Film Theory: Was Cruella ACTUALLY Wrong? (101 Dalmatians)
Special thanks to NordVPN for sponsoring this episode!
Get a HUGE Discount on a 2 year plan! ►
And use code FILMTHEORY for an additional month FREE!
It’s risk free with Nord’s 30 day money-back guarantee!

Theorists, maybe Cruella had the right idea. Wait, no! I'm not talking about making coats out of cute, defenseless puppies. I meant that they cost a LOT of money. She tells Roger and Anita that they simply can't afford to keeps them all, so they should sell them to her. Well, THAT is a bad idea but maybe she was onto something. Raising and providing for three humans PLUS 101 Dalmatians must cost a LOT of money. How much? Time for us to to get out our calculators and find out!

Get yourself some Theory Wear! ►
Don't miss a Film Theory! ►

Need Royalty Free Music for your Content? Try Epidemic Sound.
Get Your 30 Day Free Trial Now ►

Rick's True CRIME! | Rick and Morty ►►
How PICKLE RICK Functions! ►►►
Blair Witch's SECRET DANGER! ►
Ariel & Hercules Are RELATED?! ►

Writers: Matthew Patrick and Mark Hofmeyer
Editors: Danial "BanditRants" Keristoufi, Forrest Lee, and Pedro Freitas
Assistant Editor: AlyssaBeCrazy
Sound Editor: Yosi Berman

  • Carolina Westrin
    Carolina Westrin

    well, it wasn't actually anita's fault, since the movie with real charcters came after the movie that did not have real characters in it, and in the first movie, that were a certain thing i dont know the name of in english, Anita did not sa much about it.

  • steven9red

    Matpat, the only reason why you should ever insure such puppies would be if they were making you money, like if they were stars in a tv show... wait...

  • AhNessa Parker
    AhNessa Parker

    Daddy fun

  • milena sinkevic
    milena sinkevic

    but.... why not just flush the poopoo ? xD

  • Donald Duck
    Donald Duck

    Make new vid of new movie

  • Finto Shark
    Finto Shark

    After watching her new movie, she’s gotta get a higher spot on that list.

  • Tmblruser10

    Why, why is this a question. Yes Cruella was wrong. She literally wanted dogs killed just to wear them, she wanted them killed and she said she didn’t care how.

  • U got no jams
    U got no jams

    Wait a minute If they’re walking the dogs 10 at a time they wouldn’t need 100 leashes, Unless they hired people to help walk the dogs at the same time.

  • kiat50

    wow,you think $4m+ is alot my timy 3-story house cost $2.1m just bc my country has little land,even a condo is $1m to $2m

  • Dawnclaw

    Cruella was such a good movie, one of my all time favorites if I'm being honest.

  • Star Girl
    Star Girl

    YES! "..then hit the subscribe button right now, so you can take our thoeries and use them to ruin someone else's childhood." I literally did this with the Wally Caniballism thoery! THANK YOU lol

  • Gab Ogunremi
    Gab Ogunremi

    I m in london

  • Juan Rodriguez
    Juan Rodriguez

    Watching all those costs gave me a head ache and my wallet burn

  • Juan Rodriguez
    Juan Rodriguez

    Why didn’t she get fake fur

  • Tackyandres

    Matpat you forgot one 101 dalmatian show and it's 101 dalmatian street on Disney plus and Disney XD

  • Anna George
    Anna George

    What about spay and nueter?

  • BLACKPINK in my area
    BLACKPINK in my area

    Me: Cruella is a Disney movie so anything could happen even dog poop

  • Film Enthusiast
    Film Enthusiast

    Hi MatPat, I stole 99 of your theories. You’re not getting them back.

  • Rain / Slytherin Queen
    Rain / Slytherin Queen

    I like how you brought up the possibility of the puppies eventually having puppies too and then led into an alternate for that- and yet the alternate was puppy murder and not, y'know, spaying and neutering. Spay/neuter your animals unless you plan to breed, folks.

