101 Dalmatians: The Series (1997–1998)

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101 Dalmatians: The Series (TV Series 1997–1998)

This show acts as a mix of the Dodie Smith book, 1961 animated movie and 1996 live-action movie. After foiling Cruella DeVil's plot to make a fur coat with the puppies' skins, the Dearly Family (Roger and Anita Dearly, Nanny, Pongo, Perdita, their 15 birth puppies and 84 adopted puppies) move to a new farm home in the country. This show centers on three of Pongo and Perdy's pups, brave Lucky, tubby Rolly and Cadpig the runt. Together with their chicken friend Spot, they defend their new home from Cruella DeVil (Anita's boss and now new neighbor), continually get in and out of trouble, sneak into Grutely, and have all sorts of crazy adventures around the farm. Also along for the fun is Tripod, Patch, Two-Tone, Wizzer, Dipstick, Mooch, and the rest of their barnyard friends.
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IMDb   6.2 /10
TheMovieDb    6.9 /10
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Creators
Creator Victor Cook
Creator Ken Boyer
Creator Anne Baumgarten
Information
Release Date1997-09-01
Runtime30min
GenreAnimation, Short, Adventure, Comedy, Family
Content RatingTV-Y (TV-Y)
Awards4 wins & 9 nominations.
CompanyDisney Television Animation, Jumbo Pictures
CountryUSA
LanguageEnglish
Cadpig / ... 65 episodes, 1997-1998
Spot / ... 65 episodes, 1997-1998
Lt. Pug / ... 65 episodes, 1997-1998
Scorch / ... 64 episodes, 1997-1998
Cruella de Vil 61 episodes, 1997-1998
Lucky / ... 45 episodes, 1997-1998
Nanny 43 episodes, 1997-1998
Lucky / ... 41 episodes, 1997-1998
Colonel / ... 30 episodes, 1997-1998
Princess / ... 29 episodes, 1997-1998
Horace Badun 29 episodes, 1997-1998
Jasper Badun 28 episodes, 1997-1998
Dumpling / ... 27 episodes, 1997-1998

101 Dalmatians: The Series

101 Dalmatians: The Series is an American animated television series that aired from September 1, 1997 to March 4, 1998 on The Disney Afternoon and ABC. It is produced by Walt Disney Television Animation and Jumbo Pictures based on the 1961 Disney animated feature of the same name and its 1996 live-action remake. 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, and 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.


Premise

The show focuses primarily on three particular puppies; Lucky, TV addict leader and unconventional hero, Rolly, his fat cheerful laid-back and always-hungry brother, and Cadpig, their intellectual and fast-talking 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. 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. The series is set on the Dalmatian Plantation, the farm where the dalmatians relocated after the end of the film; one episode features the dalmatians running away to return to the now-abandoned London flat where they were born, shortly after the events of the film.

Other puppies appearing in the show have included the fearless, three-legged Tripod, the friendly dim-witted 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. The show seems to be a blending of both the animated film and the live-action film, so the potential exists for other puppies from the films to appear, especially Freckles, Pepper, Penny, Jewel, and Fidget.


