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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 City.

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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Oliver (voice)
... Dodger (voice)
... Tito (voice)
... Einstein (voice)
... Francis (voice)
... Rita (voice)
... Fagin (voice)
... Roscoe (voice)
Carl Weintraub ... Desoto (voice)
... Sykes (voice)
... Jenny (voice)
William Glover ... Winston (voice)
... Georgette (voice)
... Carlo / Louie the Sausage Vendor / Animal Sounds (voice)
Deborah Gates ... Additional Voice (voice) (as Debbie 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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stray cat | tragedy | song | dog | girl | See All (58) »

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The first Disney movie with attitude.


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G | See all certifications »

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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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(Metrocolor)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Dodger's appearance was inspired by Billy Joel's. See more »

Goofs

During the chase scene, the tracks are electric and the Dobermans die from falling onto them. In reality, the trains in New York are powered by an electric third rail, not electric tracks. See more »

Quotes

Dodger: Hey, keep it down, guys. The game's on.
Tito: Oh boy, Dodger. Tough dog have to get help from a CAT!
Dodger: Hey, Tito, uh, cool it, man.
Tito: Come on, let's see this big, bad kitty fight in action!
Dodger: Hey Tito, LOOK!
[Tito looks away, Dodger jumps on him]
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Connections

Version of Oliver! (1968) See more »

Soundtracks

I Could Have Danced All Night
(uncredited)
Music by Frederick Loewe
Lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner
Performed by Cheech Marin
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Charming,Funny,Musical, and Thrilling
7 June 2006 | by See all my reviews

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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