Oliver & Company (1988 | Joey Lawrence, Billy Joel)

There’s some compensation in animated features such as this free adaptation of the Dickens novel in that the band of over-the-top artistes rounded up for voiceovers are depicted as visually cute. So the raucous Midler turns up as a spoiled canine and DeLuise is Fagin (an unlikely supposition).
The story has the kitten Oliver (Lawrence) alone in New York and falling in with Dodger (Joel) and other reprobates. An ominous Sykes (Loggia) and other frightening elements could make it unsuitable for the very young. The general quality of the animation and script would disappoint more sophisticated viewers.

Joey Lawrence as Oliver (voice)
Billy Joel as Dodger (voice)
Cheech Marin as Tito (voice)
Richard Mulligan as Einstein (voice)
Roscoe Lee Browne as Francis (voice)
Sheryl Lee Ralph as Rita (voice)
Dom DeLuise as Fagin (voice)
Taurean Blacque as Roscoe (voice)
Carl Weintraub as Desoto (voice)
Robert Loggia as Sykes (voice)
Natalie Gregory as Jenny (voice)
William Glover as Winston (voice)
Bette Midler as Georgette (voice)
Deborah Gates as (voice)
Charles Bartlett as Additional Voice (voice)
Jonathan Brandis as Additional Voice (voice)
Kal David as Additional Voice (voice)
Marcia Del Mar as Additional Voice (voice)
Victor DiMattia as Additional Voice (voice)
Judi M. Durand as Additional Voice (voice)
Greg Finley as Additional Voice (voice)
Javier Grajeda as Additional Voice (voice)
Frank Welker as Carlo/Louie the Sausage Vendor/Animal Sounds (voice)
Director: George Scribner
Writers: Jim Cox, Timothy J Disney, James Mangold
USA | Disney | 74 minutes | 1988