Characters

Main

  • Lucky (voiced by Pamela Adlon and Debi Mae West): The most plucky of the puppies and is unique in having his only spots in the shape of a horseshoe on his back. He is the leader of the main pups and is very adventurous and determined to do whatever he thinks is right. However, he is very obsessed with TV (especially Thunderbolt), and he's usually the one at fault when the main pups get into trouble.
  • Cadpig (voiced by Kath Soucie): Cadpig is the runt of the litter and the smallest of the puppies but quite possibly the most intelligent, if not deluded. She is the peace-keeping member of the main pups, but also has a very quick temper. She is unique in having long floppy ears, a big head, a kind-hearted personality, and she's also quite strong for her size and can have a very strong temper as well. Roger had saved her young life when she was born.
  • Rolly (voiced by Kath Soucie): Rolly is the very hungry one. Almost all his decisions are based on food and this, at times, gets him and the pups into trouble. However, he is a cheerful and diligent sibling, especially when it comes to his incredible sense of smell. He's also very timid and is an easy target for bullies due to him being such a foody.
  • Spot (voiced by Tara Strong): Spot is a chicken who wants to become a Dalmatian. She is the most intelligent of the main four and is a voice of reason for the foursome but is more often than not ignored. She is easily scared and is prone to literally bouncing off the walls. She is, however, a great dancer which has to count for something, according to her and appears to be good at math. She is also able to fly (to some extent).
  • Roger and Anita Dearly (voiced by Jeff Bennett and Kath Soucie, respectively): Owners of the 101 Dalmatians and Dearly Farm.
  • Cruella De Vil (voiced by April Winchell): Now a corporate criminal and most of her plans revolve around getting richer, tormenting the Dalmatians, and plotting to steal the Dearly Farm. Her main catchphrase in the series is "Memo to myself, whatever her current scheme is or sometimes her emotional state", uttered into her personal recording device. This often occurs more than once an episode. She also captured Lucky, Rolly and Cadpig in the first episode so she can get the Dearly's farm.
  • Horace and Jasper (voiced by David L. Lander and Michael McKean): Cruella's henchmen. They are usually hired to perform her plans, usually failing due to their lack of intelligence.

Supporting

  • Nanny (voiced by Charlotte Rae): The Dearlys' caretaker who always helps Roger and Anita around the Dearly Farm, also helps with feeding the Dalmatians from the huge Chow Tower that she operates with a bike.
  • Pongo (voiced by Kevin Schon): The father of the fifteen puppies, adopted father of the eighty-four orphaned pups, and the husband of Perdita. He is Roger's devoted pet.
  • Perdita (voiced by Pam Dawber): The mother of the Dalmatians, and the wife of Pongo. She is mother to the fifteen puppies, and adoptive mother to eighty-four orphaned pups. She is Anita's beloved pet.
  • Mooch: (voiced by Danny Cooksey): An adolescent Sheepdog mix who is the bully of the farm. He can be intimidating at times, but deep down he is very sensitive and nice.
  • Two-Tone (voiced by Tara Strong): One of the Dalmatian puppies and Mooch's former girlfriend and second-in-command. She is depicted as half black with white spots, and half white with black spots.
  • Dipstick (voiced by Thom Adcox-Hernandez): A male Dalmatian puppy who is the most dim-witted of Mooch's gang.
  • Whizzer (voiced by Pamela Adlon in "Purred It Through the Grapevine" and Christine Cavanaugh for the rest of the series): A male Dalmatian puppy with bladder control issues who is part of Mooch's gang.
  • Tripod (voiced by Toran Caudell): A male Dalmatian puppy who serves as Lucky's friendly rival. He has spotted ears, a green headband and is missing his front left leg.
  • Scorch (voiced by Frank Welker): Cruella's pet ferret who has an appetite for Spot.
  • The Colonel (voiced by Jim Cummings): An Old English Sheepdog and commanding officer of the Bark Brigade.
  • Sergeant Tibbs (voiced by Jeff Bennett): A Tabby cat and trusted ally to the Colonel.
  • Captain (voiced by Frank Welker): A horse on the Dearly Farm who is usually seen helping Nanny.
  • Lieutenant Pug (voiced by Jeff Bennett): One of the training officers of the Bark Brigade. He is paranoid about a potential feline invasion.
  • Thunderbolt (voiced by Frank Welker): A German Shepherd and Lucky's favorite superhero.
  • Cornelia (voiced by Tress MacNeille): Spot's overprotective mother who wants her to behave like a chicken.
  • Lucy (voiced by Paddi Edwards): A female goose who gets grumpy when the Dalmatians play in her pond at Hiccup Hole.
  • Swamp Rat (voiced by Jeff Bennett): A rat salesman who lives in the swamp.
  • Steven the alligator (voiced by Frank Welker): Swamp Rat's associate who is also fixated on eating Spot.
  • Cydne (voiced by Frank Welker): A snake who lives in the swamp and Swamp Rat's other associate.
  • Mayor Ed Pig (voiced by Jim Cummings): A pig who is also the mayor of the animals on the Dearly Farm.
  • Dumpling: (voiced by Christine Cavanaugh) Mayor Ed's daughter who has an unrequited crush on Lucky.
  • Princess (voiced by April Winchell in "The High Price of Fame" and "Shake, Rattle and Woof" and Cree Summer for the rest of the series): A cow who lives on the Dearly Farm.
  • Duchess (voiced by Marla Gibbs): A cow and a companion of Princess.

