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[[folder: Oliver]]
->'''Voiced by:''' Joey Lawrence

An orange orphaned kitten who is looking for a home.
* AdaptationalBadass: A subtle example. Oliver is usually as vulnerable as his book counterpart, but he has several more impressive feats and accomplishments, like tracking Dodger all the way across Manhattan, pulling off a rescue mission with the rest of the gang, and helping to dispatch with the movie's villains.
* BadassAdorable: 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.
* ButtMonkey: Especially in early scenes, when he starts following Dodger and he's being put through a variety of pranks along the way.
* CuteKitten: 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.
* DisneyDeath: There's a brief scare when it seems Oliver has died rescuing Jenny from Sykes.
* HappilyAdopted: By LonelyRichKid Jenny, later in the film.
* HeartwarmingOrphan: Initially he was a nameless, unwanted CuteKitten left alone in a box.
* TheHero: As the title of the film would suggest.
* HeroicSacrifice: Essentially does so when he pounces onto Sykes to save Jenny. Thankfully, it only leads to a DisneyDeath.
* HeyYou: He does not get a name until Jenny dubs him Oliver. Even afterwards, he is mostly called "Kid" by Fagin's group.
* NaiveNewcomer: The new member of Fagin's gang with less experience than the others.
* OrphansOrdeal: 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 a wall.
* PinballProtagonist: Much like the original Oliver Twist, Oliver here spends a lot of the movie being dragged around in the affairs of Fagin's gang or other authorities. He [[TookALevelInBadass Takes A Level In Badass]] to come to the aid of Jenny, however.
* ProtagonistTitle: And Company.
* RidiculouslyCuteCritter: Yes. He's a combination of CuteKitten and HeartwarmingOrphan, so he's adorable.
* UnintentionalBackupPlan: His run-ins with Fagin's gang and later Jenny ultimately end up getting the former out of their ordeal with the LoanShark, Sykes, after repeated failures to pickpocket the needed money.

[[folder: Dodger]]
->'''Voiced by:''' Music/BillyJoel

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.
* AdaptationalHeroism: Like Fagin, Dodger receives this. He starts off as something of a bully to Oliver but quickly pulls a HeelFaceTurn. He has more redeeming qualities than his book counterpart and remains a free dog by the movie's end.
* AffectionateGestureToTheHead: A sign that Dodger is warming to Oliver is the normally aloof street dog tousling the kitten's fur.
* AntiHero: Being a delinquent and a LovableRogue, Dodger is not your conventional hero, but is nonetheless one of Oliver's closest friends.
* TheArtfulDodger: He is on the cusp of this trope, mostly because he's much older (thanks to being voiced by Billy Joel). Of course, he's an {{expy}} of the TropeNamer.
* BigBrotherInstinct: After CharacterDevelopment, he shows this towards Oliver.
* CatchPhrase: "Absitively Posolutely".
* CharacterDevelopment: Dodger initially wants little to do with Oliver and cons him out of some sausages, though he's continually surprised by the kitten's guts and determination. After accidentally getting Oliver involved in the gang's troubles with Sykes, Dodger starts to consider Oliver his responsibility and develops a BigBrotherInstinct towards him. By the end of the film, Oliver and Dodger have saved each other's lives several times, and Dodger considers him as much a member of his gang as the other dogs. It's Dodger who ensures they're still friends at the end, even after Oliver has moved in Jenny.
* CoolShades: He has them during the "Why Should I Worry?" number.
* DeadpanSnarker
-->'''Oliver:''' So when are we going to eat?\\
'''Dodger:''' We?\\
'''Oliver:''' Yeah, I'm starving!\\
'''[[{{Jerkass}} Dodger]]:''' [[KickTheDog Listen, kid, I hate to break it to you, but the "dynamic duo" is now the dynamic uno]].
* {{Delinquent}}: A fairly affable, canine example. He's the slick but tough leader of a gang of thieves, and a textbook example of the bad-boy archetype.
* HiddenDepths: Dodger is very reckless and something of a daredevil, but he's also very observant and implied to be the best strategist in Fagin's gang.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: He's kind of inconsiderate and a bit selfish, but he always pulls through for his friends and becomes protective of Oliver.
* JustifiedCriminal: Dodger and his gang steal to survive.
* TheLeader: Of Fagin's dog gang.
* LoveableRogue: A mischievous yet charming street-wise dog.
* StreetSmart: Thanks to his smooth-talking "street savoir faire".

