Oliver & Company (1988)

watch a delightful Disney movie in which Oliver, a homeless kitten joins a gang of dogs as company to survive on the 1980s New York City streets

Brief story

A young cat named Oliver is left alone in a kitten box, while all the other young cats have new owners. A big dog named Dodger shows him how to get food and later Oliver lives with him, his owner Fagin and Fagin's other dogs Tito, Rita, Einstein, and Francis. Fagin has one problem besides being broke he owes a nasty man named Sykes a lot of money. If he can't pay it back he's in big trouble. While Oliver runs into a little girl named Jenny who becomes his new owner which he is happy with and later Sykes sees Jenny as the key for him to get his money.

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contains the following songs: Once Upon a Time in New York City, Why Should I Worry?, Streets of Gold, Perfect Isn't Easy, Good Company, Buscando Guyaba, Fast Lane.

Full quotes

LOUIE: I'm pushing something here? Thank you. Hey, come on, folks! Step right up. Get your hot dogs. The best hot dogs in New York. Hey, it's a beautiful day, eh? Come on, folks. Step right up. Hey. Go on. Get out of here. Shoo. Get out of here. Go on, kitty. Get your sausages. All right, let's go, folks. Step right up. I got the hottest dogs in the Big Apple! DODGER: Hiya. LOUIE: Get off of me! What's the matter with you? I said get out of here. DODGER: Looks like Louie's got a visitor. Could be time for the Dodge to turn this into a total cat-astrophe. LOUIE: Hey, get off me! Hey! Get out of here. Go on! Shoo! DODGER: You sure picked the wrong guy to get hot dogs from, kid. OLIVER: Get away from me! DODGER: Whoa! Chill out, man. I don't eat cats. It's too much fur. I've been watching you, and I think you're in serious need of some professional guidance. What do you say we team up and change Louie's mind about sharing hot dogs? OLIVER: I'm not going back there again. DODGER: Hey. It'd be a snap, kid. I'm an expert at these things. All you gotta do is learn some moves. OLIVER: Moves? DODGER: You know, tempo. A rhythm. This city's got a beat. You gotta hook into it. And once you got the beat, you can do anything. OLIVER: I can? DODGER: Absitively posolutely. The man you see before you is affectionately known as Old Louie. A well-known enemy of the four-legged world. Our mission, cat, is to liberate those all-beef kosher franks and hightail it out of here. Starting to feel that rhythm? OLIVER: Well, uh Yeah! Yeah! I do feel it! When are we gonna get those hot dogs? DODGER: Right now. LOUIE: Hey! Dog. Get out of here! Hey! Get out of there! I'll get you! Get out of here! DODGER: Hey, you really got that rhythm, kid. OLIVER: Uh Yeah? We were good, huh? So when are we gonna eat? DODGER: We? OLLIVER: Yeah. I'm starving. DODGER: Listen, kid. I hate to break it to you, but the dynamic duo is now the dynamic uno. OLIVER: What do you mean? DODGER: What I mean is our partnership is herewith dissolved. OLIVER: But wait! Wait, you're not being fair! DODGER: Fairs are for tourists, kid. Consider it a free lesson in street savoir-faire from New York's coolest quadruped. Check you later. OLIVER: Hey, wait! I helped you get those! Half of those are mine! DODGER: You want them? Come and get them. But I'm warning you, kid. What? Hey! They adore me at the Ritz Come on. Where you going? No! No! FRANCIS: Tito! Stop that racket!

Picture of main characters

Oliver - a cute orange kitten
Oliver - a cute orange kitten
  Dodger - the carefree leader of Fagin's dogs
Dodger - the carefree leader of Fagin's dogs
The Company
The Company
  Jenny Foxworth
Jenny Foxworth

