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101 Dalmatians: The Series
Also known as101 Dalmatians
Based on
Developed by
Directed byVictor Cook[1]
Creative directorJumbo Pictures
Voices of
Theme music composer
  • Randy Petersen
  • Kevin Quinn
  • Tim Heintz
Opening theme"101 Dalmatians"
Ending theme"101 Dalmatians" (Instrumental)
Composers
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes65 (105 segments)
Production
Executive producers
  • Jim Jinkins
  • David Campbell
  • Tony Craig
  • Roberts Gannaway
Producers
  • Martha Ripp
  • Victor Cook
  • Ken Boyer
  • Rick Schneider-Calabash
Production locationNew York City
CinematographyWalt Disney Television
EditorJim Jinkins
Running time22 minutes
Production companies
Original release
Network
ReleaseSeptember 1, 1997 (1997-09-01) –
March 4, 1998 (1998-03-04)
Related
101 Dalmatian Street

101 Dalmatians: The Series is an American animated television series that aired from September 1, 1997, to March 4, 1998, on the Disney-Kellogg Alliance and ABC. It is produced by Walt Disney Television Animation and Jumbo Pictures and is based on the 1961 Disney animated feature of the same name and its 1996 live-action remake.[2] It features the voices of Pamela Adlon, Debi Mae West, Kath Soucie and Tara Strong, and is the first television series based on the 101 Dalmatians franchise; it was followed by 101 Dalmatian Street in 2019.

Many staff members previously worked on the Timon & Pumbaa television show. Doug creator Jim Jinkins and his partner David Campbell both were developers of the series.[3]

Premise

The show focuses primarily on three puppies: Lucky, TV addict leader and unconventional hero; Rolly, his cheerful, laid-back, and always-hungry brother; and Cadpig, their uncanny but loveable sister who is the runt of the family. The three siblings are often joined by Spot, a chicken who wants to be a dog and a member of the Bark Brigade.[4] Early promotional material had listed dictatorial Penny and mischievous Patch as two other puppy cast members, but the highlighted puppies were whittled down to three so Penny was dropped and Patch was no longer a main character. Unlike the original film, but like the 1996 live-action film, the series is set in England in the 1990s, on the Dearly Farm.

Other puppies appearing in the show included the fearless, three-legged Tripod, the friendly dimwitted Dipstick, the constantly urinating Wizzer, the fashion-conscious diva Two-Tone, and the Sheepdog mix, Mooch, who serves as the farm's bully. Patch also makes occasional appearances, though with a different personality than originally promoted.

Characters

Main

Supporting

Production

In March 1996, Disney announced an animated television series based on the 1961 film One Hundred and One Dalmatians, created in a partnership between Disney and Kellogg's ordered for 52 episodes with two cartoons and one comedy bit in between each.[7] The series was developed by Jim Jinkins, who had previously created Doug and Allegra's Window for Nickelodeon, and his partner David Ray Campbell, both serving as executive producers alongside Bobs Gannaway and Tony Craig, who were previously the supervising producers of The Lion King's Timon & Pumbaa, another television adaptation of a Disney animated feature film, being The Lion King.[3] Gannaway commented that since the animated film and the live-action remake were really about the human characters, they wanted to make the show about the puppies' individual personalities. The producers also gave the series its own highly stylized look, different from that of the original film, and even tackled the character of Cruella de Vil. Gannaway stated that they needed to expand her so that she would become more of a greedy character, which he found to be daunting as Cruella was a beloved Disney villain.[8] The show used the thick-and-thin line approach from Hanna-Barbera's 2 Stupid Dogs, another television series which Gannaway and Craig previously worked on.[3] Alongside Gannaway and Craig, many of the staff had been previously involved with The Lion King's Timon & Pumbaa.[3]

Release

Broadcast

The show debuted in syndication on the Disney-Kellogg Alliance block on September 1, 1997, running episodes five days a week; this was the second season.[clarification needed] Two weeks later, the first season aired on ABC's One Saturday Morning programing block. That season was originally going to air on ABC on September 6, 1997, but was delayed a week due to the death of Princess Diana.

In total, 65 half-hour episodes with 105 episode segments were produced. The first season contained 12 episodes: 3 full-length episodes, and 9 that contained 2 segments each. Meanwhile, the second season contained 53 episodes: 22 full-length episodes, and 31 that contained 2 segments each.[9] On March 4, 1998, the show aired its last episode with reruns continuing to play in syndication through August 28, 1998.

Reruns continued to play on ABC until 2002.[citation needed] Reruns of the show also aired on Disney Channel from 1998 to 1999[10] and Toon Disney from September 1, 1998, to March 9, 2007.[11][12][13][14]

On March 23, 2012, the show returned to television as a launch title for the Disney Junior channel, but only about half of the episodes aired and most of them were edited down. On September 3, 2013, the series was removed from Disney Junior's lineup.[citation needed]

Home media

While the series as a whole never made a true home media release either on VHS or DVD, the episode, "A Christmas Cruella", was released on VHS in 1998, which also contained the episode "Coup De Vil" as a bonus episode. This was also released on DVD in the UK.

The 3-part series finale, "Dalmatian Vacation", was also released on VHS and Laserdisc in Japan, which included two songs that were exclusive to this release and not on the TV broadcasts of the trilogy of episodes.