  • Jesse Wilson
    Jesse Wilson

    Breeding animals is generally very unethical. Especially dogs.

  • Leonardo Somma
    Leonardo Somma

    So matpat was energetic enough to do all of the research we see in the episode but was too lazy to convert into the english currency system POUNDS £!

  • SaveDalmatianStreet

    Mat really just disprove 101 Dalmatian street

  • •~Black&White Devil~•
    •~Black&White Devil~•

    I swear this video is basically just maths 😂

  • Sammy Christlieb
    Sammy Christlieb

    Did you count the farm and sponsorship from the dogfood company from the tv series?

  • Lucas Coleman
    Lucas Coleman

    Lois Griffin Chasing Children

  • Lucas Coleman
    Lucas Coleman

    What Would Lois Griffin Say?

  • Lucas Coleman
    Lucas Coleman

    Reminds Me Of Lois Griffin

  • Carlos Salazar
    Carlos Salazar

    I saw this movie when i was like 8 and did not remember the good acting and charisma of this cruella. No wonder some people hate the new one

  • Anouzeka

    I have 6 dogs

  • Drei Drei
    Drei Drei

    Jesus Loves all of you guys

  • Krisha Kumar
    Krisha Kumar

    well this is akward

  • Cynthia Lopez
    Cynthia Lopez

    Also, if the owners of the 101 Dalmatians were to spay/neuter them, the total cost to spay/neuter them would be 5,050-50,500 dollars for it since a spay/neuter would be around 50-500 dollars.

  • SN Ki Vines
    SN Ki Vines

    Congrats ! On 10 million subs

  • Kasaen

    Day 1 of asking for a 21 Pilots Film Theory episode

  • the king of jesters
    the king of jesters

    I loved cruella because I was hated dogs

  • CluelessButter

    I think why cruella use dalmatians to make clothes is because the thing that killed cruella mother's is a dalmatian (the movie is Cruella) and I think cruella is actually not bad she's just broken and trying to get revenge from the dog ik it's messed up using a dog's fur is messed up.

  • Hi


  • qwevvii

    It took me far longer than I should have to realize her name is Cruel Devil

  • dew drop
    dew drop

    Cruella could make more coats if the coats were child sized. Coats of children for children (:

  • tomotrono

    umm but the dogs killed her mother??

  • Mask _Vids
    Mask _Vids

    I think they do eventually sell the dogs though?

  • illioptopede

    I'm just curious about the mid-credits scene in Cruella and, actually now that I think about it, it does kinda make sense why she did what she did. All the fur she'd need without having to care for hundreds of dalmations

  • Jacob Ramirez
    Jacob Ramirez

    Massive question, how come cruella is still alive during 101 Dalmatian street but Anita and Rodger are not?

  • theSEEKfavoritesPERSON

    10:10 Sorry, I only noticed. 85 x 101 is not =8561... it's 8,585

  • MacGregor B
    MacGregor B

    I mean….i cant blame Anita for not recognizing that Cruella was gonna murder puppies. I mean if i heard someone say that, id assume shed mean it all as a joke

  • Whisper


  • Queen Crafty
    Queen Crafty

    that's amazing and all but did you forget the 8 billion pounds they got for putting Cruella away also the house came with the money

  • Yung Solopath
    Yung Solopath

    101 leash's might be a bit much. Could reuse half of em? That's if your walking 50½ at the same time.

  • Sophia Todiroki
    Sophia Todiroki

    101 Dalmatians is my fav Disney movie

  • Antonio Ortiz
    Antonio Ortiz

    Do a bo burnham dissection theory about the message he was trying to convey.

  • Antonio Ortiz
    Antonio Ortiz

    Do a bo burnham dissection theory about the message he was trying to convey.

