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101 Dalmatian Street is a Canadian/British animated comedy series spun-off from Disney's 1961 film 101 Dalmatians. The show is the second television series to be based on the animated feature, following 101 Dalmatians: The Series (1997-1998), which was a direct spinoff of the original movie. In contrast, 101 Dalmatian Street is only loosely based on the film, explicitly taking place sixty years after its events. The series is co-produced by Atomic Cartoons (Atomic Betty) and the London-based Passion Pictures (Gorillaz).

Taking place in the London neighbourhood of Camden Town during the present day (read: the 21st century), the series follows the adventures of a large family of dalmatians whose names all begin with the letter "D", and live at 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.

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The other main siblings include:

  • Dizzy (voiced by Nefeli Karakosta) and Dee Dee (voiced by Florrie Wilkinson), 2 pups with a mischevious streak.
  • Dawkins (voiced by Rhys Isaac-Jones), a science geek, and Dylan's unappreciated sidekick.
  • Diesel (voiced by Bert Davis), a silly puppy obsessed with playing in the dirt.
  • Dante (voiced by Kyle Soller), 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. (voiced by Maxwell Apple), a music lover.
  • Deepak (voiced by Nikhil Parmar), 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 she's named after.
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  • 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.

Compare with 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. In the United States, the show will come out on Disney+ when it launches on November 12, 2019.

