Pongo is a male dalmatian who appears in Kingdom Hearts, having ended up in Traverse Town with his wife Perdita.
A brave and intelligent dalmatian. With his mate Perdita, he looks after 99 dalmatian puppies. Quick-witted Pongo is an expert at escaping from tight spots.
Pongo was first spotted on-screen in “101 Dalmatians” (1961).
Prior to the events of Kingdom Hearts, Pongo’s world was destroyed. With his wife Perdita, he somehow found his way to Traverse Town (presumably by a Corridor of Darkness). Not everyone else in Pongo’s world was so fortunate. Pongo’s owners, Roger and Anita (who Pongo affectionally refers to as his “pets”), disappeared with Pongo’s world. In addition, the ninety-nine puppies which Pongo and Perdita looked after had been thrown about to other worlds in the chaos.
The story of the dalmatians’ plight managed to spread very quickly amongst the residents of Traverse Town. Leon was especially concerned about the matter, and brought it to Sora’s attention. Throughout his journey, Sora found the dalmatian pups and sent them back to Pongo in Traverse Town. Pongo and Perdita were very grateful, and offered Sora gifts for his journey as more and more dalmatians were returned to them.
When Sora sealed Kingdom Hearts Pongo, his wife, and children were returned to their uknown world.
Pongo is the ideal father. He is very caring of his wife and pups and in Kingdom Hearts his remorse at losing the latter is very pronounced. He is also very clever, concocting many on-the-spot plans; it was he who found a way to get his owners to meet. He also devised numerous escape plans when his family was being hunted for their fur by the villanous Cruella De Vil.
Pongo is a typical dalmatian with white fur that is speckled with black spots. He wears a red collar, as do all of his sons, while his wife and daughters wear blue collars.
Pongo has no apparent abilities in the Kingdom Hearts universe as of yet. But as displayed in the movie, he is a very cunning planner and a very tough fighter.
Pongo’s appearance in Kingdom Hearts is based on his look in Walt Disney’s 101 Dalmatians. That film was in turn inspired by the book The Hundred and One Dalmatians by Dodie Smith, which was published in 1956. Although Pongo was essentially characterized the same in both the film and the book, he was married to another dalmatian (named Missis) in the original book, and by the end of the story found himself the father of ninety-seven puppies, as two of the total one hundred and one were adult dogs who lived with Pongo’s family.
Disney Sing Along Songs Pongo & Perdita 101 Dalmatians
101 Dalmatians (1961)