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The Adventures of Milo and Otis (1986)

Koneko monogatari (original title)
The adventures of a young cat and a dog as they find themselves accidentally separated and each swept into a hazardous trek.

Director:

Masanori Hata

Writers:

Masanori Hata (story), Mark Saltzman (screenplay)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Chatran ... Himself
Kyôko Koizumi ... Poetry Recitation (voice)
Pû ... Himself
Shigeru Tsuyuki Shigeru Tsuyuki ... Narrator (voice)
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Storyline

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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pug dog | dog actor | dog | cat | farm | See All (60) »

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


Certificate:

G | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

25 August 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Milo & Otis See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$470,084, 27 August 1989, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$13,245,219
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Fuji Television Network See more »
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Runtime:

| (Québec) | (Ontario)

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The film was altered from its original Japanese release when it was brought to English speaking 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 »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Milo's Mother: And Milo! I've told you again and again - *please* don't walk on the chickens!
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Soundtracks

Island of Woods
by Thousand Knives
Courtesy of NIPPON Columbia Co.LTD
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A celebration of life
1 October 2002 | by twel2fthmanSee all my reviews

Ever since I was 5 or 6 I would always go to the local video store and ask to rent the same movie ( Milo and Otis ) until my mom finally bought it for me. Milo and Otis is one of the few films of all time that cannot be classified into any genre. It is a film meant for all, a true celebration of life. If you have a heart, which you all do, then you will deeply feel this celebration. It's emotional and spiritual level cannot be surpassed or defined.

Some shallow people get turned off because they think the animals have been hurt. If you only knew Masanori Hata's life. He has his own island, Hakkaido, where he spent 4 or 5 wonderful years loving and viewing these animals behaviors, and is one of the biggest animal lovers of all time. Why would he put these animals in harm's way, him of all people? I would worry more about Hollywood films than him, because he is such a deep, devoted person to all animals. Watch this film, young or old, and you will be touched in a very genuine way. It truly is a celebration of life. Watch for symbols of all sorts and be led into this unhindered, unpredictable, and yet insecure and innocent loving world. This story will take you to that special place and invite you to experiance life, and will as assuredly inspire and move you. See for yourself...


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