Let's try find as many easter eggs and references in 101 Dalmatian Street as we can. This is actual list of those I have found for now:
- 1 References to previous 101 Dalmatians movies
- 2 References to other media and culture
- 3 References in characters names
- 4 References in translations
References to previous 101 Dalmatians movies
1. The bus
In theme song we can see Dolly driving the London bus (New Routemaster or Wright SRM). This scene can be reference to 101 Dalmatians II: Patch's London Adventure movie were pups are driving classic London bus.
2. Puppy watching TV with dad
In original 101 Dalmatians movie during scene when family watching TV one pup is sitting on Pongo's head covering his eyes with paws. In Winter Funderland we can see one of pups sitting on Doug's head doing this same thing during watching weather podcast.
3. Pongo and Perdita photo
In first episode we can see photo of Pongo and Perdita, parents of original 99 pups, and grandparents of Delilah. Even if they doesn't look the same, they were for sure based on look of those Diney dogs.
4. Spots art
One of elements of 101 Dalmatians II: Patch's Longon Adventure was artist that was creating paints for Cruella de Vil that show black spots on white background. We can see similar style on paints located in many backgrounds in 101 Dalmatian Street.
5. Simlar face animation
Now I will show you 2 scenes one from 101 Dalmatians II: Patch's Longong Adventure and one from Winter Funderland. Way that heads of 2 dogs are shaped to fit into each other is very similar.
6. Roger's hat
In episode Who the Dog Do You Think You Are? on attic we can see Roger's hat from original movie and a few of his instruments in the background.
7. "Mayby a little to fancy"
In beginning of original 101 Dalmatians movie we can see a few dogs with their owners. One of them was puddle that could be inspiration to create Portia Poodle that is one of show characters that so far has biggest participation in Crushed Out.
8. World Wide Woof
World Wide Web is way that dogs using to communicate on big distances by barking. It's reference to twilight bark, way that dogs were communicating in original Dodie Smith's book and Disney movie. Name used in show is clearly reference to World Wide Web (WWW) or simply, Internet.
9. Dylan older look
10. Name of puppy
11. De Vil family
In show appearing Hunter de Vil, who is descendant of Cruella de Vil, one of most famous Disney vilans that appear in animation movie 101 Dalmatians.
References to other media and culture
1. Reference to The Beatles
In opening theme we can see legs of 4 men crossing the street. This is reference to The Beatle's album Abbey Road cover which is featuring them walking across the northwestern zebra crossing on the intersection of Abbey Road.
2. Reference to The Purge
3. Reference to Lion King
In Power to the Puppies Diesel is giving a speech that is similar to Scar's song Be Prepared from Disney Lion King.
4. Reference to Lady and the Tramp
One of most famous scenes from Disney's movies about dogs is date of main characters from Lady and the Tramp during witch 2 dogs were eating spaghetti next to Italian restaurant kissing accidentally. Simlar situation was shown in ending scene of Crushed Out during Dylan and Portia Poodle's date.
5. Reference to 50 Cent
References in characters names
- Dawkins's name is reference to Richard Dawkins, an English ethologist and evolutionary biologist.
- Diesel's name is reference to Rudolf Diesel, a German inventor and mechanical engineer, famous for the invention of the Diesel engine.
- Da Vinci's name is reference to Leonardo da Vinci, an Italian artist and engender.
- Dvorak's name is reference to Antonín Dvořák, Czech composer, one of the first to achieve worldwide recognition.
- Dante's name is reference to Dante Alighieri, an Italian poet during the Late Middle Ages author of Divine Comedy.
- Dolce Vita is Italian word for "the sweet life. Her name can be reference to 1960 movie titled La Dolce Vita.
- [I think Dupont's name could be reference for someone but I have no idea for who]