On 13th June at Annecy Animation festival Disney revealed new content from their upcoming shows. This included an original animated series 101 Dalmatians Street which is going to air on Disney Channel in 2018. The return of these loved dalmatian dogs got its idea from Anttu Harlin and Joonas Utti from Gigglebug Entertainment. This was said in the press conference:
“We’re incredibly excited about this fresh new take on a beloved Disney classic. There’s a big old-fashioned house at number 101 Dalmatian Street where a huge family of 101 dogs live all by themselves, without a human owner, setting up the biggest, messiest and furriest family comedy you could ever imagine.” says Orion Ross, Vice President, Head of Animation, Digital and Acquisitions.
The new series takes place in 21st century London, and follows the adventures of eldest siblings Dylan and Dolly, their parents Doug and Delilah, and 97 younger puppies whose names also all begin with “D”.
Based on a pitch by Anttu Harlin and Joonas Utti from Finnish studio Gigglebug Entertainment, and developed by Disney’s original animation team in London with Oscar and BAFTA winning Passion Animation Studios, the series is written by Maria O’Loughlin and directed by Miklos Weigert.
This brand new global heritage series for Disney Channel will be produced in the United Kingdom, with Passion Animation Studios in London as the lead producer. 101 Dalmatian Street has been commissioned for 48×11’ episodes, as well as two special 22’ episodes, and will roll out on Disney Channel around the world starting in autumn 2018.”