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"Film Fatale" is the first segment of the forty-second episode of 101 Dalmatians: The Series.


Lucky leads the pups and Spot to sneak into the Cruellaplex movie theater to see the newest Thunderbolt film without getting caught by Cruella.

Cruella's Memos[]

"Repel Freedom of Speech in Gruteley!"

"Move up Lypo suction appointment."


  • When the Dalmatians see Thunderbolt at the drive-in theatre, Perdita has black ears and a red collar, instead of white ears and a blue collar.
  • Lucky claims to have seen this Thunderbolt film in "Market Mayhem". It is possible that either "Film Fatale" takes place before "Market Mayhem", or this is another Thunderbolt film that Lucky wishes to see.
  • One of the posters in the Cruellaplex looks a lot like the one to Last Action Hero.
  • Cadpig mentions, "We were born spotted, Lucky," even though Dalmatians aren't born with spots. Her line, "It's part of who we are!" could suggest she means they have spots in general, though.
  • When the Dalmatians are in the cinema, there is a shot of them and their silhouettes in front of the screen. This can be a possible homage to Mystery Science Theatre 3000, with a similar look.