Loosely based off of the movie, the series takes place in 21st century Camden Town, London as it follows the adventures of a large family of dalmatians whose names all begin with the letter "D", and live in the titular address. The parents of these 99 pups are Doug (Rhashan Stone) and Delilah (Ella Kenion), the latter being a descendant of Pongo and Perdita. The eldest of these siblings are Dylan (Josh Brener), a pedantic control freak, and Dolly (Michaela Dietz), a reckless and rebellious tomboy, and this unlikely duo help keep the house in check when their parents are busy at work.
The other main siblings include:
- Dizzy (voiced by Nefeli Karakosta) and Dee Dee (voiced by Florrie Wilkinson), 2 pups with a mischevious streak.
- Dawkins, a science geek, and Dylan's unappreciated sidekick.
- Diesel (voiced by Bert Davis), a silly puppy obsessed with playing in the dirt.
- Dante, a gloomy goth.
- The Triple D; Destiny, Deja Vu, and Dallas (the former two voiced by Lauren Donzis, and the latter by Abigail Zoe Lewis), a group of over the top triplets.
- Delgado (voiced by Jack Binstead), a puppy in a wheelchair with a charismatic personality.
- D.J., a music lover.
- Deepak, a puppy with a Yin-Yang fur pattern, who always does his best to keep calm.
- Da Vinci (voiced by Akiya Henry), an artist, much like the Renaissance artist he's named after.
- Dorothy (voiced by Margot Powell), a cute baby.
Along with The 7D, The Lion Guard, Tangled: The Series, and Big Hero 6: The Series, 101 Dalmatian Street is a part of a resurgence in animated spinoffs of Disney animated films in the latter half of The New '10s.
A few sneak peaks of the series have aired early on Disney Channels across Europe (most notably on December 14, 2018 in the UK and Ireland with the episodes "Dog's Best Friend" and the short "Merry Pups", and in Germany the day after with "Boom Night"). The series officially premiered March 18, 2019 in both the UK and Ireland with the second segment of the first episode, and Belgium, France, and Germany with the first segment of the second episode.
Not to be confused with 101 Dalmatians: The Series, which is a direct spinoff of the original movie. Compare The Loud House, another show focusing on a large family that have alliterative names. A detailed article about the show and an early review can be found here. The German trailer for the series can be found here, the French one can be found here, and the English version of this trailer can be found here. The theme song can be found here.
On January 23, 2019, it was revealed that season 2 is already in the process of being written.
This show provide examples of:
- Alliterative Name: A lot of the characters have alliteration for their names; such as Portia the Poodle and Sid the Squirrel. One exception is Bessie the cow.
- Alternate Continuity: This series is a distant follow-up to only the original film. The creators of this series claimed that they deliberately didn't watch any of the franchise's past sequel and Spin-Off material (the 1996 and 2000 live-action movies, 101 Dalmatians: The Series, or 101 Dalmatians II: Patch's London Adventure); just the original "Novel" & first "Animated" Film.
- Astonishingly Appropriate Appearance: Dolly's markings make it look like she's wearing sports gear on her legs, which befits her tomboyish nature.
- Catch-Phrase: Dolly has "Bow whacka wow!". Under stress, Dylan has a frantic and repeated "Oh my dog!".
- Cowardly Lion: Dylan in "Boom Night". Despite being terrified of the night in question, he doesn't hesitate to set out and find Dolly and Dorothy when it appears they've left the house.
- The Dividual: Triple D are a trio of triplet puppies, made up of Destiny, Dallas & Deja Vu who all share a similar appearance.
- Family Theme Naming: All the members of the Dalmatian family have names that begin with the letter 'D'.
- Finger in the Mail: In one of the shorts; When Clarissa Corgi gets her paws on Dolly's Rubber Chicken, she sends Dolly a package with one of its legs in the box.
- Finishing Each Other's Sentences: The Triple D triplets speak this way, with one starting the sentence, another speaking the middle, and the other finishing it.
- Foolish Sibling, Responsible Sibling: While Dolly is tomboyish and comes up with insane ideas, Dylan is much more pedantic.
- The Gadfly: Dolly loves to get on Dylan's nerves.
- Gadgeteer's House: The dalmatians live in a "home full of wacky inventions to make the dogs lives easier", most of which have been invented by Dylan and Dawkins.
- G-Rated Drug: Sid the Squirrel seems to act this way to nuts, being obsessed with the hoarding and eating of them, as well as getting twitchy when ever he is thinking about them.
- Gold Tooth: Fergus the fox has one (somehow).
