Oliver & Company
Disney does Dickens in this animated take on Oliver Twist, reimagining Oliver as an adorable orphaned kitten who struggles to survive in New York City and falls in with a band of canine criminals led by an evil human.
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- George Scribner
Widescreen Anamorphic 1.66:1Subtitles
YesLanguage and sound
English: Dolby Digital 5.1Other features
Color; region 1 encoding; interactive menus; scene access; production notes; making of featurette; theatrical re-release featurette; Disney animation featurette; scrapbook; sing-along songs; "Puss Cafe" (1950) animated short; "Len a Paw" (1941) animated short; closed captioned.
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Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that this movie has some scary moments, but kids will appreciate the way that Oliver takes care of himself and the way that the dogs take care of him, each other, and their human friend, the hapless Fagin.
- Sexual Content
- Not applicable.
- Youngest viewers might be frightened by some of the threats that Mr. Sykes puts forth. He's even shown loading an automatic weapon with a cartridge of ammunition.
- Not applicable
- Social Behavior
- This rag-tag bunch of dogs represents all corners of New York City's diverse neighborhoods. But some of the one-liners, particularly from Tito can seem stereotyped, though not necessarily offensive.
- Some signs in the city backdrop look like recognizable brands, but nothing is discernable. Georgette is very pampered. Jenny is a privileged child, but her parents are never home to care for her.
- Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol
- Mr. Sykes smokes a cigar. The smoke wafts about, surrounding him in a yellow haze.
- Age appropriate
- Not an issue
- Depends on your kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it