Oliver & Company

1988 G 1h 12m DVD

Oliver & Company

1988 G 1h 12m DVD
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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.
Joseph Lawrence, Billy Joel, Cheech Marin, Richard Mulligan, Roscoe Lee Browne, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Dom DeLuise, Taurean Blacque, Bette Midler, Natalie Gregory
George Scribner
Widescreen Anamorphic 1.66:1
English: Dolby Digital 5.1
G - All ages admitted. Nothing that would offend parents for viewing by children.
age 5+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 5+
age 5+

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 child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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