Some spoilers for the ending of the Emma Stone Cruella prequel lie ahead. Read carefully if you haven’t seen the movie yet.
If the Emma Stone Cruella movie was set in the 1970s, then why didn’t she smoke the cigars that her animated counterpart did?
Well, there’s a simple reason besides the fact that it’s kind of gross.
That would be that, in a Disney movie, it’s one of the main rules of Things That Which Are Not Done.
This was expounded upon more by Stone to various publications, though here at Dog O’Day we found it through the foodcentric site Delish.
Emma Stone Cruella didn’t smoke for a very good reason.
“We’re not allowed to smoke onscreen in a Disney film,” Delish quotes a New York Times interview with Stone.
This rule went into effect about fifteen years ago, according to Just Jared, and not only covers Disney and Pixar movies, but also Lucasfilm’s Star Wars projects and Marvel Studios projects as well (which makes us curious as to how Logan/Wolverine will handle this issue when the X-Men enter the Marvel Cinematic Universe.)
While the Emma Stone Cruella prequel ended on a curiously hopeful note, as she sent Pongo the Dalmatian to Roger and Perdita to Anita (and implied to set the humans up together), it is unknown what or where the sequel will take place, though there will be a sequel.
Given that Emma Stone Cruella is an aspiring fashion designer with a taste for the finer things in life, it’s no surprise that there would be makeup and Starbucks tie-ins, or that Doug the Pug would cosplay as the character for Halloween.
The Cruella movie, along with all other film aspects of Dodie Smith’s 101 Dalmatians franchise, is streaming on Disney Plus.
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