101 Dalmatian Street is inspired by Dodie Smith's 1956 novel and Walt Disney's 1961 One Hundred and One Dalmatians, but it has been updated and moved to contemporary London. It depicts the adventures of eldest Dalmatian siblings Dylan and Dolly, parents Doug and Delilah, and 97 younger puppies, all with names beginning with "D", who live all by themselves at the titular address. It is produced by London's Passion Animation Studios, written by Maria O'Loughlin, and directed by Miklos Weigert.
There is to be a total of 50 episodes, and each will run for ten minutes. The show was originally scheduled for release in fall 2018, but was delayed to 2019. The show did get a sneak peek preview on December 14, 2018, with the episode "Dog's Best Friend", "Boom Night", and "Merry Pups" on Disney Channel UK, Europe, Middle East, and Africa.
The official premiere of the show was on March 18 in the UK and France, while airing on March 25 for other areas of Europe, and April 1 in Africa, with Latin America and Brazil in June, and a US streaming release on Disney+.
In early 2019, show writers have also announced that a second season is in the works.
During the Annecy Film Festival in 2018, details about the story of the show were announced. In modern day, the Twilight Bark has become a worldwide barking chain called the "World Wide Woof", and an American Dalmatian named Doug moves to London to become a fire dog, before meeting and marrying Delilah, a British Dalmatian who works as a nurse dog in a London hospital and is also one of the descendants of Pongo and Perdita.
The Dalmatian family live by themselves in a house in London, as their human owner is rich and lives on an island. Said human owner is said to be named after Dodie Smith. The home is full of wacky inventions to make the dogs' lives easier and are able to order whatever they need, with a running joke at how the house is a nightmare for the mailman.
The two Dalmatians both have their own litter of puppies from previous marriages, with their combined litters adding up to 99 puppies.
Some of these puppies include:
- Dylan - One of the eldest, a pedantic Dalmatian puppy who dreams about being the first dog on Mars.
- Dolly - One of the eldest, a rebellious tomboy Dalmatian puppy who comes up with insane ideas.
- Dizzy & Dee Dee - A pair of mischievous Dalmatian puppies who are Dolly's sidekicks.
- Dawkins - A rather geeky Dalmatian puppy who is Dylan's underappreciated sidekick.
- Diesel - A silly Dalmatian puppy who loves to play in the dirt.
- Dante - A black Dalmatian puppy with white spots who is a bit of a goth. A bit paranoid and not the most positive pup, Dante constantly believes the world is coming to an end.
- Destiny, Dallas & Déjà Vu - A group of over the top Dalmatian puppy triplets dubbed the "Triple-D", each with their own collars and tags to tell them apart. Destiny wears hearts on her collar and tag, Dallas has diamonds on hers, and Déjà Vu has circles on hers.
- Dimitri 1, 2 & 3 - Another group of Dalmatian puppy triplets often seen playing with each other. Each is told apart by the black fur patch on their eyes, the number of white sports on the left ear and gold chain.
- Delgado - A Dalmatian puppy who uses a wheelchair, and has a very charismatic personality. He is the fastest of his siblings.
- D.J. - A Dalmatian puppy who loves music and is often seen wearing headphones.
- Deepak - A Dalmatian puppy with a yin-yang coat who tries to keep calm.
- Da Vinci - An artistic Dalmatian puppy.
- Dorothy - The youngest of the Dalmatian puppies, as she is a cute baby Adoped from Japan and as some babyish qualities while watching the teletubbies with delihlah his Mom.
Outside of the Dalmatians, there are supporting characters:
- Arabella, one of Clarissa's entourage.
- Clarissa, a snooty Corgi who lives next door to the Dalmatians.
- Prunella, a pug who is one of Clarissa's friends.
- Portia, a poodle who is one of Clarissa's friends whom Dylan has a crush on.
- Spencer, a sausage dog who is Portia's sidekick.
- Fergus, an Irish fox who is friends with Dylan.
- Sid, a squirrel who has an obsession with nuts and is part of Fergus' Canal Crew.
- Big Fee, a rat who lives in the forest and is part of Fergus' Canal Crew.
- Roxy, a rottweiler who is Dolly's best friend.
- Hansel, a husky whom Dolly has a crush on.
- Constantin, an Asian cat who is similar to Sgt. Tibbs.
- Hunter De Vil, a human boy who is the great nephew of Cruella De Vil.
- Pearl, a police horse.
- Bessie, a Cornish cow.