  • Donald Hoyt
    Donald Hoyt

    Yes. Breed and sell life on the plantation for financial gain... (Not. I have family who are high-end dog breeders. It is very lucrative, but also essentially immoral)

  • Messyy Jackson
    Messyy Jackson

    You forgot the coupons

  • Rechie Castroverde
    Rechie Castroverde

    I ❤ film theory and game theory

  • Darla A
    Darla A

    I remember when i was little, I really wanted a Dalmatian so badly! But i had a English Bulldog at the time. But now i have a Rottweiler and I'm thinking about either a Shiba Inu or a Pomeranian when i move out. Don't know which? 🤔🤨🤷‍♀️

  • D a n i e l
    D a n i e l

    The likes are 101k DONT RUIN IT

  • JL_0verLord

    yes yes yess 101 thousands likes YESSSSSSSSSSS boi you pricks better not change it

  • Oxy Bright Dark
    Oxy Bright Dark

    You wouldn't need 101 leashes? 20 should be enough

  • Ghust

    3:40 there is actually 325 dogs in there matpat You sir just lied

  • imagination lande
    imagination lande

    man every time he talks about numbers in this video sorry hello cruella I got some clothes for you

  • Flisk _art
    Flisk _art

    Cruella is horrible but her backstory is kinda sad…

  • EpiCheetah

    Congrats, this now has 101k likes

  • Madelyn Sobotka
    Madelyn Sobotka

    In the new Cruella movie, she honestly didn't seem bad at all, and it's one of my new favorites ❤- I don't know about her in 101 Dalmatians, I haven't watched it since I was like, five or something, the others I haven't even seen 😅

  • Wolfyyy Idk
    Wolfyyy Idk

    When i were little I always wanted 101 Dalmatians I also wanted as long hair as rapunzel soooo I would probrebly not have any money at all xD

  • Mrpoopypants124

    Listen dude I luv your vids but cruella is my favourite movie so I cant watch this

  • ultra apple
    ultra apple


  • Leonardo Somma
    Leonardo Somma

    Matpat: let's use dollar terms U.K.: wr use the £ (pound) system

  • Aceofheartz Xaver
    Aceofheartz Xaver

    Fun fact cruelly de ville sounds a lot like cruel devil

    • EpiCheetah

      It was supposed to

  • Bluu Bandette
    Bluu Bandette

    Cat person: enters the chat

  • kitty moon
    kitty moon

    spoller alart cruella brith mother killed her aduped mom and cruella name was elsbith but chaned it to cruella afther faking her on death disny+ 2021 crella

  • Gregory Mirabella
    Gregory Mirabella

    i'm still pissed about what they did to cruella in descendants. that whole movie sucked.

    • NerdGeek Cosplay
      NerdGeek Cosplay

      I haven’t seen it can you tell me

  • no no
    no no


  • Mr. Meow
    Mr. Meow

    we gotta keep this at 101k likes

  • Tomi Kuma
    Tomi Kuma

    But what if we did the math with the exact number of dogs that are on screen? Because as some of Disney maniacs know, in the animation there's not really 101 Dalmatians

  • Kenton Russell
    Kenton Russell

    Here at 101k likes. Nice!

  • M Phillips
    M Phillips

    The biggest errors I’ve noticed are that spaying/neutering weren’t accounted for, and the idea that every single dog needs their own grooming supplies. One set of grooming supplies can be used over multiple dogs, except for like, toothbrushes, maybe?. Even then some people use the same toothbrush for multiple dogs

  • •Blossoming Beans•
    •Blossoming Beans•

    (TL;DR at the bottom) Something interesting I know as a dog owner: It’s far from likely that the original owners would actually be able to sell the dogs, not because of their numbers, but because of a non-breeding agreement. When I adopted my puppy, I needed to sign one of these, it essentially meant that if my dog were to have a litter I could legally not sell them. Yes, she is allowed to have puppies, and yes, I would be able to give them away, but it would be illegal of me to make a profit off of them. I assume most breeders would have some sort of contract as well that the owners would have to sign (of course, not ALL breeders have that) so the idea of selling their puppers may not be a possibility (if profits are involved). TL;DR: there are contracts some dog owners have to sign that won’t let them sell puppies

