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Oliver and Company (20th Anniversary Edition) (1988)

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A movie directed by George Scribner

Based on Charles Dickens' "Oliver Twist," Disney'sOliver and Companywas one of the first animated features to incorporate computer images with traditional hand-drawn animation and features the music and voice talents of pop-music giants like Billy Joel, … see full wiki

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Director: George Scribner
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Worst Animated Disney Movie EVER

  • Mar 24, 2009
My family and I collect Disney movies, especially the Plantinum ones, so it was a no-brainer that my 10-year old wanted the 20th Anniversary Edition of Oliver and Company (even though neither one of us had ever seen it before).

Knowing how wonderful past animated Disney movies based on cats or dogs delighted us (The Aristocats, Lady and the Tramp, 101 Dalmatians, etc.), I bought it.

Boy were we disappointed! The animation wasn't that great and the film felt very dated rather than timeless--especially with the inclusion of 80's era vehicles, Billy Joel music/beats, breakdancers on the sidewalk, etc.

But that's not the bad part, really. None of the characters were memorable--we are given no reason to care for any of them. There is a lot of cigar smoking, violence, threats and menace. Who wants that in a Disney movie? (Yes, I realize it's based loosely on Oliver Twist--hence, Fagin and company--but it's an awful adaptation.)

The plot was lame--The Aristocats portrays a similar theme with much more panache, heart, admirable voice acting, lovely animation, and FANTASTIC music. If you want to get an animated cat movie, get that one instead!

My son, who has lower standards than I do (chuckle) said he wanted to "sell it at a yardsale". He has never, EVER done that with an animated Disney movie--and after the first viewing!

Seriously, pass on Oliver and Company--especially with its high price. You're much better off getting something from the Platinum collection--Pinocchio, Cinderella, etc.--than this awful movie.

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