Release

Broadcast

The show debuted in syndication on September 1, 1997, running episodes five days a week; this was the second season. Two weeks later, the first season aired on ABC's One Saturday Morning lineup. That season was originally going to air on ABC on September 6, 1997 but was delayed a week due to the untimely 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. 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 1999. Reruns of the show also aired on Disney Channel from 1998 to 1999 and Toon Disney from September 1998 to January 30, 2006 (with occasional airings in the spring of 2007). As of today, the series has been off the air in most countries. It was syndicated on the United Kingdom channel Disney Cinemagic for quite a few years and was also aired on the Latin American version of Disney Channel during 2008, and then on January 2, 2010, Season 2 moved to RTÉ Two in the Republic of Ireland. The show has aired four times on Fridays at 4 a.m. on the Disney Junior block on the Disney Channel in early 2011.

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 the ones that did air were edited down (this was most likely due to scenes that were dubbed inappropriate for preschoolers). On September 3, 2013, the series was removed from Disney Junior's lineup.

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

Currently, all of the episodes are available on the iTunes Store and Amazon Prime Video since June 2017 in HD and SD formats, with the exception of "Alive N' Chicken"/"Prima Doggy", which is still banned at this time.

On May 8, 2020, the entire series became available on Disney+ in Australia, and on the US version of Disney+ on June 19, 2020, with all 65 episodes arranged in mixed order, listed as one season. In addition, "Alive N' Chicken"/"Prima Doggy" is among the episodes available to stream, a rare instance from Disney+ for a television series that is available to purchase digitally elsewhere, but for a particular episode not being available to buy, being available to stream on the platform. It is currently unknown if the series will become available on the service in other regions.


Episodes

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Series overview

SeasonSegmentsEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast airedNetwork
12112September 13, 1997January 10, 1998ABC
28453September 1, 1997March 4, 1998Syndication

Season 1 (1997–1998)

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
11"Home is Where the Bark Is"Rick SchneiderWritten by : Roberts Gannaway
Storyboard by : Cynthia Petrovic and Amber Tornquist
September 13, 1997
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 so that Roger and Anita could sell the farm to her.
22"He Followed Me Home"
"Love 'Em and Flea 'Em"
Victor Cook
Tony Craig & Roberts Gannaway
Written by : Mirith J.S. Colao
Storyboard by : Sean Bishop
Written by : Ken Koonce & Michael Merton
Storyboard by : Edward Baker
September 27, 1997

"He Followed Me Home": 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. Little do the pups know, Cruella does know about Jimbo, and thinking the Dearly's are keeping him as a pet tries to get them exposed so they would be forced to leave the farm.

"Love 'Em and Flea 'Em": 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. Lucky is now forced to suffer through his humiliation.
33"Howl Noon"
"Easy on the Lies"
Rick Schneider
Ken Boyer
Written by : Ken Koonce & Michael Merton
Storyboard by : David Fulp
Written by : Bruce Shelly and Anne Baumgarten
Storyboard by : Phil Mosness
October 4, 1997

"Howl Noon": 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.

