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The Adventures of Milo and OtisThe Adventures of Milo and OtisThe Adventures of Milo and Otis

The adventures of a young cat and a dog as they find themselves accidentally separated and each swept into a hazardous trek.

Release Year: 1986

Rating: 7.1/10 (4,382 voted)

Director: Masanori Hata

Stars: Kyôko Koizumi, Dudley Moore, Milo

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.

Writers: Masanori Hata, Mark Saltzman

Kyôko Koizumi - Poetry Recitation
Milo - Himself
Dudley Moore - Narrator(voice: English version)
Otis - Himself
Shigeru Tsuyuki - Narrator

Taglines: Remember when you were little and your parents took you to that special movie? Now you can have that experience with your own children.

Release Date: 25 August 1989

Filming Locations: Kitakyûshû City, Fukuoka, Japan

Opening Weekend: $470,084 (USA) (27 August 1989) (239 Screens)

Gross: $13,299,749 (USA) (1990)

Technical Specs

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Did You Know?

Took four years to complete.

Continuity: Otis pulls Milo out of the pit once with the rope all the way, then once Milo is all the out of the pit, it shows a close up of Milo climbing part of the way out of it without the rope.

Narrator: The noise upstairs didn't disturb the dogs that slept in the barn. They could sleep through anything. But a lot of the other animals were awakened by all the scurrying overhead. Some of them just accepted it... some were pretty annoyed... and a few quietly plotted revenge.

User Review

A celebration of life

Rating: 10/10

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...