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Cruella
Cruella De Vil
Originally performed by
Composer Mel Leven
Lyrics
Performer(s) Bill Lee
Dr. John (Live action film version)
Length
Films 101 Dalmatians
101 Dalmatians (Live action film)
102 Dalmatians
Shows
Attractions
Video games
Albums The Disney Collection - Volume 1 (1987 edition)/Volume 2 (1991 edition)
The Music of Disney: A Legacy in Song
101 Dalmatians Original Soundtrack
Classic Disney - Volume V (Dr. John version)
Disney's Greatest Volume 1
Now That's What I Call Disney (UK version)
Now That's What I Call Disney!
Disney Timeless Classics
Preceded by
Followed by
Video
Cruella De Vil - 101 Dalmatians (1961)(03:24)

"Cruella De Vil" is written by Mel Leven, is a song featured in the 1961 Disney-produced animated film One Hundred and One Dalmatians and its live-action remake. In the film, it is written by Roger Radcliffe who had just finished the melody for the song and was inspired by Cruella's name to make the song about her.

It was first performed by Bill Lee as the singing voice of Roger Radcliffe, a character from the movie. It has been re-recorded by Dr. John, Lalaine, Hayden Panettiere, and Selena Gomez for various releases in the DisneyMania album series. Additionally, The Mad Hatter sang the song in a game of Musical Chairs at Disneyland but instead changed a number of the "Cruella De Vil's" to "Alice De Vil" to criticize his friend.

Lyrics

Movie Version

Cruella De Vil
Cruella De Vil
If she doesn't scare you, no evil thing will
To see her is to take a sudden chill
Cruella, Cruella De Vil

The curl of her lips
The ice in her stare
All innocent children had better beware
She's like a spider waiting for the kill
Look out for Cruella De Vil

At first you think Cruella is a devil
But after time has worn away the shock
You come to realize
You've seen her kind of eyes
Watching you from underneath a rock!

This vampire bat
This inhuman beast
She ought to be locked up and never released
The world was such a wholesome place until
Cruella, Cruella De Vil

(In some of them, the last two verses are repeated)

In 102 Dalmatians, another version was sung:

Cruella De Vil

Cruella De Vil
Cruella De Vil
Just hearing her name
Used to make you feel ill
Now suddenly she's drippin' with good will
can this be Cruella De Vil

A heartwarmin' laugh
Instead of a scream
she's practically human or so it would seem
as playful as a puppy in the snow
that's not the Cruella we know

Oh, remember when she lived just to be rotten
How she loved to frighten the little tots
Who thought she could be kind
Respectful and refined
has the lady really changed her spots?
oh lord

Oooooh, Cruella De Vil

Now check this out, you know what
she gave up her bark but will she still bite
What's wrong with this picture?, it doesn't look right unfortunately only time will tell
If Cruella, I mean, Ella
is from heaven or hell
ooh yeah

Selena Gomez's Version

Oooh, ooh oh oh, oooh oh
Look out for Cruella De Vil

Cruella De Vil
Cruella De Vil
If she doesn't scare you, no evil thing will
To see her is to take a sudden chill
Cruella, Cruella De Vil

The curl of her lips
The ice in her stare
All innocent children had better beware
She's like a spider waiting for the kill
Look out for Cruella De Vil

Cruella, Cruella De Vil
If she doesn't scare you, no evil thing will
Cruella, Cruella De Vil
To see her is to take a sudden chill
Cruella De Vil

Oooh, ooh oh oh, oooh oh

This vampire bat
This inhumane beast
She 'outta be locked up and never released
This world was such a wholesome place until
Cruella, Cruella De Vil
Yeah!

Cruella, Cruella De Vil
If she doesn't scare you, no evil thing will
Cruella, Cruella De Vil
To see her is to take a sudden chill
Cruella De Vil

Oooh, ooh oh oh, oooh oh
(Oooh oh, oooh oh. oooh oh. oooh oh)

At first you think Cruella is a devil
But after time has worn away the shock
You come to realize
You've seen her kind of eyes
Watching you from underneath a rock!

Cruella, Cruella De Vil
If she doesn't scare you, no evil thing will
Cruella, Cruella De Vil
To see her is to take a sudden chill
Cruella, Cruella De Vil
If she doesn't scare you, no evil thing will
Cruella, Cruella De Vil
To see her is to take a sudden chill
Cruella De Vil

Oooh, ooh oh oh, oooh oh (Cruella De Vil!)
Oooh, ooh oh oh, oooh oh (Cruella De Vil!)
Oooh, ooh oh oh, oooh oh
Look out for Cruella De Vil

Videos


101 Dalmatians
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Animated Films: One Hundred and One Dalmatians (1961) • 101 Dalmatians II: Patch's London Adventure (2003)

Live Action Films: 101 Dalmatians (1996) • 102 Dalmatians (2000)

TV Series: 101 Dalmatians: The Series (1997-98)

Video Games: 101 Dalmatians: Escape from DeVil Manor (1997) • 102 Dalmatians: Puppies to the Rescue (2000) • Kingdom Hearts (2002)

Characters: One Hundred and One Dalmatians (1961): PongoPerditaRoger RadcliffeAnita RadcliffeNannyCruella De VilJasper and Horace BadunDalmatian PuppiesLuckyFrecklesPennyPatchRollyDannyTowserLucyCaptainSergeant TibbsColonelCollieThe CowsLabrador | 101 Dalmatians II: Patch's London Adventure (2003): ThunderboltLil' LightningLars | 101 Dalmatians: The Series (1997-98): TripodCadpigSpotLieutenant PugMoochMayor Ed PigDumplingCorneliaScorchSwamp RatCydneStevenPersian PeteVendella De VilRebeccaAmberP.H. De VilCecil B. De VilIvy De VilMalevola De Vil | 101 Dalmatians (1996): AlonzoMr. SkinnerJewelDipstickFidgetTwo-ToneWhizzer | Video game characters: Patches | 102 Dalmatians (2000): Chloe SimonKevin ShepherdLe PeltDottieDominoLittle DipperOddballFluffyWaddlesworthDroolerChompDigger

Locations: London, EnglandHell HallDearly Farm

Vehicles: Cruella's car

Songs: "Cruella De Vil (Song)" • "Kanine Krunchies" • "Dalmatian Plantatian" • "1-0-1" • "Dalmatian Vacation"

See Also: The Disney Afternoon (1990-97) • House of Mouse (2001-03)

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