"Easy on the Lies": 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 now, the pups have to find a way to get to Hiccup Hole without getting caught by Colonel or Sgt. Tibbs.
4a4a"Two for the Show"Skip JonesWritten by : Jess Winfield
Storyboard by : Jill Colbert
October 11, 1997
Lucky wants to compete on the game show, "Squeal of Fortune", and trains his friends to see who he thinks has what it takes to be his partner on the show. However, Lucky's pushy antics cause all his friends to turn against him.
4b4b"An Officer and a Gentledog"Tony Craig & Roberts GannawayWritten by : Fracaswell Hyman
Storyboard by : Craig Kemplin
October 11, 1997
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.
5a5a"Bad to the Bone"Skip JonesWritten by : Don Gillies
Storyboard by : Linda Miller
October 18, 1997
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 getting them to believe it's Cydne the snake. Mooch has Rolly join his gang, but how long can Rolly keep up this charade?
5b5b"Southern Fried Cruella"Ken BoyerWritten by : Bruce Shelly and Anne Baumgarten
Storyboard by : Daniel Mills
October 18, 1997
When the Dearly's 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.
6a6a"Swine Song"Victor CookWritten by : Cydne Clark & Steve Granat
Storyboard by : Bob Logan
October 25, 1997
Rolly falls in love with Dumpling, so his friends try to get Dumpling to fall for him.
6b6b"Watch for Falling Idols"Rick SchneiderWritten by : Jess Winfield
Storyboard by : Byron Vaughns
October 25, 1997
Thunderbolt 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.
7a7a"The High Price of Fame"Skip JonesWritten by : Don Gillies
Storyboard by : Jill Colbert
November 1, 1997
Spot is fed up with the pups treating her like a clown, but her crazy antics soon make the farm residents view her as a hero, and she lets the appreciation start to get to her head.
7b7b"The Great Cat Invasion"Skip JonesWritten by : David Hemingson
Storyboard by : Garret Ho and Alan Wright
November 1, 1997
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 SchneiderWritten by : Len Uhley
Storyboard by : Cynthia Petrovic and Amber Tornquist
November 8, 1997
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.
9a9a"Rolly's Egg-Celent Adventure"Skip JonesWritten by : Bruce Talkington
Storyboard by : Larry Leker
November 15, 1997
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.
9b9b"Wild Chick Chase"Rick SchneiderWritten by : Mirith J.S. Colao
Storyboard by : David Fulp
November 15, 1997
The main pups are planning another swim day at Hiccup Hole, but Spot has to babysit Peeps. She brings her along, but it turns out Peeps is much more of a handful than Spot thinks. Now, Spot and the pups have to work together to keep Peeps out of danger.
10a10a"The Dogs of De Vil"Rick SchneiderWritten by : Chris Hubbell & Sam Graham
Storyboard by : Joey Banaszkiewicz, Sean Bishop, Kevin Davis, Julie Forte,
David Knott, Aaron Rozenfeld and Charles Wester
November 22, 1997
When Cruella calls Anita into work on a day the Dearly's 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.
10b10b"Dog's Best Friend"Rick SchneiderWritten by : Thomas Hart
Storyboard by : James Fletcher
November 22, 1997
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 best friend away from him.
1111"A Christmas Cruella"Victor CookWritten by : Ken Koonce & Michael Merton
Storyboard by : Denise Koyama and Yi-Chih Chen
December 20, 1997
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.
12a12a"Out to Launch"Ken BoyerWritten by : Don Gillies
Storyboard by : Charles Harvey and Wendell Washer
January 10, 1998
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, but after they are returned back to Earth, of course.
12b12b"Prophet and Loss"Skip JonesWritten by : Thomas Hart
Storyboard by : Enrique May, Rossen Varbanov and Alan Wright
January 10, 1998
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 byOriginal air date
13a1a"You Slipped a Disk"Tony Craig and Roberts GannawayWritten by : Mirith J.S. Colao
Storyboard by : Amber Tornquist
September 1, 1997
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.
13b1b"Chow About That?"Tony Craig and Roberts GannawayWritten by : Mirith J.S. Colao
Storyboard by : Cynthia Petrovic
September 1, 1997
When the pups miss lunch, they come up with various attempts to get into the chow tower but are not listening to what Spot is trying to tell them.
No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleOriginal air date
142"Tic Track Toe"
"Lucky All Star"
September 2, 1997

Tick Track Toe: The main pups' favorite track star Greyhound, Go-Go, known as the fastest dog in the world, loses his first race. 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 are having a hard time trying to get him to overcome his fear.

