Dad of Divas' Reviews: Blu-ray Review - Oliver and Company

Friday, July 26, 2013

Blu-ray Review - Oliver and Company

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Disney's Oliver and Company

About the Movie
Celebrate the 25th anniversary of a Disney classic with the stunning Blu-ray debut of Oliver & Company , featuring perfect picture and sound. Relive this charming animated adventure, packed with excitement, fun and unforgettable songs by Billy Joel, Bette Midler and Huey Lewis.

In the heart of New York City, Oliver, a mischievous orphaned kitten, is befriended by Dodger, a carefree pooch and his ragtag family of misfit mutts. Life gets even better for Oliver when he is adopted by a lonely little girl named Jenny. But when tough guy Sykes and his Doberman sidekicks try to keep Jenny and Oliver apart, the spirited kitten and his newfound friends discover the meaning of courage and find a home where they truly belong.

Voice Cast: Joey Lawrence (Summer Rental, Urban Legends: Final Cut) as Oliver, Billy Joel (Hangover Part II, 13 Going on 30) as Dodger, Cheech Marin (The Lion King, Grindhouse) as Tito, Richard Mulligan (Little Big Man, Trail of the Pink Panther) as Einstein, Roscoe Lee Browne (Treasure Planet, Babe) as Francis, Dom DeLuise (All Dogs Go to Heaven, History of the World: Part I) as Fagin, Natalie Gregory (Alice in Wonderland, Wait Until Spring) as Jenny, Bette Midler (Fantasia/2000, Beaches) as Georgette

My Take on the Movie
I loved this movie in the past and Disney has done a great job bringing this movie back in great high definition on this new Blu-ray. I have always been a fan of the Oliver Twist story so Disney did a great job turning that story into a great new one with character that you will simply adore and some great actors/singers behind the voices as well. 

You get to see the underbelly of New York and go along on a great adventure too. My daughter had not seen this before so they really enjoyed it. I think they also enjoyed it because I was able to tell them that they were hearing some singers that we have helped them get to know as well.

All-in-all this was a great new release and whether you have seen it before or not, I encourage you to pick up this new blu-ray today - you won't be disappointed!

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