- Snowball, a small, feisty Pomeranian dog.
- Godfrey, a guide dog.
- Doctor Dave, a doctor who has Delilah as an assistant at the hospital.
- Stanislav, who is Snowball's owner.
- A Cornish Doberman named Spike.
- Summer, a Cornish Border Collie.
The show's main antagonist is currently Hunter but an antagonist that is more evil than him shall appear in the season climax. However, Dolly is seen looking at an image resembling Cruella. The episode "London, We Have a Problem" reveals that she will be the possible main antagonist.
- Josh Brener as Dylan
- Michaela Dietz as Dolly
- Rhashan Stone as Doug
- Ella Kenion as Delilah
- Nefeli Karakosta as Dizzy
- Florrie Wilkinson as Dee Dee
- Rhys Issac-Jones as Dawkins
- Bert Davis as Diesel
- Kyle Soller as Dante
- Lauren Lindsey Donzis as Destiny and Déjà Vu
- Abigail Zoe Lewis as Dallas
- Jack Binstead as Delgado
- Maxwell Apple as D.J.
- Nikhil Parmar as Deepak
- Akiya Henry as Da Vinci and Roxy
- Margot Powell as Dorothy
- Aimee-Ffion Edwards as Arabella and Big Fee
- Harriet Carmichael as Clarissa the Corgi
- Bethan Wright as Prunella Pug
- Paloma Faith as Portia Poodle
- Ben Bailey Smith as Sid the Squirrel and Spencer the Sausage Dog
- Conor Macniell as Fergus the Fox
- Pixie Davies as Razzie the Rat
- Rasmus Hardiker as Hansel the Husky
- Rufus Jones as Constantin the Cat
- Joshua LeClair as Hunter De Vil
- Tameka Empson as Pearl the Police Horse
- Miriam Margolyes as Bessie the Cornish Cow
- Daniela Denby-Ashe as Snowball the Pomeranian
- TBA as Geoffrey the Guide Dog
- Stephen Mangan as Doctor Dave
- Michael D. Golab as Stanislav
- This is the twentieth 2D animated television series to be based on a Disney animated feature and/or its characters, after The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, TaleSpin, The Little Mermaid, Aladdin, Timon & Pumbaa, Jungle Cubs, 101 Dalmatians: The Series, Hercules, The Legend of Tarzan, Lilo & Stitch: The Series, The Emperor's New School, Stitch!, Jake and the Never Land Pirates, The 7D, The Lion Guard, Tangled: The Series, Stitch & Ai, Big Hero 6: The Series, and Legend of the Three Caballeros.
- This is also the second cartoon to be based on One Hundred and One Dalmatians, preceded by 101 Dalmatians: The Series back in the 1990s.
- This also makes One Hundred and One Dalmatians the fourth Disney franchise/film to have more than one television series based on the films of the franchise itself, the first three being The Jungle Book (TaleSpin and Jungle Cubs), Lilo & Stitch (which has three of them; Lilo & Stitch: The Series, Stitch!, and Stitch & Ai), and The Lion King (Timon & Pumbaa and The Lion Guard).
- This is the second animated Disney show to air on the three main Disney Channels on cable television: Disney Channel, Disney Junior, and Disney XD; the first being The 7D.
- Unlike 101 Dalmatians: The Series, which was set in the United States, this series is set in the book and film's original location, London.
- This is one of the few series based on a Disney property not to be produced or involve Disney Television Animation in any way, as this series is fully produced by Atomic Cartoons and Passion Animation Studios. It is also one of the few European co-productions that Disney is involved in so far.
- The opening intro features Dolly on a street trying to corral her siblings to follow her; behind her are four humans walking across the street, with one of them being barefoot. This is a pop culture reference to the famous Abbey Road image of the Beatles from the 1969 album of the same name.
- There were originally 26 half-hour episodes, but it changed into fifty 11-minute episodes. There is also going to be five 22-minute specials instead of two.
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- ↑ "Annecy: Disney Channels Unveils 101 Dalmatian Street, Gigantosaurus, Space Chickens In Space". Variety. (June 13, 2017)
- ↑ "Disney TV Animation News Post". Tumblr. (November 9, 2017)
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- ↑ https://www.laughingplace.com/w/news/2019/06/11/101-dalmatian-street-bluey-coming-disney/
- ↑ "One Of Us Review". (November 15, 2018)
- ↑ https://www.awn.com/news/new-voice-talent-spotted-disneys-101-dalmatian-street