Lucky All Star: Roger picks Tripod to enroll in a bone-digging contest. Lucky gets jealous that Roger picked Tripod instead of him and is fearing that if Tripod wins, he will be Roger's new favorite. Lucky is now determined to try to stop him.
153"Shake, Rattle and Woof"
"Cadpig Behind Bars"
September 3, 1997

Shake, Rattle and Woof: 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 Behind Bars: 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"
"Purred It Through the Grapevine"
September 4, 1997

Leisure Lawsuit: Cruella fakes an injury on the farm and tries to file a lawsuit against the Dearly's so that they would be forced to sell the farm to them. The main pups know she's faking, so they try to expose her for the phony she is.

Purred It Through the Grapevine: Lucky, Rolly and Cadpig 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"
"Goose Pimples"
September 5, 1997

Our Own Digs: The main pups try to find a new hangout to get away from all the chaos in the farm. They find one, but it soon gets 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.

Goose Pimples: After a long, grueling night hike, the main pups seems to be one by one disappearing due to the legendary beast, Lock Jaw. Are they really getting eaten alive, or is there something else going on with this mystery?
186"Two Faces of Anita"September 8, 1997
Anita has just won the award for Designer of the Year. Cruella gets jealous that she didn't win the award 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"September 9, 1997
Cruella discovers freshly-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 from doing that.
208"Market Mayham
Lucky to be Alone"
September 10, 1997

Market Mayhem: When the Dearly's 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 instead. The main pups stow away with Nanny to make sure she buys Kanine Krunchies instead.

Lucky to Be Alone: 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 aren't the same without his brothers and sisters.
219"Four Stories Up"September 11, 1997
When a new episode of Thunderbolt gets 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
Roll Out the Pork Barrel"
September 12, 1997

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

Roll Out the Pork Barrel: 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.
23a11a"Alive N' Chicken"September 15, 1997

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


Note: This episode was banned for almost 19 years after the September 11 attacks due to a scene of Spot crashing into a barn. Its sister episode is also banned because it was too short to fill a 30-minute time slot. This along with its sister episode were not publicly seen (airing on television or being on the iTunes Store) until the entire series was released on Disney+.
23b11b"Prima Doggy"September 15, 1997
Lucky sees an ad for a new Kanine Krunchies flavor and sees that they are holding auditions for dogs to be in the new commercial for it. Lucky auditions and gets the job, but being a star turns out to be much more difficult than Lucky thinks it is.
2412"You Say It's Your Birthday"September 16, 1997
Roger gives away his old teddy bears, but the main pups overhear Roger talking about them and think he's talking about giving away the puppies and selling them 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
Barnboozled"
September 17, 1997

Oozy Does It: Hiccup Hole gets polluted by waste that came from Cruella's new jean factory. The pups now must put an end to Cruella's polluting habits.

Barnboozled: 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 so that she can leave.
2614"Citizen Canine"September 18, 1997
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 make his unfair laws null and void. However, Lucky learns that becoming mayor and being the mayor is a lot harder than he thinks.
2715"Full Metal Pullet
Dough the Right Thing"
September 20, 1997

Full Metal Pullet: While forming the Bark Brigade, Lucky is having 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.

Dough the Right Thing: The main pups think Cruella left her purse behind and decide to return it to her only to discover that it was really Anita's purse, so now, they must try to steal it back.
2816"Frisky Business
Cadet of the Month"
September 22, 1997

Frisky Business: 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 needless to say, things don't go well.

