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101 Dalmatians: Cruella Returns is a chapter book based on the 101 Dalmatians: The Series episodes "You Slipped a Disk", "Leisure Lawsuit" (with some elements from "Cone Head" in it), and "Snow Bounders". The story is more of a telling of the episodes in question.

Synopsis

The story is narrated in the perspective of Lucky as he tries to get Roger's disk back from Scorch, but when Cruella learns of the disk, he tries to convince Cadpig and Rolly to run away, discussing all the times Cruella seems to wreck things.

Lucky discusses the events of "Leisure Lawsuit" as an example. A notable difference from the normal episode is that it's mix in with the events of "Cone Head", with Lucky not realizing that Cruella is faking her injury until after he notices her standing to get a box of chocolates.  After Mooch unravles a scarf, which Lucky was using to cover his cone, he crashes into Cruella with a tea cart.

Rather than to get Roger's camera, from the cupboard, the Dalmatians stick up to try and get some scissors from the cupboard to get the cone off Lucky so he can properly help. This is when Lucky hears Cruella's memo confession, causing his focus on balance to falter and for Rolly to drop a bowling ball on Cruella.

When the Dalmatians sneak in to get cruella's memo recorder, the chase causes Lucky's cone to get stuck on Cruella's head and Cruella's memo to play in front of Roger and Anita.

Cadpig and Rolly discuss how Cruella turned the cone into her next "House of DeVil" fashion trend, with Two-Tone and Dipstick wishing to have one.

The Dalmatians also recall the events of "Snow Bounders", which plays the same to the normal episode.

Cadpig then realizes that it's not Cruella's fault for what happens, since Lucky did look at the disk when he should have been guarding it. He was the one who collided into Cruella in "Leisure Lawsuit", and it was his idea to sneak on Roger and Pongo's camping trip in "Snow Bounders". Lucky realizes his mistake and returns to the Dearly Farm to confess to Roger.

Cruella arrives at the Dearly Farm too, but rather than be angry about Roger's "Cruella-Nator" game, she loves it, but has a list of things that she thinks Roger can work on. Lucky also sees that Cruella makes his life more exciting too.

Cruella's Memos

"Tell my doctor I'm not paying him real money for bandaging fake injuries!"

"Next time, include inflatable fireman!"

Trivia

  • When this book was released, neither "Snow Bounders" nor "The Cone" (re-titled "Cone Head") had aired yet.
  • "The Cone" contains elements of the episode "Leisure Lawsuit".
  • This story shows that Cruella's coat plan also happens in the continuity of 101 Dalmatians: The Series.
  • The framing device is set around in "You Slipped a Disk" after Cruella learns of the "Cruella-Nator" disk and Lucky is trying to convince Cadpig and Rolly to run away with him, before Cadpig convinces him that he's just scared of how Roger may act after he returns to the Dearly Farm.
  • The story's telling of "Leisure Lawsuit" is a mix in with the events of "The Cone" too, such as Mooch pulling on Lucky's scarf, causing him to crash into Cruella with a tea cart; trying to get scissors for the cone instead of a camera in the cupboard; and Cruella making the cone a fashion trend.
  • It is possible that "Leisure Lawsuit" and "The Cone" are one episode in draft, before being split into two episodes based on this story.
  • In the book, Lucky says that Mooch and his gang came from the farm. In the show, only Mooch came from the farm when they bought it, as his gang consisted of him, Dipstick, Whizzer, and Two-Tone.
  • This story has extra information to the Cruella-Nator, such as her age; being 950 feet tall; and the player's mission in the game.
  • This story suggests that Cruella has some affection for the Dalmatians.
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Media
Animated Films: One Hundred and One Dalmatians101 Dalmatians II: Patch's London AdventureVideo

Live-Action Films: 101 Dalmatians102 DalmatiansCruella
TV Series: 101 Dalmatians: The SeriesOnce Upon a Time101 Dalmatian Street
Music: Soundtrack
Video Games: 101 Dalmatians: Animated Storybook101 Dalmatians: Escape from DeVil Manor102 Dalmatians: Puppies to the Rescue101 Dalmatians II: Patch's London AdventureKingdom Hearts
Books: Disney Wonderful World of ReadingClassic StorybookTell-A-Tale BookGolden Sound Story

Disney Parks
Club VillainSorcerers of the Magic Kingdom

Entertainment: Disney Classics: The Music & The MagicThe Golden MickeysVillains Tonight!
Parade: Disney Cinema Parade
Halloween: Disney's Maleficious Halloween PartyHappy HallowishesHocus Pocus Villain SpelltacularIt's Good To Be Bad With The Disney VillainsMickey's Boo-to-You Halloween ParadeRe-Villains! Halloween ParadeThe Disney Villains Halloween ShowtimeVillains Mix and Mingle

Characters
One Hundred and One Dalmatians: PongoPerditaRoger RadcliffeAnita RadcliffeNannyCruella De VilJasper and HoraceBachelorettesDirty DawsonLuckyPatchRollyPennyFrecklesPepperDalmatian PuppiesDannyScottieTowserLucyCaptainSergeant TibbsColonelPrissyCollieThe CowsLabrador

