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The article includes a list of fictional characters from the 101 Dalmatians series and movies.

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Main characters

There are four protagonists, all of them animals.

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Cadpig

Cadpig is a fictional character originally created by Dodie Smith for her books The Hundred and One Dalmatians and The Starlight Barking, subsequently used in the Disney animated television series.

The books

In The Hundred and One Dalmatians, Cadpig was one of Pongo and Missis' original 15 puppies. She was the smallest of the litter and shared a close bond with Patch. She is referred to as "the Cadpig", Cadpig being a name for runts in a pig's litter. She was a very weak puppy: she could not walk long distances and got tired easily. She was also addicted to television. In The Starlight Barking, she was the pet of the British Prime Minister, and aided her parents during the events of the story. She first appeared as a puppy of Pongo in 101 Dalmatians.

The television series

In September, 1997, Disney released the television series, which was a new installment in their 101 Dalmatians franchise rather than a continuation. In the series there were four main characters: Lucky, Cadpig, Rolly and Spot. Cadpig is voiced by Kath Soucie.

Cadpig was the youngest of the ninety-nine Dalmatian puppies and she was also the runt of the litter, being physically smaller than her brothers and sisters. Her physical appearance also has some characteristics that are unique to her, as she has a larger head than most of the other Dalmatians, along with floppy ears and blue eyes. Despite her small stature, however, Cadpig can perform feats of strength that her brothers and sisters often cannot do (such as being able to lift another character who is twice her size), though she usually only exhibits such strength when she is angry; she also has an adept sense of hearing, which is stronger than that of her brothers and sisters. Cadpig also seems to have an extensive knowledge of (fictional) tribes and cultures.

Many of the denizens on the Dearly Farm have trouble understanding what Cadpig says, since she loves to speak in what Spot calls “metaphysical metaphors”, though she once mentioned that she got a thesaurus for Christmas, which she implied has helped expand her vocabulary, especially when it comes to synonyms of stupidity such as moron.

Lucky

Lucky was originally created by Dodie Smith for her book The Hundred and One Dalmatians and subsequently used in all of Disney's movies featuring the 101 Dalmatians: One Hundred and One Dalmatians, 101 Dalmatians II: Patch's London Adventure and 101 Dalmatians, as well as the animated television series.

The book

In Dodie Smith's book, Lucky was one of the original 15 puppies of Pongo and Missis. He is easily recognisable because the spots on his back form an inverted horseshoe. In the book, he actively took part in the escape as the leader of the puppies and helping the Colonel, his parents and Lieutenant Willow by training the pups to obey orders.

The movies

In One Hundred and One Dalmatians, Lucky was also one of the original 15 puppies, but he is the son of Pongo and Perdita (Missis' name being changed to Perdita for the movie; in the original book, Perdita was a completely separate character). His active personality was transferred to Patch, and he was usually one of the followers, not the leaders. He is also one of the weakest puppies in the movie. When he was born, he died shortly after, only to be revived by Pongo and Mr. Dearly which may explain his weakness and how he got his name. Lucky was the one who gave Pongo the idea to cover themselves in soot to hide from Cruella after he was arguing with Patch and both of them fell in the soot. Despite his name, he is probably the most unlucky puppy in 101 Dalmatians because he was close to dying in the march back home. His soot disguise also got washed away in front of Cruella de Vil. In the 1961 movie, he is voiced by Mimi Gibson. In 101 Dalmatians II: Patch's London Adventure, the 1961 movie's direct-to-video sequel, Lucky was a minor character. He is voiced by Ben Tibber.

The television series

Lucky was once again featured in the animated series based on the movies and the book, this time as a main character. Lucky retains many characteristics from the book such as the horseshoe on the back, black ears from the movie and the active personality from the book. In many ways, this Lucky is perhaps more true to Dodie Smith's book. Lucky is headstrong, stubborn, brave (sometimes to the point of foolishness), loyal, fearless (except when it comes to getting shots from the veterinarian) and the favourite puppy of Roger Dearly and often takes his position as favourite puppy for granted and gets very jealous when he feels that any of them are trying to pry this coveted position from him, especially Tripod.

Lucky can always be seen hanging out with Cadpig, Rolly and the chicken Spot plus he has ongoing rivalries with Mooch and Tripod. He particularly despises Cruella and is also a TV and computer game addict.

On a more favourable note, he is quick thinking and can be just as fast in getting out of trouble as he is in getting into trouble, a trait that has saved him and his friends on more than one occasion. He has also proven himself to be a very loyal and faithful friend and is willing to put his friends before his own gain, as can be seen in several episodes. He is voiced by Pamela Adlon and Debi Mae West.

