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


Certificate:

G | See all certifications »

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

25 August 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Adventures of Milo and 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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Runtime:

| (Québec) | (Ontario)

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The original Japanese title, 'Koneko Monogatari' literally means 'A Kitten's Story'. See more »

Goofs

When Milo is a kitten and a young adult his eyes are yellow, but when Milo becomes a bit older his eyes change to green, and then the eyes are back to yellow again. This is before the Milo ends up in the box on the river. See more »

Quotes

Narrator: Sometime later, during the last weeks of the long winter, Joyce was making preparations. The time was drawing near.
Milo: [about her soon-to-come babies] You okay, Joyce? Want some more dinner? Remember, you're eating for eight now.
Joyce: Milo... Milo, I think it's time.
Milo: Okay! Remember the way to breathe?
[Joyce breathes deeply]
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Alternate Versions

When the film was shown on Sprout the scenes where Joyce and Sondra giving birth to their babies were removed for content. See more »

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Referenced in Weeds: Super Lucky Happy (2009) See more »

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Rêverie
from "Scenes from Childhood"
by Robert Schumann
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A documentary of animal abuse
20 May 2002 | by OpalCatSee all my reviews

Sure, the end result was a very cute movie, but now that I am a parent I would never allow my son to see this film. Every scene includes some horrible thing done to the animal 'actors' in order to get a particular shot. Cats and dogs thrown off cliffs into ocean breakers, riding down whitewater rivers in a box, chased by predators, shaking and wet and caked in snow... it really is a nonstop montage of abusive scenes. The movie was filmed in Japan so it did NOT have the American standard of animal supervision, and it is interesting to note that the disclaimer at the end does NOT say that no animals were harmed.

I would never want my son to think that it was ok to treat animals this way, nor would I want to support the film industry in making films this way. The animals in this movie had no idea that it was all "just pretend" nor did they give consent. They probably thought they were about to die any number of times during the filming, and that is assuming that none did die, which I'm not too sure of.

I think it is important to consider the moral ramifications before viewing this movie or showing it to children.


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