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Hell Hall
Background Information
Feature films One Hundred and One Dalmatians
101 Dalmatians
Short films
Television programs 101 Dalmatians: The Series
Once Upon a Time
Video games 101 Dalmatians: Escape from DeVil Manor
102 Dalmatians: Puppies to the Rescue
Park attractions
Designer Ken Anderson
Walt Paragoy
Other Information
Other names The Old De Vil Place
De Vil Manor
The Old De Vil Mansion
Mansion De Vil
Location Suffolk, England
Inhabitants Cruella De Vil, Jasper and Horace
Visitors Dalmatian Puppies, Pongo, Perdita, Colonel, Sergeant Tibbs
Final state Still standing

Hell Hall (a.k.a. The Old De Vil Place and often called De Vil Manor) is a location in 101 Dalmatians. It is the former manor home of Cruella De Vil (and home of the De Vil family) located in Suffolk, England.


There was originally going to be a castle; however, this never came to fruition when the first De Vil went insane and vanished. The house got its name from many chaotic parties. Cruella De Vil took up residence at Hell Hall with her henchmen Horace and Jasper. After her defeat, it was bought by the Dearly family.



In the books, Hell Hall is said to look "like an ugly face." Backstory suggests that the De Vil who originally owned it rented it to build it into a castle, but it's said to have gone mad before it came to fruition. Word says when a mob came after him, he took off into the night with some claiming he had taken the form of a Devil. Horace and Jasper sleep on mattresses in the lounge and spend most of the day watching television. The Dearlys' buy the manor, once the Dalmatians return and it's renamed back to Hell Hall.

In Descendants: Isle of the Lost, it's implied that Hell Hall already existed on the island or was rebuilt per Cruella's request. The basement holds unused dog supplies and crates with the now-gone fashion empire of the De Vils. Cruella forces her son Carlos to live in her fur coat closet, treating him like a slave.

Animated Films

In One Hundred and One Dalmatians, the property is only referred to by name from Sgt. Tibbs, claiming to have heard puppy barking at "Hell Hall." In the movie, Horace and Jasper bring Pongo and Perdita's puppies along with 84 more puppies bought from the pet shop to stay for the evening.

Not much is mentioned about the backstory of Hell Hall, but Colonel does bring up that nobody has lived there for years, and there were rumors about the mansion being "haunted, or bewitched, or some such fiddle faddle." This De Vil mansion looks like its counterpart in the novel, but unlike the books, the Radcliffes/Dearlys do not move there in the second film, instead preferring a farm.

Live-Action Films

In the 1996 film 101 Dalmatians, the place is called De Vil Manor. It is where Horace and Jasper harbor Pongo and Perdita's puppies along with 84 more puppies purchased from the pet shop. Later, after all the other Dalmatian pups have escaped, Skinner enters the mansion and notices Lucky, who was the only pup left behind due to being asleep while the others escaped. When Skinner attempts to grab Lucky, he is bitten in the behind by Kipper, enabling Lucky to escape.

The Dearlys later purchase and reside in the manor, giving it a Dalmatian color theme.

Television Series

In 101 Dalmatians: The Series, Hell Hall is omitted and replaced by Villa de Vil, located next to the Dearly Farm. The house has a more castle-like appearance and is enormous. Whilst the main halls and rooms are shown to have red walls and checkered flooring, it contains a vast number of rooms such as Cruella's office, a couple of bedrooms, a basement, an enormous wardrobe, a laboratory, various bathrooms, a gym, a sauna, a dining room, a family portrait gallery, kitchen and lounge.

The exterior has a lawn covered with multiple of statues and a swimming pool in the shape of Cruella's face.

In Once Upon A Time, Hell Hall appears only in flashback into 20's London world like the property to Madeline and her daughter Cruella. It was temporary visited by the Author Isaac Heller, who rescued and fall in love for Cruella, prisoner of her own mother. Ironically, it was revealed that Cruella was emprisoned for to protect the world from her sociopathic tendancies.

Video Games

In the video games, Hell Hall is referred to as "DeVil Manor."

In 101 Dalmatians: Escape from DeVil Manor, Whizzer and Patches escape from the library and explore the rooms, trying to find an escape route. These rooms include a foyer, a hallway, a kitchen, a dining room, Cruella's childhood bedroom, a master's suite (with bathroom), the bedroom of Cruella's Nanny, and a drawing room. If Whizzer and Patches make too much noise, and can't find a hiding space in time, Horace or Jasper throws them into the game room. This room offers one method of escape, along with a pipe from the roof (which you can gain access to via the attic). Once Cruella is defeated, Roger and Anita move into the manor.

