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Oliver and Company [Blu-ray] (1988)

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  • Studio: Disney
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (306 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0036TGT20
  • Learn more about "Oliver and Company [Blu-ray]" on IMDb

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25 of 29 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Underrated Disney classic gets the DVD treatment October 12, 2005
Format:DVD
During the 80's, the studio hit an artistic, creative, and commercial slump. However, I still find that I quite enjoy Disney's 80's films, many of which experimented with computer animation, non-musical storylines, and different source materials. One of my favorite pre-Little Mermaid 80's Disney films is Oliver and Company. Boasting a soundtrack filled with great songs and a wonderful cast of characters, Oliver and Company finally gets the DVD treatment, albeit a less-than-stellar one.

For one, the transfer is good, but it could be much better and it has a fair amount of grain.

The bonus features could have been much better as well. A few fluff EPK-type featurettes, which are nice, but still fluffy, are sadly enough the meat of the bonuses. Also included, fortunately, are the original trailer, original TV spot, and the 1995 re-release trailer. Two sing-alongs are included as well as two classic Disney short cartoons.

Overall, it's nice to see Oliver and Company on DVD at last. This is probably the best DVD edition Disney will give it for at least a while, so if you're considering picking it up, go for it.
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36 of 44 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Absotively, Posolutely Wonderful! July 5, 2001
Format:DVD
Poor, abandoned kitten Oliver is homeless on the streets of 1980s New York City, until he meets a streetwise dog named Dodger. The cool canine takes Oliver under his wing and, with the help of the rest of his all-dog pickpocket gang, begins to teach him how to survive on the wrong side of the law. But when one of their con jobs goes awry, Oliver ends up in the hands of a sweet, lonely, little rich girl named Jenny. Suddenly, Oliver is living the high-life in a Fifth Avenue penthouse, much to the chagrin of Jenny's prize-winning, pampered poodle, Georgette. When the old gang shows up to rescue Oliver from his ritzy new life, they're disappointed to find that he wants to stay with Jenny. Their human ringleader, Fagin, however, is more than happy to send Oliver home, if he can get a healthy ransom in the process. Fagin isn't really a bad guy, he's just one step above homeless and has a really nasty loan-shark breathing down his neck. Jenny shows up on the dark and dangerous docks to pay Oliver's ransom and rescue her little kitty, and her sadness is too much for Fagin to take, but loan-shark Sykes has no troubles from a conscience and sees a chance to make even more dirty money. He snatches up Jenny and plans to hold HER for ransom! Suddenly, Oliver, Dodger, Fagin and the gang find themselves on a desperate rescue mission to save Jenny from the ruthless Sykes and his bloodthirsty Doberman Pinschers, Roscoe and Desoto, and even Georgette is getting in on the heroic action!

There's no doubt about it, Disney's wonderfully charming classic "Oliver and Company" is one of the most dated animated films you'll ever see. Of course, that's a big part of its charm. What could be more "`80s" than 1980s New York City? How about the music of Billy Joel and Huey Lewis?
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10 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Once upon a time in New York City February 28, 2003
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
Great disney movie! Great songs by Billy Joel, Huey Lewis and The News and others. Oliver, a homeless kitten, meets Dodger (voiced by Billy Joel) and his gang. Soon, Oliver is living on 5th Avenue living the life until he is "rescued" by Dodger and the others.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best movie ever May 27, 2014
Format:Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
I have been dying to get this movie for a while. When I got it I watched and I STILL cried in the appropriate spots (and Im almost 30). I remember watching this movie in the theater with my Grandma in NY and even with her gone I have this movie to help me bring back those memories. It is a classic disney movie and I will love watching it over and over again.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The best of the contemporary Disney Films October 26, 2000
This is one of the only Disney films that I felt didn't insult children's intelligence and the stars that agreed to be in this film knew it. Bette Midler, Billy Joel and others agreed that this film would become a classic and they were right. The music is contemporary in flavor but still appealing to young people. The retelling of Dicken's tale in the big city is the perfect way to present this story to young people. Kudos to Disney.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of Disney's Best! March 18, 1999
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Format:VHS Tape
Personally, I think that Oliver and Company is a great family film. It has touching moments, and plenty of laughs along the way. From Dodger's carefree city attitude to Tito's hyperness, I'd say that this movie has an excellent cast of charachters. My personal favorite is Einstien, but then again, I love 'em all! This ranks up to the high stats of the Lion King, and Mulan.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Better than the first time! August 25, 2003
A Kid's Review
Format:VHS Tape
I saw this movie last night ( Again) and I loved it!I hadn't seen since I was little, and I'm 12 now. My favorite song is, "Why should I worry?" but I think the 1st song dragged on and on ( and I don't like songs that do that) You may be suprised, but Dodger's not my favorite dog! I love Rita because she reminds me of my best friends, Callie and Kirstie. I can't believe someone called Tito annoying! he's my 2nd favorite!
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Nothing Dates as Fast as "The Latest New Thing" May 14, 2009
Format:DVD
This was an animated Disney feature which was a free re-working of Oliver Twist, set in modern New York. It seemed to vanish without a trace after it's initial release, twenty years ago - which was a pity, for although the animation work is pretty pedestrian - the first to rely heavily upon computers, and not much above the level of a Saturday morning cartoon feature, the voice work was amusingly several cuts above. Where else to find Billy Joel doing the voice of a shrewd street mutt named Dodger, Bette Midler as an extravagantly pampered poodle, Georgette, Cheech Marin as (of course) Tito the Chihuahua, Dom Delouise as the hapless Fagin - and then-teen star Joey Lawrence as the impossibly cute (yet feisty) kitten, Oliver? There are even heartbreaking glimpses of the World Trade Center towers, in some of the city-scapes. The villainous Sykes and his menacing Dobermans are perhaps a little too frightening for very small children - but on the whole, it is an enjoyable outing, if very, very short one, being only a little over an hour of viewing time.

Of the extra features, I found the most watchable to be a pair of classic shorts featuring Goofy and cats: "Lend a Paw" and "Puss Café", with Goofy alternately rescuing a kitten, and defending his yard, his milk bottles, and his fish-pond from a pair of hungry moochers. (Slight detour there, while I reminded my daughter that milk used to be delivered, and homes would have bottles of milk actually sitting on the porch. Just for fun, I wondered what breed the invading cats (Siamese?) and Goofy is supposed to be, exactly? Mastiff? Great Dane? Dog of no breed? Another feature, the obligatory `making of' featured a look at the then-latest word in desktop computers, which now look quite clunky and huge. Nothing dates so fast, as the very latest in technology, I guess.
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Any Edits?
No edits that I noticed. The movie looked exactly the same as it did in theaters 20 years ago, cigar smoking villian and all... And Disney does not edit that much stuff. Little Mermaid wasn't edited... Grim or whatever his name is still smokes his pipe. 101 dalmatians still has cruella... Read More
Mar 3, 2009 by Matthew D. Davis |  See all 2 posts
Blu-ray?
I believe that only the platinum editions are getting the bluray treatment for now... as far as the animated classics go. Sleeping Beauty was the first and now its pinnohchio.
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