Is a 1988 American animated musical film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and released on November 18, 1988, by Walt Disney Pictures. The 27th Disney animated feature film, it is loosely based on the Charles Dickens novel Oliver Twist. In the film, Oliver is a homeless kitten who joins a gang of dogs to survive in the streets.Among other changes, the setting of the film was relocated from 19th century London to 1980s New York City, Fagin's gang is made up of dogs (one of which is Dodger), and Sykes is a loan shark. Following the release of The Black Cauldron (1985), Michael Eisner and Jeffrey Katzenberg held a pitch meeting with the animation staff, in which story artist Pete Young pitched the idea to adapt Oliver Twist with dogs. The pitch was quickly approved, and the film quickly went into production under the working title Oliver and the Dodger. Released on the same day as The Land Before Time (1988), Oliver & Company was a box office success, but it received mixed reviews from film critics. The film was re-released in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom on March 29, 1996.
It was then released on home video later that same year, and again in 2002 and 2009 on DVD. The film was released on Blu-ray Disc in 2013, commemorating its 25th anniversary. Fagin is first seen entering his barge with dog biscuits in hand while yelling at his dogs, telling them to stop their little "fight", which grabs their attention. They then leap onto him and welcome him home, licking his face despite his protests. Original animation production cel with background.Pictured in this cell are Einstein, Dodger. The Walt Disney Company Seal on the lower right. Professionally framed using acid free mat set under plexiglass. Displayed in a smoke & pet free climate controlled environment. No direct exposure to sunlight. Measurements Framed: 22.5" W x 16.25" H x 1.5" D Unframed: 16.5" x 10. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Animation Art & Merchandise\Animation Art". The seller is "904*arias" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States.