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Disney's Oliver & Company Title

Premiere Date:
November 18, 1988

Running Time:
72 Minutes

Rated: G

STORY LINE

The Oliver Twist story, set in New York, Oliver is a kitten and Fagin the human master of a pack of pickpocket dogs. When a wealthy little girl from Fifth Avenue finds Oliver and takes him uptown to live in her mansion, Fagin's evil boss, Sykes, steps in and kidnaps the pair. His nasty plan is foiled, when Oliver's motley crew of dog buddies, aided by Jenny's prissy poodle, Georgette, decide to use their street savoir faire in order to rescue their feline friend.

CAST

CHARACTER

VOICE TALENT

Oliver

Joey Lawrence

Dodger 

Billy Joel

Tito

 Cheech Marin

Einstein

 Richard Mulligan

Francis 

Roscoe Lee Browne

Rita

 Sheryl Lee Ralph

Fagin

 Dom DeLuise

Sykes

 Robert Loggia

Jenny Foxworth 

Natalie Gregory

 Roscoe

Taurean Blacque

DeSoto

Carl Weintraub

Winston

William Grover

Georgette

 Bette Midler

Additional Voices

Jonathan Brandis

CREW

Based on the book "Oliver Twist" by Charles Dickens.

DIRECTOR

George Scribner

STORY

Roger Allers

WRITERS

Jim Cox
Timothy J. Disney
James Mangold

SONGS

Howard Ashman
Barry Mann
Dan Hartman
Charlie Midnight
Barry Manilow
Jack Feldman
Bruce Sussman
Dean Pitchford
Tom Snow
Billy Joel
J.A.C. Redford

FILM EDITORS

Mark A. Hester
Jim Melton

LAYOUT ARTIST

Fred Cline

PAINTER

Rhonda L. Hicks

SUPERVISING SOUND EDITOR

Sandy Berman

RE-RECORDING SOUND MIXER

Gary C. Bourgeois

ASSISTANT SOUND EDITORS

Meredith Gold
Gillian L. Hutshing

SPECIAL OPTICAL PRINTING

Chris Bushman

SPECIAL EFFECTS ANIMATOR

Mark Dindal

EFFECTS ANIMATOR

Ted Kierscey

SUPERVISING ANIMATOR
"Sykes"

Glen Keane

CHARACTER ANIMATOR

Barry Temple

CHECKING

Pat Sito

CAST OF CHARACTERS

Oliver, Dodger, Fagin, Sykes, Jenny Foxworth, Tito,
Einstein, Rita, Georgette, Francis, Roscoe, DeSoto, Winston

SONGS

"Once Upon a Time in New York City", "Why Should I Worry?", "Perfect Isn't Easy", "Streets of Gold"

Disney's "Oliver & Co." Home Video

Disney's "Oliver & Co." Home Video

Disney's "Oliver & Co." DVD

Disney's "Oliver and Company" LaserDisk

Disney's "Oliver and Company" Soundtrack

Disney's "Oliver and Company" Soundtrack

Home Video

DVD

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Soundtrack

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FAN SITE LINKS

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SPIN-OFFS

Rumors:
"Oliver & Co. 2": a home video sequel.

TRIVIA

Six supervising animators and a team of over 300 artists and technicians worked for over 2 1/2 years to create this hand-drawn feature film. More than a million story sketches and drawings were required to produce the 119,275 hand-painted cels that comprise the finished film.

Designers went to New York and photographed street scenes from a dog's perspective - 18 inches off the ground - getting stares from passersby but providing excellent reference material for the layout artists.

 To give the backgrounds a contemporary and hard-edged look, animators used Xerox overlays for the first time since 101 Dalmatians.

 Many of the inanimate objects in the film were created and animated on the computer - cars, cabs, buses, Sykes' limousine, Fagin's trike, a cement mixer, a sewer pipe, a spiral staircase, a piano, subway tunnels and trains, cityscapes, and even the Brooklyn Bridge.

This was the first film to have its own department set up expressly for the purpose of generating computer animation.

 Reissued and released on video in 1996 and 2001.
Released on Disney DVD in 2002.