a hundred and one dalmatians

“When Mr. Disney first planned One Hundred and One Dalmatians, he called me to the Studio to read for the role of Cruella de Vil. As I was sitting with him at a table at the studio, he was reading the role of Anita and I was trying very hard to be Cruella de Vil. But I knew it wasn’t working because I was too young and it wasn’t right. As I heard him read the role of Anita, I knew that I was right for Anita, but how could I possibly tell the great Walt Disney that he had brought me in and had made a mistake?!

“So, I became brave enough to tell him and I said, ‘Excuse me, sir. Would you mind if I try to read the role of Anita? I’m much more Anita than I am Cruella.’ And he said, ‘Let’s try that!’ So, we reversed the roles. He read Cruella and I read Anita, and indeed I was Anita. And I still feel like Anita all these many years later!”

– Lisa Davis, the voice of Anita Radcliff from Disney’s 101 Dalmatians

You know that soulmate AU trope where the first thing your soulmate(s) says to you is some how magically engraved on your wrist? Why are those stories set in worlds that are otherwise socially normal?

I mean really. If everything was exactly the same except for this trope think of how many people would have hello written on their wrist. Think of how many people would meet the wrong person but hit it off anyway and think well this must be my soulmate(s) because we get along more or less. Think of how many people would get married and have a life and a dog and like start up some kind of artisanal meat market or something and then find out that they married the “wrong” person. Like, people wouldn’t be signing prenups, this is your soulmate it should last forever. So now you’re stuck in this crazy legal battle with your fake soulmate while your real soulmate is like trying to fend off people who also have hello on their wrist and think they’re making the wrong choice. Divorce lawyers would probably make it big in this hypothetical world.

But. I don’t think the above is actually all that likely when you consider that this would be a world where everyone knows that the first thing you say to your soulmate(s) is on your wrist. I think a whole world of this trope would basically teach people that you don’t say hello to strangers.

Instead you blurt out something very original. Last thursday I ate a live worm! I own a collection of glass eyes! I’m secretly a super villain and this is my android body! You know. Distinctive. Something that isn’t likely to be ambiguous.

Think of the possibilities. Think of a society that celebrates truly unique first words. People could see someone and spend hours agonizing over what ridiculous thing they want their first words to be. An unusual metaphor for your undying love? A declaration about how much you like snails? A compliment no one could have ever possibly said to them before? Your nose is a glorious rendition of the Summer Triangle. 

Kids would grow up being encouraged to say outlandish things. You wouldn’t be told to stop saying silly things. You would be told to make sure not to copy the silly things your friend said. Think of how careful parents would be about introducing very young children to new people. Kids that are too young might meet their soulmate and not realize it. They could miss their one chance because they were too busy fighting over a little mermaid eraser.

What about people who can’t read? What about people who are blind?

You wouldn’t say sorry if you bumped into someone on the street. You’d either stay silent or shout something oddball out first, I shove lilacs up my nose. and only then do you say sorry.

Imagine “speed meets”. Groups that organize meetups between complete strangers. You’re in a room with a hundred other people. Line up and start saying outrageous things. I am actually a hippopotamus. No? Okay next. I wish to own seven hundred thirty one and a half dalmatian mice. No? Alright. Next. One day I will travel to Europa in the fanciest of hats. And then the other person grins, Well captain it’s not naked if you’re wearing a hat. And damn they have been waiting years to say that line.

My childhood in 3 minutes ❤

Taken from idrancor3 on YouTube. Here’s the link: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=RYbCQowcjw0

Disney Movies that I have seen

Snow White and the seven dwarfs

Originally posted by gameraboy

Pinocchio

Originally posted by disneyasastrology

Dumbo

Originally posted by oupacademic

Bambi

Originally posted by onlydisney

Cinderella

Originally posted by disnyedreamworks

Alice in Wonderland

Originally posted by duke-of-bretagne

Peter Pan

Originally posted by thecrystalaid

Lady and the Tramp

Originally posted by kittenandpuppiesandshit

Sleeping Beauty

Originally posted by lady-arryn

One Hundred and One Dalmatians

Originally posted by disneymoviesanywhere

The sword in the stone

Originally posted by silverspaceastronaut

The Jungle Book

Originally posted by octopussoir-

The Aristocats

Originally posted by foreverdisneygifs

Robin Hood

Originally posted by the-disney-elite

The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh 

Originally posted by neverland-789

The Rescuers

Originally posted by mesharemylove

The Fox and the Hound

Originally posted by keldelel

The Black Cauldron

Originally posted by animated-disney-gifs

The Great Mouse Detective

Originally posted by dailychildhood

Oliver & Company

Originally posted by thedisneyportal

The Little Mermaid

Originally posted by gameraboy

The Rescuers Down Under

Originally posted by silvanfolk

Beauty and the Beast

Originally posted by disnyedreamworks

Aladdin

Originally posted by gameraboy

The Lion King

Originally posted by disneylandwheredreamscometrue

A Goofy Movies

Originally posted by the-disney-elite

Pocahontas

Originally posted by kawaiiaoiichigo

Toy Story

Originally posted by dorkly

The Hunchback of Notre Dame

Originally posted by animacia

Hercules

Originally posted by lefantasyland

Mulan

Originally posted by thecrewblr

A Bug’s Life

Originally posted by kpfun

Tarzan

Originally posted by disneywonderlandblog-blog

Toy Story 2

Originally posted by musicalhog

The Emperor’s New Groove

Originally posted by dailyhappylife

Atlantis: The Lost Empire

Originally posted by curvecreation

Monsters, Inc.