In 101 Dalmatians: Animated Storybook, the first time that the player sees the manor is during the "Twilight Bark" page, where if they click it, an ominous moon rises and bats fly from it. Players can then help Kipper unlock the gates to the manor by deciphering the animal noises to type in the password. Once inside, Kipper and the players search for the puppies, searching old bedrooms, the library and attic, looking for clues that the puppies give, unlocking secret passages along the way. The pups sing a song, "Chooky Creepy Place," whilst inside the manor.

In 102 Dalmatians: Puppies to the Rescue, Sgt. Tibbs is sent by the Colonel to guide Domino and Oddball through the area. Horace Badun is dozing by the television (which will show a screenshot of a newspaper from the "animated film" if you bark at it). Tibbs sabotages the clock to make a loud noise that would wake Horace, before the player Dalmatian leads him under the chandelier (which Tibbs proceeds to drop on him). As the pup explores the manor, they can find hidden rooms behind portraits or push the desks to make them move.


  • It is unknown whether or not Hel Hall was Cruella's childhood home, or if she bought it when she grew up. As it is is referred to "the Old DeVil Place" it can be assumed that Cruella's family has lived in the house for quite some time, with possibly many generations of DeVils living there.
  • In the video game Escape from DeVil Manor, it seems to claim that Cruella did live in the manor when she was younger, as you can find her in Nanny's room (with a portrait of a younger Cruella) and even in Cruella's child room, where it seems to suggest that she possibly tortures animals in her youth as well.
  • Hell Hall was probably given its name due to the last name of its inhabitants ("DeVil") As the Devil lives in Hell, it is only fitting that the DeVils live in Hell Hall.


One Hundred and One Dalmatians

101 Dalmatians



Animated Films: One Hundred and One Dalmatians | 101 Dalmatians II: Patch's London Adventure
Live Action Films: 101 Dalmatians | 102 Dalmatians
TV Series: 101 Dalmatians: The Series (Episode List)
Video Games: 101 Dalmatians: Escape from DeVil Manor | 102 Dalmatians: Puppies to the Rescue | Kingdom Hearts
Books: Disney Wonderful World of Reading | Classic Storybook | Tell-A-Tale Book

One Hundred and One Dalmatians: Pongo | Perdita | Roger Radcliffe | Anita Radcliffe | Nanny | Cruella De Vil | Jasper and Horace | Bachelorettes | Dirty Dawson | Lucky | Patch | Rolly | Penny | Freckles | Pepper | Dalmatian Puppies | Danny | Scottie | Towser | Lucy | Captain | Sergeant Tibbs | Colonel | Prissy | Collie | The Cows | Labrador
101 Dalmatians: The Series: Tripod | Cadpig | Spot | Lieutenant Pug | Mooch | Mayor Ed Pig | Dumpling | Cornelia | Scorch | Swamp Rat | Cydne | Steven | Go-Go | Persian Pete | Vendella De Vil | Rebecca | Amber | P.H. De Vil | Cecil B. De Vil | Ivy De Vil | Malevola De Vil
101 Dalmatians II: Patch's London Adventure: Thunderbolt | Lil' Lightning | Lars
101 Dalmatians: Herbert | Alonzo | Mr. Skinner | Jewel | Dipstick | Fidget | Two-Tone | Whizzer | Kipper
Video game characters: Patches
102 Dalmatians: Chloe Simon | Kevin Shepherd | Jean-Pierre Le Pelt | Dottie | Little Dipper | Domino | Oddball | Fluffy | Waddlesworth | Drooler | Chomp | Digger

Locations: London | Paris | Hell Hall | Dearly Farm | House of DeVil

Vehicles: Cruella's car | Jasper and Horace's truck | Moving van | Kanine Krunchies truck | Double decker bus

Songs: Cruella De Vil | Kanine Krunchies | Dalmatian Plantation | Don't Buy a Parrot from a Sailor | March of the One Hundred and One | Cheerio, Good-Bye, Toodle-oo, Hip Hip! | 1-0-1 | Dalmatian Vacation | Surf Puppies | Try Again | You're the One | Digga Digga Dog | So Fabulous, So Fierce | I Love Fur | Puppies, Oh, Puppies | Twilight Bark | Up the Stair | Cover Yourselves with Soot

See Also: The Thunderbolt Adventure Hour | The Disney Afternoon | House of Mouse | Once Upon a Time | The Further Adventures of Thunderbolt

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