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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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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

When the bear is splashing in the river, he decides to get out and head for the shack where Milo is hiding. The soaking wet bear is suddenly seen dry as he tries to open the door of the shack. See more »

Quotes

Narrator: To keep up his spirits, he began singing a dog marching song.
Otis: Here comes the dog, strong and brave - woof! Here comes the dog, your life he...
[falls into a hole]
Narrator: He then decided to skip the whole thing.
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Very charming, illegal to make in this country
1 November 1999 | by (San Francisco) – See all my reviews

I saw the english language version. The movie is definitely cute and charming along the lines of "Little Dog Lost", shown now and then on the Disney Channel, with, unfortunately, far less concern shown for the animal actors. It really is engaging and entertaining. However..

The cat in particlar in this one was clearly placed in peril (thrown off a cliff into a lake or similar, sent over falls 10 feet high or so in a wooden box), and thereby completely terrorized. If anyone tried to shoot this in the USA, they'd be shut down instantly. People might go to jail. It's that egregious.

The disclaimer at the end says that "animals were under close supervision with utmost concern for their safety". It does not say that none were harmed, which this disclaimer usually does. I think it likely that animals were killed in the filming of this. "Very sad, big tragedy, bring out the next generic orange tomcat!" The cat (again) seemed to change size now and then, so it certainly could have been replaced now and then, though possibly it just aged.

Cute enough to let the kids watch it, disturbing enough to talk with the kids about how the animal actors were treated.


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