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A live-action prequel feature film following a young Cruella de Vil.


Craig Gillespie


Dana Fox (screenplay by), Tony McNamara (screenplay by) | 4 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Emma Stone ... Estella / Cruella
Emma Thompson ... The Baroness
Joel Fry ... Jasper
Paul Walter Hauser ... Horace
John McCrea ... Artie
Emily Beecham ... Catherine / Maid
Mark Strong ... John the Valet
Kayvan Novak ... Roger
Kirby Howell-Baptiste ... Anita Darling
Jamie Demetriou ... Gerald
Niamh Lynch ... Liberty Shop Girl
Andrew Leung Andrew Leung ... Jeffrey
Ed Birch ... Baroness Head of Security
Dylan Lowe ... Mean Ginger
Paul Bazely ... Police Commissioner

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Before she becomes Cruella de Vil, teenage Estella has a dream. She wishes to become a fashion designer, having been gifted with talent, innovation, and ambition all in equal measures. But life seems intent on making sure her dreams never come true. Having wound up penniless and orphaned in London at 12, 10 years later Estella runs wild through the city streets with her best friends and partners-in-(petty)-crime, Horace and Jasper, two amateur thieves. When a chance encounter vaults Estella into the world of the young rich and famous, however, she begins to question the existence she's built for herself in London and wonders whether she might, indeed, be destined for more after all. When an up-and-coming rock star commissions Estella to design him a signature piece, she begins to feel as though she has truly arrived. But what is the cost of keeping up with the fast crowd- and is it a price Estella is willing to pay? Written by Katie

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Comedy | Crime

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some violence and thematic elements | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?


The dog-hating Cruella DeVil is played by Emma Stone, who in the beginning of her acting career voiced a dog in The Suite Life of Zack & Cody: Crushed (2006). See more »


During the breakout of Jasper and Horace, the pair are behind bars. Even in the 1970s, police cells in the UK wouldn't have used the bars, which are more synonymous with American cells. UK cells often use steel doors with a very small window. See more »


Cruella de Vil: [from official trailer] How does the saying go? I am woman, hear me roar.
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Crazy Credits

The Disney logo is in black-and-white and red, Cruella DeVil's colors, and features a stormy sky with London in the background. See more »


Referenced in AniMat's Crazy Cartoon Cast: This Ain't It, Chief (2019) See more »


Bloody Well Right
Written by Rick Davies (as Richard Davies), Roger Hodgson
Performed by Supertramp
Courtesy of A&M Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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User Reviews

Better than expected
20 June 2021 | by paullevantisSee all my reviews

101 Dalmations is a fantastic film with excellent characters, and after watching it one would think that it cannot be depicted in live action. The live action remakes proved this correct, however Cruella is different.

The angle taken on the film actually provides a sufficient and imaginative backstory for Cruella DeVil, and it cleverly manages to position the audiences on the side of the character despite how much we hate her in all her other depictions. That was quite impressive, as well as the acting from Emma Thompson.

The story was good, except there appeared to be repetition of segments of the movie which just make you feel like the movie is more of the way through than it actually is. Another thing that did this was the constant climactic moments which end up tiring you out a little. This means that when the proper climax happens, the movie feels like it's been going on forever and you find yourself not really as engaged as you should be.

Emma Stone's accent was really impressive, however it must have been the director's decision to make it more posh in certain moments, which I wasn't really a fan of. Also, the incorporation of a full fledged lgbt character felt a little unsuitable for the time period in which it was set (sorry about the spoiler).

The soundtrack was filled with excellent songs which were really suitable for the film. However, the events happening on screen couldn't quite match the coolness of the song resulting in the music being a slight distraction.

Overall a very admirable and imaginative effort from Disney.

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Release Date:

28 May 2021 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$21,496,997, 30 May 2021

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Atmos | Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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