Friday, March 9, 2018

Dear Abby - Favorite Dog Movies: Oliver and Company

Dear Friends,

Several friends have mentioned Oliver and Company as a favorite movie that includes dogs, so I wanted to be sure to include it here.

Oliver and Company is a 1988 Disney movie.  It is a clever retelling of the story of Oliver Twist.   However, in this movie Oliver is a cat and his friends on the street are all dogs!  Oliver and Company is set in present day New York.  The dogs in the movie include a mixed breed dog (the Dodger), an Afghan Hound, a Chihuahua, a Bulldog, a Poodle, and a Great Dane.  Voice actors in this movie include Joey Lawrence, Billy Joel, Cheech Marin, Richard Mulligan, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Dom Deluise, Robert Loggia, Bette Midler, and more.

The movie features songs by Billy Joel, Huey Lewis, and Barry Manilow.  The movie's song "Why Should I Worry?" won a Golden Globe award.

A little trivia:

The animators who worked on this movie shot footage of New York City from 18 inches off the ground in order to capture a dog's eye view!

Roger Radcliffe from 101 Dalmatians makes a cameo.  He appears when Oliver wakes up after sleeping on the truck.

The "Why Should I Worry" number also features Pongo (101 Dalmatians) and Jock, Trusty, and Peg (Lady and the Tramp).

The dogs do dances that are inspired by the work of Bob Fosse.

Here is the trailer for this movie:

Have you seen Oliver and Friends?  Or do you have any other dog movies to share?

Thanks for visiting - have a wonderful weekend!


Abby xoxoxo


Gluten Free Lady said...

We love doggie movies and it is pretty cool that they shot/planned the film from a dog's eye view!I have not seen it yet, but will plan to.

tracie threadford said...

I had forgotten all about this movie. I am going to see if my grandchildren would want to watch this one.

Neely said...

One of my all time favorite movies. I feel like I need to find it!

Joann Downie said...

I loved watching Oliver and Company!! I watched this over and over when my girls were young-great choice!!

Brandy Ellen said...

Oh my gosh, I haven't heard of Oliver and Company in years. What an oldie but a goodie! I am going to have to find it and watch it just to bring back the childhood memories.

Marielle Altenor said...

I was sure I'd seen all the Disney movies! Need to get a copy of Oliver and Company and watch it with the kids.

CourtneyLynne said...

Omg!!! I totally forgot about this movie!!! I loved it when I was a kid! I bet my daughter would enjoy it just as much as I did!

Abby said...

Thanks, friends! I enjoyed reading your comments about Oliver and Company.