The animated series set in 21st Century London is inspired by Dodie Smith’s 1956 novel and Walt Disney’s 1961 classic 101 Dalmatians.
“This series is a fast and furry family comedy about a family of dogs living in a human house in Camden Town, London, with great characters and top notch storytelling our audiences have come to expect from Disney Channel’s animated series. We’re honoured to reimagine a Disney classic, creating something truly new, and working with exceptional global talent to make it happen. I’m particularly pleased that the creative heart is based here in London, where the series takes place, with Passion Animation Studios. We’re excited to introduce our audience to not only our new cast of 101 Dalmatians but also the diverse array of local characters who each bring unique and entertaining personalities to 101 Dalmatian Street.” – Orion Ross, VP Content – Animation, Digital & Acquisitions – Disney Channels EMEA
Disney UK announced this week that Paloma Faith, Miriam Margolyes, Ben Bailey Smith, Tameka Empson and Bethan Wright have signed up for a “spot” on Disney Channel’s brand new animation series, 101 Dalmatian Street and will feature in the first season which is set to launch on Disney Channel UK early next year. Ahead of the season premiere, there will be a special episode, airing in December 2018, which will introduce audiences to the unique characters and world of 101 Dalmatian Street.
The UK guest stars will be joining Josh Brener as Dylan and Michaela Dietz as Dolly who voice the eldest Dalmatian siblings. The series will introduce a new generation of children to the wonderful, spotty world of Dalmatians, with 101 Dalmatian Street inspired by Dodie Smith’s timeless 1956 novel and Walt Disney’s classic 1961 film, 101 Dalmatians.
“Bringing the character of Bessie the Cornish Cow to life was great fun. Bessie appears to be sweet, simple and a harmless local – but turns out she’s smarter than she seemed, and devious too. I am very much looking forward to seeing how London and the UK’s seaside towns are illustrated. The series is bursting with original characters and engaging stories and I am very happy to be part of this animated show.” – Miriam Margolyes
Aimed at girls and boys, the new series has been reimagined for the 21st Century and is set in modern day London in the borough of Camden. The series follows the adventures of eldest siblings Dylan and Dolly, their parents Doug and Delilah, and 97 younger puppies, whose names also begin with ‘D’, in an epic comedy about family life, multiplied one hundred and one.
Voicing the role of Sid Squirrel and Spencer Sausage Dog is actor, comedian and rapper Ben Bailey Smith, also known as Doc Brown, Spencer is the side-kick to Portia Poodle, voiced by BRIT Award-wining singer Paloma Faith. Veteran of stage and screen, the BAFTA award-winning actress Miriam Margolyes OBE will voice Bessie the Cornish Cow in a special summer holiday episode.
The animation series will also feature the voice talents of Tameka Empson as Pearl Police Horse and Bethan Wright as Prunella Pug.
“I’m voicing a poodle who is dark, intense has tons of attitude. She is pretty much the coolest pup in Camden Town and loves taking centre stage when drama happens. As you can imagine Portia is hugely entertaining to voice and just one of many wonderful and colourful characters that are part of this incredible new series.” – Paloma Faith
Featuring 43 cast members, that cover 106 speaking roles, 101 Dalmatian Street has a diverse raft of talented voices. 101 Dalmatian Street will launch in the UK from Spring 2019 and will continue to roll out on Disney Channels globally throughout 2019.