[[folder: Ignacio Alonzo Julio Federico de Tito]]
->'''Voiced by:''' [[Creator/CheechAndChong Cheech Marin]]

A tiny yet passionate Chihuahua in Fagin's gang. He has a fiery temper for his size.
* AbhorrentAdmirer: To Georgette. At least at first. At the end, ''she'' become attracted to him.
* GoodSmokingEvilSmoking: At Jenny's apartment, he sniffs a cigar lying around, quoting, "[[Creator/CheechAndChong If this is torture, chain me to the wall]]!!!"
* GrievousHarmWithABody: He was once accidentally flung right at Rita's head during the play fighting.
* LatinLover: Averted. Until the end of the movie he's just a American-Mexican CasanovaWannabe.
* MotorMouth: He can speak fastly at times.
* TheNapoleon: A small Chihuahua and the most temperamental of the gang.
* OverlyLongName: His friends simply call him "Tito" [[CaptainObvious for a reason]].
* VitriolicBestBuds: 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.
* WasTooHardOnHim: It is Tito of all people that tells Dodger to go easy on Oliver after the latter accuses him of being an UngratefulBastard for leaving them for Jenny.

[[folder: Einstein]]
->'''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.

* AmusingInjuries: Played straight ''and'' inverted. Einstein headbutts Winston's limo to fake a hit, where he then wobbles about in a drunken dizzy fashion. Later, when a streetlight falls and conks Einstein on the head, he's suddenly back to normal.
* TheBigGuy: 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.
* BigFriendlyDog: A Great Dane with a friendly personality.
* DogsAreDumb: Despite his name, he is not very smart.
%%* DumbMuscle
* IronicName: Yeah, he ain't exactly the smartest member of Fagin's gang.
* KindheartedSimpleton: Simple minded but probably the most unambiguously sweet natured of the group.
* UseYourHead: Einstein apparently specializes in this. Dodger calls on Einstein to produce a fender bender, and the latter pulls it off by ramming his head into the Foxworths' car.

[[folder: Francis]]
->'''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).
* DeadpanSnarker: Particularly, he's snarky towards Tito in their VitriolicBestBuds dynamic.
* InsistentTerminology: He refuses to be referred to as "Frank" or "Frankie", a fact that Tito abuses when they fight over what to watch on TV.
%%* LargeHam
* MeaningfulName: 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.
* SmallNameBigEgo: He fancies himself as a Shakespearian actor material and high class, despite being another homeless mutt.
%%* TheSmartGuy
* VitriolicBestBuds: 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.
* WoundedGazelleGambit: Plays dead in front of Jenny's limo to distract Winston long enough for Oliver and Tito to steal the radio from inside.

[[folder: Rita]]
->'''Voiced by:''' Sheryl Lee Ralph (singing voice by Ruth Pointer)

An Afghan hound and the only female dog in Fagin's gang. She is street-wise and takes Oliver under her wing.
* {{Expy}}: Very mildly of Nancy in the original novel. Though she is only associated with Sykes through Fagin here, she similarly has MamaBear instincts towards Oliver and is the most conflicted about dragging him back to Fagin.
* OneOfTheBoys: The only female in the FiveManBand of dogs.
* OnlySaneWoman: The most level-headed dog in Fagin's gang, probably because WomenAreWiser. There's a bit of NotSoAboveItAll when the boys start play fighting however.
%%* SassyBlackWoman
* TertiarySexualCharacteristics: 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.
* WomenAreWiser: Notably the only one who voices doubts about [[spoiler:"rescuing" Oliver from Jenny's house]], as well as the only one who notices that [[spoiler:Oliver is unhappy afterwards]].

[[folder: Fagin]]
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/DomDeLuise

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.
* AdaptationalHeroism: His [[Literature/OliverTwist book counterpart]] was an antagonist. Here, despite being a thief, he's clearly one of the good guys.
* AdaptationalWimp: 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.
* AntiVillain: 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".
* BigDamnHeroes: Comes to the aid of Jenny and his dogs via escape by scooter when they get caught by Sykes.
* ButtMonkey: He's never safe from the city's abuse, especially when he interacts with [[BadBoss Sykes]].
* CowardlyLion: 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.
* TheDogBitesBack: At the end of the film, when he realizes that Sykes has gone too far, Fagin decides to pull a BigDamnHeroes moment to rescue his dogs and Jenny.
* TheFagin: An {{expy}} of the TropeNamer only having a heart of gold this time around.
* HomelessPigeonPerson: Given that he has no home, he lives on his barge accompanied by his dogs.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: A difference shared with the musical 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.
* NiceHat: He has a brown hat.
* OhCrap:
** When he realizes that Sykes is about to kidnap Jenny.
** He has a similar reaction when Sykes' car is coming after him and his dogs.
* SparedByTheAdaptation: [[spoiler: His [[Literature/OliverTwist book counterpart]] is sentenced to execution at the novel's end.]]

