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Oliver & Company (1988)

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

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Oliver (voice) (as Joey Lawrence)
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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)
Natalie Gregory ...
Jenny (voice)
William Glover ...
Winston (voice)
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Georgette (voice)
Deborah Gates ...
Additional Voice (voice) (as Debbie Gates)
Charles Bartlett ...
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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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$73,450,885 (USA)
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Trivia

Richard Rich worked on the film as co-director before being fired during production by Peter Schneider. Schneider claims Rich was belligerent towards him. See more »

Goofs

In the "Why Should I Worry?" scene, Oliver jumps out of the wet cement onto the sign that says "Wet Cement", with no cement on his front paws. Shortly after, he jumps down off the sign and he has cement on his paws. See more »

Quotes

Rita: Cool it, you guys. It's just a cat.
Tito: Mi madre, un gato!
Francis: Felis domesticus!
Rita: How did you find this place, cat?
Oliver: I-I was following this dog.
Tito: He's lying! He's lying! He's lying!...
Rita: [Kicks Tito] Stop it, Tito.
Francis: And why would a cat follow a dog?
Einstein: Yeah!
Oliver: I just wanted some of the hot dogs I helped him get.
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Streets of Gold
Music by Tom Snow
Lyrics by Dean Pitchford
Produced by Tom Snow
Performed by Ruth Pointer
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A truly touching and hilarious adaptation of Oliver Twist
13 July 2003 | by (Cambridge, England) – See all my reviews

We've seen a musical version of Oliver, even an animated series, but an animated musical with a cast of dogs and kitten called Oliver set in New York, you'd think it would be a disaster. But, thanks to Disney magic, this film is a classic filled with songs that are never forgotten as well as that wonderful combination of comedy and family drama.

When a homeless kitten comes across a street-wise dog with a gift for song and stealing hot dogs, little Oliver finds himself the member of an exclusive gang of thieving dogs. But before he even executes his first crime, he is discovered by a lonely little girl in need of a friend. Chaos soon ensues as Jenny and Oliver get caught up in a kidnapping by the classic evil villain.

It's a fun filled romp to be enjoyed by one and all over and over again.


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