November 18, 1988
Genre(s): Comedy, Family, Animation
"Oliver & Company" tells the tale of a lonely kitten who falls in with a ragtag bunch of dogs scrounging for food on the streets of New York. A loose adaptation of Charles Dickens' "Oliver Twist," it omits many of the darker elements of that story to focus in on the camaraderie among Oliver's new group of friends and the love that he has for a little girl named Jenny, who the dogs' human ringleader sees as the ticket to riches. The New York City setting offers plenty of excitement, particularly once Oliver is catnapped. The dogs must learn how to work with Jenny's snooty and spoiled poodle if they are to have any hope of coming to a solution that will make everyone happy.