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There are two things you must not do with Skinner. One: Do not look at the horrendous scar on his neck. Two: Don't talk to him. Understand? Not a word.
~ Jasper explaining to Horace about Skinner.

Mr. Skinner is a supporting antagonist in the 1996 Disney live action film 101 Dalmatians.

He was portrayed by the late John Shrapnel.

Personality

Ever since a dog ripped out his vocal cords and left him with a bad scar, Mr. Skinner strongly hates all animals. He enjoys killing them and skinning them alive, just like he did to the female white tiger at the London Zoo. He also dislikes his scar being mentioned, and can only wheeze.

Biography

In the film, Skinner is a skinner and taxidermist who often kills animals to make products out of them. When he was young, a dog attacked him by tearing open his throat and ripping out his vocal cords in the process, leaving him with a bad scar on his neck. Due to this, he cannot speak at all. He is the one responsible for killing the female white Siberian tiger at the London Zoo and makes it into a rug for Cruella . When Jasper and Horace come to pick it up, Horace makes a comment about Skinner's scar and why he cannot talk; despite Jasper warning him not to do so, resulting in Jasper hitting his brother.

Later on, when Jasper and Horace kidnap the puppies due to Roger and Anita are out for a walk taking Pongo and Perdita with them and take them to De Vil Manor, Cruella calls Skinner and hires him kill the puppies and turn them into a fur coat before the police rescue them. When Skinner arrives at De Vil Manor, Horace and Jasper have already left and all of the puppies except for Lucky due to him asleep have escaped. Just as Skinner is about to grab Lucky, another dog named Kipper comes and bites Skinner's butt and fights with him, saving Lucky. The police later find Skinner and put him in the paddy wagon along with Horace, Jasper and Cruella, who are all taken to jail. On the way, Cruella finds out that she has accidentally brought a real skunk (instead of her purse) into the paddy wagon, and she, Skinner, Horace and Jasper are all sprayed by the skunk, causing them to all scream in terror and hold their noses.

Trivia

  • Skinner is based loosely on Cruella's husband Mr. De Vil from the original story, who was also a skinner but could talk, except he had a more weak-willed personality, while Skinner has a more menacing personality.
  • Skinner is the first live action Disney villain who does not speak. In once instance, he communicates with Cruella over the phone by tapping a knife against the receiver, which Cruella surprisingly understood as a response translated as, "How should I kill them?" when discussing the Dalmatian puppies.
  • Ironically, despite being unable to speak, Skinner screams really loud when a real skunk (which Cruella had accidentally brought with her) sprays its odor fumes while in the paddy wagon.
  • Skinner did not appear in 102 Dalmatians, which implies that he is still in prison with Jasper and Horace.

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101 Dalmatians Villains | 2010 Marvel Animated Universe Villains | 20th Century Studios Villains | A Twisted Tale Villains | Air Bud Villains | Aladdin Villains | Alice in Wonderland Villains | Amblin Entertainment Villains | American Dragon Jake Long Villains | Amphibia Villains | Artemis Fowl Villains | Atlantis Villains | Beauty and the Beast Villains | Big Hero 6 Villains | Buena Vista International Villains | Buzz Lightyear of Star Command Villains | Camp Lakebottom Villains | Cars Villains | Chip 'N' Dale: Rescue Rangers Villains | Cinderella Villains | Club Penguin Villains | Darkwing Duck Villains | Descendants Villains | Disney Chills Villains | DuckTales Villains | Fantasia Villains | Fillmore! Villains | Frankenstein Villains | Frozen Villains | FX Villains | Gargoyles Villains | Gravity Falls Villains | Halloweentown Villains | Hamilton Villains | Haunted Mansion Villains | Hercules Villains | Ice Age Villains | Incredibles Villains | Jack London Villains | Jerry Bruckheimer Villains | Jimmy Two-Shoes Villains | Kim Possible Villains | Kingdom Hearts Villains | Lilo & Stitch Villains | Little Einsteins Villains | Lucasfilm Villains | Marvel Animated Movie Universe Villains | Marvel Cinematic Universe Villains | Medfield College Villains | Mighty Ducks Villains | Milo Murphy's Law Villains | Monsters, Inc. Villains | Mulan Villains | Muppet Villains | Narnia Villains | New Mutants Villains | Once Upon A Time Villains | Peter Pan Villains | Phineas and Ferb Villains | Pinocchio Villains | Pirates of the Caribbean Villains | Pixar Villains | Randy Cunningham Villains | Recess Villains | Robin Hood Villains | Sherlock Holmes Villains | Sleeping Beauty Villains | Snow White Villains | Sofia the First Villains | Star Wars Villains | Star vs. the Forces of Evil Villains | Super Robot Monkey Team Hyperforce Go! Villains | Tangled Villains | Tarzan Villains | The Emperor's New Groove Villains | The Hunchback of Notre Dame Villains | The Jungle Book Villains | The Lion King Villains | The Little Mermaid Villains | The Owl House Villains | The Princess and the Frog Villains | The Princess Diaries | The Proud Family Villains | Tim Burton Villains | Toy Story Villains | Treasure Planet Villains | Tron Villains | Wander Over Yonder Villains | Winnie the Pooh Villains | Wreck-It Ralph Villains | X-Men Movie Villains | Yin Yang Yo! Villains | Zootopia Villains

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Movies
One Hundred and One Dalmatians (1961): Cruella De Vil | Jasper and Horace
101 Dalmatians (1996): Cruella De Vil | Jasper and Horace | Mr. Skinner | Alonzo
102 Dalmatians: Cruella De Vil | Jean-Pierre Le Pelt | Alonzo
101 Dalmatians II: Patch's London Adventure: Cruella De Vil | Lil' Lightning | Jasper and Horace
Cruella: Cruella De Vil | Jasper and Horace | Baroness von Hellman

Television
101 Dalmatians: The Series: Cruella De Vil | Ivy De Vil | Judge Dimsdale De Vil | Jasper & Horace Badun
101 Dalmatian Street: Cruella De Vil | Hunter De Vil | Cuddles | Clarissa Corgi | Portia Poodle | The Canal Crew: (Fergus | Sid Squirrel | Big Fee) | Bessie the Cornish Cow

Books
Be Careful What You Wish Fur: Cruella De Vil

See Also
Disney Villains

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