Chick: Cadpig is the most feminine of the main four.
  • Fourth Wall Observer: Cadpig frequently acknowledges the audience's presence via Lampshade Hanging and Aside Glances. One such instance has her comment about how Roger telling Lucky he's his favorite "almost makes you want to toss your kibble".
  • Granola Girl
  • Hidden Depths: Generally calm and collected, Cadpig has a bit of an angry and dark side to work out (especially when it entails things like a desire to rule the world through manipulating the President's dog). Lampshaded in the first episode when a mugger steals Nanny's purse.
    Give back that purse, you BIG JERK! {She pauses and then, in a cute tone to us} Oh, I gotta work on my inner hostility.
  • Hypocritical Humor: The little pup often preaches world peace and conflict resolution through nonviolent means, and often afterwards will threaten bodily harm towards anyone who upsets her or her family.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Though to a much lesser degree than Lucky, she could be a Jerkass at times. Like when she psyches out the other competitors at a Kanine Krunchies audition via backhanded comments about their acts. Or repeatedly insults Rolly's desire to become Chief Firedog by pointing out that she's imagining him as the "hopeless dreamer" he is.
  • Kawaiiko
  • Little Miss Snarker
  • Meaningful Name: Her name came from a term used in England for a runt in a litter of pigs. This isn't explained in the TV show, but is made a point of in the original novel, where Cadpig is the puppy that's almost stillborn but is saved, and she is the smallest and weakest of all the puppies.
  • Nightmare Face: Cadpig has one of the most expressive faces out of the cast, so these were inevitable. Her most notable one featured bloodshot eyes and a Slasher Smile of shark-like teeth.
  • Nightmare Fuel Station Attendant: Cadpig can be quite creepy at times when her darker side comes to the surface. Such as how she expressed a disturbing delight in using Valentine's Day as an excuse to guilt trip and psyche out people.
    Spot: [quietly, to Rolly] She scares me sometimes.
    Rolly: [He scoffs.] Only sometimes?
  • Sesquipedalian Loquaciousness: Has a tendency towards using big words in the series.
  • Stop Helping Me!: Cadpig has her heart in the right place, but her frequent attempts to help people usually only make things worse due to her refusal to listen to anyone questioning her methods. Two particular examples include where she tried to free a pet lobster and incited a feud between two cows that escalated into a farm-wide conflict when she came in to "help" just as said cows were settling their differences. invoked


Voiced by: Barbara Baird (101 Dalmatians), Kath Soucie (currently)
  • Berserk Button: Don't mess with food in front of him in the animated series, or call him fat.
  • Big Eater
  • The Big Guy
  • Catch Phrase: "I'm Hungry, mother" in the movies, and "Oh, papa!" and "Are you calling me fat?" in the TV series.
  • Comically Missing the Point: Is prone to this when food's involved
    Lt. Pug: Nobody's ever seen [Lockjaw]. But I've heard him, stomping through the night, looking for his favorite dish. Chicken Veronica with a bed of marinated puppies!
    Rolly: Is that served with a white sauce?
    Lucky: Rolly!
  • Deadpan Snarker
  • Flanderization: In the books, he was only pudgy and not a big eater. In the movies, he becomes a big eater, and in the TV series, he's OBSESSED with food.
    Lucky: That's not fair! Whatever happened to justice? Whatever happened to honor?
    Rolly: [thinking] Whatever happened to that little piece of fat you get in pork and beans?
  • The Lancer: In the episode "Dog's Best Friend" Lucky calls him his best friend.
    • A bit redundant considering they're brothers, that. Even so, it's their bond and the personality contrast that makes him qualify for this trope.
  • The Load: At times, his inability to resist the scent and/or presence of food will make things much harder for the pups.
  • Stout Strength: Rolly is a chubby pup, but he is also one of the strongest.


Voiced by: Mickey Maga (101 Dalmatians), Justin Shenkarow (101 Dalmatians TV series) Bobby Lockwood (Patch's London Adventure 2003 sequel)
  • Ascended Extra: In the 2003 direct-to-video sequel of the 1961 animated movie.
  • Badass Adorable: In the direct-to-video animated movie.
  • The Big Guy: In the books and the TV series, where he's more muscular than the other puppies.
  • The Conscience: Acts as this to Thunderbolt.
  • Fanboy: Huge Thunderbolt fan, to the point he knows more about the show than Lucky.
  • Horrible Judge of Character: Initially trusted both Thunderbolt and Lighting when he first met them, then Thunderbolt turned out to be using him and Lighting did a Face-Heel Turn.
  • Meaningful Name: The spot over his eye looks very much like an eyepatch.


Voiced by: Sandra Abbot (101 Dalmatians), Kasha Kropinski (Patch's London Adventure 2003 sequel)


Voiced by: Unknown
  • The Cameo: He never appeared in the TV series as a minor pup, however he made a very brief cameo in "You Say it's Your Birthday"
  • Meaningful Name: He has a few tiny spots sprinkled around his nose, like freckles.