Roger Radcliffe

A musician who is the owner of Pongo. He creates the song "Cruella De Vil". But suspects Cruella stole the puppies. At the end his song reveals to become famous but Roger turns it off even though it was his first big hit, and he became rich because of it. Then when Pongo and Perdy and the puppies return they celebrate by singing a new song "Dalmatian plantation" which shows during the singing, the neighbor dogs bark to the tune of Dalmatian Plantation. It is possible that Dalmatian Plantation becomes more famous and better than "Cruella De Vil".

Rolly

Rolly was created by Disney and based on a character from The Hundred and One Dalmatians, and primarily appeared in the animated television series. He is always hungry which is possible of why he's overweight. And when Pongo and Perdita comes to rescue them Rolly instead of a nice "Hello" asks a nagging, "Did you bring me anything to eat?"

The book

Rolly's name in the book is "Roly-Poly". In the book, Roly-Poly was also one of the original 15 puppies born of Pongo and Missis. He was a mischievous and playful puppy who often got into trouble. It was he who inspired Pongo to tell the others to roll in the soot to disguise themselves from the Badduns and Cruella de Vil after falling in the soot and playing around in it.

The movies

The character Roly-Poly was adapted from the book and into Walt Disney's 1961 classic animated movie One Hundred and One Dalmatians. His name was changed to Rolly and he was given an extra trait: an enormous appetite. He has a red collar (as do all the male puppies in the movie) though the color is changed to blue in some of the picture books and plush toys and spotted ears and can be recognized easily because he is rather plump. His mischievousness was also toned down. He was also one of Pongo & Perdita's 15 puppies who were kidnapped by Cruella de Vil. Rolly also made an appearance in 101 Dalmatians II: Patch's London Adventure, the direct-to-video sequel to the 1961 movie, as a minor character.

Rolly was one of two characters from the 1961 movie to be adapted as a main character in Disney's television series. He still retains the spotted ears from the movie but he now wears a blue collar. He kept his big appetite but was made to look even fatter in the series. Rolly is a loyal brother to his siblings but does hesitate when it comes to going on an adventure with his brother, Lucky, and he prefers to remain out of conflicts even if his friends could really use his assistance. He spends most of his time eating and watching food commercials on TV, if he is not on an adventure with the gang.

Rolly’s biggest asset is his acute sense of smell, which is something that is unique to him as his sense of smell is much more refined than that of the rest of the Dalmatians on the farm. Rolly's biggest flaw is still his appetite. In fact, his strong desire for food has caused many problems for himself, as well as his friends and family, as he tends to go out of his way to find an easy meal, even in situations that require his utmost concentration and best behavior. He is voiced by Kath Soucie.

Spot

Spot is a spotted chicken who wants to become a dalmatian. As a result she has picked up some dog behaviour such as scratching herself with her feet, barking, howling at the moon and, it was once mentioned, urinated on a fire hydrant, much to Cornelia's disapproval.

Spot is very highly strung and is prone to literally bouncing off walls, much to the annoyance of her friends. She provides comic relief and slapstick humour throughout the series.

She is voiced by Tara Strong.

