Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|The Adventures of Milo and Otis|
Actor: Dudley Moore
Director: Masanori Hata
Genres: Action & Adventure, Indie & Art House, Comedy, Drama, Kids & Family
Cat and dog stray from farm in Japan.
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Jennifer D. (jennicat) from ST AUGUSTINE, FL
Reviewed on 12/30/2014...
I love animals so naturally I loved this movie. It did have it's ups and downs.
Beth O. from LEXINGTON, SC
Reviewed on 1/25/2014...
Cute movie. My 3 year old was very involved.
Delores G. from CLINTON TWP, MI
Reviewed on 8/14/2013...
This is a good movie to show to young children. Has lots of animals in it and a birthing experience. Good preparation for the big talk about the facts of life, especially for city kids.
Janine E. from COVENTRY, CT
Reviewed on 1/7/2013...
My kids both love this movie. It is very cute and sweet. I am usually very critical of typical movies marketed to children, especially anything by Disney. This movie is great because it doesn't feature any of the narrow gender stereotypes nor does it encourage competitiveness, bad guys, or greed. It's just a nice story about two friends. My kids are almost 5 and 4 years old (one boy and one girl) and they really enjoy watching this movie. It's full of excitement and adventure. We got it from the library first and then when they liked it so much I decided to get a copy for home.
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Amazing nature photography
audrey | white mtns | 03/25/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"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."
My heart and Milo and Otis
riverboatcaptainjeffro | san diego, ca | 06/05/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"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"
Pug not mistreated
audrey | 02/18/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"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."