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Oliver and Company

Based on Charles Dickens' Oliver Twist, the film is set in New York City. Oliver is an orphaned kitten who gets taken in by a pack of pickpocket dogs, led by Dodger, with human master Fagin in charge.

Jenny, a wealthy little girl, adopts Oliver and takes him to love with her in a mansion on Fifth Avenue. But when Sykes, the evil boss of Fagin, kidnaps Jenny, it's up to the young kitten and his dog friends, along with Georgette the poodle, to come to her rescue.

72 minutes long.

Release Date

November 18, 1988.

Re-released in 1996.
Released on video in 1996.

Cast List

Directed By:
Dan Hansen
George Scribner


Perfect Isn't Easy
Why Should I Worry?
Once Upon A Time In New York City
Streets Of Gold
Good Company

Fun Facts

The film took over two and a half years to complete, and involved more than six supervising animators and a team of more than 300 artists and technicians.
More than a million story sketches and drawings, and 119,275 hand painted cels were produced.
A lot of the inanimate objects in the film, such as cars, buses, piano & cityscapes, were created and animated on the computer.
To aid the layout artists, designers working on the film went to New York and took photographs of street scenes from a dog's perspective.
This was the first time since 101 Dalmatians that animators used Xerox overlays in order to give the backgrounds a contemporary look.
The only characters who are derived directly from their counterparts in the original Dickens novel are Oliver, Dodger, Fagin and Sykes.

The film was nominated for a Golden Globe in 1989 for Best Original Song, Motion Picture, for "Why Should I Worry?"

Fagin wears a Mickey Mouse watch.


Dodger: Absitively posolutely!

Tito: It's hard to watch anything when you're being barbecued, man.

Francis: My name is Francis. Fran-cis. Not Frank. Not Frankie. Francis.

Dodger: Whoa! Chill out, man. I don't eat cats. It's too much fur.

Tito: Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Ignacio Alonso Julio Federico De Tito.
Georgette: Get away from me, you little bug-eyed creep.




DVD & Soundtrack

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DVD Bonus Features

  • Never-Before-Released Material On DVD: "The Making of OLIVER & COMPANY"
  • Return Of A Classic -- A Look At The 1996 Theatrical Release Of OLIVER & COMPANY
  • Academy Award®-Winning "Lend A Paw" Animated Short -- Pluto Rescues A Kitten And Saves The Day
  • Sing-Along Songs: "Why Should I Worry?" And "Streets Of Gold"
  • OLIVER & COMPANY Scrapbook -- Concept Art
  • "Puss Cafe" Animated Short -- A Fun-Filled Adventure With Pluto And Friends
  • Fun Film Facts
  • DVD-ROM Web Links


The first Disney movie with attitude.


When the two dobermans are chasing Fagin's motorcycle, one of them disappears.
When Jenny falls off the hook and slides down the chute, the chair that she is tied to disappears.
When she gets out of bed, Georgette's hair is loose, but when she looks in the mirror it's in curlers.
Tito's bitten ear swaps to the other side as he introduces himself to Georgette.

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