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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Milo ...
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Otis ...
Shigeru Tsuyuki ...
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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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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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$13,245,219 (USA)

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1.85 : 1
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This film has been the center of controversy since its release, due to many allegations of animal abuse and cruelty during production. This included allegations that a number of kittens had been killed during filming due to dangerous filming conditions. Due to the film not being supervised by any animal advocacy groups during production, these reports cannot be confirmed or denied. However, many have noted that the extreme and often dangerous conditions the animals were placed in (including footage of a cat falling off of a cliff) were likely due to the filmmakers intentionally putting the animals into these situations. See more »


When Otis is distracting the bear from Milo's floating box, you can hear a human voice shout out right before Otis runs back towards the trees to lead the bear away. See more »


Narrator: Milo started walking too close to the edge.
Milo's Mother: Milo, dear.
Narrator: His mother called.
Milo's Mother: [as Milo falls] That's not a good idea! Come back here, Milo!
Narrator: She yelled.
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Referenced in Attack of the 50 Ft. Woman (1993) See more »


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Great Movie- Tragic Filming
3 May 2002 | by (Philadelphia, PA) – See all my reviews

I originally looked up this movie on IMDB because something triggered my memory of this delightful movie. 25 now, I have not seen this movie in many years, so I was slightly surprised (Though I should not have been) when other viewers commented on the inhumane treatment of animals during the filming of this movie.

As an initial note- STOP COMPARING THESE ANIMALS TO STUNTMEN! Stuntmen and women have the free will and prerogative to perform in movies or not. Animals do not have the same choice. By virtue of the fact that animals can't drive themselves to auditions or to the movie set, it should be clear that OWNERS, not ANIMALS made the decisions to be in this and other movies. The comparison is inane.

I thoroughly enjoyed this movie as a young teen, but recognize now that the price undoubtedly paid by these animals was not worth 90 minutes of viewing enjoyment. If you choose to be entertained by a story of friendship between species, go to your local ASPCA and adopt a cat and a dog. The bond will be genuine, and the amusement value will last much longer than 90 minutes and you'll be promoting compassion to animals rather than abuse and mistreatment.

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