Trivia / 101 Dalmatians

  • Adaptation Sequence: Children's novel > Animated film > Second children's novel > Live-action film > Television series > Second live-action film > Non-canon video game > Direct-to-Video sequel of animated film
  • AFI's 100 Years... 100 Heroes and Villains:
    • #39 Villain, Cruella De Vil
  • Creator Backlash:
    • Walt Disney, who always preferred classical romantic art, was very critical of the graphic look which the xeroxing produced and admitted that he only did it to cut costs after Sleeping Beauty bombed.
    • While the original author of the novel was mostly satisfied with how the film turned out, she was pretty pissed that the credit she received in the opening was quite small. Walt himself apologized for this, stating that it was an technical error.
  • Cut Song: Some alternate songs about Cruella (one of which, "The Creation of Cruella de Vil," is full of terror), a Drunken Song for Horace and Jasper, and some marching songs for the dogs' return to London.
  • Doing It for the Art: Chuck Jones once commented that only Disney would make an animated film about one hundred and one dalmatians: "If I had tried to make One Dog Named Spot for Leon Schlesinger, he would not let me do it. Spots cost money."
  • Fake Brit:
    • Cruella, Nanny, the Captain and some of the Dalmatian puppies' voice actors were all American, and Pongo's was Australian.
    • Glenn Close in the live-action films.
  • Image Source:
  • Non-Singing Voice: Bill Lee is the singing voice for Roger.
  • Unintentional Period Piece: Subverted. The film was supposed to take place in Present Day at the time of release, but over the decades it's instead become "Just another old-timey Disney film".
  • What Could Have Been:
    • Cruella De Vil almost became the villain in The Rescuers. It shows, as the villain of the movie is very similar, both in personality and looks.The reason for this... 
    • Sigourney Weaver was originally considered for the role of Cruella De Vil in the 1996 live action film.

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