Cruella 101: Delightful Dalmatians Details!
Connections between the animated classic and the new live-action film abound…
My son and I have seen it twice in the theater, and we “own it” on Disney+. But, I also found myself re-watching the animated classic 101 Dalmations, as well.
Have you seen the new film?
Just in case, the official synopsis explains:
“Cruella,” which is set in 1970s London amidst the punk rock revolution, follows a young grifter named Estella, a clever and creative girl determined to make a name for herself with her designs. She befriends a pair of young thieves who appreciate her appetite for mischief, and together they are able to build a life for themselves on the London streets. One day, Estella’s flair for fashion catches the eye of the Baroness von Hellman, a fashion legend who is devastatingly chic and terrifyingly haute…
There are plenty of crossover Easter Eggs between the two films, which totally increase my love for both movies.
Moreover, as pointed out by the Twitter video below, the interconnectivity makes the whole endeavor so much fun.
Possible Spoilers Ahead
If you haven’t yet seen Cruella, it might make sense to skip over to Disney+ or your local cineplex to enjoy the movie spoiler-free.
And, for that matter, watch 101 Dalmations first.
However, if you’ve seen it and want to find an excuse to watch either the classic or the live-action prequel, stick around.
You’re still here? Excellent, dah-ling.
Cruella & Cruella
The narrator of the recent video points out things we see in BOTH movies.
- Cruella’s black and white hair.
- Her road rage.
- Also, the animated character and Emma Stone’s version were inspired by real-life entertainer Tallulah Bankhead, “who makes a cameo appearance” on the small screen via the current big-screen Cruella.
The movies share characters, too.
- Anita is a reporter in the new version who captures Cruella’s antics on film and prose in the newspaper.
- Roger is The Baronesses’ long-suffering lawyer.
- Jasper and Horace appear in both movies.
And, London’s Regent Park is a major location in both storylines.
Anyway, we’ve teased the video and both films enough.
Check out the video from Oh My Disney (?) and don’t miss the explanation of the mid-credit scene:
— Oh My Disney (@OhMyDisney) June 29, 2021
Have you seen Cruella? If so, what is your favorite Easter Egg? Let us know in the comments below.
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