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Oliver & Company ★★½ 1988 (G)

Animated animal retelling of Dicken's “Oliver Twist”—Disney style. Kitten Oliver (Lawrence) is left to fend for himself on the mean streets of New York until he's taken under the paw of Dodger (Joel) the dog. Dodger heads up a gang of doggy thieves, who help down-and-out human Fagin (De-Luise), who owes money to ruthless loan shark Sykes (Loggia). Out on his first job, Oliver's found by rich little Jenny (Gregory) and happily adopted. But his pals think he's been kidnapped and are off to rescue him. ♫Once Upon a Time in New York City; Why Should I Worry?. 72m/C VHS, DVD. D: George Scribner; W: Jim Cox, James Mangold; V: Joey Lawrence, Billy Joel, Richard “Cheech” Marin, Bette Midler, Dom DeLuise, Roscoe Lee Browne, Richard Mulligan, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Robert Loggia, Taurean Blacque, Carl Weintraub, Natalie Gregory, William Glover.

Oliver & Company

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