Streaming

The series has been available on the iTunes Store[15] and Amazon Prime Video[16] since February 2017, with the exception of the episode "Alive N' Chicken"/"Prima Doggy".[citation needed] In May 2020, the entire series became available on Disney+ in Australia,[17] and on the US version of Disney+ on June 19, 2020, with all 65 episodes listed as one season and arranged in release date order, including "Alive N' Chicken"/"Prima Doggy".[18]

Episodes

Series overview

SeasonSegmentsEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast airedNetwork
12112[b]September 13, 1997 (1997-09-13)January 10, 1998 (1998-01-10)ABC
28453[c]September 1, 1997 (1997-09-01)March 4, 1998 (1998-03-04)Syndication

Season 1 (1997–1998)

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byStoryboarded byOriginal air dateProd.
code
11"Home is Where the Bark Is"Rick SchneiderRoberts GannawayCynthia Petrovic & Amber TornquistSeptember 13, 1997 (1997-09-13)4338-012[19]
Roger and Anita are planning to move to the countryside thinking it would be better for their dogs. Three particular pups – Lucky, Rolly and Cadpig – are against the idea of moving from their city home, but they end up moving there anyway. Lucky, Rolly and Cadpig are not happy with their new home, so they decide to travel back to their old home only to discover it's not as fun as they remember it. This is when they realize home is actually being with family, so they decide to head back to the farm and settle there, but Cruella holds them there for ransom to try to make Roger and Anita sell their farm to her.
22"He Followed Me Home"Victor CookMirith J.S. ColaoSean BishopSeptember 27, 1997 (1997-09-27)TBA
"Love 'Em and Flea 'Em"Tony Craig & Roberts GannawayKen Koonce & Michael MertonEdward Baker

A circus elephant named Jimbo escapes from his circus train and follows Rolly back to the farm. The main pups try to take care of him while at the same time keep him hidden from Roger, Anita and Cruella. The pups are unaware that Cruella does know about Jimbo, and, thinking the Dearlys are keeping him as a pet, tries to expose this to force them to leave the farm.


With the pups' annual fall ball approaching, Two-Tone is expecting Mooch to ask her out, but after acting rude with her, Two-Tone decides to break up with Mooch. Lucky offers to take Two-Tone to the dance instead. When Mooch finds out about this, he gets revenge on Lucky by getting him infested with fleas and then dying his fur pink during his flea bath.
33"Howl Noon"Rick SchneiderKen Koonce & Michael MertonDavid FulpOctober 4, 1997 (1997-10-04)TBA
"Easy on the Lies"Ken BoyerBruce Shelly & Anne BaumgartenPhil Mosness

When the main pups learn about Lt. Pug's old nemesis, Persian Pete, coming for him, Cadpig insists they try to help him overcome his fear and face off with him.


After hearing one of the Colonel's boring stories, Rolly jokingly says that he wants to hear it again, but Colonel takes it seriously and sets up a time to tell it to him again. This conflicts with the main pups' schedule as they were going to go swimming at that time and could not reschedule, so Rolly fakes being sick for the Colonel and the pups have to find a way to get to Hiccup Hole without getting caught by Colonel or Sgt. Tibbs.
44"Two for the Show"Skip JonesJess WinfieldJill ColbertOctober 11, 1997 (1997-10-11)TBA
"An Officer and a Gentledog"Tony Craig & Roberts GannawayFracaswell HymanCraig Kemplin

Lucky wants to compete on the game show "Squeal of Fortune", and trains his friends to find who has what it takes to be his partner on the show. However, Lucky's pushy antics cause all his friends to turn against him.


Fed up with Tripod always beating him at all the Bark Brigade courses and Lt. Pug calling him a loser, Lucky is determined to win an obstacle course before Tripod does.
55"Bad to the Bone"Skip JonesDon GilliesLinda MillerOctober 18, 1997 (1997-10-18)TBA
"Southern Fried Cruella"Ken BoyerBruce Shelly & Anne BaumgartenDan Mills

Rolly is getting sick of Mooch and his gang bullying him because he's such a softy. He tries to prove he can be tough by beating up a snake skin in front of them, tricking them into believing it's Cydne the snake. Mooch has Rolly join his gang, but how long can Rolly keep up this charade?


When the Dearlys leave for a while, Cruella tricks Nanny into leaving too and poses as a farmer to try to get a business man to make a deal with her as one of her schemes to try to expand her business onto the farm.
66"Swine Song"Victor CookCydne Clark & Steve GranatBob LoganOctober 25, 1997 (1997-10-25)4338-045
"Watch for Falling Idols"Rick SchneiderJess WinfieldByron Vaughns4338-082[20]

Rolly falls in love with Dumpling, so his friends try to get Dumpling to fall for him.


Thunderbolt, Lucky's favorite superhero, comes to Dearly Farm to film his next episode. Lucky is excited at first, but he soon discovers that his idol is a fraud since he relies on stunt doubles to do his stunts for him.
77"The High Price of Fame"Skip JonesDon GilliesJill ColbertNovember 1, 1997 (1997-11-01)4338-047
"The Great Cat Invasion"David HemingsonGarret Ho & Alan Wright4338-067[21]

Spot is fed up with the pups treating her like a clown, but her antics soon make the farm residents view her as a hero, and she lets the appreciation start to get to her head.


