Music Monday: Cruella de Ville
In the movie, the main character, Roger, is a struggling composer who is stuck with a melody of a song. Anita, Roger's wife, is a friend of Cruella's. When Cruella visits Anita, Roger becomes inspired by her flamboyant personality to complete his song.
My favorite lyrics of the song are as follows. It is such a vivid description of the "she-devil" that is Cruella.
The vampire bat, this inhuman beast
she ought to be locked up and never released.
The world was a wholesome place until
Cruella, Cruella de Ville.
One interesting piece of trivia I read about this song was that Bill Lee was the singing voice for Roger. Lee would go on to be the singing voice for Christopher Plummer in The Sound of Music. Plummer would eventually provide the voice of the villain character, Charles Muntz, in the Disney Pixar movie, Up. I love all kinds of interesting Disney connections that come full circle.