Oliver & Company
Facts and Figures
Run time: 74 mins
In Theaters: Friday 18th November 1988
Production compaines: Walt Disney Pictures, Silver Screen Partners III
Contactmusic.com: 2.5 / 5
Rotten Tomatoes: 43%
Fresh: 15 Rotten: 20
IMDB: 6.7 / 10
Oliver & Company Movie Review
And yet here it is, Oliver & Company, wherein an orphaned kitten falls in with a crowd of dogs-cum-hustlers, only to end up adopted into a rich girl's house. A kidnappng and rescue plot (pushing the boundaries of the G rating) ensues -- ironically, it's the best part of the movie.
It's all very precious and, at 74 minutes long, mostly harmless, but the animation, story, and voice acting never unfortunately gel into a real movie. The static, flat backgrounds combined with the ridiculous, nonstop zooming make you think you're watching Saturday morning cartoons on access TV. And dig the voice cast -- Billy Joel, Bette Midler, and Dom DeLuise have probably never appeared in the same movie since -- and that's a good thing, I'm certain of it.