Characters / Oliver & Company

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Voiced by: Joey Lawrence

An orange orphaned kitten who is looking for a home.
  • Badass Adorable: With the emphasis on "adorable."
    Fagin: That reminds me, I saw DeSoto's nose; who did that?
    (Dodger presents Oliver to Fagin)
    Fagin: You... you? *Laughs* That took a lot of guts! We have never had a cat in the gang before... we can use all the help we can get.
  • Butt Monkey: Especially in early scenes, when he starts following Dodger and he's being put through a variety of pranks along the way.
  • Cute Kitten: Based on Oliver Twist... only the main character's a kitty.
  • Determinator: Oliver continues to pursue Dodger after getting dipped in cement, sprayed with water, and humiliated in a wide variety of ways.
  • Happily Adopted: By Lonely Rich Kid Jenny, later in the film.
  • Heartwarming Orphan: Initially he was a nameless, unwanted Cute Kitten left alone in a box.
  • The Hero: As the title of the film would suggest.
  • Hey, You!: Almost no one (Save for Jenny) addresses him by name, even when he does get one. He is mostly called "Kid"
  • Na´ve Newcomer: The new member Fagin's gang with less experience than the others.
  • Orphan's Ordeal: The only kitten left in the box and we see him nearly getting washed down the drain, getting chased by big, vicious dogs, ending up trying to get food from a hot dog vendor and kicked into the wall.
  • Protagonist Title: And Company.
  • Ridiculously Cute Critter: Yes. He's a combination of Cute Kitten and Heartwarming Orphan, so he's adorable.

Voiced by: Billy Joel

A carefree, charismatic mongrel with a mix of terrier in him. He claims to have considerable "street savoir-faire". He is the leader of Fagin's gang of dogs, and is Oliver's first acquaintance, as well as his eventual best friend and bodyguard. He is the object of Rita's affection.

     Ignacio Alonzo Julio Federico de Tito
Voiced by: Cheech Marin

A tiny yet passionate Chihuahua in Fagin's gang. He has a fiery temper for his size.

Voiced by: Richard Mulligan

A gray Great Dane and a member of Fagin's gang. He is named ironically as he is not particularly bright, representing the (surprisingly accurate) stereotype that Great Danes are friendly but not exactly bred for intelligence.

  • The Big Guy: The largest dog in the gang, Einstein tells Roscoe to pick on somebody his own size, although he's not so certain about taking on the more savage Doberman on the spot.
  • Big, Friendly Dog: A Great Dane with a friendly personality.
  • Dogs Are Dumb: Despite his name, he is not very smart.
  • Ironic Name: Yeah, he ain't exactly the smartest member of Fagin's gang.

Voiced by: Roscoe Lee Browne

A bulldog with a British accent in Fagin's gang. He appreciates art and theatre, particularly Shakespeare. He also detests anyone abbreviating his name as "Frank" or "Frankie" (which Tito frenquently does).
  • Meaningful Name: Some denominations of Christianity revere Francis of Assisi, who was born into wealth, as the patron saint of animals. Many churches conduct animal blessings on his feast day.
  • Small Name, Big Ego: He fancies himself as a Shakespearian actor material and high class, despite being another homeless mutt.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: Tito and Francis are at each others' throats almost constantly, but on at least one occasion, you see Tito curled up between Francis' paws and using his jowls as a blanket. Tito also gets extremely agitated when Roscoe menaces Francis.
  • Wounded Gazelle Gambit: Plays dead in front of Jenny's limo to distract Winston long enough for Oliver and Tito to steal the radio from inside.

Voiced by: Sheryl Lee Ralph

An Afghan hound and the only female dog in Fagin's gang. She is street-wise and takes Oliver under her wing.
  • Tertiary Sexual Characteristics: She seems to be wearing blue eyeshadow. What's odd is, Rita is never seen applying it whereas it's a part of Georgette's morning routine.
  • Women Are Wiser: Notably the only one who voices doubts about "rescuing" Oliver from Jenny's house, as well as the only one who notices that Oliver is unhappy afterwards.

Voiced by: Dom De Luise

A petty thief who lives on a house-boat with his dogs. He desperately needs money to repay his huge debt with Sykes. Because of his economic situation, he is forced to perform criminal acts such as pick-pocketing and petty theft, but in truth he is good-natured and polite most of the time.
  • Adaptational Heroism: His book counterpart was an antagonist. Here, despite being a thief, he's clearly one of the good guys.
  • Adaptational Wimp: In the novel Sykes and Fagin were business partners on equal footing; here, Fagin is basically Sykes's bitch due to owing him an undisclosed amount of money and Sykes makes it very clear what will happen to Fagin if he doesn't pay up.
  • Anti-Villain: He does thievery and has the dogs do his dirty work, but he does care for them. Plus he's justified in his paranoia his dealings with Sykes and the welfare of the dogs if he gets "sleepin' with the fishes".
  • Butt Monkey: Especially when he interacts with Sykes.
  • Cowardly Lion: He does crimes to escape his possible gangster death punishment from Sykes, but he does try to fight against him once he goes too far.
  • The Fagin: An expy of the Trope Namer only having a heart of gold this time around.
  • Homeless Pigeon Person: Except with dogs.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: A difference shared with the film adaptation - yes, he's a thief, and was planning to ransom Oliver, but he clearly loves his pets, and when he learns that Jenny is Oliver's owner, he immediately gives up all idea of collecting the ransom (even though he is fully aware that he will be killed if he fails to pay Sykes) in order to return Oliver to her.
  • Nice Hat: He has a brown hat.
  • Spared by the Adaptation: His book counterpart is sentenced to execution at the novel's end.

