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

G  |   |  Adventure, Drama, Family  |  25 August 1989 (USA)
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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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The film was altered from its original Japanese release when it was brought to other countries. A large amount of footage of animals in dangerous, perilous situations (including scenes where it appears the animals are severely harmed and intentionally put into perilous situations) were removed to avoid controversy. See more »

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When Milo's kittens are born, there is one calico kitten that is clearly seen while they are indoors. When the cat family goes outside to meet Otis' family, all the kittens are orange and white, like a mixture of Milo and Joyce would actually be. See more »

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Raccoon: [observing Milo's attempt at fishing] That cat has got to be kidding.
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Auf Dem Wasser Zu Singen D 774
by Franz Schubert
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17 March 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I read once where it took the filmmakers four years to make this movie. I don't doubt it. It must have taken great patience to wait and train these animals to do some of these amazing scenes. Where have you ever seen a cat nursing on a pig or a dog hitching a ride on top of a sea turtle, etc.?

There are some incredible scenes involving a number of animals. The scenery here is pretty, too. All of the above means that adults should enjoy this as much as the kids. There is nothing offensive in this nothing....nothing.

Dudley Moore's storytelling narration is a bit annoying in the beginning but settles down and is just fine, even humorous in spots. Overall, he did a credible job. The movie is short but actually could have been better had it been trimmed another 10 minutes to about 80. If you love animals, you really have to check this film out. Even if don't, the footage is so unique it's worth a look.


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