The main pups are fed up with Lt. Pug spreading rumors about a cat invasion and think it's all a hoax, but they soon find out it's real when a mob of cats unexpectedly invades the farm and make themselves at home there.
88"No Train, No Gain"Rick SchneiderLen UhleyCynthia Petrovic & Amber TornquistNovember 8, 1997 (1997-11-08)4338-085[22]
Cruella takes a train car for her business, but this train car happens to be where the Colonel lives. The main pups work together to try to bring the Colonel's train car back to where it rightfully belongs.
99"Rolly's Egg-Celent Adventure"Skip JonesBruce TalkingtonLarry LekerNovember 15, 1997 (1997-11-15)TBA
"Wild Chick Chase"Rick SchneiderMirith J.S. ColaoDavid Fulp

Rolly volunteers to sit on some eggs for Spot. The eggs hatch, and the baby chicks think Rolly is their mother. Rolly decides to raise the chicks as his own children and tries to keep them out of danger as best he can.


The main pups are planning another swim day at Hiccup Hole, but Spot has to babysit Peeps the chick. She brings her along, but it turns out Peeps is much more of a handful than Spot expected. Now, Spot and the pups have to work together to keep Peeps out of danger.
1010"The Dogs of De Vil"Rick SchneiderChris Hubbell & Sam GrahamJoey Banaszkiewicz, Sean Bishop, Kevin Davis, Julie Forte, David Knott, Aaron Rozenfeld & Charles WesterNovember 22, 1997 (1997-11-22)TBA
"Dog's Best Friend"Thomas HartJames Fletcher

When Cruella calls Anita into work on a day the Dearlys were planning to go on a picnic, the main pups think Roger and Anita as well as Pongo and Perdita are getting a divorce and are now determined to try to get them back together again.


A German Shepherd pup named Blaze visits the farm. Lucky thinks he's cool and wants to hang out with him, but Rolly gets jealous thinking that Blaze is stealing his brother away from him.
1111"A Christmas Cruella"Victor CookKen Koonce & Michael MertonDenise Koyama & Yi-Chih ChenDecember 20, 1997 (1997-12-20)4338-083[23]
On Christmas Eve, Cruella De Vil turns into Ebenezer Scrooge as Christmas Ghosts (played by the main pups) visit her to try to reform her for Christmas Day.
1212"Out to Launch"Ken BoyerDon GilliesCharles Harvey & Wendell WasherJanuary 10, 1998 (1998-01-10)4338-100
"Prophet and Loss"Skip JonesThomas HartEnrique May, Rossen Varbanov & Alan Wright4338-098[24]

The main pups discover a rocket underneath Cruella's mansion, and the rocket blasts them off into space. While up there, they find out that Cruella is reprogramming this spaceship to become the first gym in space. The pups try to help out the ship's computer, VLAD, to get him out of Cruella's scheme and help him fulfill his destiny once they are returned to Earth.


After predicting that Rolly would win a race and saving the farm animals from a falling windmill, Spot's mother, Cornelia, believes that Cadpig is psychic, and the other farm residents come to her to predict their futures. Cadpig decides to play along, but when her predictions end up falling flat, things backfire on her. Cadpig is now determined to get the farm to love her again.

Season 2 (1997–1998)

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byStoryboarded byOriginal air dateProd.
code [25]
131"You Slipped a Disk"Tony Craig & Roberts GannawayMirith J.S. ColaoAmber TornquistSeptember 1, 1997 (1997-09-01)4338-014
"Chow About That?"Cynthia Petrovic4338-013

Roger has created a new video game and asks Lucky to help guard the disk he has saved it on, but he winds up losing the disk and drags Rolly and Cadpig along to help him get it back.


When the pups miss lunch, they come up with various attempts to get into the Chow Tower, but aren't listening to what Spot is trying to tell them.
142"Tic Track Toe"Tony Craig & Roberts GannawayMirith J.S. ColaoDavid FulpSeptember 2, 1997 (1997-09-02)TBA
"Lucky All Star"Victor CookCarin Greenberg Baker & Fracaswell HymanBob Onorato

The main pups' favorite track star Greyhound, Go-Go, known as the fastest dog in the world, loses a race for the first time. The main pups decide to try to figure out what is wrong with him so that they can help him regain his fame. It turns out he has a fear of bunnies, and the pups have a hard time trying to get him to overcome his fear.


Roger picks Tripod to enroll in a bone-digging contest. Lucky gets jealous that Roger picked Tripod instead of him and fears that if Tripod will be Roger's new favorite if he wins. Lucky is now determined to try to stop him.
153"Shake, Rattle and Woof"Victor CookBruce Shelly & Reed ShellyFrancisco Barrios, Todd Britton & Shawna ChaSeptember 3, 1997 (1997-09-03)4338-037
"Cadpig Behind Bars"Ken BoyerKen Koonce & Michael MertonPhil Mosness4338-043

Cruella overhears Roger recording the main pups barks to make a new song and decides to set up a hoedown at the farm with the pups as the stars, but things go south as the pups are forced to do things Cruella's way.


