The Adventures of Milo and Otis
is a 1986 Japanese adventure comedy-drama film about two animals, Milo (an orange tabby cat) and Otis (a pug). The original Japanese version, narrated by Shigeru Tsuyuki and with poetry recitation by Kyōko Koizumi, was released on July 12, 1986. Columbia Pictures removed 15 minutes from the original film and released a shorter English-language version, written by Mark Saltzman and narrated by Dudley Moore, on August 25, 1989.
The film opens in 1986 on Nippon Farm, with a cat named Moth Ari who has given birth to kittens. One of the kittens is named Milo ( in the Japanese version), and has a habit of being too curious and getting himself into trouble. He finds a pug puppy named Otis ( in the Japanese version), and they soon become friends. When Milo is playing inside a box floating in the river, he accidentally drifts downstream. Otis runs after Milo, who himself goes on many adventures, escaping one obstacle after another.
|keywords||fall float river their way white cat|
|producer||Masuru Kakutani Satoru Ogata|
|productionCompany||Fuji Television Network|
|publisher||Columbia Pictures Toho|
|theme||animals children's children's adventure japanese|