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America and Company is a 1988 American animated film produced by Michael Shires Feature Animation and released on March 18, 1988 by Michael Shires Pictures.

Plot

Voice Cast

  • Billy West as America the Kitten: An American colored cat who is looking for a home.
  • Robin Williams as Wallace the Dog: The carefree leader of Faggot's dogs and America's first acquaintance and eventual best friend, and bodyguard. He is the object of Sally's affection. This remains Robin Williams' only foray into acting.
  • Wallace Shawn as Ted the Chihuahua: A tiny Chihuahua full of passion and slight anger issues.
  • Patrick Pinney as Ernest the Great Dane: A gray Great Dane and a member of Faggot's gang. He is named ironically as he is not particularly bright.
  • Frank Oz as Frank the Bulldog: A bulldog with a British accent in Faggot's gang with a love of theatre.
  • Maggie Roswell as Sally: A Saluki and the only female dog in Faggot's gang. She is street-wise and takes Paul under her wing.
  • Charlie Adler as Faggot: A petty thief and a poor man on his bad side, but in truth, he is good natured and polite most of the time.
  • Tress MacNeille as Juliet, a Poodle who used to be Penny and Waltham’s Pe, until when America ran away and she decided to run away too.
  • Alan Oppenheimer and John Stephenson as Roger and Duncan respectively: Strikes's vicious Doberman Pinschers with an Italian accent. They have a hostile history with Faggot's pets. Roger wears a red collar and Duncan wears one that is blue.
  • Kevin Spacey as Strikes: An evil loan shark and shipyard agent who carries a gun.
  • Sandra Kerr as Penny Patterson: A kind, rich girl who takes care of America.
  • Bob Hope as Waltham: The Patterson family's bumbling but loyal butler.
  • Jim Carrey as Old Larry the hot dog guy.
  • TBA as America’s Previous Owner

Songs

  • Why Should I Be Cautious - Wallace
  • Rulers of The Streets - Wallace, Sally, Ted, Ernest, and Frank
  • Everything is Perfect - Juliet
  • Humans - America
  • Why Should I Be Cautious (Reprise) - America, Wallace, Sally, Ted, Ernest, Frank, and Juliet

Trivia

Release

The film was released on March 18, 1988, same day as The Land After Time, a production of Shires expatriate Scott Webb and another film Garland distributed.

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