Cadet of the Month: Lucky tries to set up a scheme to earn paw merits in the Bark Brigade so that he could be a higher rank than Tripod.
2917"Valentine Daze"September 23, 1997
Roger has created 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.
30a18a"Close But No Cigar"September 25, 1997
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.
30b18b"Invasion of the Doggy Snatchers"September 25, 1997
After watching a sci-fi movie, Spot notices the pups are acting very strange and suspects they might have been posessed by aliens.
3119"Smoke Detectors
Lobster Tale"
September 26, 1997

Smoke Detectors: After burning down a room in her house, Cruella decides to move in with the Dearly's so that they can help her quit smoking. The pups try to help her too just so that she could get out of their fur sooner.

Lobster Tale: 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 tries to eat him.
3220"Double Dog Dare
Mooove It On Over"
September 29, 1997

Double Dog Dare: 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.

Mooove It On Over: The pups are annoyed by Duchess and Princess bickering because of the lack of space they have between them. Cadpig tries to help them out, but she ends up making things worse instead.
3321"Shipwrecked"October 1, 1997
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 now stranded on an island together. Lucky's friends try to find Lucky and save him.
3422"Mall Pups"October 3, 1997
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
The Life You Save"
October 6, 1997

Shrewzle Watch: The Dearly's discover that a tree shrewzle was spotted at their farm, and because of this, they are being told to follow some new guidelines or else leave the farm. The main pups soon find out this was yet another scheme set up by Cruella.

The Life You Save: Lucky accidentally saves Dumpling's life, and now, Dumpling will not leave him alone. Lucky tries everything he can to get Dumpling out of his fur.
3624"Spots and Shots
On the Lamb"
October 13, 1997

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

On the Lamb: When the pups hear about a lamb being on the loose in the city, Lucky decides to play Thunderbolt once again and try to track him down, but all his plans end up backfiring as this lamb turns out to be a lot tougher than her thought.
3725"Treasure of Swamp Island
Lord of the Termites"
October 20, 1997

Treasure of Swamp Island: Lucky thinks there is treasure on an island at the swamp. Turns out he was right as Cruella was hiding a treasure chest there that she was trying to keep hidden from the government.

Lord of the Termites: Cruella forces the Dearly's to temporarily vacate their house after discovering it was infested with termites. Little did they know, 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
Walk a Mile in my Tracks"
October 30, 1997

Fountain of Youth: Tired of aging, Cruella somehow gets fooled into thinking the Dearly's water has the power to grant youth, so she hires Horace and Jasper to try to steal the Dearly's water supply. The main pups try to stop them.

Walk a Mile in My Tracks: Lt. Pug and Cornelia decide to switch places with 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"October 31, 1997
Cruella builds a theme park that is being run 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
Food for Thought"
November 3, 1997

Hail to the Chief: 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.

Food for Thought: 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 and Cadpig try to save him with help from Pongo and Perdita.
4129"The Maltese Chicken"November 7, 1997
Cornelia lays a gigantic egg that amazes everyone on the farm, but the next day, her egg mysteriously disappears. Spot decides to solve the mystery of the missing egg and has the rest of the main pups help her with solving the mystery.
4230"Film Fatale
My Fair Chicken"
November 10, 1997

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

My Fair Chicken: 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
Gnaw or Never"
November 11, 1997

Snow Bounders: 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.

Gnaw or Never: 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
Twelve Angry Pups"
November 14, 1997

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

Twelve Angry Pups: Mooch is put on trial for being accused of stealing things that belong to the Dearly Farm residents. Mooch is trying to prove his innocence while at the same time trying to find out who the real culprit is.
4533"The Good-Bye Chick"November 17, 1997
Cornelia is once again fed up with Spot acting like a dog instead of a chicken. Undetermined 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
Splishing and Splashing"
November 20, 1997

'Robo-Rolly: P.H. De Vil creates a robot clone of Rolly so that Cruella can spy on Anita. The real Rolly gets kidnapped, so now the rest of the main pups have to find him and save him.