     Roscoe and DeSoto
Voiced by: Taurean Blacque (Roscoe) and Carl Weintraub (DeSoto)

Sykes's vicious Doberman Pinschers who have a hostile history with Dodger and his friends. Roscoe is the apparent leader, while his brother DeSoto seems to be the more savage of the two.

     Bill Sykes
Voiced by: Robert Loggia

A cold-hearted, immoral loan shark and shipyard agent who lent a considerable sum of money to Fagin and expects it paid back.
  • Big Bad: Though he's more of a threat to Fagin rather than Oliver.
  • Cigar Chomper: In pretty much every scene he's in.
  • Cool Car: Owns a black Lincoln Continental with custom vanity plates. He even has a miniature model of it in his office.
  • Dark is Evil: Indeed. He's usually shown in shadows like most stereotypical villains.
  • Expy: Some viewers have though he resembles a human Professor Ratigan, and Wordof God says he was meant to be a combination of Ratigan and McLeach.
  • Family-Unfriendly Death: Ultimately hit by a subway train in the end.
  • Fat Bastard: Very large, very intimidating, and very much a despicable excuse for a human being.
  • Four Eyes, Zero Soul: Has glasses and is evil.
  • Good Smoking, Evil Smoking: Evil smoking, naturally.
  • Guttural Growler: He smokes and has a raspy voice.
  • Hidden Depths: Animator Glen Keane has said Sykes' hobby is building miniature models, as evidenced by the ones seen in his office.
  • Loan Shark: His job is this, and he'll get money no matter what the cost.
  • Obviously Evil: Look at him. He's just as evil as he seems.
  • Oh, Crap!: The look on his face when he realizes he's about to get hit by an oncoming train
  • Right-Hand Attack Dog: Two for the price of one! (See above.)
  • Second Face Smoke: Does this to Fagin while holding him in a Neck Lift through his car window.
  • Soft-Spoken Sadist: He's clearly a horrible human being underneath his businessman façade.
  • Too Dumb to Live: See AxCrazy above.
  • Villainous Breakdown: While he's mainly calm throughout the movie, in the climactic car chase, he pulls down the gear stick so hard it breaks off and punches his hand through his car's window to get at Jenny.
  • Vile Villain, Saccharine Show: Especially for Disney. Sykes has no sorcery, hamminess or even a Villain Song; he is a cold-blooded Loan Shark played straight. His methods are brutal as he holds Jenny for ransom, has Fagin in a loan deal with the implications of mafia execution and, in one scene where he's on the phone, he's clearly instructing the person on the other end how to perform the Cement Shoes method.

     Jenny Foxworth
Voiced by: Natalie Gregory

A kind, rich girl who takes care of Oliver.

Voiced by: William Glover

The Foxworth family's bumbling but loyal butler.

Voiced by: Bette Midler

The Foxworth family's show-winning poodle.
  • Anti-Hero: She is extremely jealous of Oliver when Jenny first gets him, and tries to get rid of him after that. Despite this, she does help Oliver and the gang rescue Jenny from Sykes's clutches and appears to have...slightly lightened up by the end.
  • Aren't You Going to Ravish Me?: When it becomes clear Dodger didn't break into her room for sex.
  • Attention Whore: She is used to a lot of attention and can't handle Jenny giving any of hers to Oliver.
  • Beauty Is Never Tarnished: Averted. She's usually groomed and pretty, but in certain situations she looks worse for wear.
  • Cool Big Sis: Consigns herself to being this for Oliver in the end, though the "cool" part is debatable.
  • Drama Queen: She freaks out over the tiniest things.
  • Dude Magnet: Just look at how many boyfriends she has had and still has.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: Towards Oliver for much of the movie.
  • Every Girl Is Cuter with Hair Decs: She always wears a pink bow at the back of her head.
  • Hello, Nurse!: Most male dogs absolutely love her.
  • I Broke a Nail: Which is slightly weird, considering that she's a dog.
  • Informed Attractiveness: She's not too different in design to Rita, but is implied to be an unrivaled beauty.
  • It's All About Me: She' is very self-centered but gets a little better later on.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Although she starts off as a straight-up Jerkass, she eventually regrets her actions and comes to accept Oliver as part of her family.
  • Large Ham: Nearly every line is a slice of pure pork, as you would expect from her voice actress.
  • Lovable Alpha Bitch: She does have a heart, especially towards the end.
  • Mama Bear: Surprisingly she seems to be this towards Jenny. When Fagin approaches Jenny you can see Georgette barring her fangs at him protectively. Even though she isn't asked, she also joins the other dogs in rescuing Jenny.
  • The Primadonna: Is something of a celebrity in dog show circles, and isn't shy about mentioning it.
  • Really Gets Around: Just check out her shrine to her admirers! Even Ratigan appears in there.
  • Rich Bitch: As a female dog, she is a literal example!
  • Shrine to Self: Her room is not only stuffed with photographs and paintings of her and many, MANY mirrors, but statues of her make up most of her bed, flank her vanity table, and her dog bowl has a few miniature Georgettes on it.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: It is unclear whether her fur was dyed blue, naturally blue, or intended as gray via Hair Color Dissonance.