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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Release Date:

25 August 1989 (USA)  »

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$13,245,219 (USA)

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1.85 : 1
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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 »


When Otis treads through the mud of the Deadwood Swamp, looking for Milo, his paws and legs are dirty, in the next shot, they are clean. See more »


Raccoon: [observing Milo's attempt at fishing] That cat has got to be kidding.
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Referenced in Just Shoot Me!: Finch in the Dogg House (2001) See more »


Terpsichore: La Bouree
Written by Michael Praetorius
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Kitten Snuff Movie -VERY DISTURBING ANIMAL ABUSE - don't show this to your kids
18 August 2012 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

Throwing kittens off a cliff for entertainment? I couldn't believe my eyes. Shocking. I wonder how many cats died making that particular shot. The animal abuse in this movie is so apparent, it's amazing this got aired at all.

My girlfriend and me tried to watch this, hoping for a sweet movie; we own a pug and kitten, we did not know what was in store for us. The rest of the night we will spend comforting our pets, they are in a state of shock!

I would love to put the people making money of this through the same horrors they put the animals through.

Great movie if you hate cats.

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SOURCE regarding claims of animal abuse bigboom431
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