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 ...
Additional Voice (voice) (as Debbie Gates)
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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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$4,000,000 (estimated)

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$73,450,885 (USA)
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Trivia

This film along with Aladdin (1992) are the Only Disney Animated Feature Films where Frank Welker doesn't just make Animal Noises. Welker in this film even voices Louie the Hotdog Vendor, and he would even fill in for voicing Dodger in one of the House of Mouse (2001) episodes. See more »

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The Brooklyn Bridge does not have subway tracks. See more »

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[Jenny is at the wharf to ransom Oliver, unaware that Fagin is the kidnapper]
Jenny: And what kind of person would steal an innocent little kitty?
Fagin: Well, I... I mean, he... He might be up against a stone wall, at the end of his rope.
[Jenny starts sobbing]
Fagin: He must have been a poor, desperate man.
Jenny: It's still wrong. I'm scared. I don't know what to do. I don't know what to do.
Fagin: Neither do I.
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References The Great Mouse Detective (1986) 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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Charming,Funny,Musical, and Thrilling

Inspired by the timeless Charles Dickens novel , "Oliver Twist" , Oliver & Company is the thrilling animated classic full of action , friendship , courage , and heart that starts when Oliver , the orphaned kitten , is befriended by Dodger , the cool dog from a New York pack of pickpocket pooches. Soon , Oliver is lovingly adopted by Jenny , a lonely little rich girl , until tough-guy Sykes and his Doberman sidekicks , Desoto and Roscoe , try to keep Jenny and Oliver apart. Now it's up to Oliver, Dodger , and all his colorful , street-smart canine pals to outwit the villains and rescue the girl in an electrifying chase that will leave you breathless!Filled with laughter , loyalty , and great music by Billy Joel , Huey Lewis , and Bette Midler. Oliver and Company is family fun you'll love watching over and over again!

9/10


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