Splishing and Splashing: 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"November 21, 1997
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 get transported inside the video game. They must complete the game in order to return back home.
4836"Cupid Pups"November 24, 1997
The Dearly's 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 so that she can finally move away from the farm.
4937"The Artist Formerly Known as Spot
The Nose Knows"
November 25, 1997

The Artist Formerly Known as Spot: Cruella finds the artwork that Spot makes to be profitable and decides to use her for her own benefit.

The Nose Knows: 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"January 5, 1998
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"January 12, 1998
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
Hog Tied"
January 16, 1998

Beauty Pageant Pandemonium: Anita enrolls her niece, Amber, into a beauty pageant, but Cruella enrolls Ivy in the same pageant. Cruella has set up a scheme to make sure Ivy wins, but the main pups try all they can to make sure Amber wins.

Hog Tied: 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 wanting to hang out with them again.
5341"Coup De Vil"January 19, 1998
Cruella invites Roger and Anita to her family reunion, but little do they know, this is meant to be a diversion so that she can destroy their farm and take over their property.
5442"Every Little Crooked Nanny
Cone Head"
January 30, 1998

Every Little Crooked Nanny: Thinking that Anita is doing business with some royalties, 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.

Cone Head: 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 inconveniences that it causes for him.
5543"Channels
Un-Lucky"
February 6, 1998

Channels: When an episode of Thunderbolt gets interrupted by a newsflash about a crime in downtown Gruetly 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.

Un-Lucky: 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 completely discouraging his friends from involving him in anything that they do.
5644"The Making Of..."February 9, 1998
The case of the series puts on a fake mockumentary on the making of the series.
5745"Best of Show
Walk on the Wild Side"
February 11, 1998

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

Walk on the Wild Side: 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 stuff from innocent animals. Now he must find a way to give all the stuff back.
5846"Horace and Jasper's Big Career Move"February 13, 1998
Horace and Jasper have been fired by Cruella for the last time, so now they go on a series of job interviews talking about all the jobs they've had in the past (in the form of flashbacks).
5947"De Vil-Age Elder"February 16, 1998
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
My Fair Moochie"
February 20, 1998

Jurassic Bark: 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.

My Fair Moochie: The famous dog wrestler, El Diablo, is planned to pay a visit to Dearly Farm for a wrestling match. Mooch is scheduled to fight him, but he 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. How will things turn out in the end?
6149"Dog Food Day Afternoon
Spot's Fairy God-Chicken"
February 23, 1998

Dog Food Day Afternoon: Rolly finds out that they've changed the recipe for Kanine Krunchies. He discovers that a new manufacturing plant opened in Gruetly without his knowledge, so he and the rest of the main pups visit that said 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's Fairy God-Chicken: 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
Animal House Party"
February 27, 1998

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

Animal House Party: 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 Dearly's house and throw a wild party. The pups now have to put up with all this chaos and bring everything back in order.
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"Dalmatian Vacation"March 2, 1998
March 3, 1998
March 4, 1998

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 make any agreements on all the stops they make. One of the Dearly's destinations is the church where Roger and Anita got married so that they could renew their wedding vowes, but they soon find out they are not legally married and decide to get married for real opening 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?

Merchandise

Not much merchandise has been made of this series unlike other Disney series, the only ones being:

  • A Christmas Cruella VHS (released October 6, 1998)
  • Dalmatian Vacation Video CD
  • Dalmatian Vacation VHS and LaserDisc (Japan only)
  • Surf Puppies CD
  • The Big Dig (book)
  • Cruella Returns (book)
  • Springtime Fun (book)
  • Visit the Farm (book)
  • Hide-and-Go-Seek at the Farm (book)
  • Rare episode cels
  • Car toys for McDonald's Happy Meals (sold in January 1998)
  • Curly straws from McDonald's restaurants located in Wal-Mart stores
  • Beanbag toys included with Sweethearts candy (Caldor exclusive)
  • Disney Channel branded keychains (Japan only)