  • zack nelson
    zack nelson

    They could of inherited the property so saves them money and it's big enough land they won't need dog walkers the dogs can run on the land all day everyday

  • Gia Wjnn
    Gia Wjnn

    (SPOILER ALERT) The Cruella 2021 movie is showing us about the past and the story of Cruella, i've been already watch it and i have realize that Pongo and Perdita was the son and daughter of Cruella's dalmatians( she have her own 3 dalmatians in the 2021 movie), then maybe one of 3 dalmatians have borned Pongo and Perdita. Because her friend is Anita, and Roger( was a lawyer and used to play piano like making songs about Cruella), so in the end of the movie, Cruella has given 2 of them Pongo and Perdita when they was just puppies. And there one more thing that make me curious about between the 101 Dalmatians cartoon and the 2021 movie is Jasper and Horace in the 2021 movie is her family( they were help Cruella since she was young)and they are orphans and steal people's things like thief to alive, but why in the cartoon movie they seems like hired by Cruella to kidnap the puppies, thats really strange. Well this is also my theory, and just let y'all know that Cruella not so cruel, in the movie 2021 she just being crazy cause he 2nd mother was killed by her real mother(cause he real mother is very cruel and crazy so maybe her daughter like her) all she do is just revenge her real mother. But after all her mess she has become cruel lol.

  • 박미순

    Humans murder animals all day every day, murdering 101 puppies is the same as murdering 101 pigs

  • kermy’s meme dungeon
    kermy’s meme dungeon

    me: oh cruella isn't so ba- "she abused her cat" me: yeet her from this plane of existence


    101 Dalmations? Nah 101k likes yes

  • Asylum of Games
    Asylum of Games

    Wait she was right to begin with-?

  • madrexer the boredTM
    madrexer the boredTM

    Yeah the dogs now don't look cute to me now.. 😳😳😳

  • Mxnnie • Wxnnie
    Mxnnie • Wxnnie

    Ik it’s more work for him but he should have estimated that they had AT LEAST half the dogs spayed or neuter so they wouldn’t end up with 1,001 Dalmatians Also if the don’t get the dogs spayed or neutered they could sell the puppies and make money off that. P.S. I’m not saying they force the dogs to have puppies but just if a dog did have puppies they would be adding on even more

  • shorena meskhidze
    shorena meskhidze

    People will buy puppys and sell to cruella and cruella will give them money for buying puppys and some more :(


    You know that Cruela's other mother died because of the dalmatians right?

  • Von Flooferton
    Von Flooferton

    Clickbait is for people who don't have confidence in the quality of their content. What was wrong with "How much would it cost to keep 101 dalmatians?" The video isn't about Cruella really.

  • Marcus James Perlin
    Marcus James Perlin

    "Google is your Friend" - *some theorist*

  • Stariel

    7:20 The other day my class was watching Wall E and I told the all the people on the ship were canibals :)

  • Tobi dk
    Tobi dk


  • Hinata Shoyo Simp
    Hinata Shoyo Simp

    This sounds like Mr Beast raising a “few” dogs

  • Quiche Remaud
    Quiche Remaud

    matpat: explaining how it would cost million to keep all 101 dalmatians puppies 101 dalmatians street: it almost to easy

  • Bimbe Kasonkomona
    Bimbe Kasonkomona

    They can sell the puppies and because the are high grade you can get a lot of money

  • Toast

    Why would you need 101 brushes and nail clippers?

  • Miguel Sanchez
    Miguel Sanchez


  • A_WhiteWolf

    You think wearing your dog is messed up I eat the skin of your children.

  • Cari Jackson
    Cari Jackson

    Lort I always use to want them after seeing that movie I now have my own dog and I'm laughing like he's right

  • Chickville Tepung Fried Chicken
    Chickville Tepung Fried Chicken

    And yes, taking care of a dog is pretty expensive.

  • CinnamonToastJinx

    I was gonna say to make a theory on these 2 thing but you've beat me I seen it literally 2 hours ago and I was wondering if they were connected or not