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