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In early 2000, Oliver & Company was originally intended to be a Gold Classic Collection title, with a release date of November 7, 2000, but was delayed to June 5, 2001, and eventually, instead, it was released on DVD as a Special Edition on May 14, 2002. It was later replaced by a new 20th Anniversary Edition in 2009.

Synopsis

Inspired by the Charles Dickens novel, "Oliver Twist," Oliver & Company is the thrilling animated classic full of action, friendship, courage and heart that starts when Oliver, the orphaned kitten, is befriended by Dodger, the cool mutt from a New York pack of pickpocket pooches. Soon, Oliver is lovingly adopted by Jenny, a lonely little rich girl, until tough-guy Sykes and his Doberman sidekicks try to keep Jenny and Oliver apart. Now it's up to Oliver, Dodger and all his colorful, street-smart canine pals to outwit the villains and rescue the girl-- in an electrifying chase that will leave you breathless! Filled with laughter, loyalty and paw-tapping music by Billy Joel, Huey Lewis, and Bette Midler -- Oliver & Company is family fun you'll love watching over and over again.

DVD Supplements

  • "The Making of Oliver & Company": Featurette Made for the Original Theatrical Release
  • "Disney's Animated Animals": A Look at the History of Animals in Disney Films
  • Oliver & Company Scrapbook
  • "Why Should I Worry?": Sing-Along Song
  • "Streets of Gold": Sing-Along Song
  • Publicity Materials: Trailers & TV Spots
  • Fun Film Facts
  • "Lend a Paw": 1941 Academy Award-Winning Animated Short
  • "Puss Café": Animated Short

VHS

Video Creation date
1 Blue warning screens May 29, 2000
2 Walt Disney Home Entertainment logo July 17, 2001
3 Trailer for Beauty and the Beast: Platinum Edition March 2002
4 Video preview for Max Keeble's Big Move January 2002
5 Trailer for Air Bud: Seventh Inning Fetch March 2002
6 Video preview for Snow Dogs March 2002
7 Feature Presentation September 2001
8 Full Screen Format disclaimer July 11, 2000
9 Oliver & Company November 18, 1988
10 Lend a Paw October 1941

In Other Countries

Country of origin Release date
Japan July 19, 2002
South Korea August 7, 2003

Television broadcasts

It only aired twice during the 2000s -- on Disney Channel, on July 8 and November 9, 2004.

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