I'm trying to watch the show. There would have been time for such a word. Oh, tomorrow, tomorrow and tomorrow creeps in this petty pace from day to day and all our yesterdays have lighted fools TITO: Hey, Frankie, whatcha watching? Does he get the girl? What happens? FRANCIS: Shut up, you little rodent. TITO: Hey, man, this stuff is boring, man. Come on, let's watch boxing. I want to see some action. Hey, Frankie, Que paso? You're getting slow, man. FRANCIS: My name is Francis. Fran-cis. Not Frank. Not Frankie. Francis. TITO: No kidding, man? Hey, so what did you bring in today, Frahn-cees? FRANCIS: It's none of your business, you intrusive little pipsqueak. EINSTEIN: Look what I got. FRANCIS: Oh, good show, Einstein. Now all we need is the court and the net. EINSTEIN: You think this place is big enough? TITO: What we need is some good quality stuff, man. Check it out. FRANCIS: Oh, shredded leather. TITO: What you talking about? That's a primo wallet. FRANCIS: Rubbish, you mean. TITO: That does it! You insulted my pride! That means death! FRANCIS: Behold, the runt. RITA: Cut it out, you two. Fagin's not gonna be too happy about this. Francis, you got the food, right? FRANCIS: Well, no, I RITA: Frankie. It was your turn to get the food today. TITO: It's newspaper burritos again! DODGER: Hey, whoa, whoa. Cool it, Dodger fans. I'd like to introduce you to Hot dogs! TITO: All right, Dodger man! FRANCIS: You remain our pre-eminent benefactor. DODGER: Yeah. And you're OK too. RITA: So how'd you do it this time, Dodgie baby? DODGER: Let me tell you, Rita. It was tough. Only I could have done it. TITO: Did you have to fight, man? How many were there? DODGER: Picture the city. Eighth and Broadway. The crowds hustling. The traffic roaring. The hot dogs are sizzling. EINSTEIN I love a story with food in it. DODGER: Enter Dodger, one bad puppy. Not just out for himself, but community-minded. But he's not the only one out there. Enter the opposition. A greedy, ugly, psychotic monster, With razor-sharp claws, dripping fangs and nine lives, all of them hungry. He comes at me, eyes burning. I knew my time had come. Suddenly TITO: Gang war! Gang war! Watch out! Here comes a gang war! Take cover. Watch out! RITA: Well, what is it? TOTO: Hey, man, check it out. It's a alien! RITA: Cool it, guys. It's just a cat. TITO: íAy, madre, un gato! EINSTEIN: Felis domesticus. RITA: Now, how'd you find this place, cat? OLIVER: I followed this dog. TITO: He's lying! He's lying! EINSTEIN: Shut up, Tito! Why would a cat follow a dog? FRANCIS: Yeah. OLIVER: I wanted the sausage I helped him get. TITO: He's a spy, man! Come on, let's eat him. You're dead meat, kitty. OLIVER: I saw him come down. Hey! That's him! Over there. DODGER: Hey, kitty. What took you so long? RITA: Relax, kid. Dodger, razor-sharp claws? FRANCIS: Dripping fangs? RITA: I kind of like those burning eyes. DODGER: Hey, keep it down, guys. The game's on. TITO: Oh, boy, Dodger. Top dog has to get help from a cat. DODGER: Hey, Tito, cool it, man. TITO: Let's see this big, bad kitty fight in action. DODGER: Hey, Tito, look! EINSTEIN: Oh, boy! Dog pile! RITA: Oh, what a bunch of overgrown All right. That's it. All right, knock it off! FAGIN: Enough! What's the matter with you guys?


The working title of the film during production was Oliver and the Dodger. Was the first animated Disney film to include real world advertised products. Oliver & Company was one of the first animated Disney films to introduce new sound effects for regular use, to replace many of their original classic sounds, which would be used occasionally in later Disney films.


The only characters who are derived directly from their Dickensian counterparts are Oliver, Dodger, Fagin and Sykes.
This was the first Disney film to have its own department set up expressly for the purpose of generating computer animation.
Certain animal characters from previous Disney films make cameos in Oliver & Company. When Dodger sings "Why Should I Worry?" in the beginning of the film, some of the dogs shown are Peg, Jock, and Trusty from Lady and the Tramp (1955), and Pongo from One Hundred and One Dalmatians (1961).
Fagin wears a Mickey Mouse watch. It's visible on his arm in a close-up as he waits for Oliver's rich owner to deliver the ransom money.
Marlon Brando was offered the role of Sykes by the head of the Walt Disney Company Michael Eisner himself.

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