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YMMV / 101 Dalmatians (1996)

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  • Awesome Music: "Rescue". Disney even reused it for the VHS trailer for the 1997 copy of Sleeping Beauty and the theatrical trailer for Doug's 1st Movie.
  • Draco in Leather Pants: Glenn Close's Cruella gets this, with a tragic traumatic childhood.
  • Evil Is Sexy: Glenn Close's Cruella has some rather flattering outfits.
  • Foe Yay: Cruella seems really interested in Anita. She acts like a Woman Scorned upon reading about her marriage announcement in the paper, and says she misses the "interaction" with her at work. It's outright confirmed in the novelization that she had feelings for Anita, and Anita choosing Roger over her is partly what fueled her revenge desire.
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  • Ham and Cheese: It may not be six-time Oscar nominee Glenn Close's most profound role, but she makes a really good Cruella and clearly had a ball hamming it up.
  • Just Here for Godzilla: The only reason most people watch the live-action remake is Glenn Close's Cruella.
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  • Special Effects Failure: The scenes where the pups are sliding down a pipe, which uses really, really dated CGI.
  • Strawman Has a Point: Cruella is presented as a Straw Feminist for warning Anita not to give up her career for marriage, stating, "More good women have been lost to marriage than war, disease, and famine. You have talent, darling, don't squander it." Except... yeah. Why are we supposed to think she's wrong, again? (Though it's worth noting Anita does keep her fashion designer job after marrying Roger; she just works and mails her sketches from home.)


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