his live-action prequel to Disney’s famous tale The “Hundred and One Dalmatians”
tells the narrative of Cruella de Vil’s childhood and what she was like before the events of The “Hundred
and One Dalmatians” unfolded on screen, starring Emma Stone. Dodie Smith, a writer, and dramatist, first
published the children’s book in 1956. Since then,
- Two versions of the storey have been adapted for the “silver screen,” first as an “animated” ‘film in 1961’ and subsequently,
- as a “live-action” film starring “Glenn Close and Jeff Daniels” in 1996.
Cruella de Vil, as played by actress Emma Stone, puts fresh life into one of the studio’s most iconic cartoon
villains. The movie is set in 1970 London and follows a young lady named Estella who has a “flair for
fashion” and attracts the interest of Baroness von Hellman, according to the film’s description on Disney
Plus, where it’s now accessible for free (Emma Thompson).
However, their connection inspires Estella to “embrace her evil nature,”
and she goes on to become Cruella de Vil, who is “raucous, stylish, and revenge-bent.” While viewers
learn about Cruella de Vil’s backstory, the Dalmatians do appear throughout the film, but there is some
deception. Are all of the dogs real?
- Is it true that the dogs in ‘Cruella’ are real? Both yes and no.
Some of the canines in Cruella are based on actual dogs. Several dogs, some of whom “are not
Dalmatians”, made cameos throughout the film. “While there weren’t as many” actual “dogs as in the”
previous two adaptations, Cruella used a combination “of real and digitally” rendered canines to bring
“the dogs to life”. Craig Gillespie, the film’s director, utilized actual canines in all of the close-up shots,
including the one when a puppy sits on little Estella’s (Tipper Seifert-Cleveland) lap.
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However, all of the dogs shown in the final cut of the movie are half real and half CGI
with the effects being so realistic that it’s impossible to discern the difference. For the real canines on the
set of Cruella, there were six trainers.
The Dalmatians were difficult to work with
according to Craig, since they had short attention spans and were a little rowdy when in situations with
He stated in an interview with The Wrap, “Dalmatians are a pain to manage, to put it mildly. They have
extremely jittery dispositions, and when three of them are in a scene together, it’s almost difficult to get
them to sit still, listen, and pay attention. Six trainers are screaming something in between lines. As a
result, they are typically the first to go. ‘You’ve got to get rid of the Dalmatians,’ I’d say after one and a
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Because the actual canines were unpredictable,
the filmmakers were able to adapt and make the dogs perform whatever the scenario required of them by
using CGI for half of the dogs. Craig said, “We had all of the dogs on set at all times, and I would always
attempt to film actual dogs first. Sometimes it would work, and we’d be done, but more often than not,
each scene would have half-real dogs and half computer-generated dogs. And the CGI is so excellent that I
can’t detect the difference anymore.”
Don’t worry, dog lovers: Cruella de Vil never intended to hurt any of the ‘Cruella’ puppies.
Anyone who hasn’t watched the movie knows that skinning Dalmatian puppies for their coveted fur is not
a good idea. This Cruella does not have a fur fetish. Estella is unmistakably a dog lover even from the
start. When her cruel classmates throw her in the garbage, she finds a stray dog and decides to adopt him.
Buddy becomes her companion for the duration of the film, emphasizing the fact that she would never kill
And, despite the Dalmatians’ initial hostility toward her, neither Estella nor her wicked alter ego Cruella
all of the dogs in the movie found homes, and one of the trainers even acquired a puppy.
Cruella is now available to watch on Disney Plus for free.