Cadpig gets locked in the pound and drives the other dogs crazy while Lucky, Rolly and Lt. Pug try to rescue her.
164"Leisure Lawsuit"Tony Craig & Roberts GannawayCydne Clark & Steve GranatCynthia PetrovicSeptember 4, 1997 (1997-09-04)4338-024
"Purred It Through the Grapevine"Ken BoyerCarin Greenberg Baker & David HemingsonPhil Mosness4338-021

Cruella fakes an injury on the farm and tries to file a lawsuit against the Dearlys so that they are forced to sell the farm to them. The main pups know she's faking, so they try to expose her fraud.


Lucky, Rolly, Cadpig and Spot sleep through a class on barking code, and when they hear a message in code, they have to try to figure out what it means.
175"Our Own Digs"Rick SchneiderRoberts Gannaway & Fracaswell HymanRich ChidlawSeptember 5, 1997 (1997-09-05)4338-016
"Goose Pimples"Ken BoyerDon GilliesJoe Suggs4338-044

The main pups try to find a new hangout to get away from all the chaos in the farm. They find one, but it is soon hijacked by Lt. Pug. Meanwhile, Cruella is making a new line of fashions out of haybales, and now the pups have to try to stop her and save Pug.


After a long, grueling night hike, the main pups seem to be disappearing one-by-one due to the legendary beast Lock Jaw. Are they really being eaten alive, or is something else going on?
186"Two Faces of Anita"Skip JonesBruce TalkingtonEnrique May, Rossen Varbanov, Wendell Washer & Suraiya DaudSeptember 8, 1997 (1997-09-08)4338-042
Anita has just won the award for Designer of the Year. Cruella is jealous that she didn't win and sets up a scheme so that she gets the award instead of Anita. The main pups work together to make sure that doesn't happen.
197"The Fungus Among Us"Ken BoyerRichard DubinCharles Harvey, Dan Mills & Jill ColbertSeptember 9, 1997 (1997-09-09)4338-017[26]
Cruella discovers scented mushrooms underneath the Dearly Farm and asks Horace and Jasper to dig them out for her so that she can make a perfume out of them. The main pups try to stop them.
208"Market Mayhem"Victor CookBruce Shelly & Reed ShellyCarin-Anne AndersonSeptember 10, 1997 (1997-09-10)TBA
"Lucky to be Alone"Skip JonesDavid HemingsonJill Colbert

When the Dearlys run out of dog food, Nanny decides to go to the grocery store, but thinking Kanine Krunchies are too expensive, she decides to buy a cheaper brand. The main pups stow away with Nanny to make sure she buys Kanine Krunchies instead.


Fed up with things being too crowded with all the puppies at the farm, Lucky asks Pongo and Perdita if there's a possibility for him to get a room of his own. They decide to send him to live with his aunt and uncle. At first, Lucky enjoys this life, but he soon realizes things are not the same without his brothers and sisters.
219"Four Stories Up"Skip JonesHolly HuckinsGarrett Ho, Alan Wright & Christopher HeadrickSeptember 11, 1997 (1997-09-11)4338-035
When a new episode of Thunderbolt is interrupted by a telethon run by Cruella, the main pups decide to pass the time by predicting how they think the episode will end. Each pup comes up with their own idea for the ending.
2210"It's a Swamp Thing"Tony Craig & Roberts GannawayDavid Hemingson & Frank ConniffDavid FulpSeptember 12, 1997 (1997-09-12)TBA
"Roll Out the Pork Barrel"Ken BoyerDavid HemingsonDan Mills

Colonel gives Lucky his prized scarf to wear for a day. While visiting the swamp, Swamp Rat steals the scarf from Lucky, and he and the other main pups have to try to get the scarf back.


Rolly is fed up with his friends mocking him over his weight, so he decides to hang out with Ed Pig. While living this new life, Lucky, Cadpig and Spot start to have second thoughts on whether or not Rolly should be their friend anymore.
2311"Alive N' Chicken"Rick SchneiderMirith J.S. ColaoCraig KemplinSeptember 15, 1997 (1997-09-15)4338-049
"Prima Doggy"Ken BoyerKen Koonce & Michael MertonChris Rutkowski & Rebecca Shen4338-023

When Spot overhears a conversation between Anita and Nanny, she thinks they're talking about her. Believing she's going to die tomorrow, she comes crying to the pups. The pups know she's mistaken but decide to humor her anyway by having her enjoy life more.


Lucky sees an ad for a new Kanine Krunchies flavor and sees that they are holding auditions for dogs to be in a commercial. He auditions and gets the job, but being a star turns out to be much more difficult than Lucky expected.
2412"You Say It's Your Birthday"Victor CookDouglas Allen BoothButch Hartman & Denise KoyamaSeptember 16, 1997 (1997-09-16)4338-040
Roger gives away his old teddy bears, but the main pups overhear Roger and think he is talking about selling the pups to Cruella. Meanwhile, Cruella thinks Anita is planning to do something big with her biggest rival in the fashion industry. Little do they all know, Roger, Anita and Nanny are actually planning a birthday party for the pups.
2513"Oozy Does It"Victor CookDouglas Allen BoothBob LoganSeptember 17, 1997 (1997-09-17)TBA
"Barnboozled"Ken BoyerJonathan GreenbergJoe Horne

Hiccup Hole is polluted by waste from Cruella's new jeans factory. The pups now must put an end to Cruella's polluting habits.