Voiced by: Ryan O'Donahue (video game), Christine Cavanaugh (101 Dalmatians TV series)
  • Canon Immigrant: He was introduced in the 1996 live-action movie and was later added to the TV series.
  • Potty Failure: All. The. Time.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": Official materials list his name as "Whizzer" while other materials, fan works, and one occasion in the show lists it as "Wizzer".
  • Those Two Guys: With Dipstick in the TV series, usually as Mooch's goons.


Voiced by: Jeff Bennett (video game)
  • Ascended Extra: In 102 Dalmatians, where he's the father of the next generation of puppies.
  • Canon Immigrant: He was introduced in the 1996 live-action movie and was later added to the TV series.
  • The Ditz: In the TV series.
  • Those Two Guys: With Whizzer in the TV series, usually as Mooch's goons.


Voiced by: Tara Strong


Voiced by: J. Pat O'Malley (101 Dalmatians), Jim Cummings (101 Dalmatians: The Series)

  • Cool Old Guy: Mostly in the TV series.
  • The Ditz: In the movie. He's not the brilliant tactical mind he thinks he is; in fact he's completely dependent on his Hypercompetent Sidekick Sergeant Tibbs to get things done.
    • Averted in the book and TV series, where he's more of a Cool Old Guy.
  • Dogs Are Dumb: Again, in the movie. 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.
  • Old Dog: He's clearly of advanced years.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: In the TV series, as the head of the Bark Brigade.

Sergeant Tibbs

Voiced by: David Frankham (101 Dalmatians), Jeff Bennett (101 Dalmatians; The Series), Eddie Izzard (102 Dalmatians: Puppies to the Rescue)

  • Character Tic: He always salutes when he is talking to someone.
  • Cowardly Lion: He's terrified of Horace and Jasper, but still does everything he can to rescue the puppies.
  • Determinator: Even if he's scared, he'll get the job done, come hell or high water.
  • Gender Flip: In the book, "Lieutenant Tib" was female. The Disney version not only changed the cat's gender but demoted her/him to Sergeant has well.
  • Hyper Competent Sidekick: To the Colonel. Taken Up to Eleven in the TV series.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero: He and the Captain send Horace and Jasper crashing into a wall, where they see the dalmatians' paw prints.

     Multimedia Characters - Humans 

Anita and Roger Radcliffe/Anita and Roger Dearly

Roger Voiced by: Ben Wright (101 Dalmatians), Billy Lee (singing voice), Jeff Bennett (101 Dalmatians TV series), Tim Bentinck (Patch's London Adventure 2003 sequel)
Anita Voiced by: Lisa Davis (101 Dalmatians), Kath Soucie (currently)
  • Adaptation Name Change: The two were just "Mr. and Mrs. Dearly" in the book. Dodie Smith wrote Walt Disney about her unhappiness at this name change, and perhaps this was why their names was changed back to "Dearly" for the live-action remake and the TV series.
  • Adult Fear: The puppies being taken. Anita and Roger feel it just as bad as Perdita and Pongo.
  • Alliterative Name: Roger Radcliffe.
  • Angrish: When Cruella comes to claim the puppies, Roger starts stuttering in anger.
  • Extreme Doormat: Anita in the original animated film. Even if she was trying to be nice, she let Cruella go on and insult her house and husband. At least she put her foot down in the live-action adaptation.
  • Happily Married
  • Large Ham: Naturally, considering Roger is the one who came up with "Cruella de Vil"
  • Love at First Sight: Not so much - though it came eventually.
  • Meet Cute: Arranged by Pongo, how Anita meets Roger
  • Official Couple

Cruella de Vil

"Poison them, drown them, bash them in the head... I don't care how you kill the little beasts, but do it, and do it now!"
Voiced by: Betty Lou Gerson (101 Dalmatians); April Winchell (101 Dalmatians: The Series); Susanne Blakeslee (since 1997)

Nanny Cook

Voiced by: Martha Wentworth (101 Dalmatians), Mary Mac Leod (Patch's London Adventure 2003 sequel), Charlotte Rae (101 Dalmatians TV series), Russi Taylor (unknown)
  • All There in the Manual: She is never called anything but "Nanny" in the original movie, but spin-off and behind-the-cenes material has revealed that her full name is "Nanny Cook."
  • Composite Character: In the book there are two Nannies, Nanny Cook and Nanny Butler, who are the family's cook and butler, respectively. The movie's Nanny combines traits of the two.
  • Damsel out of Distress: With frying pan in hand "Now let those puppies go before I knock the stupid out of both of you!"
  • Everyone Calls Him Barkeep

