Oliver & Company

1988 American animated film

Oliver & Company is the 27th film in the Disney animated features canon, released on November 18, 1988. The film's plot is based on Charles Dickens' Oliver Twist, which has been adapted many other times for the screen and television.

Directed by George Scribner. Written by James Mangold.
The first Disney movie with attitude.

Dodger

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  • [to Oliver when they first meet] Hey, I don't eat cats, too much fur!
  • Absitively posolutely!
  • Consider this a free lesson in street savoir faire from New York's coolest quadruped. Check ya later!
  • If ya want 'em, come an' get 'em! Uh-huh. But I'm warnin' ya, kid. [Sings:] One minute, Ah'm in Central Park;/Then I'm down on Delancy Street./From the Bowery to St. Mark's,/There's a syncopated beat.
  • [Sings:] Why should I worry? Tell me: why should I care? I may not have a dime, but I got street savoir-faire.
  • [Sings:] The rhythm of the city: once you get it down, then you can own this town; then you can wear the cra-ow-ow-own! Why should I worry? Tell me: why should I care? I may not have a dime, but I got street savoir-faire.

Tito

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  • [sniffs a cigar] Hey, man, if this is torture, chain me to the wall!
  • Hey, man, you're ugly! And you're uglier than him! And you're Ugly, Part Three! Hey, you're Revenge of the Ugly!
  • [seeing Oliver revealed] Mi madre, un gato!

Rita

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  • We gotta clean you up, child, and get you some on-the-job trainin'.
  • Run along, Roscoe. Your master's calling.
  • [Sings] Now listen up: you've got a lot to learn/and if you don't learn, you don't eat./But if you're tough, an' always use yo' head,/you'll feel right at home on the street./When you've got talent, everything is free./Watch how we do things: Ooh, I'll guarantee/You're gonna see, how;–– the best survive;/We make an art, out;–– of stayin' alive/If you do just as you're told,/these are streets of gold!.
  • [Sings] Ev'ry bouleva'd, is: a Miracle Mile/We take the town, and, we take it with style!/If you play it brave an' bold,/these are streets of gold!.
  • Excuse me, uh, sister. Who's Rex?
  • If I never see that skinny little shrimp again, it will be too soon.

Francis

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  • My name is Francis. Fran-cis. Not Frank. Not Frankie. Francis.
  • Tito! Stop that racket! I'm trying to watch this show.
  • Shut up, you little rodent.
  • It's none of your business, you intrusive little pipsqueak.
  • Oh, good show, Einstein. Now, all is need is the court and the net.

Georgette

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  • 56 blue ribbons. 14 regional trophies. 6-time national champion!
  • Well, it may be Jenny's house, but everything from the doorknobs down is MINE!!
  • I love you, Oliver. Play with Georgette. I'd like to play with him, all right! The little fur ball!
  • None of your business! And you, "Tubby": off the bed!
  • Oh. I broke a nail.
  • That's it! We'll start with a bath.

Fagin

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  • [seeing his dogs fight] All right, all right, knock it off! ENOUGH! What is the matter with you guys? [dogs stops and looked at him] Don't you understand? Sykes will be here any minute, and I don't have... [dogs joyfully running to their master] No, no, no, no!
  • I don't wanna put any undue pressure on you, but as you march off to do your duty, I want you to keep one thing in mind: Dead men do not buy dog food! So big smiles, and get out there, and FETCH!

Bill Sykes

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  • I don't wantcher… ga'bage, Fagin! I don't think you grasp… the severity of the situation.
  • Now, I lent you money, an' I don't see it. D'you know what happens when I don't see my money, Fagin? People like you, get hurt. Do I make myself clear?!
  • Three sunrises. Three sunsets. Three days, Fagin.
  • I'm proud of you, Fagin. Yeah, you're starting to think big! You've got twelve hours! And Fagin? This is your last chance.

Roscoe

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  • I haven't lost my sense of humor! [kicks Fagin's TV set, destroying it] See? I find that funny. [chuckles]
  • We ain't finished, Dodger. You guys are gonna pay for this, starting with that cat.
  • What's the occasion? Come to rescue your little friend?

DeSoto

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  • I like cats. I like to eat 'em.
  • Say goodbye, Francis.