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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 and the first animated film.
  • Ambiguously Bi: Hansel. He's initially smitten with Dolly when she takes credit for a poem Dylan wrote. When he discovers the truth he transfers his attention to Dylan.
  • Amplified Animal Aptitude: Despite being dogs, all 101 of the Dalmatians are able to take care of themselves and a house just fine even though their human owner is abroad all the time.
  • Animal Talk: As in the novel and the animated film. The episode "Girl's Day Out" suggests that other canines or animals understanding human is like learning a second language.
  • Artistic License – Biology: In "Long Tongue Day" the dogs are shown sweating at some points. While dogs do have sweat glands, most of them are in their paw pads.
    • "Flea-Mageddon" gets a lot of things about fleas wrong for the sake of the story.
  • Art Shift:
    • In "Long Tongue Day", when Dolly & Dylan do "battle" with the "Camden Kraken", the animation style of them fighting it changes to resemble a manga looking Style.
    • In "Doggy Da Vinci" when the audience sees Da Vinci's perspective of the World, other Animals & Humans become Smoke Creatures, as well as having the Scenery begin to resemble a Salvador Dali Painting.
  • Astonishingly Appropriate Appearance: Dolly's markings make it look like she's wearing sports gear on her legs, which befits her tomboyish and adrenaline-junkie nature.
    • Dylan is into astronomy, and the spots on his right ear resemble the Canis Major (or Dog Star) constellation.
    • Dizzy, one of two troublemakers, has a mask of black around her eyes like a raccoon.
    • Deepak, who meditates and is named after a New Age movement figure, has face spots that look like the Yin Yang symbol.
    • Dante's gloomy view is exemplified with being mostly black with white spots compared to his siblings (even when it should be genetically impossible).note 
  • Benevolent A.I.: Fetch, an A. I. Assistant which Dylan orders, as well as the Hundred other Fetch's which Dolly orders for the other Pups, despite what Dante claims.
  • Both Sides Have a Point: In “Power To The Puppies”, while Dolly does admit to Dylan's point that some rules are needed some times, Dylan also realizes Dolly's point that he tends to go too far with doing so, such as precision tooth brushing.
  • Brick Joke: Early in the Episode; "Fetch", Fetch tells the Dimitri Trio about the world's larges whoopee cushion, with them asking her to order it. When Delilah & Doug return home, a giant whoopee cushion gets air dropped in to the Garden.
  • Calling Parents by Their Name: Dawkins calls Doug by his name instead of "Dad", like the other pups do.
  • Catchphrase:
    • Dolly has "Bow whacka wow!"
    • Under stress, Dylan has a frantic and repeated "Oh my dog!"
  • Continuity Nod:
    • After getting Mister Fuzzy together with the Park Vendor in "Dog's Best Friend", future Episodes do show the two spending time with each other.
    • In "It's My Party", it is established that Destiny like foxes (or at least wants to do a fund raiser for baby foxes) and in its sister episode "Fox In The Dog House", when Fergus stays with the Dalmatians for a bit he starts wearing Destiny's collar.
  • 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.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: The fire fighters, which Doug works with. When Dolly visits the station, for the day, she is initially disappointed that the atmosphere there seems rather dull, sitting about studying emergency procedures. However, she realizes that, as soon as the alarm sounds, they are straight to action and are extremely competent fire fighters, because of the studying they do.
  • Ding-Dong-Ditch Distraction: Done as a prank in "Walkies on The Wild Side" by Fergus and the Canal Crew, though in this case, it is "Knock-Knock Ditch".
  • The Dividual: Triple D are a trio of triplet puppies, made up of Destiny, Dallas & Deja Vu who all share a similar appearance.
    • There are also triplet puppies Dimitri 1, 2, and 3, who are so similar they even share a name.
  • The Dog Was the Mastermind: In "The Nose Job". It is revealed that the one who framed the dalmatians for destroying the park was a cat, one who had never appeared before the two-parter, and had only briefly been seen at the beginning.
  • Double-Meaning Title: The Two-Parter; "A Summer To Remember". The Summer in question could be referring to both the Dalmatians going on a summer vacation, and to a collie named Summer, whom Dylan befriends in said Episode.
  • 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.
  • Free-Range Pets: More like free-range dogs in general; the Dalmatians' owner is constantly abroad, leaving them all to care for themselves. Due to Amplified Animal Aptitude, this poses no problem.
  • Friend or Idol Decision: Dolly faces this in both: "Poetry Scam" & "Don't Push Your Luck".
  • 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.
  • Getting Crap Past the Radar: In "Poetry Scam", Dolly does some free style hip-hop, based on what Dylan is telling Diesel, who is chewing his stitches. One of the lyrics about going to the vet is "She'll check your bits", "Bits" referring to his balls. Seemingly confirmed to be referring to those as Hansel (who Dolly is reciting to) looks down to his crotch as she says this!
    • In the Summer Sun song in "A Summer to Remember", Delilah responds to Doug's part in the song by saying "and unusual pleasure," as she gives him a suggestive smirk, and he gives a sheepish expression back.
  • 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).
  • Gone Horribly Right: In "Long Tongue Day", Dolly & Dylan spread a rumor about a Camden Kraken, so the pond shall be empty for them and the other Dalmatians to swim in. However, their plan works too well, and all the other Dalmatians are now fearful of the kraken, as well as Pearl closing the pond off to the public, cause of said kraken.
  • 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.
  • Gossip Evolution: This happens when Dylan uses the “World Wide Woof” in “The Nose Job”. The original message is “May Day! May Day! Must save Diesel!”, but by the time it gets to Dolly, it’s evolved in to “Wahey! Wahey! Must shave weasel!”. Then, Dylan tries this again, later in the episode, and it once again evolves, but this time reads as “Beetay! Beetay! Must scratch evil!”.
  • Goth: Dante.
  • Green Aesop: One seems to be suggested in "Winter Funderland", when the characters state "We messed with the climate, and the climate messed with us".
  • Gross-Up Close-Up: There's a very detailed look on Dante's eyes when he brings up the potential end of the world.
  • Hammerspace: The shorts normally involve a lot of this. "Yoga Pups", for instance, has Dolly pulling a massive drum set out of somewhere, including a gong, in order to get Deepak to get off her skateboard. "Ransom Pups" also involves her somehow getting ahold of a pair of gardening shears and eventually a bulldozer in the middle of urban London.
  • The Kids Are American: Justified with the pups from Doug's litter. Zigzagged with the others.
  • Leaning on the Fourth Wall:
