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

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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)
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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)  »

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Oliver and the Dodger  »

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$31,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$73,450,885 (USA)
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The dogs' dances were based on the choreography of Bob Fosse. See more »

Goofs

At the end of the film, where Jennifer is hanging on the front of the car, she yells Fagan's name for help. Slightly later, Fagan yells for Jennifer to jump. The two never introduced themselves earlier in the film, yet know each other's names. See more »

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Dodger: [singing] Why should I worry? Why should I care? I may not have a dime, but I've got street savoir-faire. Why should I worry? Why should I care? It's just be-bopulation, but I've got street savoir-faire.
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References 101 Dalmatians (1961) See more »

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Heigh-Ho
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Music by Frank Churchill
Lyrics by Larry Morey
Performed by Cheech Marin
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A childhood classic
9 July 2004 | by (Jacksonville, FL) – See all my reviews

I just read the previous comment about this being a bad movie and that kind of indirectly hurt my feelings. It's just a nice little movie Disney made for pure entertainment and yes, it is directed toward children. It wasn't intended to be catered toward an adult audience. I also can't see how people can criticize such a nice little movie by picking on the animation and Disney's "incapabilities." Disney is awesome and can do whatever they want in a feature. Maybe they wanted to portray it the way they did. Besides, the focus of the movie is the story. And based on that, it's a touching tale. This will always be one of my favorite childhood movies and no criticism from other drippy movie reviewers will ever make me see it any differently.


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