Secondary characters

  • Mooch - Mooch is Lucky's main rival, asides from Tripod. He is probably second only to Cruella on Lucky's list of most hated. Mooch usually teases Lucky and makes fun of Rolly but once fell in love with Cadpig. Often seen hanging out with Two-Tone, Whizzer and Dipstick. Voiced by Danny Cooksey.
  • Dumpling - A Female pig who lives on the farm. She has an unrequited crush on Lucky. Voiced by Christine Cavanaugh.
  • Baron Efrem von Schnickerdoodle - A millionaire whom Cruella is determined to marry. He only appeared in a major role one weekday syndication episode, "Cupid Pups", although he put in a minor appearance at the end of the episode "Dalmatian Vacation, Part III - Dearly Beloved".
  • Pullet Marlow - Spot's alter ego. A detective who appears on Dearly Farm to solve major mysteries that happen on the farm. Only appeared in two episodes: "The Maltese Chicken" and "K is for Kibble".
  • Captain Ahab - A pirate who is determined to find the great white whale.
  • Beamer - The pup's rich uncle. He has long black ears and a shiny emerald collar.
  • Coco - Beamer's wife, the pup's rich aunt. She has ears similar to Perdita, and many fans belive that she's Perdita's sister. She also has a lilac pearl nacklace. She is voiced by April Winchell.
  • Cydne the Water Snake - A snake who lives in the swamp. He appears occasionally to scare the poop out of the pups.
  • Filibuster - Dog of the President. He is mentioned many times in "Mall Pups" but does not appear in any episode.
  • Lieutenant Pug - Pug is in charge of training the Cadets. He is a typical drill sergeant who enjoys nothing more than screaming and shouting orders at the cadets. His weakness is that he has a tendency to black-out and sleep suddenly during critical moments especially while screaming at subordinates or during combat operations. Pug hates cats and is often paranoid about The Great Cat Invasion, which sometimes leads to panic among the Bark Brigade cadets. This also makes him suspicious of Sgt. Tibs, who is a cat, that he may be a spy. Voiced by Jeff Bennett.
  • Rebecca - Another girlfriend of Lucky, lives in a DeVil Vill with a curse put upon it by a witch that looks like Nanny, Hester Hen. Her eyes vary from Pink when in a trance, and blue when normal, has a beauty mark that resembles a pink heart, while her spots resembles hearts. She has a pink lace collar. She speaks with an Irish accent. She only appears in "De Vil-Age Elder". Voiced by Alice Ghostley.
  • Rebecca's Mother - A carridge hound like Rebecca, has a blue lace collar. Bears an odd resemblance to Perdita, for her daughter does not.
  • Starbuck - Captain Ahab's first mate Skipper. He often suffers from seasickness.
  • Steven - Steven is an Alligator who resides in the swamp. Whenever the pups and Spot stumble into the swamp, Steven always shows up, and plans to make a snack out of Spot or any of the puppies. He's also hired a few times by Swamp Rat as a "muscle". Voiced by Frank Welker.
  • Ralphie St. Lowrent - The owner of a fashion company that rivals Cruella's company. Voiced by Jeff Bennett.
  • The Swamp Rat - Swamp rat is a con man, pawner and a salesman who lives in the swamp. He always tries to sell the pups something, or attempts to make money off stealing things from the Ridiciously-Small-House. Voiced by Jeff Bennett.
  • Tripod - Lucky's rival in the Bark Brigade. He has three legs and a green sweatband. The reason for this is not specified if his left front leg was either amputated or was born that way, He's also adopted and not a member of the original 15 pups Perdita had. Tripod is the favourite of Lieutenant Pug and was once Cadet of the Month. Despite having only three legs, he is more capable when it comes to athletics than all the other cadets, including Lucky, because he works harder than any of them. Motto: No pain, no gain. Voiced by Toran Caudell.
  • Cornelia - Cornelia is Spot's mother and dislikes her dog-like antics and is often not very comfortable with Spot mixing around with the pups. Cornelia also often makes Spot babysit her friends' eggs/chicks. Voiced by Tress MacNeille.
  • Duke - Duke is one of the many pups on the farm, and he appears to be the most muscular out of everyone. he has white ears and a blue collar. He only appears in, "Full Metal Pullet", where his only line was a high-pitched, girlish scream. He is one of Tripod's best friends.

