These are what we call the 'YMMV items.' Things that some people find in this work. We call them 'your mileage might vary' because not everyone sees these things in the same way. This starts discussions in the trope lists, a thing we don't want. Please use the discussion page if you'd like to discuss any of these items.
YMMV: Oliver & Company
Cliché Storm: A common complaint by critics and other detractors, citing the backstories, characters, and overall story as being similar to other Disney movies.
Complete Monster: Sykes is a disturbingly realistic villain for a Disney film. A loan shark who demonstrates his nastiness by rolling up his car window on the neck of a man who's late in his payments, Sykes has no hesitation releasing his savage attack dogs on the man's own pets. He later receives a phone call from a fellow mobster in the process of killing someone and even gives the man advice on how to do it over the phone. Sykes later kidnaps a little girl to extort money from her parents and indicates he'll feed her to his dogs. When Oliver and team frees her, Sykes unleashes his dogs after them and rides after them himself, fully intending to kill everyone.
Ear Worm: "Now it's always once upon a time in New York City/ It's a big old, bad old, tough old town, it's true/ But beginnings are contagious there...
"Why should I worry? Why should I care? I may not have a dime, but I got street savior faire."
Ensemble Darkhorse: Rita is a surprisingly popular character amongst fans despite being relatively minor compared to the other characters.
Georgette also has her share of fans, too, as do Tito and Dodger. In Tito's case, it's not too surprising.
Jenny appears to have a relatively good-sized fanbase among the Deviant ART community... though unfortunately, considering one of her big scenes is when Sykes has her tied to a chair in his office, much of her fanbase is among bondage buffs.
Look at Jenny's bedroom in this movie, and remember: this was 1987, and she's a rich girl. Now, look at a bedroom of any kid of a middle/working class family today.
Moral Event Horizon: Sykes kidnapping a 7-year-old girl to try to extort money out of her wealthy parents, although it is somewhat implied that he has done worse things before.
His dogs Roscoe and De-Soto definitely cross it BIG time when they put the hurt on poor Dodger who tried to defend Fagin from them.
Older Than They Think: It went through the theaters release cycle again in the 90's without any/much indication that it wasn't new, and to be honest, it wasn't that famous, because it's not as popular, nor as fondly remembered, as most Disney films.
Jenny as well, to a lesser extent, being a Lonely Rich Kid who gets a cat only for him to be taken away pretty quickly, then getting kidnapped herself.
Fagin, whose shadier actions are offset by the fact that he's both genuinely desperate - the movie makes it clear that he has every reason to fear for his life if he can't repay Sykes - and pretty much completely pathetic, as well as by his genuine affection for his dogs and Oliver and his empathy for Jenny.