With the help of a smooth talking tomcat, a family of Parisian felines set to inherit a fortune from their owner try to make it back home after a jealous butler kidnaps them and leaves them in the country.
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
The film is based around the book "Oliver Twist", only set in New York during the 1980s (the era of the film's release), centering around anthropomorphic domesticated pet animals (e.g. cats and dogs). See more »
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In this late 80s/early 90s animated Disney super animal adaptation of the Oliver Twist story, Oliver (Joey Lawrence) is a kitten in need of hearth, home, family and friends. Although he is initially mocked and patronized by the jaunty dog known as Dodger (Billy Joel), he is later accepted into Dodger's ring of lovable scoundrel thief dogs, who include the typical New Yorker dogs, a Hispanic dog, an older dog, and a Shakespearean dog. Just as Oliver is about to learn the way of the pick pocket, he is snatched up by an adorable little rich girl named Jenny and she adopts him as her playmate pet while her parents are away and the only one watching her is her butler. Jenny's resident dog, Georgette, a well bred prize winner, doesn't take well to the little stray cat being in her home. Then Fagan, Dodger's master, who was already in deep trouble with the local gang lord, gets into even worse trouble and it's up to Oliver & Company to save him in what has to be one of the most intense and violent climaxes ever featured in a children's film.
Animation is very much of its time, and so is the music. That doesn't mean you won't like it, because personally I thought this film was quite a mild riot. If you happen upon it, give it a look.
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