    • In "A Summer To Remember", just as the Dalmatian family are about to head to Cornwall, Dolly begins singing, while Dylan tries to tell her they do not have time for a musical number.
    • At the beginning of part two, as the episode recaps the bus running out of control, Dante says "Previously on 101 Dalmatian Street!", before he resumes screaming.
  • Literal Cliffhanger: Part one of "A Summer To Remember" has this, with the Dalmatian's bus literally on a tipping on a cliff, with the sea below them.
  • Lots of Luggage: As part of the summer special's musical number, Dylan and Dolly show off how they pack for the vacation: Dolly is just bringing her skateboard, while Dylan brings a small library contained in multiple large suitcases, and says that that's him "packing light", though considering his paranoid tendencies he claims it's to be well-prepared.
  • 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.
  • Murder Is the Best Solution: Bessie from "A Summer to Remember" has an irrational hatred of city folk and would rather kill the dalmatians than just wait for them to leave.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: Delilah gets hit with this in "Girls Day Out" after she yells at Dolly because of her disastrous Mother's Day gift. It gets worse after Dylan tells her that Dolly had been working on the gift for months.
  • 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.
    • In "May Contain Nuts", we see three dachshunds howling at a window. The street view from the window shows Roger's bachelor flat, from the first "animated" "101 Dalmatians".
    • In Delilah & Doug's room, there is a clock with a hat on it. This is the same clock, which Pongo adjusts that the beginning of the first “animated” “101 Dalmatians”, in order to arrange the meeting between Roger & Anita.
    • When the family are watching a weather forecast in "Winter Funderland", there are two references to the scene in the original movie where the family watches TV: one pup stands up and puts his paws on the screen (like Lucky), while another is perched on Doug's head, unknowingly covering his eyes (like Freckles did with Pongo).
    • When Dolly builds her fake human in "The Dog House", the hat it wears is Anita's spring hat from the beginning of 101 Dalmatians, while the jacket is one which Roger wears during the "Twilight Bark" sequence.
    • In "London, We Have a Problem", a Photo of Pongo & Perdita is shown.
    • In the same Episode, when Delilah & Doug realize Hunter is working for Cruella, the Melody of the "Cruella Devil" Song can be heard.
  • 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.
    • Dylan aswell.
    • Dante is the lesser of the three, but he counts too.
  • 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.
  • Police are Useless: Not Pearl the police horse, but her human rider, who is always seen playing on his phone and thus completely oblivious to his surroundings. This applies to all other members of the mounted police too.
  • Reality Ensues: A number of instances have popped up over the course of the show:
    • The "Snow Day" episode revolves entirely around getting ready to play in a snow day, unfortunately considering there's 97 puppies to make sure are healthy enough to play in the snow and are dressed warmly, by the time the family has gotten out of the house and to the park, the snow has already melted.
    • In "All Fired Up", Dolly goes with Doug to his job at the fire station as part of "Take Your Kid To Work Day". She learns that while firefighters do see action, the vast majority of their jobs do not involve fighting fires, but instead studying and learning how to be better firefighters in general.
    • Also in the same episode, there's not enough room to take all the puppies to the fire station, and only one gets to go. This naturally leads to an argument until it's solved via choosing a name by random.
    • The short "Prank Pups" has Dylan laughing so hard at the result of his prank that he cries. Unfortunately he's wearing his space helmet as he's doing this, and the resulting flood of tears eventually causes him to have to hold his breath to keep from drowning while Dolly tries to get the helmet off.
    • And, of course, the setting. Being 60 years after the original movie, Delilah is descended from Pongo, Perdita and their puppies, hence the new group of dogs.
    • In "The Dog House" the Dalmatians are at risk of being taken away by pest control because a) they don't have a human looking after them and b) there's not allowed to be so many dogs in one building.
  • Rich Bitch: The puppies regularly have to contend with 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.
    • Snowball and being flung off screen by her human's retracting leash.
  • 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.
  • Shaking the Rump: Dolly does this briefly in "It's My Party" when bragging that she and Destiny will have the best party. Later, four pups do the same thing at the party scene.
  • She's a Man in Japan: Da Vinci is a male in the Danish dub.
  • Shown Their Work: Roxy the rottweiler defies the usual stereotype of rottweilers being vicious, mindless brutes by being affectionate, gentle and intelligent. This is actually what the breed tends to be like in real life.
  • 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.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: The color and spot pattern on Dylan's ears is the same as Delilah's, while Dolly's is the same as Doug's.
  • The Man Behind the Man: In "The Nose Job", while Cuddles The Cat may have been the one to vandalize the park, it seems they were doing so to pick up footage of the Dalmatians for their Human: Hunter de Vil! But then, future Episodes show that Hunter himself is working for some one else, his Great-Aunt: Cruella!
  • Theme Initials: All the dalmatians have names starting with D.
  • Those Two Girls: Dizzy and Dee Dee.
  • Unusually Uninteresting Sight: Most of the time, nobody takes much note of 99 dalmatian puppies running around.
  • We Are Not Going Through That Again: At the end of Fox In The Dog House Dylan and Dolly find the triplets gushing over Sid and Big Tee, who are feigning injuries like Fergus did, they react by slamming the door in the duo's faces.
  • Vertigo Effect: Happens in "Fear Window", when Dylan sees the Hugo mock-up, which Clarissa has made.
  • 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.
  • Wham Episode:
    • We get one at the end of "The Nose Job", when we realize Hunter de Vil is a bigger threat to the dalmatians than we initially thought, and he's ready to strike at any moment.
    • In "A Date With Destiny... Dallas & Deja Vu" Hunter confirms the Dalmatians are related to Pongo and Perdita and now needs to find where they live, to continue his plan.
    • And in "Doggy Da Vinci", he does.
    • Then, in the following episode "London, We Have A Problem", he almost successfully catches all the dalmatians, starting with the youngest one, Dorothy, and we learn who it is he's working for... his great aunt...Cruella!
  • Wham Line:
    Delilah and Doug: (*checks a scent*) Definitely a de Vil... Cruella de Vil!

Not a family of rabbits, but the spots fit.

Alternative Title(s): One Hundred And One Dalmatians Street

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