- Good Parents: Doug and Delilah. While their respective jobs keep them busy, they are caring and loving parents to the pups, including their step-children - especially Doug, who is always eager for group hugs from his kids.
- Goofy Print Underwear: In "Prank Pups", Clarissa Corgi's owner Hugo is revealed to wear briefs with pictures of Clarissa on them.
- Goth: Dante.
- Gross-Up Close-Up: There's a very detailed look on Dante's eyes when he brings up the potential end of the world.
- Masculine Girl, Feminine Boy: Dylan is the feminine boy to Dolly's masculine girl.
- Massive Numbered Siblings: Considering that this is a show based on 101 Dalmatians, this is to be expected.
- Mythology Gag:
- The dalmatians' human is named after Dodie Smith, the original author of The Hundred and One Dalmatians novel.
- When Doug arrives home in "Dog's Best Friend", he is covered in soot, and the puppies who glomp him get covered in soot, too. Similar to how the Dalmatians disguise themselves as Labradors, by covering themselves in soot, in 101 Dalmatians.
- At about the 28 second mark in the opening, as Dylan and Dolly run toward the camera, the background shows a silhouette with five circles around it, looking very similar to the close up on Cruella De Vil in the original film's car chase.
- Named After Somebody Famous: There is an artistic dalmatian called Da Vinci, named after Leonardo Da Vinci.
- Science geek Dawkins is possibly named after the English ethologist, Richard Dawkins.
- Deepak may also be named after Deepak Chopra, a prominent figure in the New Age movement.
- Nervous Wreck: Deepak is often this.
- No Name Given: The human Dizzy and Dee Dee decide to make Dylan's new "pet" is only ever referred to by the name they give him: "Mr. Fuzzy".
- No Sense of Personal Space: Dolly. She has no problem jumping on Dylan's head, or pulling him into sibling hugs.
- Not So Above It All: Dylan. In the short "Prank Pups", he plays a prank on Clarissa's human, Hugo, by glueing his phone to the ground.
- Parent with New Paramour: The puppies are from different litters of previous marriages between both Doug and Delilah. Dolly comes from Doug's side of the family and Dylan comes from Delilah's, thus making them step-siblings.
- The Pig Pen: One of the puppies, Diesel, loves to play in the dirt.
- Rich Bitch: The puppies encounter a group of rich and snobbish dogs, who look down on them cause of how often their human is abroad. Clarissa Corgi is one such snob.
- Running Gag: Trigger words. Certain words like ball, park or sticks will likely lead to who ever says it getting either glomped or trampled by the other pups.
- Sequel Series: The series takes place almost sixty years after the original film.
- Serial Escalation: When Clarissa Corgi has Dolly's Rubber Chicken Hostage, Dolly tries to do like wise to a Topiary of Clarissa. This escalates from Clarissa barbecuing the chicken, to Dolly cutting parts of the Topiary, to Clarissa dipping the chicken in Honey to get attacked by Bees, to Dolly doing more cutting, to Clarissa putting the Chicken on a Rack, to Dolly driving a bulldozer towards the Topiary!
- Setting Update: The new adventures takes place in modern day London. Even the iconic "Twilight Bark" is updated to become the "World Wide Woof" and is more of an internet parody.
- In the opening titles, Dolly is seen on a street crossing, with four humans walking in the background. If you look at the third human, you shall notice that they have bare feet. Dolly is in the middle of the Abbey Road album cover.
- "Boom Night" is a parody of The Purge.
- In "Boom Night", Dolly and Dylan search London for Dorothy. It turns out she was on the roof of the house, the entire time, similar to the first Hangover film.
- In an episode, where Diesel tries to get elected Top Dog, he does a parody of "'Be Prepared" from The Lion King.
- Sibling Yin-Yang: Dylan and Dolly. One is uptight, nervous and follows the rules, while the other is carefree, adventurous, and rebellious.
- Snark-to-Snark Combat: Dylan and Dolly indulge in this during "Boom Night", each mocking the other for their choice of "protective gear" (a bunch of tennis balls for Dolly, and paint cans, tin foil and a colander for Dylan).Dylan: I'm sorry. I didn't know we were playing tennis this evening.
Dolly: And you don't look at all like a giant can of dog food!
- Spell My Name with an "S": In the title, it is singular Dalmatian, not plural Dalmatians.
- Spin-Offspring: Delilah and her puppies are descendants of Pongo and Perdita of the original film.
- Those Two Guys: Dizzy and Dee Dee.
- Vitriolic Best Buds: Dylan and Dolly. They snark at and argue with each other all the time, but when push comes to shove, they always have each others' backs.
Who we got in the house? 101's the number we got"