[[folder: 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.
* AbhorrentAdmirer: Rita is plainly repulsed by Roscoe's advances.
* ColorCodedCharacters: Roscoe = red, [=DeSoto=] = blue.
* DarkIsEvil: Two black, violent dogs.
* EvilHasABadSenseOfHumor: Hinted at with Roscoe.
* {{Expy}}:
** Somewhat like the alligators, Brutus and Nero, from ''Disney/TheRescuers'', since there are two of them, and both serve the villain, but are much more witty and sinister.
** Also arguably one to Sykes's dog from the original book, Bullseye. Also a case of AdaptationalVillainy, Bullseye in most interpretations is a downtrodden mutt, while Roscoe and [=DeSoto=] are sinister brutes who adore doing Sykes's dirty work.
* FamilyUnfriendlyDeath: [[ShockAndAwe Fried by the third rail.]]
* HighVoltageDeath: They get fatally electrocuted at the end of the film by the subway tracks.
* NoHoldsBarredBeatdown: Anytime they get into a fight with Dodger.
* OhCrap: When they realize they are about to fall on the tracks.
* RedOniBlueOni: Inverted, since Roscoe, the red-collared doberman, is somewhat cooler than the blue-collared doberman, [=DeSoto=].
* SoftSpokenSadist: Roscoe shares his owner's cool headed facade to hide his viciousness.
* ScaryBlackMan: Roscoe -- you can hear Taurean Blacque's African-American accent.
* ThoseTwoBadGuys: They are Sykes's dogs.
* VileVillainSaccharineShow: While the main dogs can scare off the rabid dog that showed up in the song "Streets Of Gold", they face these two with disgust. Besides being dogs for a gangster affiliate, [=DeSoto=] is implied to be a kitten killer, even more disturbing implications is that they're both human killers, as [[EvilHasABadSenseOfHumor Sykes makes a cruel joke to her that they might eat Jenny if her parents didn't pay the ransom]].

[[folder: 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.
* AxCrazy: He goes nuts driving his car on the subway tracks towards the end of the film.
* BadassFingersnap: It's his attack dogs' cue to attack.
* BadBoss: He often pushes Fagin around to the point that he sics his dogs on Dodger.
* BigBad: He's the main antagonist of the film, he's more of a threat to Fagin rather than Oliver.
* CigarChomper: In pretty much every scene he's in.
* CoolCar: Owns a black Lincoln Continental with custom vanity plates. He even has a miniature model of it in his office.
* DarkIsEvil: Indeed. He's usually shown in shadows like most stereotypical villains.
* {{Expy}}: Some viewers have though he resembles a human Professor [[Disney/TheGreatMouseDetective Ratigan]], and Disney says he was meant to be a combination of Ratigan and [[Disney/TheRescuersDownUnder McLeach]].
* FamilyUnfriendlyDeath: [[spoiler: Ultimately hit by a subway train in the end.]]
* FatBastard: Very large, very intimidating, and very much a despicable excuse for a human being.
* FauxAffablyEvil: Sykes is a friendly businessman if you forget about the way he treats Fagin.
* FourEyesZeroSoul: Has glasses and not an inch of pity.
* GoodSmokingEvilSmoking: Evil smoking, naturally.
* GutturalGrowler: He smokes and has a raspy voice.
* HiddenDepths: Animator Glen Keane has said Sykes' hobby is building miniature models, as evidenced by the ones seen in his office.
* KickTheDog: He has Roscoe and [=DeSoto=] attack Dodger and kidnaps Jenny to pile more misery on Fagin.
* LoanShark: His job is this, and he'll get money no matter what the cost.
* ObviouslyEvil: Look at him. He's just as evil as he seems.
* OhCrap: He freezes in shock [[spoiler:when he realizes he's about to get hit by an oncoming train]].
* RightHandAttackDog: He has Roscoe and [=DeSoto=] attack Fagin and his dogs whenever its necessary.
* SanitySlippage: He's completely lost his mind by the end of the movie.
* SayMyName: He yells Fagin's name when the latter helps Jenny escape from his lair
* SecondFaceSmoke: Does this to Fagin while holding him in a NeckLift through his car window.
* SmokyVoice: He usually smokes a cigar and appropriately enough, he has a raspy voice.
* SoftSpokenSadist: He's clearly a horrible human being underneath his soft-spoken businessman façade.
* TooDumbToLive: It's ''really'' not wise to drive a car through subway tracks.
* TranquilFury: He spends most of the ending in a very calm state but is quick to use an ax to slow down Dodger and Oliver's rescue of Jenny, pull down the gear stick so hard it breaks off, and so on.
* VileVillainSaccharineShow: Especially for Disney. Sykes has no sorcery, [[LargeHam hamminess]] or even a VillainSong; he is a cold-blooded LoanShark 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 CementShoes method.
* VillainousBreakdown: While he's mainly calm throughout the film, 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.
* WouldHurtAChild: Kidnaps Jenny, a 7-year-old girl, for ransom, and outright threatens to ''feed her to his dogs'' if he doesn't see her parents' money.