Cruella decides to move into the farm with the pups. This becomes a huge inconvenience for them, so they try to make things miserable for her to force her to leave.
2614"Citizen Canine"Ken BoyerJonathan GreenbergCharles Harvey & Dan MillsSeptember 18, 1997 (1997-09-18)4338-034
Ed Pig lets leadership get to his head and starts passing unfair laws on the farm. Feeling that he crossed the line, Lucky decides to run against Ed for mayor to overturn his unfair laws. However, Lucky learns that becoming mayor and being the mayor are a lot harder than he thought.
2715"Full Metal Pullet"Tony Craig & Roberts GannawayCarin Greenberg BakerJoey BanaszkiewiczSeptember 20, 1997 (1997-09-20)TBA
"Dough the Right Thing"Mirith J.S. ColaoCraig Kemplin

While forming the Bark Brigade, Lucky has a hard time accepting Spot into his team because she's a chicken, but he soon sees that there are many benefits to having her on their team.


The main pups think Cruella left her purse behind and return it to her. When they later discover that it was really Anita's purse, they must try to steal it back.
2816"Frisky Business"Skip JonesDavid HemingsonLarry LekerSeptember 22, 1997 (1997-09-22)TBA
"Cadet of the Month"Ken BoyerKathryn LikkelCharles Harvey

The main pups hear about a special event going on at the Stiffle Mall, but because of how distant it is, they need transportation. They hijack Cruella's car and things do not go well.


Lucky tries to set up a scheme to earn paw merits in the Bark Brigade so that he can be a higher rank than Tripod.
2917"Valentine Daze"Skip JonesBruce TalkingtonEnrique May, Rossen Varbanov & Wendell WasherSeptember 23, 1997 (1997-09-23)4338-060
Roger creates a special present for Anita for Valentine's Day. The present ends up in the wrong hands, and the main pups have to get it back to Roger before it's too late.
3018"Close But No Cigar"Tony Craig, Roberts Gannaway & Rick SchneiderCydne Clark & Steve GranatAmber TornquistSeptember 25, 1997 (1997-09-25)TBA
"Invasion of the Doggy Snatchers"Victor CookDavid HemingsonCarin-Anne Anderson

The main pups are excited about going to the Grutely County Fair, especially since Thunderbolt is going to be there. The main pups end up missing the bus because they were too busy watching an episode of Thunderbolt, and now they have to go on a journey to find the fair themselves before they miss it.


After watching a sci-fi movie, Spot notices the pups are acting very strange and suspects they might have been possessed by aliens.
3119"Smoke Detectors"Skip JonesJess WinfieldAlan WrightSeptember 26, 1997 (1997-09-26)TBA
"Lobster Tale"Ken BoyerJoe Suggs

After burning down a room in her house, Cruella decides to move in with the Dearlys so that they can help her quit smoking. The pups try to help her too, hoping to be rid of her as soon as possible.


Cadpig sees a lobster at a seafood takeout place. She decides to rescue the lobster and find a new home for him where he will be safe from anyone who wants to eat him.
3220"Double Dog Dare"Ken BoyerDouglas Allen BoothChris RutkowskiSeptember 29, 1997 (1997-09-29)TBA
"Mooove It On Over"Skip JonesThomas HartLarry Leker

Spot is double dog dared to steal Cruella's sleeping mask. After discovering that Lucky has never been double dog dared, Rolly and Cadpig dare him to help Spot.


The pups are annoyed by Duchess and Princess bickering over the lack of space they have between them. Cadpig tries to help them out, but she ends up making things worse instead.
3321"Shipwrecked"Victor CookBruce TalkingtonBob Logan, Bob Onorato & David SchwartzOctober 1, 1997 (1997-10-01)4338-028
Roger, Anita and Cruella go on a cruise together. The main pups stowaway on the cruise, but when a storm hits, Lucky and Scorch fall off the boat and are stranded on an island together. Lucky's friends try to find and save him.
3422"Mall Pups"Victor CookBruce Shelly & Reed ShellyTodd Britton & Butch HartmanOctober 3, 1997 (1997-10-03)4338-055
The main pups go to the Stiffle Mall to see Thunderbolt, but they get lost in the mall. Realizing that they are ditching map-reading class in Bark Brigade, Lt. Pug goes to the mall to scout them out.
3523"Shrewzle Watch"Ken BoyerDon GilliesChris RutkowskiOctober 6, 1997 (1997-10-06)TBA
"The Life You Save"Thomas HartJoe Horne

The Dearlys discover that a tree shrewzle was spotted at their farm, and because of this they are required to follow some new guidelines or else leave the farm. The main pups soon find out this was a scheme set up by Cruella.


Lucky accidentally saves Dumpling's life, and Dumpling will not leave him alone. Lucky tries everything he can to get Dumpling out of his fur.
3624"Spots and Shots"Ken BoyerMirith J.S. Colao & Fracaswell HymanJoey Banaszkiewicz, Joe Suggs & Rebecca ShenOctober 13, 1997 (1997-10-13)TBA
"On the Lamb"Don GilliesCharles Harvey & Rebecca Shen

When the vet comes to give the puppies their rabies shots, Lucky tries to avoid getting his shot.


