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Oliver & Company (1988)

A lost and alone kitten joins a gang of dogs engaged in petty larceny in New York City.

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Oliver (voice)
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Dodger (voice)
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Tito (voice)
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Einstein (voice)
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Francis (voice)
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Rita (voice)
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Fagin (voice)
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Roscoe (voice)
Carl Weintraub ...
Desoto (voice)
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Sykes (voice)
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Jenny (voice)
William Glover ...
Winston (voice)
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Georgette (voice)
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Carlo / Louie the Sausage Vendor / Animal Sounds (voice)
Deborah Gates ...
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Storyline

Inspired by Charles Dickens' "Oliver Twist". A homeless kitten named Oliver, roams the streets of New York, where he is taken in by a gang of homeless mutts who survive by stealing from others. During one of these criminal acts, Oliver meets a wealthy young girl named Jenny Foxworth. This meeting will forever change his life. Written by Kelly

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The first Disney movie with attitude.


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18 November 1988 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Oliver and the Dodger  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$31,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,022,752, 20 November 1988, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$74,151,346
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1.85 : 1
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Animator Mark Flood said that this film and The Lion King (1994) are his favorite Disney movies. See more »

Goofs

Near the beginning of the movie, when Oliver climbs out of the gutter during the rainstorm, the "Kitties Need Home" sign is visible in the close-up, but disappears in the wide shot. Also Oliver moves from near the curb to a few feet in on the sidewalk. See more »

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[Jenny has found Oliver and wants to keep him]
Winston: I know you're growing attached to the little fellow, but do try to understand. Your parents left me responsible for you.
Jenny: They won't mind. Really. Don't worry, kitty. I'll take care of you.
Winston: Georgette is not going to like this.
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Version of Twist (2003) See more »

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Once Upon a Time in New York City
Music by Barry Mann
Lyrics by Howard Ashman
Produced by Stewart Levine
Performed by Huey Lewis
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A fun "twist" on the classic Oliver story
8 November 2006 | by See all my reviews

I know it sounds weird because this movie was made when I was a child, you'd think I would've seen it at an earlier age. But I never did and my friend had the movie, I was curious and wondering why I never had the chance to see it. But I'm glad that I just got to see this movie, it was so much fun and I just missed the old time animation. It had great music by the awesome Billy Joel and the animals were just so adorable.

Basically, Oliver is an orphan kitten the big city of New York and meets a smooth street smart dog, Dodger. When Oliver follows Dodger to his layer of other dogs who are led by a homeless man, Fagin, they decide to keep Oliver. But when Oliver is learning the street smarts, a little girl sees him and takes him home where he gets a nice loving place to stay, not to mention extremely wealthy. But the guys want him back and kidnap him to pay back the mean Mr. Sykes.

I thought this was a great introduction of Charles Dicken's immortal classic for the kids. Not to mention that it was clever and witty, the music is memorable and there are some very funny moments that both kids and adults could get a kick out of. Believe me, this movie is good fun, but I'm still trying to find out why I didn't see it sooner.

8/10


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