[[folder: Jenny Foxworth]]
->'''Voiced by:''' Natalie Gregory

A kind, rich girl who takes care of Oliver.
* TheCutie: A SpoiledSweet little girl, and very cute as well.
* DamselInDistress: In the climax after [[spoiler: she is abducted by Sykes.]]
* DitchTheBodyguards: Being seven years old, she had to elude Winston in order to save Oliver.
* {{Expy}}:
** Jenny was originally going to be Penny from ''Disney/TheRescuers'' and it shows[[note]]Notice how they creatively changed one letter in her name[[/note]].
** Of the novel itself, she loosely takes the role of Mr Brownlow, who becomes Oliver Twist's final and loving guardian after falling victim to a botched theft by Fagin's gang.
* HorribleJudgeOfCharacter: Georgette hides her distain for Oliver very badly, though Jenny is perfectly convinced they get along perfectly.
* InnocentBlueEyes: Has blue eyes and she is an innocent little girl.
* KindheartedCatLover: She adopts a CuteKitten and takes care of him.
* LonelyRichKid: Jenny appears lonely because of her parents being away, before adopting Oliver.
* NiceGirl: Jenny is very caring and friendly
* SpoiledSweet: She is nice and doesn't act like a SpoiledBrat even if her parents are very rich.

[[folder: Winston]]
->'''Voiced by:''' William Glover

The Foxworth family's bumbling but loyal butler.
* CoolOldGuy: He's apparently a fan of pro wrestling.
* HiddenDepths: He ''really'' likes wrestling.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Sure, he's a bit of a snob but it's clear he does care about Jenny, and he eventually warms to Fagin and his gang too.
* NiceHat: A black driver's hat.
* PapaWolf: He is shown to care a lot about Jenny, which is just as well as her actual parents are often absent.
* ParentalSubstitute: Seems to be this towards Jenny to an extent.
* RollingPinOfDoom: Uses it as an ImprovisedWeapon when he goes to inspect the noise coming from Georgette's room.
* ServileSnarker: Displays some deadpan jadedness despite his ever dutiful personality.

[[folder: Georgette]]
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/BetteMidler

The Foxworth family's show-winning poodle.
* AntiHero: 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 [[spoiler: rescue Jenny from Sykes's clutches]] and appears to have...''slightly'' lightened up by the end.
* ArentYouGoingToRavishMe: When it becomes clear Dodger didn't break into her room for sex.
* AttentionWhore: She is used to a lot of attention and can't handle Jenny giving any of hers to Oliver.
* BeautyIsNeverTarnished: Averted. She's usually groomed and pretty, but in certain situations she looks worse for wear.
* CoolBigSis: Consigns herself to being this for Oliver in the end, though the "cool" part is debatable.
* DramaQueen: She freaks out over the tiniest things.
* DudeMagnet: Just look at how many boyfriends she has had and still has.
* {{Expy}}: Arguably one to Noah Claypole of the original novel, an oafish apprentice of Oliver Twist's first residence who similarly conspires to get him out of the house out of petty jealousy. Doubles as AdaptationalHeroism, while Noah was a bullying and remorseless KarmaHoudini, Georgette is merely a spoiled character who redeemed herself.
* GreenEyedMonster: Towards Oliver for much of the movie.
* EveryGirlIsCuterWithHairDecs: She always wears a pink bow at the back of her head.
* HelloNurse: Most male dogs absolutely love her.
* IBrokeANail: Which is slightly weird, considering that she's a dog.
* InformedAttractiveness: She's not too different in design to Rita, but is implied to be an unrivaled beauty.
* ItsAllAboutMe: She' is very self-centered but gets a little better later on.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Although she starts off as a straight-up {{Jerkass}}, she eventually regrets her actions and comes to accept Oliver as part of her family. She's also very loyal and protective of Jenny.
* LargeHam: Nearly every line is a slice of pure pork, as you would expect from her voice actress.
* LovableAlphaBitch: She does have a heart, especially towards the end.
* MamaBear: 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.
* ThePrimadonna: Is something of a celebrity in dog show circles, and isn't shy about mentioning it.
* ReallyGetsAround: Just check out her shrine to her admirers! Even [[Disney/TheGreatMouseDetective Rat]][[InterspeciesRomance igan]] appears in there.
* RichBitch: As a female dog, she is a ''literal'' example!
* ShrineToSelf: 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.
* TruthInTelevision: A highly-bred dog who is regularly entered into pet shows often becomes much less of a family pet, explaining why Jenny would want to have Oliver to play with.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: It is unclear whether her fur was dyed blue, [[AmazingTechnicolorWildlife naturally blue]], or intended as gray via HairColorDissonance.