Sourced from the film adaptations

  • The Colonel - The Colonel is an English Sheepdog, the commanding officer of the Bark Brigade. Sgt. Tibs, Lt. Pug and the cadets. He is quite fair when it comes to punishing and rewarding his subordinates. He is another character taken from the novel and the movie. Voiced by Jim Cummings.
  • Anita Dearly - Roger's wife and fashion designer for Cruella's company. She is often asked by Ralphie St. Lowrent to work at his company, a rival to Cruella's, but usually turns down the offer. Voiced by Kath Soucie.
  • Roger Dearly - Owner of the Ridicoulusly-Small-House. Roger creates video games for his computer game company "kindly" sponsored by Cruella. Roger truly hates Cruella, but has to put up with her so that Anita does not get fired. Instead he puts his hatred of Cruella into his computer games such as "The Cruellanator". Voiced by Jeff Bennett.
  • Dipstick - A rather dim member of the Dalmatian family. Tends to hang out with Two-Tone, Whizzer and Mooch. He also appears in the 1996 live action 101 Dalmatians as a puppy, his look differs from his series look as he has partial black ears and tail, he retains the same look in the live action sequel 102 Dalmatians as an adult, in 102 he has a new owner named Chloe Simon and has a mate named Dottie and they have three pups Domino, Little Dipper, and Oddball (see 102 Dalmatians). Voiced by Thom Adcox-Hernandez.
  • Jewel - Another of the original 15 pups, Jewel was never seen in the series yet mentioned by name in several episodes. Had she appeared her look might have been identical to her look from her live action movie appearance in 1996.
  • Nanny - Caretaker for the Dearlys and the Dalmatians. She appears in the 1961 movie. She also works on the Chow Tower and is quite inventive when it comes to creating new inventions to ease her work such as a catapult to launch her laundry on to the clothesline. -- Voiced by Charlotte Rae.
  • Patch - Another sibling of the Dalmatians. Enjoys hanging out with Rolly. His look was taken from Dodie Smith's original description from the original novel. Instead of a collar, he has a rope as his collar. He can easily be recognised by the black patch on his eye. He appears in the 1961 animated movie and the 1996 live action movie and the direct to DVD sequel 101 Dalmatians 2 which he is the main pup instead of the other pups. Early promotional material once featured a 'mischievous' Patch as one of the main characters but it was feared that this would flood the show with too many main characters and the idea was dropped. Originally Patch would have also had his protectiveness over Cadpig from Dodie Smith's original novel but the idea was never used. Voiced by Justin Shenkarow.
  • Perdita - Mother of the 99 puppies. Voiced by Pam Dawber
  • Pongo - Father of the 99 puppies. Voiced by Kevin Schon.
  • Sergeant Tibs - Sergeant Tibs is the Colonel's liaison with the Bark Brigade, often running messages to and from the Colonel. In the original novel, the character was a female cat and referred to as "Lieutenant Tib" (a nickname; her real name is "Pussy Willow"), but for the 1961 movie the character was turned into a male cat named "Sergeant Tibs," and remained so for the series. Voiced by Jeff Bennett.
  • Two-Tone- An unusual pup of the farm, hence her spot pattern, as her lower half is black fur and white spots, often considered a tomboy and seen with Mooch, Wizzer, and Dipstick, also dated Lucky once in the episode "Love 'em Flea 'em" despite them being related. She also appears in the 1996 live action movie but her spot pattern differs as she's half white, half spotted down the middle, has a black ear, no earring and sports a red collar. Voiced by Tara Strong.
  • Whizzer - Has a case of incontinence of the bladder, also hangs with Mooch, Dipstick, and Two-Tone. Whizzer does not appear in the novel or the animated movies but does appear in the 1996 live-action movie. Out of all of the supporting pups, he has the least speaking roles. Voiced by Christine Cavanaugh

Villains

Cruella de Vil

  • Cruella de Vil - Main antagonist of the series. Constantly schemes to steal the Ridicoulously-Small-House and/or get richer. She lives next door to the Dearlys in Villa de Vil. Like her character played by Glenn Close in the 1996 live action film, she is also owner of House of de Vil, a fashion house, where Anita Dearly works for her. Throughout the series as a couple of running gags, she reminds herself of random things by making memos to herself via a RadioShack tape recorder and always calls Roger other names that start with an "R". Voiced by April Winchell.

The de Vils

  • Ivy de Vil - Cruella's niece. Has two sides: one is extremely sweet when meeting others and one evil side when scheming. Her cart can transform into many things including a helicopter and a machine that can force meteors to fall on a specific place. She is also good at creating computer viruses.
  • Malevola de Vil - Cruella's mother. Shows little love for her descendants except for Ivy. Drives a very long car with big exhaust pipes and massive amounts of exhaust until it can create its own lightning. She has 2 big and fierce dogs. Although her name here is as shown above, a Disney Villains Top Secret Files book named Cruella's mother Dalmentia.
  • P.H. de Vil - Cruella's cousin. According to his sales pitch, he's an "evil genius, mad scientist and junk food connoisseur". Once built a robotic version of Rolly, used Rolly as a test subject for his junk food business and schemed to steal the Ridicoulously-Small-House in order to inherit the family fortune with an earthquake machine: The Seismic Mayhemitron. Voiced by Jeff Bennett.
  • Cecil B. de Vil - Another cousin of Cruella's. His name is a pun on Cecil B. Demille. Cecil works in advertising as a director. Voiced by Rob Paulsen.
  • Scorch de Vil - Scorch is Cruella's pet ferret. He specializes in making the puppies' lives as miserable as possible. Voiced by Frank Welker
  • Vindella de Vil - Cruella's pet dog. She is snobbish and vain but generally means the puppies no harm.

Others

  • Horace and Jasper - Henchmen of the "H. and J. Concepts" company who are employed by Cruella to do her dirty work. This involves delivering ransom notes and going through Anita's trash. They both enjoy watching a TV Series called "What's my crime". Jasper's favorite food is Alchahole. Horace's favorite is Sandwiches and Cakes (Seen in the film). Jasper also enjoys playing Darts on a picture of the court Judge which he uses as his Dartboard, smoking, and drinking . Jasper is also known for pouring his Insigerate ashes on Horace's sandwiches. Horace was voiced by David L. Lander, Jasper by Michael McKean. In the original stage production of the film, Horace was played by Steve LeFayt and Jasper by Michael Visconti.

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