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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.

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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One Hundred and One Dalmatians (1961): Cruella De Vil | Jasper & Horace Badun
101 Dalmatians (1996): Cruella De Vil | Jasper & Horace Badun | 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 & Horace Badun

Television
101 Dalmatians: The Series: Cruella De Vil | Ivy De Vil | Judge Dimsdale De Vil | Jasper & Horace Badun
101 Dalmatian Street: Hunter De Vil | Cruella De Vil | Clarissa Corgi

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