Dodger is the main deuteragonist from Oliver & Company, based on The Artful Dodger from Charles Dickens' "Oliver Twist". In Disney's re-imagining of the story, he is a street-smart mongrel (although his predominant breed appears to be terriers), continuing the stereotype that mongrels are smarter than purebreds. He was voiced by Billy Joel.
Dodger is the appointed leader of Fagin's gang his first scene in the film appears when his paws are seen underneath a car. He is calm, sly, and cool and is also Oliver's best friend since he doesn't mind cats because of "Too much fur".
- 'Is this us losing our sense of humor?'
- 'Consider it a free lesson in street savoir faire from New York's coolest quadruped.'
- 'Absitively Posolutely!'
- 'This city's got the beat, and you gotta hook into it.'