When the pups hear about a lamb being on the loose in the city, Lucky decides to play the superhero Thunderbolt once again and try to track him down, but all Lucky's plans end up backfiring as the lamb turns out to be a lot tougher than he expected.
3725"Treasure of Swamp Island"Rick SchneiderBruce TalkingtonCraig KemplinOctober 20, 1997 (1997-10-20)TBA
"Lord of the Termites"Skip JonesCydne Clark & Steve GranatLarry Leker

Lucky thinks there is treasure on an island at the swamp. He's right: Cruella was hiding a treasure chest there to try to keep it secret from the government.


Cruella forces the Dearlys to temporarily vacate their house after discovering it is infested with termites. The main pups were left behind and decide to hang out and do whatever they want. They also try to outsmart Horace and Jasper when they invade the house.
3826"Fountain of Youth"Skip JonesDon London & Mirith J.S. ColaoChristopher Headrick & Garrett HoOctober 30, 1997 (1997-10-30)TBA
"Walk a Mile in My Tracks"Ken BoyerDavid HemingsonJoe Horne & Shawna Cha

Tired of aging, Cruella ends up believing the Dearlys' water has the power to grant youth, so she hires Horace and Jasper to try to steal the Dearlys' water supply. The main pups try to stop them.


Lt. Pug and Cornelia decide to swap their duties on the farm. Things go downhill as the pups discover Cornelia is a worse instructor than Pug while Pug is failing at all of his chicken duties.
3927"Cruella World"Rick SchneiderJan StrnadCynthia Petrovic & Amber TornquistOctober 31, 1997 (1997-10-31)TBA
Cruella builds a theme park that runs on oil, which turns out to be bad for the swamp. Lucky tries to get his friends to help him, but they don't believe him after all the overexaggerated stories he told them. Now Lucky must work alone to set things right.
4028"Hail to the Chief"Skip JonesBruce Shelly & Anne BaumgartenChristopher HeadrickNovember 3, 1997 (1997-11-03)TBA
"Food for Thought"Rick SchneiderDon LondonEdward Baker

Rolly thinks he has what it takes to be a chief firedog after noticing his striking resemblance to his late uncle. Lucky and Cadpig don't believe him, but he doesn't listen to them.


Rolly gets caught by an ice cream truck driver who turns out to be Cruella's cousin and gets drunk on a new ice cream flavor. Lucky, Cadpig and Spot try to save him with help from Pongo and Perdita.
4129"The Maltese Chicken"Victor CookKathryn LikkelBob Logan, Bob Onorato & David SchwartzNovember 7, 1997 (1997-11-07)4338-087
Cornelia lays a gigantic egg that amazes everyone on the farm, but the next day it mysteriously disappears. Spot decides to solve the mystery of the missing egg and has the rest of the main pups help her.
4230"Film Fatale"Ken BoyerKen Koonce & Michael MertonJoe Horne & Rebecca ShenNovember 10, 1997 (1997-11-10)TBA
"My Fair Chicken"Rick SchneiderMirith J.S. ColaoCraig Kemplin

The main pups try to sneak into Cruella's cineplex to watch a new Thunderbolt movie.


Cornelia is trying to get Spot to act more like a chicken and less like a dog. The main pups try to help her but don't have much luck.
4331"Snow Bounders"Rick SchneiderKen Koonce & Michael MertonDebra Pugh, Aaron Rozenfeld & Charles WesterNovember 11, 1997 (1997-11-11)TBA
"Gnaw or Never"Don GilliesDebra Pugh

The main pups go with Roger and Pongo on a camping trip up in the mountains. They work together to try to survive the sub-zero weather.


When Rolly bites into one of Cruella's shoes, he all of a sudden becomes obsessed with chewing on shoes, and now his friends need to try to snap him out of it.
4432"Poison Ivy"Skip JonesKen Koonce & Michael MertonGarrett Ho, Linda Miller & Alan WrightNovember 14, 1997 (1997-11-14)TBA
"Twelve Angry Pups"Victor CookSean Bishop & Shawna Cha

Cruella's niece, Ivy, visits the farm and frames the puppies for doing bad things.


Mooch is put on trial for stealing things that belong to the Dearly Farm residents. Mooch tries to prove his innocence while also trying to find out who the real culprit is.
4533"The Good-Bye Chick"Ken BoyerJess WinfieldPhil Mosness & Joe SuggsNovember 17, 1997 (1997-11-17)TBA
Cornelia is once again fed up with Spot acting like a dog instead of a chicken. Unsure about what she thinks she really is, Spot decides to run away from home to find out where she truly belongs. The main pups go out to find her and bring her back.
4634"Robo-Rolly"Skip JonesKen Koonce & Michael MertonLinda MillerNovember 20, 1997 (1997-11-20)TBA
"Splishing and Splashing"Victor CookKeith KaczorekCarin-Anne Anderson

P.H. De Vil creates a robot clone of Rolly so that Cruella can spy on Anita. The real Rolly is kidnapped and the rest of the main pups have to find him and save him.


