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Cruella de Vil and Horace Badun Production Cel from 101 Dalmatians



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This Cruella de Vil and Horace Badun Production Cel from 101 Dalmatians shows the villain intimidating one of the Badun brothers.

You can see it here in the film:


About Cruella:

Disney's animated version of Cruella first appeared in 1961's One Hundred and One Dalmatians, in which she is voiced by Betty Lou Gerson and animated by Marc Davis who together crafted her into an iconic and memorable character. Disney based its version of Cruella on the personality and mannerisms of Tallulah Bankhead, and her long, lanky physical design came from Mary Wickes, who served as her live-action model. The cool detachment of the original character was replaced by a crazed mania, in which Cruella only barely clung to a sheen of glamour. For unexplained reasons, Cruella's cat and husband were omitted from the Disney version. Cruella drives a very distinctive automobile, colored red and black, which strongly resembles a Mercedes-Benz 500K Cabriolet.

About Horace Badun:

Like in the book, the Baduns are seen watching television. Unlike the book, this does not take place in the kitchen. In the first film, they are the ones who steal the puppies while pretending to be from the electric company. Their moving van crashes, along with Cruella's car.

In an early draft of the film, Horace Badun would have been called Saul, as he was in the original novel, and that he and Jasper are two of seven brothers. In the animated 101 Dalmatians, it shows they are just two Badun brothers, rather than seven.

In Patch's London Adventure, Horace is imprisoned with Jasper after the events of the first film. Later, Cruella releases them from prison to steal the Dalmatian puppies again. Unlike the books, Horace and Jasper reform and open up their very own ladies clothes shop.

In the films, Horace is usually able to guess to a tee what tricks the Dalmatians are doing by attributing to them having human-level intelligence; however, both times this is dismissed by Jasper who says that "dogs ain't that smart."

About 101 Dalmatians:

One Hundred and One Dalmatians, often abbreviated as 101 Dalmatians, is a 1961 American animated adventure film produced by Walt Disney and based on the 1956 novel The Hundred and One Dalmatians by Dodie Smith. The 17th Disney animated feature film, the film tells the story of a litter of Dalmatian puppies who are kidnapped by the villainous Cruella de Vil, who wants to use their fur to make into coats. Their parents, Pongo and Perdita, set out to save their children from Cruella, all the while rescuing 84 additional puppies that were bought in pet shops, bringing the total of Dalmatians to 101.

Originally released to theaters on January 25, 1961, by Buena Vista Distribution, One Hundred and One Dalmatians was a box office success, pulling the studio out of the financial slump caused by Sleeping Beauty, a costlier production released two years prior. Aside from its box office revenue, its commercial success was due to the employment of inexpensive animation techniques—such as using xerography during the process of inking and painting traditional animation cels—that kept production costs down. It was remade into a live-action film in 1996.