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The Adventures of Milo and Otis (1986)
"Koneko monogatari" (original title)

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The adventures of a young cat and a dog as they find themselves accidentally separated and each swept into a hazardous trek.

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The story of two animals and their adventures. Milo, the cat, and Otis, the dog, are two animals who grew up together on the same farm. One day, the two are separated and begin a journey to find each other. The adventurous, and often perilous quest finds the two animals traveling across mountains, plains, and snow-covered lands searching for one another. Written by Anonymous

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cat | dog | farm | friendship | cow | See more »

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Milo is one lucky cat. He's got nine lives and a best friend. See more »


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25 August 1989 (USA)  »

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Milo & Otis  »

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$13,245,219 (USA)
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| (Québec) | (Ontario)

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Took four years to complete. See more »

Goofs

A young, small and scrawny raccoon waits on the riverbank for Milo to catch a fish with his tail. When Milo catches the fish and drags it ashore, the raccoon is suddenly a full-sized adult, clearly twice the size of the raccoon in the previous shot. See more »

Quotes

Otis: [after Sandra gives birth to their first puppy] It's a boy! It's a boy! It's a boy!
Sandra: Uh, Otis... you ran out a little too soon.
Otis: It's a litter! It's a litter!
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The Carnival Of The Animals: VIII. Characters With Long Ears
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Written by Camille Saint-Saëns
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A documentary of animal abuse
20 May 2002 | by (Atlanta, GA) – See all my reviews

Sure, the end result was a very cute movie, but now that I am a parent I would never allow my son to see this film. Every scene includes some horrible thing done to the animal 'actors' in order to get a particular shot. Cats and dogs thrown off cliffs into ocean breakers, riding down whitewater rivers in a box, chased by predators, shaking and wet and caked in snow... it really is a nonstop montage of abusive scenes. The movie was filmed in Japan so it did NOT have the American standard of animal supervision, and it is interesting to note that the disclaimer at the end does NOT say that no animals were harmed.

I would never want my son to think that it was ok to treat animals this way, nor would I want to support the film industry in making films this way. The animals in this movie had no idea that it was all "just pretend" nor did they give consent. They probably thought they were about to die any number of times during the filming, and that is assuming that none did die, which I'm not too sure of.

I think it is important to consider the moral ramifications before viewing this movie or showing it to children.


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