The Adventures of Milo and Otis 1989 G CC

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The heartwarming and acclaimed live-action adventures of a curious kitten and his inseparable friend, a pug-nosed pup.

Starring:
Kyôko Koizumi, Søren Kragh-Jacobsen
Runtime:
1 hour 16 minutes

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The Adventures of Milo and Otis

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Product Details

Genres Drama, Adventure, Kids & Family
Director Masanori Hata
Starring Kyôko Koizumi, Søren Kragh-Jacobsen
Supporting actors Milo, Dudley Moore, Otis, Shigeru Tsuyuki
Studio Columbia Pictures
MPAA rating G (General Audience)
Captions and subtitles English Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

Customer Reviews

Otis is very ornery and gets into so many things, just like pugs really do.
ladams9200
My two year old loves this movie, and the rest of the family enjoys watching it too.
S. Marston
I highly recommend this movie to anyone who likes animals or who has children.
L. M.

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

73 of 86 people found the following review helpful By "riverboatcaptainjeffro" on June 4, 2002
Format: DVD
ever since way back when, i was maybe 6 years old, i still remember when i first rented it from the video store. it took my little breathaway. whenever i went back to rent a movie, i begged my mom to let me rent it again, until she finally bought it for me.
this beautiful tale has so many layers, heart, and spirit, i can't begin to explain it. the first thing i should mention is, dont get fooled to thinking animals got hurt during the making of this, because they DIDNT. Masanori Hata takes VERY good care of his animals. he shot milo and otis on his own private island in Japan. the original movie was called the Adventures of Chatran, and it was longer. ( i've never seen it, i've been looking for years ) i hope someday i will see it. koneko monogatari ( milo and otis ) makes me cry at the beauty, sadness, and then joy finally. its a celebration of life. you can't dismiss it as a mere " kid's movie", it is for everyone. i detest the "adult" mindset, because it disables them from experiancing all forms of beauty. this is not a movie to me, it's a part of me, and it shares a special place in my heart.
i love milo and otis. - jeffro
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54 of 65 people found the following review helpful By audrey TOP 500 REVIEWER on March 25, 2004
Format: DVD
I didn't know what to think before seeing this movie. The opinions were so disparate. Now that I've seen it, I find I agree with both camps. It is a delightful AND troubling film.
This is a simple but timeless story of adventure and friendship. Milo the mischievous kitten and Otis the pug puppy are best friends. Otis even pursues his friend when he's carried down the river after jumping into a wooden box. Soon, both of them are lost as well as separated from each other. The adventures they have with other animals are amazing, numerous and varied. They interact with a bear cub, raccoon, fox, seagulls, a turtle, a fawn and many others. The interactions will amaze you -- I couldn't believe a pug was riding on a turtle's back!
The footage is incredible, and does make one worry about the animals. While the director has said that the animals were raised together and are friends, and this is believable, it cannot account for the cat being attacked by seagulls and later falling from a very high cliff into the ocean. This troubles me.
Dudley Moore's narration is flawless. He captures every voice perfectly. Background music is gentle orchestral pieces. You will be amazed (and maybe a little troubled). Your children will definitely enjoy it, and adults will, too.
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35 of 43 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on February 18, 2004
Format: DVD
I'm not sure where the reviews are coming from that state the animals are abused. As for the pug and the bear...I own a pug as well and I'm currently reading a book by an author that interviewed the director of Milo & Otis for a Pug magazine. The bear & the pug were raised together, so they were best buddies.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By ladams9200 on November 19, 2003
Format: DVD
Milo and Otis is an absolutely adorable movie! I own a pug and let me tell you that Otis's mannerisms and the way he behaves is very true to the breed. Otis is very ornery and gets into so many things, just like pugs really do. I felt so bad and wanted to cry when he got stuck out in the snow towards the end of the movie. I am very glad that he made a friend in Milo and their travels together will warm the coldest of hearts. The end is a perfect end to their travels and now there is not just two of them anymore!
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on June 18, 2001
Format: VHS Tape
I saw this movie several times throughout my childhood, and I still have warm regards for "The Adventures of Milo & Otis." I got my first pug at age 5, and then it was quite exciting for me to see a film with a pug as the hero. I was in the hospital for an operation when I was 13. After the surgery, I woke up in the middle of the night and the nurse asked me if I'd like to watch a video. I scanned the list and sure enough, there was "Milo & Otis." I may have fallen back asleep towards the end, but it was a very comforting film to watch. It reminded me of home and my three little pugs waiting there for me. "The Adventures of Milo & Otis" is a cute, well-done, wonderful movie. A great family film that even adults will enjoy. :)
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18 of 24 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on October 4, 2000
Format: VHS Tape
I first saw this movie when I was seven and I loved it. The Japanese film-makers took four years to create this film, using the best conditions for each scene and the most believable animals actions. Anyone will love the amazing scenery and appreciate the pleasant instrumental music. Dudley Moore narrates and his voice is hilariously used for all the characters, male and female. The animals unknowingly act out a very cute adventure story that shows the lengths two friends will go for each other.
Obviously when I was seven I didn't stop to think about whether the animals were injured during all their stunts (i.e., Milo the cat going down a rather long waterfall in a wooden box), but when I recently bought the movie I had to check the credits. There is a note at the end of the film saying "The animals used in this film were under strict supervision with the utmost concern for their well-being" or something to that effect. I'm hoping this means none were injured or worse.
Well if you want an enjoyable movie to watch with your animal-loving kids, buy this movie. All my nieces and nephews loved it.
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