101 Dalmatians: The Series: TripodCadpigSpotLieutenant PugMoochMayor Ed PigDumplingCorneliaScorchSwamp RatCydneStevenPersian PeteVendella De VilGo-GoBlazeCave PupRebeccaAmber DearlyP.H. De VilCecil B. De VilIvy De VilMalevola De VilJudge Dimsdale De Vil
101 Dalmatians II: Patch's London Adventure: ThunderboltLil' LightningLarsMr. Fenwick
101 Dalmatians: HerbertAlonzoMr. SkinnerJewelDipstickFidgetTwo-ToneWhizzerKipper
101 Dalmatian Street: DelilahDollyDougDylan
Video game characters: Patches
102 Dalmatians: Chloe SimonKevin ShepherdJean-Pierre Le PeltDottieLittle DipperDominoOddballFluffyWaddlesworthDroolerChompDigger

Episodes
ABC Episodes: "Home Is Where The Bark Is" • "He Followed Me Home" • "Love 'Em and Flea 'Em" • "Howl Noon" • "Easy on the Lies" • "Two for the Show" • "An Officer and a Gentledog" • "Bad to the Bone" • "Southern Fried Cruella" • "Swine Song" • "Watch for Falling Idols" • "The High Price of Fame" • "The Great Cat Invasion" • "No Train, No Gain" • "Rolly's Egg-Celent Adventure" • "Wild Chick Chase" • "The Dogs of DeVil" • "Dog's Best Friend" • "A Christmas Cruella" • "Out to Launch" • "Prophet and Loss"

Syndicated Episodes: "You Slipped a Disk" • "Chow About That?" • "Tic Track Toe" • "Lucky All Star" • "Shake, Rattle, and Woof" • "Cadpig Behind Bars" • "Leisure Lawsuit" • "Purred It Through the Grapevine" • "Our Own Digs" • "Goose Pimples (Goose Pamples)" • "Two Faces of Anita" • "The Fungus Among Us" • "Market Mayhem" • "Lucky to be Alone" • "Four Stories Up" • "It's a Swamp Thing" • "Roll Out the Pork Barrel" • "Alive N' Chicken" • "Prima Doggy" • "You Say It's Your Birthday" • "Oozy Does It" • "Barnboozled" • "Citizen Canine" • "Full Metal Pullet" • "Dough the Right Thing" • "Frisky Business" • "Cadet of the Month" • "Valentine Daze" • "Close But No Cigar" • "Invasion of the Doggy Snatchers" • "Smoke Detectors" • "Lobster Tale" • "Double Dog Dare" • "Mooove It On Over" • "Shipwrecked" • "Mall Pups" • "Shrewzle Watch" • "The Life You Save" • "Spots and Shots" • "On the Lamb" • "Treasure of Swamp Island" • "Lord of the Termites" • "Fountain of Youth" • "Walk a Mile in My Tracks" • "Cruella World" • "Hail to the Chief" • "Food for Thought" • "The Maltese Chicken" • "Film Fatale" • "My Fair Chicken" • "Snow Bounders" • "Gnaw or Never" • "Poison Ivy" • "Twelve Angry Pups" • "The Good-bye Chick" • "Robo-Rolly" • "Splishing and Splashing" • "Virtual Lucky" • "Cupid Pups" • "The Artist Formerly Known as Spot" • "The Nose Knows" • "K is for Kibble" • "Humanitarian of the Year" • "Beauty Pageant Pandemonium" • "Hog-Tied" • "Coup DeVil" • "Every Little Crooked Nanny" • "Cone Head" • "Channels" • "Un-Lucky" • "The Making of..." • "Best of Show" • "Walk on the Wild Side" • "Horace and Jasper's Big Career Move" • "DeVil-Age Elder" • "Jurassic Bark" • "My Fair Moochie" • "Dog Food Day Afternoon" • "Spot's Fairy God-Chicken" • "Good Neighbor Cruella" • "Animal House Party" • "Dalmatian Vacation, Part I - Road Warriors" • "Dalmatian Vacation, Part II - Cross-Country Calamity" • "Dalmatian Vacation, Part III - Dearly Beloved"

Locations
LondonRegents ParkHell HallDearly FarmGruteley CountyCherry Tree FarmHouse of DeVil
Songs
Cruella De VilKanine KrunchiesDalmatian PlantationDon't Buy a Parrot from a SailorMarch of the One Hundred and OneCheerio, Good-Bye, Toodle-oo, Hip Hip!One Hundred and One1-0-1Dalmatian VacationSurf PuppiesI See SpotsTry AgainYou're the OneDigga Digga DogSo Fabulous, So FierceI Love FurPuppies, Oh, PuppiesTwilight BarkUp the StairCover Yourselves with Soot
See Also
Cruella's carJasper and Horace's truckThe Thunderbolt Adventure HourThe Disney AfternoonHouse of MouseOnce Upon a TimeThe Further Adventures of Thunderbolt