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I'm proud. Proud to have you inherit my fortune. You showed real DeVil backbone.
―Malevola choosing Cruella as her heir

Malevola De Vil is Cruella De Vil's mother from 101 Dalmatians: The Series.

Appearances

101 Dalmatians: The Series

Malevola and her husband neglected Cruella when she was young, always spending Christmas away and even seemed to hint not remembering their own daughter's name. Due to this neglect, young Cruella wanted a Dalmatian puppy to give her the love and affection her father and mother never did. A buildup of neglected Christmases is what caused Cruella to go mad ("A Christmas Cruella"). Thus, if The Series was meant to somewhat share the continuity of the animated films, Malevola can be considered greatly responsible for all the misadventures. If she had not constantly mistreated Cruella, chances are she never would have snapped in the first place.

Malevola shows little love for her descendants, except for Ivy De Vil. She has two big, fierce dogs named Cerberus and Cujo. She appeared in the episode "Coup DeVil", where she called a family reunion at Villa De Vil to give the other De Vils a chance to get the Dearly Farm, and the one who succeed would be Malevola's heir. It is revealed that the only reason Cruella wants to buy the farm is to please her mother.

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A younger Malevola with her daughter.

After many failed attempts, Cruella snaps and stands up to her mother by lamenting about all that she hates about her. Her ranting, however, pleases Malevola, as she believes it takes some guts to stand up to one's own mother. As a result, this finally earns Cruella her mother's respect and make Malevola choose Cruella as her heir.

Disney Villains: The Top Secret Files

In this book, Cruella's mother appears in a picture with her daughter. It is mentioned that she worked as a fashion designer.

Trivia

  • In original concept art for Malevola, she was shown to be a rather obese but younger looking woman, similar to Cruella. However, in the actual episode, she is shown to be old and frail.
    • Character designer Eugene Salandra claims this concept design was based upon Malevola originally being conceived as an "exceedingly zaftig Margaret Dumont type".[1]
  • Malevola may have served as a source of inspiration for Azma from The Emperor's New School; both characters have a similar physical appearance, role purpose and character background.
  • In the TV series Once Upon a Time, Cruella's mother appears in one episode ("Sympathy for the De Vil"). Her name is Madeline De Vil and she tries to stop Cruella from killing people (her fathers), but then she got killed by her own Dalmatians when Cruella obtained the power to control animals.
  • An image of her can be seen in the De Vil family gallery as Spot looks up Judge Dimsdale De Vil in "DeVil-Age Elder".
  • In Disney Villains: The Top Secret Files, Cruella's mother is named "Dementia."
  • In Brazil, Maleficent is known as "Malevola."
  • In Descendants, she is also the Grandmother of Carlos De Vil and Diego de vil.

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References


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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 Series101 Dalmatian Street
Music: Soundtrack
Video Games: 101 Dalmatians: Animated Storybook101 Dalmatians: Escape from DeVil Manor102 Dalmatians: Puppies to the Rescue102 Dalmatians: Activity Center101 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 MingleVillains Night Out! Chapter 2

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

101 Dalmatians: The Series: TripodCadpigSpotLieutenant PugMoochMayor Ed PigDumplingCorneliaScorchSwamp RatCydneStevenPersian PeteVendella De VilGo-GoBlazeCave PupRebeccaThe VandercreamsAmber DearlyP.H. De VilCecil B. De VilIvy De VilMalevola De VilJudge Dimsdale De Vil
101 Dalmatians II: Patch's London Adventure: Lil' LightningLarsMr. Fenwick
101 Dalmatians: HerbertAlonzoMr. SkinnerJewelDipstickFidgetTwo-ToneWhizzerKipper
101 Dalmatian Street: DelilahDollyDougDylanDorothyD JDeja VuDanteDawkinsDa VinciDisel
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
Films: Cruella De VilKanine KrunchiesDalmatian PlantationPlayful MelodyI See SpotsTry AgainYou're the OneDigga Digga DogSo Fabulous, So Fierce

Animated Storybook: I Love FurPuppies, Oh, PuppiesTwilight BarkUp the StairCover Yourselves with Soot
TV Series: 1-0-1Dalmatian VacationSurf Puppies
Deleted: Don't Buy a Parrot from a SailorMarch of the One Hundred and OneCheerio, Good-Bye, Toodle-oo, Hip Hip!One Hundred and OneThe Creation of Cruella De Vil

See Also
Cruella's carJasper and Horace's truckThe Thunderbolt Adventure HourThe Disney AfternoonHouse of MouseOnce Upon a TimeThe Further Adventures of Thunderbolt