A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
The show intends to entertain rather than to educate.
This series is all about fun -- senseless, mostly inconsequential fun. Slapstick reigns, and potty humor accounts for many laughs. The premise (parent dogs leave their 99 pups mostly to their own devices, which leads to zany adventures) is illogical, and what comes of it is funny, messy, often chaotic. Some teasing and other instances of sibling rivalry. Some stories show the characters banding together to solve problems.
Positive Role Models
Parents Doug and Delilah are mostly absent from the stories, and babysitters Dylan and Dolly aren’t always up to the task of caring for their many younger siblings. Their contrasting personalities lead to inconsistent rules and little to no consequences for the pups’ misbehavior.
Violence & Scariness
Some video game-style shooting, as well as crashes, long falls, and other mild peril, but no realistic injuries.
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"Butt," as well as insults like "dumb" and "loser."
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The show is inspired by the characters and storyline of 101 Dalmatians and occasionally references the characters from that film.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that 101 Dalmatian Street is an animated series that follows the misadventures of 99 puppies who are the descendants of Perdita and Pongo of the original 101 Dalmatians. Slapstick and absurdity are the primary comedy devices at play in this chaotic show, as the energetic puppies get into all kinds of sticky and messy trouble with little oversight from their parents. Expect a fair amount of potty humor and some teasing and mildly insulting language among siblings, as well as some scenarios that would cause injury in a real-world setting.
Is It Any Good?
Not surprisingly, given the fact that its stars are a gaggle of puppies, the pace of this comical series is practically hyperactive. There's constant action on the screen -- puppies are racing, tumbling, and jumping everywhere. It's loud, it's chaotic, and more often than not, it's messy. Add the influence of the neighborhood animal gang, and these pups' adventures just never stop.
101 Dalmatian Street bears little resemblance to the classic film, but those who've seen it will pick up on occasional mentions of Cruella de Vil and other ties to the story's origins. Your kids won't learn a ton from the series, but there are laughs to be had as they get to know the plethora of different personalities among the puppies.
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