Oliver and Company (1988)

USA, 1988
35mm film, Metrocolor, 1.75:1
Dolby, English

An American animated fantasy film directed by George Scribner and loosely based on the novel Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens.

Plot Summary

Homeless kitten Oliver lives alone on the streets of New York until he meets and is taken in my a gang of stray dogs. They teach Oliver how to cope by stealing. Oliver’s life is changed completely when he tries to steal from a wealthy young girl named Jenny Foxworth…


Director: George Scribner
Silver Screen Partners IV, Walt Disney Pictures
Script: Jim Cox, Timothy J. Disney, James Mangold
Story: Roger Allers
Novel: Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
Storyboard Artist: Peter Young
Supervising Animator (Sykes): Glen Keane
Animator: Rick Farmiloe
Assistant Animators: Alan Smart, Carole Holliday, David Nethery
Character Animator: Barry Temple
Inbetween Artist: Carl Bell
Background Artist: John Emerson
Layout Artists: Bill Perkins, Fred Cline
Painter: Rhonda L. Hicks
Checking: Pat Sito
Editors: Mark A. Hester, Jim Melton
Music: Barry Manilow, J.A.C. Redford
Songs: “Once Upon a Time in New York City” by Howard Ashman; “Why Should I Worry?” performed by Billy Joel
Re-Recording Mixer: Gary C. Bourgeois
Supervising Sound Editor: Sandy Berman
Assistant Sound Editors: Gillian L. Hutshing, Meredith Gold, Ron Meredith
Sound Effects Editors: David A. Whittaker, Marvin Walowitz
Special Effects Animators: Dorse A. Lanpher, Ted Kierscey, Mark Dindal
Assistant Effects Animator: Allen Blyth
Special Optical Printing: Chris Bushman

Joey Lawrence (Oliver)
Billy Joel (Dodger)
Cheech Marin (Tito)
Richard Mulligan (Einstein)
Roscoe Lee Browne (Francis)
Sheryl Lee Ralph (Rita)
Dom DeLuise (Fagan)
Taurean Blacque (Roscoe)
Carl Weintraub (DeSoto)
Robert Loggia (Sykes)
Natalie Gregory (Jenny)
William Glover (Winston)
Bette Midler (Georgette)

Alternative Titles

Oliver et compagnie – French title
Oliver ja kumppanit – Finnish title
Oliver och gänget – Swedish title
Oliver und Co – West German title
Oliver y su pandilla – Spanish title


Première December 1989 p.20 – review (by Patrick Fabre)