'Oliver and Company' Blu-ray Announced

Posted Fri May 3, 2013 at 10:00 AM PDT by

Disney's animated take on Charles Dickens' classic is singing and barking its way toward Blu-ray in August.

In an early announcement to retailers, Disney/Buena Vista is preparing 'Oliver and Company' for Blu-ray on August 6.

A timeless classic inspired by Charles Dickens' novel "Oliver Twist," 'Oliver and Company' is a fun-filled, action-packed musical adventure voiced and sung by one of the most talented casts in Disney history! The film artfully blends lovable characters, cool songs, and action-packed adventure into a contemporary classic. Disney's hip, high-energy tale begins in the concrete canyons of New York City, where Oliver, an adorable orphaned kitten, is befriended by Dodger, a carefree mutt with a certain street savoir faire. The mischievous little cat is welcomed by Dodger's pack of pickpocket pooches, including dim-witted Einstein, ravishing Rita, and live-wire Tito. This ragtag family of misfits runs into trouble when the evil mastermind Sykes -- aided by his two daunting Dobermans -- schemes to kidnap the lonely little rich girl who just adopted Oliver! It's up to the brave kitten and his newfound friends to race to the rescue in an electrifying chase through the city's subway system. The movie features five outstanding original songs and the musical talents of Billy Joel, Bette Midler, and Huey Lewis.

Specs and a suggested list price have not been revealed yet, but supplements will include: Two Bonus Shorts; Disney Sing-Along Mode; Disney's Animated Animals; The Making Of Oliver and Company; and more.

You can find the latest specs for 'Oliver and Company' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it's indexed under August 6.

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Discs mentioned in this article: (Click for specs and reviews)
Oliver and Company: 25th Anniversary Edition (Blu-ray)
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