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101 Dalmatians is a media franchise adapted from Dodie Smith's children's novel The Hundred and One Dalmatians that began in 1961 with the Disney animated film One Hundred and One Dalmatians,note  although it didn't truly pick up as an actual franchise until The '90s when a live-action remake was released. It mainly focus on an extended family of two dalmatian dogs, Pongo and Perdita, and their 99 dalmatian puppies (born to and adopted) living in London with their human "pets" Roger and Anita Radcliffe (or Dearly depending on the work). However, the franchise is probably best known for its main villainess, Cruella de Vil, a wealthy fashionista who wants to skin the puppies for a spotted fur coat. "Cruella De Vil" also happens to be the title of a famously catchy song about her.

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  • One Hundred and One Dalmatians (1961): Pongo and Perdita meet, mate, and give birth to fifteen dalmatian puppies, who would later get kidnapped by Cruella and her henchmen, Horace and Jasper. The two dalmatian parents go out to rescue them, only to find that they also need to rescue 84 other pups as well.
  • 101 Dalmatians (1996): The live-action remake of the 1961 film, well before Disney's current trend of theatrical live-action remakes. It starts Glenn Close as Cruella, is updated to The Present Day, and the animal characters do not speak this time.
  • 102 Dalmatians (2000): The sequel to the 1996 live-action film, again starring Close. Cruella is hypnotized into loving puppies and hating fur coats, and now works for a struggling animal shelter under probation. Big Ben's chimes break her out of her trance, however, and she and a French fur coat lover named Le Pelt are looking to use 102 dalmatian puppies to make a fur coat.
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  • 101 Dalmatians II: Patch's London Adventure (2003): A direct-to-video animated sequel to the 1961 original. One of the dalmatian puppies, Patch, feels ignored as his family prepares to move to the countryside. When he is accidentally left behind on moving day, he goes to see his television hero, Thunderbolt, who is set to be killed off from his show the next episode. The two dogs work together to help the latter stay on his show and eventually to save the dalmatian puppies from being taken by Cruella again.

Television series

  • 101 Dalmatians: The Series (1997—1998): A 65-Episode Cartoon that spawned from the live-action remake's success. Takes place in a semi-Alternate Continuity where the Dearlys and the dalmatians move to a farm. It mainly focuses on the misadventures of three puppies and a spotted chicken friend of theirs.
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  • 101 Dalmatian Street (2018—present): A Flash-animated series that takes place in 21st century London that focuses on a Suspiciously Similar Substitute family of dalmatians whose names all begin with the letter 'D'.

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