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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.

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Credited cast:
... Poetry Recitation (voice)
... Narrator (voice)
... Himself
... Narrator (voice)
Otis ... Himself
Shigeru Tsuyuki ... Narrator (voice)
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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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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 »


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25 August 1989 (USA)  »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$470,084, 27 August 1989, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$13,245,219
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| (Québec) | (Ontario)

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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. 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 »

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When Otis is just near the shore after having escaped from the rock in the ocean, the device used to pull him onto shore is visible in the breaking waves for a brief moment. See more »

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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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Garden of Poppies
by Left Handed Dream
Courtesy of ALFA Records.INC
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Good for kids, but a grand surprise for adults!
17 August 1999 | by See all my reviews

I first saw this movie because the kids demanded to see it. I was pleasantly surprised to find that "Milo and Otis" is incredible! Sure, it is "cute" enough for kids of all ages-- but it is also meaningful and real for adults, even if it might be best enjoyed as an allegory or fable. The scenes are beautiful, and the cinematography is amazing, in the stunning Japanese naturalist style. The story is bold and loving; I found humor, interest, and positive encouragement and -- dare I say it so cornily? -- life lessons. Because it is so charming, as well as entertaining, I found it to be an excellent "date" video! The kind of women I am attracted to most, tend to find this movie (at least for one viewing) a pleasant alternative to regular fare. I rate it a solid "10," and recommend it to adults-- You'll enjoy it!


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