Pongo and Perdita have restricted the main pups from swimming in Hiccup Hole until they apologize to Lucy for disrespecting her. Lucky refuses to apologize. Not wanting to tolerate the hot weather, Lucky tries to find a new place with water for them to swim in.
4735"Virtual Lucky"Skip JonesJan StrnadEnrique May & Rossen VarbanovNovember 21, 1997 (1997-11-21)4338-075
Roger is working on a new video game that he is excited to share with Cruella. While Cruella is there, the computer glitches out causing Cruella and the pups to be transported inside the video game. They must complete the game in order to return home.
4836"Cupid Pups"Rick SchneiderThomas HartJames Fletcher, Byron Vaughns, Enrique May & Rossen VarbanovNovember 24, 1997 (1997-11-24)4338-096
The Dearlys are invited to Cruella's engagement party. The main pups try to make sure things go right for Cruella so that she can win the heart of her soon to be fiancé in the hopes that she will finally move away from the farm.
4937"The Artist Formerly Known as Spot"Ken BoyerRegge Bulman & Clay EideDan MillsNovember 25, 1997 (1997-11-25)TBA
"The Nose Knows"Len UhleyChris Rutkowski

Spot makes artwork that Cruella finds to be profitable, and Cruella decides to use Spot for her own benefit.


Rolly is in danger of being kicked out of the Bark Brigade until the pups discover that Rolly's incredible sense of smell could potentially save his reputation despite what Lt. Pug thinks.
5038"K Is For Kibble"Victor CookJan StrnadCarin-Anne Anderson, Sean Bishop & Todd BrittonJanuary 5, 1998 (1998-01-05)TBA
All the kibble at the farm is mysteriously disappearing. Spot tries to solve the mystery of the disappearing kibble. Most of the farm residents believe that Rolly is the culprit behind all this, but is he really?
5139"Humanitarian of the Year"Skip JonesMirith J.S. ColaoChristopher Headrick & Larry LekerJanuary 12, 1998 (1998-01-12)4338-106
Cruella is on her way to become Humanitarian of the Year until the main pups come across some old photos of all the bad things Cruella has done in the past. Now, they must find the executive to show Cruella's true colors.
5240"Beauty Pageant Pandemonium"Victor CookBruce Shelly & Anne BaumgartenDavid SchwartzJanuary 16, 1998 (1998-01-16)TBA
"Hog Tied"Len UhleyBob Onorato

Anita enrolls her niece, Amber, into a beauty pageant, but Cruella enrolls Ivy in the same pageant. Cruella sets up a scheme to make sure Ivy wins, but the main pups try to make sure Amber wins.


Bored with her life, Dumpling decides to hang out with the main pups, but she becomes a nuisance to them. Fed up with Dumpling's interferences, the pups decide to set up a test for her in hopes of discouraging her from hanging out with them again.
5341"Coup De Vil"Peter FerkKen Koonce & Michael MertonOtis Brayboy, David Concepcion, Maurice Fontenot & Kevin LoftonJanuary 19, 1998 (1998-01-19)4338-103
Cruella invites Roger and Anita to her family reunion, but it's really a diversion so that she can destroy their farm and take over their property.
5442"Every Little Crooked Nanny"Victor CookBruce TalkingtonBob LoganJanuary 30, 1998 (1998-01-30)TBA
"Cone Head"Skip JonesDavid HemingsonJon Hooper & Enrique May

Thinking that Anita is doing business with royalty, Cruella tricks Nanny out of her work and takes her place disguised as Nanny's sister to see what she's really up to. The main pups try to expose Cruella.


Lucky gets injured and is forced to wear a cone on his head. Lucky now has to put up with not just the humiliation of the cone but also the inconvenience it causes him.
5543"Channels"Skip JonesBruce Shelly & Anne BaumgartenGarrett Ho & Christopher HeadrickFebruary 6, 1998 (1998-02-06)TBA
"Un-Lucky"Victor CookYi-Chih Chen

When an episode of Thunderbolt is interrupted by a newsflash about a crime in downtown Grutely that Anita is involved in, the main pups venture out to rescue her. Meanwhile, the other farm residents fight over the TV to watch their favorite channels, but their shows keep getting interrupted by the same news story.


Lucky notices the spots on his back that make up a horseshoe have disappeared. Now Lucky thinks he is a jinx without his lucky horseshoe and loses his confidence, discouraging his friends from involving him in anything that they do.
5644"The Making Of..."Ken BoyerJess WinfieldJoey Banaszkiewicz, Shawna Cha, Chris Rutkowski & Rebecca ShenFebruary 9, 1998 (1998-02-09)4338-102
The characters present a behind-the-scenes mockumentary about the series.
5745"Best of Show"Victor CookDon GilliesBob OnoratoFebruary 11, 1998 (1998-02-11)TBA
"Walk on the Wild Side"Skip JonesDavid HemingsonChristopher Headrick & Linda Miller

Roger and Anita enroll the main pups in a dog show, which Cruella involves her pet dog, Vandella, in too.


