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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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Certificate:

G | See all certifications »

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Details

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

Gross USA:

$13,299,749

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$13,299,749
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Technical Specs

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| (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 Otis is stranded on the rock in the ocean, the waves are rough. Moments later, the waves are calm when the item floats along that Otis gets onto to help him float into shore. See more »

Quotes

Milo: Look what the blizzard blew in! You look hungry; how about some fish?
Otis: Okay, but not for me; for my puppies.
Milo: You have puppies? Me, too!
Otis: You have *what?*
Milo: I mean, uh, uh... kittens.
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Alternate Versions

UK versions are cut further for animal cruelty reasons. See more »


Soundtracks

Appalachian Spring
by Aaron Copland
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Great Movie- Tragic Filming
3 May 2002 | by lmeltzerSee 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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