Oliver & Company (1988)

George Scribner directs Joey Lawrence, Billy Joel and Bette Midler in this Walt Disney classic animated update on Oliver Twist where the orphan is a kitten lost in Eighties’ Manhattan.

The songs are pretty toe-tapping, New York is well realised. Doesn’t exactly feel like Disney but does seem at least to be pointed in a modern direction. When was the last time you could say that? The Aristocats? The Jungle Book?


Perfect Double Bill: Lady and The Tramp (1955)

I write regular features about live comedy for British Comedy Guide here https://www.comedy.co.uk/people/bobby_carroll/features/


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