Dialogue

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Rita: Well, what is it?
[Francis gives an "I don't know" gesture]
Tito: Hey, man, check it out. [sniffs the cloth, but Oliver scratches him on the nose] Aye, it's an alien!
Rita: Cool it, guys, it's just a cat.
Tito: Mi madre, un gato!
Francis: Felis domesticus!
Rita: Now how did you find this place, cat?
Oliver: I followed this dog...
Tito: He's lying! He's lying! He's lying! He's lying!
Rita: [kicks Tito] Shut up, Tito!
Francis: Why would a cat follow a dog?
Einstein: Yeah?
Oliver: I just wanted some of the sausages I helped him get...
Tito: He's a spy, man! Come on, let's eat him! You're dead meat, kitty!
Oliver: But I saw him come down! Say, that's him! Over there!
Dodger: Hey kitty, what took ya so long?
Rita: [off-screen, to Oliver, gently] Relax, kid.
[She winks at him while Tito, Einstein and Francis start laughing at Dodger.]
Tito: [mockingly] Dodger, "razor-sharp claws"?
Francis: "Dripping fangs"?
[They continue laughing in a mocking manner.]
Rita: [flirtingly] I kinda like those burning eyes.
Dodger: Hey, keep it down, guys. The game's on.
Tito: Oh, boy, Dodger! Top dog has to get help from a cat! [giggles]
Dodger: Hey, Tito, better cool it, man.
Tito: Come on. Let's see this big bad kitty fight in action.
Dodger: Hey, Tito, look!
[Tito looks in the other direction, which distracts him as Dodger pounces on him and they bump into Francis, starting a playful dog pile fight.]
Einstein: [excitedly] Oh, boy! Dog pile!
[He jumps and lands on all three of his friends. Rita, on the other hand, isn't too fond of this behavior.]
Rita: [disgusted] Oh, what a bunch of overgrown- oof! [Tito bumps into her and it angers her.] Alright, that's it.
[She jumps into the fray and all five dogs are fighting in a playful manner together. This scares Oliver and he hides in the loot box. The play fight continues until they hear the voice of their owner, Fagin.]
Fagin: Alright, alright, knock it off! [The camera pans over to him.] Enough! What's the matter with you guys? [Dodger and his gang stop fighting.] Don't you understand? [whimpering] Sykes will be here any minute, and I don't have his- [The dogs see the dog biscuit box on his hand and charge for him.] No, no, no, no, no! [They tackle him, causing him to drop the box as the biscuits fly in the air and spill on the floor as all five dogs paw and lick their owner with love, causing him to laugh.] No, no. Stop it. [Einstein licks him.] No. No. No licking. [Dodger playfully tugs on his shirt as he chuckles.] What a joke! All right. Settle down. [Before the happy reunion can continue, they suddenly get startled as they hear a loud car horn honking, meaning only one thing: Bill Sykes has arrived.] Sykes! [Sykes' pair of Doberman-Pinchers, named Roscoe, in the red collar, and Desoto, in the blue collar, head for the entrance using the gangplank.] Alright, alright! I'm coming! [whimpering in fear] I'll be right there! [Einstein pushes the loot towards his scared owner.] You guys, listen, don't let me down! [Tito gives him the wallet.] What do you got? Let's see what you got. [He gasps as he looks at the wallet, which contains nothing but worthless rubbish.] It's worthless! What have you done?! [Francis looks down in shame while Tito hides behind him.] Oh, how are we ever going to pay Sykes off with a- [He pulls out Oliver.] A pussycat? [Before he can examine Oliver, Roscoe and Desoto arrive as they pound the door open, causing the background to shake. They both snarl and growl ferociously at the barge owner.] Oh. [chuckles nervously] Oh, look who's here, kids. [Dodger and his gang bravely stand their ground against the two viciously savage Dobermans.] Uh, company. Nice doggies. [He brings his hand out to try and pet Roscoe, who attempts to chomp his hand off, but misses.] I was just on my way out.
[He leaves to check in with his boss, leaving his dogs at the mercies of the Dobermans as they chuckle evilly. Dodger and Rita briefly glance at each other before turning their attention back to their arch-rivals.]
Roscoe: [off-screen, menacingly] You guys miss us?
[Oliver nervously peeks his head out. At the Docks, Fagin approaches Sykes, who still has his car lights on.]
Fagin: [stammering nervously] Mr. Sykes. I, uh... [The camera moves around Sykes' impressive Cadillac, using CGI footage. Instead of the Cadillac logo, his hood ornament contains both of his dobermans and the headlights turn off like a set of visors.] He's gonna kill me. [He sidesteps towards Sykes' driver's window to meet up with his boss, who slides his window open to look at him from off-screen.] Oh. Hello. Oh, lovely evening. I was just saying this to your two lovely, purebred Dobermans.
Bill Sykes: [sticks his hand out] The money, Fagin.

Cast

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Taglines

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  • The first Disney movie with attitude.
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