Top 10 101 Dalmatians Movie Facts

Following is our collection of 101 Dalmatians facts. Handpicked and verified, these little-known details can be obscure enough most people will miss. These behind the scene easter eggs and hidden messages will give you another view of 101 Dalmatians film message.

When the dogs start barking to each other to raise the alarm in '101 Dalmatians' (1961), Lady and the Tramp can both be seen helping.
When the dogs start barking to each other to raise the alarm in '101 Dalmatians' (1961), Lady and the Tramp can both be seen helping.
At the end of 101 Dalmatians (1996) the mansion everyone lives happily ever after in is painted with spots. Never noticed this as a kid!
At the end of 101 Dalmatians (1996) the mansion everyone lives happily ever after in is painted with spots. Never noticed this as a kid!

101 Dalmatians Trivia

These trivia from Reddit and other sources can be used as questions with answers in quizzes or games.

  1. One of the puppies the original 15 meet in the farmhouse says that they were "bought and paid for," yet Roger and Anita keep all of them at the end of the film. That means the protagonists stole 84 dogs from Cruella de Ville, but she only ever stole 15 from them.

101 Dalmatians Easter Eggs

Hidden objects, characters, easter eggs, and their meanings are wonderful ways to discover the filmmaker's perspectives of any given movie.

  • 102 - Lady and the Tramp are both briefly seen during the bark chain.
    Lady and the Tramp are both briefly seen during the bark chain.

101 Dalmatians Hidden Details

102 - The puppy called Lucky's spot are arranged in a shape of a lucky horseshoe
The puppy called Lucky's spot are arranged in a shape of a lucky horseshoe
102 - Cruella de Vil's bare hands are never visible. They're always hidden behind gloves adorned with fake fingernails.
Cruella de Vil's bare hands are never visible. They're always hidden behind gloves adorned with fake fingernails.

Cruella de Vil's car is actually called a Panther De Ville

When Pongo shuts off the TV, the announcer reacts in surprise (at 3:55)

102 - The little pup that was revived back to life at birth and also named "Lucky" has spots on his back in the shape of a horseshoe.
The little pup that was revived back to life at birth and also named "Lucky" has spots on his back in the shape of a horseshoe.
101 Dalmatians poster
101 Dalmatians poster

101 Dalmatians Plot

An evil high-fashion designer plots to steal Dalmatian puppies in order to make an extravagant fur coat, but instead creates an extravagant mess.

Cast and Details

Here are the full cast and crew of 101 Dalmatians. The goofs, crazy credits, and trivia they have performed may have not taken your attention. Some are hidden for a reason, while others randomly forgotten.

Genre Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Family
Director Stephen Herek
Stars Glenn Close, Jeff Daniels, Joely Richardson, Joan Plowright
IMDB score 5.7