Welcome back for another episode! This episode is all about the female villain we all love to hate, Cruella de Vil. We will be going through every adaptation of the character Cruella de Vil leading up to the new movie Cruella.
Have you witnessed every version of Cruella in this list? Which version of Cruella is your favorite? Let me know on the podcast’s Instagram page @wwofdisvillains or on the podcast’s website www.wonderfulworldofdisneyvillains.com.
0:46 - Cruella de Vil fun facts
4:11 - Who is Cruella de Vil?
4:41 - The first time we met Cruella de Vil (1956)
- Cruella de Vil was married?
- Many many hints comparing Cruella to the devil
9:23 - Inspiration for the character Cruella de Vil
11:04 - Disney’s adaptation of the 101 Dalmatians story
- The first actress to play and voice Cruella de Vil
13:03 - Live action 101 Dalmatians movie
- When Cruella as a feminist icon became a popular opinion
- Cruella’s relationships with men vs women
- Animal cruelty
20:56 - Similarities and differences between the live action and animated 101 Dalmatians movie
24:23 - Additional appearances in media
24:49 - 102 Dalmatians movie was essentially made to give us more Cruella de Vil
29:15 - Additional Cruella de Vil appearances
29:40 - Once Upon a Time TV show
- Cruella as a child
- Obtaining a magical ability
- Cruella’s obsession with murder
- Queens of Darkness friend group (Maleficent and Ursula)
- Death and afterlife
- One of the few villains on the show who doesn’t want to and is not redeemable
38:27 - Disney’s Descendants
39:50 - More 101 Dalmatian remakes!
40:16 - Disney’s Cruella movie
- Prequel to the live action 101 Dalmatians movie
- Cruella (named Estella) was born with poliosis, that’s why her hair is half black and half white
- Estella’s childhood - being labelled a “rebellious child”
- Channeling Estella and not Cruella
- The trauma Estella faces that sets up the rest of the movie
- Working for the Baroness
- Becoming Cruella
- Mental health representation
- The issue with adoption representation and secret birth stories in media
- Movie ending
01:12:43 - Episode ending