Rolly is fed up with being a butt monkey, so he teams up with Swamp Rat to get revenge on the animals who pranked him. However, Rolly gets carried away and ends up stealing from innocent animals. Now he must find a way to give all the stuff back.
5846"Horace and Jasper's Big Career Move"Ken BoyerBruce Shelly & Anne BaumgartenPhil Mosness & Joe SuggsFebruary 13, 1998 (1998-02-13)4338-107
Horace and Jasper have been fired by Cruella for the last time, so they go on a series of job interviews and talk about all the jobs they've had in the past in the form of flashbacks.
5947"De Vil-Age Elder"Victor CookDon GilliesCarin-Anne Anderson, Sean Bishop & Todd BrittonFebruary 16, 1998 (1998-02-16)TBA
Roger, Anita and the main pups stumble across an old town that is being run by one of Cruella's ancestors. Little do they know, the town is cursed causing anyone who steps into it to fall in love with the place except for chickens and members of the De Vil family. Being immune to the curse, it's up to Spot to save everyone and get them out of the town before it disappears for the next century.
6048"Jurassic Bark"Victor CookSean DerekChris RutkowskiFebruary 20, 1998 (1998-02-20)TBA
"My Fair Moochie"Peter FerkMirith J.S. ColaoBarking Bullfrog Cartoon Co.

Lucky discovers a prehistoric dog frozen in an underground ice cavern. He and his friends unearth him and befriend him. However, Cruella and P.H. De Vil want the cave pup for their museum.


The famous dog wrestler, El Diablo, is scheduled to pay a visit to Dearly Farm for a wrestling match with Mooch. Mooch and Cadpig wind up falling in love with each other distracting Mooch from preparing for his fight. Lucky, Rolly and Spot try to get Mooch prepared for his fight by trying to disguise their attempts as dating experiences for him and Cadpig, but Cadpig sees through their plots.
6149"Dog Food Day Afternoon"Victor CookRegge Bulman & Clay EideDenise KoyamaFebruary 23, 1998 (1998-02-23)TBA
"Spot's Fairy God-Chicken"Peter FerkThomas Hart & Bruce TalkingtonBarking Bullfrog Cartoon Co.

Rolly finds out the recipe for Kanine Krunchies has changed. He discovers that a new manufacturing plant opened in Grutely without his knowledge, so he and the rest of the main pups visit the factory only to discover it's being run by Cruella who is using sawdust and chalk as the new kibble flavor. The pups must expose Cruella's scheme to try to get Kanine Krunchies back to its original flavor.


Spot is desperate to be a Dalmatian like her friends. A Fairy God-Chicken grants her wish, but she soon realizes there are many advantages and disadvantages to being a dog.
6250"Good Neighbor Cruella"Peter FerkKen Koonce & Michael MertonLiz Rathke Bakunovich & Otis BrayboyFebruary 27, 1998 (1998-02-27)4338-119
"Animal House Party"Don Gillies4338-117

P.H. De Vil creates a cloning device that creates a good counterpart of Cruella. She comes to the Dearlys' home and chooses to serve as their maid, but her good deeds drive everyone crazy.


Roger, Anita, Pongo and Perdita leave for a while leaving the main pups in charge of the house. While they're away, Cadpig comes down with P.D.S. and has to suffer through it. At the same time, Swamp Rat and all his friends from the swamp invade the Dearlys' house and throw a wild party. The pups have to put up with all the chaos and bring everything back in order.
6351"Dalmatian Vacation"Peter FerkKen Koonce & Michael MertonDavid O'Day & Barking Bullfrog Cartoon Co.March 2, 1998 (1998-03-02)4338-108
6452Thomas HartDavid Concepcion & Liz Rathke BakunovichMarch 3, 1998 (1998-03-03)TBA
6553Jess WinfieldNorma Rivera, Jason So & Victor E. GlaskoMarch 4, 1998 (1998-03-04)TBA

Part 1 — "Road Warriors": Roger and Anita go on a spring vacation and bring all their Dalmatians with them. However, Cruella comes along too stating that she would only allow Anita to take time off if Cruella went with them on their honeymoon. Cruella and the pups don't agree on the stops they make. One of the Dearlys' destinations is the church where Roger and Anita got married, so that they can renew their wedding vows, but they soon find out they are not legally married and decide to get married for real, which opens a door for another one of Cruella's schemes.

Part 2 — "Cross-Country Calamity": While still on their vacation, Cruella tries various schemes to get Anita to break up with Roger. Her attempts fail until she finally sets things up to look like Roger signed up to join a baseball team in Venezuela causing Anita to ditch him for good.

Part 3 — "Dearly Beloved": While still on their vacation, the pups work together to try to get Roger and Anita back together. Cadpig takes care of Anita while Lucky, Rolly and the rest of the pups try to get Roger to the church. Can they make it to the church on time before it's too late?

Notes

  1. ^ Animation outsourced to Walt Disney Animation (Australia), Sunwoo Animation, Toon City, Plus One Animation, Sunmin Image Pictures, Walt Disney Animation (Japan), Wang Film Productions, Hanho Heung-Up and Koko Enterprises with additional production outsourced to Studio Basara, Tama Productions, Jade Animation Productions, Thai Wang Film Productions, Walt Disney Animation (Canada) and Frontier Pictures.
  2. ^ Originally 13 episodes.[3]
  3. ^ Originally 52 episodes.[3]

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