Adaptation Sequence: Children's novel —> Animated film —> Second children's novel —> Live-action film —> Television series —> Second live-action movie —> Non-canon video game —> Direct-to-Video sequel of animated movie
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.
Cross-Dressing Voices: Lucky, Rolly and Wizzer are all male characters, but in the TV series their voices are all provided by female actors: Pamela Segall Aldon (Lucky - later, Debi Mae West), Kath Soucie (Rolly) and Christine Cavanaugh (Wizzer). Averted in the Russian dub however, where the three main pups are all voiced by gender-like children.
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."
Edited for Syndication: Disney Junior's reruns of the animated series cut out numerous jokes and one-liners to make it more "preschool friendly".
Fake Brit: In the 1st film, Cruella, Nanny, the Captain and some of the Dalmatian puppies' voice actors were all American, and Pongo's was Australian. In the 2nd film, everyone but Patch, Pongo and Roger's voice actors.
Rolly is Andrei. (Sad bit of trivia: The actor sadly drowned after this particular role when he was just 16.)
In the Brazilian dub of the live-action film, Cruella is Margeret White.
Keep Circulating the Tapes: Dalmatian Vacation was released onto video CD in the late 90's very quietly, as did the VHS of 101 Dalmatians Christmas. And after Toon Disney pulled it, it was gone... until it was announced that it would be part of the new Disney Jr channel, but even then, Disney Junior only had a very limited number of episodes available to repeat, and if that wasn't bad enough, the episodes were also edited. But now, as of September 3. 2013, it is now once again off the air, so, back to circulatng the tapes until Disney decides to release the series on DVD, which is likely never going to happen due to the show's lack of popularity and support from viewers. Most of the episodes are available on youtube though.
Missing Episode: Alive N' Chicken/Prima Doggy. There was nothing wrong with Prima Doggy, but the climax of the former episode caused it to be recognized as the series' lost episode. The plot dealt with Spot thinking she was going to die, and Lucky, Rolly and Cadpig try to help her make the most of her last few moments. Near the end, Spot gets into a makeshift airplane, flies it over the farm and crashes it into a windmill. This episode was pulled from syndication after 9/11.
The Other Darrin: Everyone in the 2003 sequel. What is the deal with the white-eared Lucky?
Recycled Script: The premise of Thunderbolt learning to be a real hero as seen in Patch's London Adventure first showed up in an episode of the TV series "Watch for Falling Idols".
What Could Have Been: Cruella DeVille almost became the villain in The Rescuers. It shows, as the villain of the movie is very similar, both in personality and looks.
In the television series, Cruella was also still going to be wearing fur. Some early artwork shows her wearing her trademark mink coat from the animated film. Due to Moral Guardians thinking that Cruella was too scary for their kids, they had to tone her down and get rid of her fur-loving aspect. She does occasionally wear a fur coat in some episodes. She's briefly seen wearing it in "Dog Food Day Afternoon".