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    Darla Dimple
    "That's right! I AM an angel! I... am... an adorable... little... ANGEL!!"
    Gender: Female
    Type: Spoiled Psychopath
    Species: Human
    Portrayed by: Ashley Peldon
    Lindsay Ridgeway (singing voice)
    Status: Alive
    Media of origin: Cats Don't Dance

    Darleen "Darla" Dimple, also publicly known to her fans as Darla Dimple, is the main antagonist of Warner Bros' 1997 animated film Cats Don't Dance.

    She is an egotistical child star who takes delight in her hatred of animals. She also has a colossal butler named Max, serving as her enforcer. She is Danny's main arch-nemesis and was voiced by Ashley Peldon when speaking, and Lindsay Ridgeway when singing.

    Why She's Intentionally Anything but an "Adorable Little Angel"

    1. She is an extremely ruthless brat who bashes anyone who gets in her way.
    2. She has a burning hatred towards animals, tries to crush their dreams and hopes, and expresses racism/speciesism towards them for unknown reasons.
    3. She throws unhinged temper tantrums constantly.
    4. Her facial expressions range from appropriately cartoonish & wacky to outright disturbing and cringe-worthy, especially when she makes that wicked smile as shown in the image in the info box.
    5. She and Max flood the stage in hopes of getting the animals killed.
    6. During her song "Big and Loud", she tries to seduce Danny when he's an adult, and she is a child. She's also human and he's a cat, making this both teleiophilic and zoophillic.
    7. She gets a lot of panty/bloomer shots, which is considered sexualization. This movie takes place during the 1930s when such scenes were played for cuteness, but that can still come across as uncomfortable uses of child sexualization.
    8. Despite being the main antagonist of the movie, she doesn't have that much character development; she is only portrayed as an egotistical spoiled little brat who has a hatred against animals. Someone ought to drop a television on her.

    Redeeming Qualities

    1. At least she received comeuppance for her actions.
    2. Her songs "Little Boat on the Sea" and "Big and Loud" were amazing, thanks to Lindsay Ridgeway, who plays Darla's singing voice.
    3. Speaking of her singing voice, it sounds outstanding.
    4. Ashley Peldon and Lindsay Ridgeway both did amazing jobs voicing her.
    5. While she is a psychopath, she had a motive when Danny not only ruined the entire take but also tried to upstage her.
    6. Her design can be seen to be cute.


    • She's meant to be a parody of Shirley Temple, based on an untrue rumor that Temple was a "30-year-old chain-smoking midget" who hated children and animals. Despite this, some people have theories she might be older than she looks.
    • Though she is the main antagonist of the film, she doesn't compete with Danny. Instead, Max is the one who competes with Danny, and he is more dangerous than Darla.
    • She could be an orphan as she has no known parents. Some people theorize that her butler, Max, could be her father.

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