Cruella and her story will come to light. Seems like Disney is now into explaining the villain’s side of the story. Do you remember Maleficent, who was the uninvited fairy who barged-in in the christening of Aurora (Sleeping Beauty) and gave her a sleep-like death curse? Or the Evil Queen, who resorted to giving Snow White the poison apple just to secure herself as the fairest woman?
Maleficent and the Evil Queen’s stories were featured in films where reasons of their evil deeds were explained. This coming May 26, 2021, will be the initial release of Cruella. She is another villain with the same dark past to be uncovered. Cruella is no other than the villain in the Disney film “101 Dalmatians” who is fascinated with animals’ skin. She kills or pays someone to kill animals and turn their skin into coats, hats, and dresses. The black spots of Dalmatian Dogs did not escape her attention. She wanted them. She wanted them all!
Cruella in 101 Dalmatians 2006
Glenn Close played the role of Cruella in 101 Dalmatians that was released in 2006. She was the boss of Anita who owns a Dalmatian. Anita’s Dalmatian spots-inspired designs picked Cruella’s attention. Anita met and fell in love with Roger, another Dalmatian dog lover whose career in video game designing is suffering. The two Dalmatians that they owned bred puppies and were taken by Cruella for her evil plans after the couple refuses to sell them to her.
It was all good or great in the end. The puppies that were taken were also joined with other Dalmatian puppies hidden by Cruella’s men. They were all rescued and came to live with Anita and Roger.
Emma Stone plays the villain
Disney announced almost two years ago that Emma Stone will play Cruella however, the film released last year due to the pandemic. It was last February that the first trailer of the film was aired. The trailer itself brings out a lot of mystery about how this fashion designer became cruel in dealing with her pursuits.
“From the very beginning, I realized I saw the world differently from everyone else. That didn’t sit well with some people,” was Emma’s voice over in the trailer.
According to the film’s synopsis, she began to develop her skills and transformed into the way she is when she met Baroness Von Hellman. Cruella or should we call her Estella, her real name was described to be very clever and creative. She has a passion for fashion designing in which she has a talent. It is still unknown if her cruelty to animals stemmed out from her being acquainted with the Baroness.
There is so much more to look forward to this coming May 2021. We will all wait for her story to be revealed and see if her story will touch us the way other villains did. Or if she truly is cruel in her own right.