Jasper and Horace Baddun

Horace voiced by: Frederick Worlock (101 Dalmatians); Jeff Bennett (since 1997)
Jasper voiced by: J. Pat o'Malley (101 Dalmatians); Maurice LaMarche (since 1997)
  • Butt Monkey: Cruella often treats Horace and Jasper this way. Also, Jasper treats Horace like this, too.
  • Dumbass Has a Point: Horace figures that maybe the dogs think like humans can. This is true, but is passed up by Jasper.
  • Fat and Skinny: Jasper and Horace
  • Fat Idiot: Horace, moreso in the animated series
  • Genre Savvy/ Wrong Genre Savvy: Horace figures that the dogs can think like humans and evade them through tactics like covering their tracks. Jasper, under the impression that it's Real Life and the dogs can't, dismisses his concerns.
  • Running Gag: Horace says something stupid (or maybe not) and Jasper smacks him on the noggin
  • Ship Tease: Horace with Nanny in the animated series.
  • Terrible Trio: They form one with Cruella.
  • Those Two Bad Guys
  • Villain Decay: Suffering it far worse than Cruella in the TV series. Whereas she can still be somewhat menacing, they're just two cartoony goons.

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     TV Series Exclusive Characters 


Voiced by: Tara Strong
  • Butt Monkey: Spot is usually the one who gets roughed up the most throughout their misadventures and often has the most grueling jobs and various creatures constantly attempt to eat her.
  • Does This Remind You of Anything?: One Spot-centric episode centers around her desire to be a dog as opposed to a chicken. This greatly offends her mother who tries to force Spot to engage in typical chicken activities like egg-sitting. Then there's her self-description as a "dog in a chicken's body".
  • Feather Fingers
  • Metaphorgotten: As Pullet Marlow, Spot attempts to make clever metaphors of the situation, but often fails at it. To quote Cadpig, she's "metaphorically challenged".
  • Private Eye Monologue: Spot naturally adopts this practice when she dons her private investigator persona Pullet Marlow. This is lampshaded in "K for Kibble" when Swamp Rat questions part of it and Spot comments it's intended to be an inner monologue.
  • True Art Is Incomprehensible: "The Artist Formerly Known as Spot" centers around Spot creating what are seen as "masterpieces" by Cruella's art appreciator when it's really just her brushing her feathers in random patterns. True to the trope, every attendee of the gallery devoted to Spot's pieces comment at great length about the artistic styles at work. invoked
  • With Friends Like These...: At times, Spot is treated as the Butt Monkey even among the three pups. But it is made clear that they will go to great lengths to help her, and she'd return the favor.


Voiced by: Toran Caudell
  • The Ace: Is quite athletic, can show up Lucky in many competitions, and was once seen lifting a bale of hay with his one foreleg.
  • Character Development: He starts out as a cocky, kiss-up to Lt. Pug. In "Lucky All-Star", these traits start to fade. It seems zig-zagged throughout the series, but this is mainly due to the mess-up with the airing order.
  • Determinator: When it comes to winning challenges and contests, Tripod is quite determined. This has extended to him practicing for a bone-digging contest by digging a massive number of huge holes in a short matter of time.
  • Handicapped Badass: He's the most athletic of the pups...and he only has three legs.
  • Hypocritical Humor: Tripod is chosen to be the neutral judge of the episode "Walk a Mile in my Tracks" where Lt. Pug is challenged to work through Spot's mother's daily routine. Despite repeatedly emphasizing his impartial status, he later disguises himself as a koala that attacks Spot so that her mother will give Pug his job back. His reason? So he can remain second-in-command.
  • Meaningful Name: His name means "three feet".
  • The Rival: To Lucky.
  • Unfortunate Name: Calling a three-legged pup "Tripod" seems like the equivalent of calling a kid in a chair "Wheels". Tripod isn't deterred by it though.


Voiced by: Frank Welker


Voiced by: Danny Cooksey

Lieutenant Pug

Voiced by: Jeff Bennett
  • A Day in the Limelight: In the episode "Walk a Mile in My Tracks".
  • Freudian Excuse: At least some of his aggressive and domineering behavior could be attributed to how he was horribly mistreated and picked on as a pup by Persian Pete. This is also likely the source of his hatred and paranoia of cats.
  • Fantastic Racism: Hates cats with a passion, suspects the worst of them, and treats Sgt. Tibbs with a level of disdain and disrespect.
  • Gonk: Among the dogs
  • Irony: The one episode where he entertained the possibility of giving up his paranoia of cats is the one where a cat invasion took place.
  • Jerkass
  • The Napoleon: Spectacularly demonstrated in the episode "Full Metal Pullet" when he repeatedly smacks his head against a stump and gets mad at Sergeant Tibs for helping him get atop it.
  • The Neidermeyer: While the Bark Brigade isn't an official military group, he fits the role quite well given the (completely justified) contempt he receives from his "cadets".
  • Shell-Shocked Veteran: He'll flip out over crazy ideas and is constantly paranoid of cats making their move.

Ed Pig

Voiced by: Jim Cummings


Voiced by: Christine Cavanaugh