Originally posted by expertinawkward

Lilo & Stitch

Originally posted by animations-daily

Treasure Planet

Originally posted by swordleg

The Jungle Book 2

Originally posted by revire

Finding Nemo

Originally posted by you-wanna-kiss-the-girl

Brother Bear

Originally posted by pocdisneys

Home on the Range

Originally posted by fydisneymisfits

The Incredibles

Originally posted by all-things-disney-gifs

Chicken Little

Originally posted by disney-strology

Cars

Originally posted by disneypixar

Meet the Robinsons

Originally posted by movies-quotes

Ratatouille

Originally posted by yourreactiongifs

Wall E

Originally posted by tylenolannister

Up

Originally posted by disneypixar

The princess and the frog

Originally posted by pocdisneys

Toy Story 3

Originally posted by animations-daily

Tangled

Originally posted by couplenotes

Cars 2

Originally posted by barryallensboyfriend

Brave

Originally posted by thatmagicdisney

Wreck-It Ralph

Originally posted by flyingpochama948

Monsters University

Originally posted by disneypixar

Frozen

Originally posted by likeadisneyprincess

Big Hero 6

Originally posted by whatgifuck

Inside Out

Originally posted by yourreactiongifs

Zootopia

Originally posted by judithwilde

Finding Dory

Originally posted by dianekeatonfan

Moana

Originally posted by tarajis

Disney (and Some Pixar) Movie Asks

Snow White and the Seven Dwarves: Have you ever stayed in a strangers house before? If yes, why? 

Pinocchio: What’s the biggest lie you’ve told that no one knows about? 

Dumbo: Have you ever been to a circus or fair? 

Cinderella: Do you have any family members who you really don’t get along with? 

Peter Pan: If you stopped aging right now, what could you do for the rest of your life? Would you want to stop aging? 

Sleeping Beauty: What’s the last dream you remember having? 

One Hundred and One Dalmatians: How many pets do you have, what are they, and what are their names? 

Robin Hood: Do you believe in the idea of taking from the rich and giving to the poor? Why or why not? 

The Fox and the Hound: Who is your best friend? 

The Little Mermaid: If you could have anything you wanted in exchange for one of your talents, which talent would you give up and what would you give it up for? 

Beauty and the Beast: What is your favorite book/book series? 

Aladdin: Could you give up your happiness for someone else’s? 

Nightmare Before Christmas: If you could reinvent a holiday, which one would you remake and how? 

The Lion King: Have you ever lost someone important to you? 

A Goofy Movie: What was your favorite family vacation and why? 

Pocahontas: What do you think it means to sing with all the voices of the mountains and paint with all the colors of the wind? 

Toy Story: If your toys came to life, what things could they hold over you and blackmail you with? 

Hercules: If you were a god or goddess, what would your powers include? 

Mulan: What are your opinions on gendered products? 

Tarzan: Do you believe that animals are capable of “human” emotion? 

The Emperor’s New Groove: Have you ever changed your views because you were in the wrong? 

Atlantis: What are you passionate about? 

Monsters Inc: Did you believe there were monsters in your closet when you were a kid? 

Lilo and Stitch: What is your relationship with your sibling’s like? If you don’t have any, would you rather have an older or younger sibling and why? 

Finding Nemo: Do you think parents should allow their children freedom after a certain age? 

Brother Bear: If you could become any animal, which would you choose? 

Meet the Robinsons: Who do you consider “family?”

Tinkerbell: Have you ever tried to be someone you’re not for the sake of fitting in? 

Bolt: How far would you go for someone you cared about? 

The Princess and the Frog: If you dug a little deeper, what would be your ultimate goal in life, provided income wasn’t an issue? 

Tangled: Could you sacrifice yourself for someone you barely knew? 

Wreck-It Ralph: What’s your favorite video game? 

Frozen: Do you believe in love at first sight? 

Big Hero Six: If you could be any superhero, who would you be and why? 

Inside Out: Which of your emotions do you think controls your brain most often? 

Zootopia: Have you ever experienced discrimination first-hand? 

Pongo Animation Test

Original Drawings by Milt Kahl

In Memory of Rod Taylor 11 January 1930 – 7 January 2015.