Cruella de Vil is the antagonist of the story. Completely psychotic, she only lives for one passion: fur coats. That is why, when she learns that a large litter of Dalmatians were born to the dog of her old friendfrom school, Anita, she went to the scene even before they were born to see. Completely mad, she wants at all costs to buy them but Roger refuses to sell them.
But Cruella knows no limits. While Anita and Roger are out for a walk, she sends her two associates Jasper and Horace to kidnap the pups while Nanny house-sits. After that, she takes them to a Manor in the country.