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* PublicDomainSoundtrack: In the English version, the soundtrack has numorous public domain music such as Camille Saint-Saëns' ''Carnival of the Animals''.

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* IsItSomethingYouEat:
** Early in the film, Milo and Otis come across a scary looking crustacean.
--->'''Milo:''' "Wow, look at this thing Otis! Do you think we can eat it?"\\
'''Otis:''' "Who would eat something that looks like ''that''!"\\
The lobster then pinches Otis's butt, causing him to fall into the river.
** Later, a lost and hungry Milo sees a fox and wonders if he can eat it. He ends up stealing food from the fox instead.

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* ExactWords: The film does ''not'' have a NoAnimalsWereHarmed disclaimer. Instead, it says that all the animals had careful supervision, and never indicates they ''weren't'' harmed.


[[caption-width-right:300: [[EarWorm We're gonna take a walk outside today.]]]]

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[[caption-width-right:300: [[EarWorm We're [[caption-width-right:300:We're gonna take a walk outside today.]]]]
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* BabiesEverAfter: [[spoiler: Both Milo and Otis end up with mates and a litter, and [[AndTheAdventureContinues the film ends with both families resuming their journey back to the farm where Milo and Otis grew up.]] Several of the animals encountered during the initial journey are also shown to have their own babies by the end.]]

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* BabiesEverAfter: [[spoiler: Both [[spoiler:Both Milo and Otis end up with mates and a litter, and [[AndTheAdventureContinues the film ends with both families resuming their journey back to the farm where Milo and Otis grew up.]] Several of the animals encountered during the initial journey are also shown to have their own babies by the end.]]



* BrickJoke: When Milo and Otis first meet, Milo thinks that dogs are a type of cat. [[spoiler: Towards the end of the film, one of Otis' children thinks that Milo and his family are dogs; one of Milo's children quickly corrects him.]]

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* BrickJoke: When Milo and Otis first meet, Milo thinks that dogs are a type of cat. [[spoiler: Towards [[spoiler:Towards the end of the film, one of Otis' children thinks that Milo and his family are dogs; one of Milo's children quickly corrects him.]]



* CuteKitten: Milo of course. There are also a couple of others on his farm, identified only as "the local snoops". [[spoiler: Also. Milo's own offspring.]]

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* CuteKitten: Milo of course. There are also a couple of others on his farm, identified only as "the local snoops". [[spoiler: Also.[[spoiler:Also. Milo's own offspring.]]



* NameAndName
* NotSoDifferent: [[spoiler: Otis scoffs at Milo for being so lovey dovey with Joyce. Then Otis meets Sandra.]]

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* NameAndName
NameAndName: The movie is named after the titular pair: Milo and Otis.
* NotSoDifferent: [[spoiler: Otis [[spoiler:Otis scoffs at Milo for being so lovey dovey with Joyce. Then Otis meets Sandra.]]



* PreciousPuppy: Otis. Later on, [[spoiler: he has three of his own.]]

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* PreciousPuppy: Otis. Later on, [[spoiler: he [[spoiler:he has three of his own.]]


''The Adventures of Milo and Otis'' (or ''Koneko Monogatari'' meaning "A Kitten's Story" in its original Japanese) is a 1986 film (released in the U.S. in 1989).

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''The Adventures of Milo and Otis'' (or ''Koneko Monogatari'' meaning "A Kitten's Story" in its original Japanese) Japanese[[note]]It's also known in Japan as "The Adventures of Chatran".[[/note]]) is a 1986 film (released in the U.S. in 1989).


The American version had a narration by Dudley Moore, and notably cut many scenes out from the original Japanese version to be LighterAndSofter.

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The American version had a narration by Dudley Moore, Moore[[note]]The original Japanese version also has narration in some spots.[[/note]], and notably cut many scenes out from the original Japanese version to be LighterAndSofter.


* CuteKitten: Milo. [[spoiler: The local snoops, and then Milo's own offspring.]]

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* CuteKitten: Milo. Milo of course. There are also a couple of others on his farm, identified only as "the local snoops". [[spoiler: The local snoops, and then Also. Milo's own offspring.]]

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The American version had a narration by Dudley Moore, and notably cut many scenes out from the original Japanese version to be LighterAndSofter.


* LaughablyEvil: The bears. Despite being... Well, freakin' bears, they keep getting outsmarted by a cat and a pug. One even gets a bowling ball dropped on his head!

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* LaughablyEvil: The bears. Despite being... Well, freakin' bears, they keep getting outsmarted by a cat an orange tabby and a pug. One even gets a bowling ball dropped on his head!


* CallBack: When Otis yells for Milo to get out of the box [[TemptingFate before something happens,]] the narrator says "But something did!" Cue the box floating away. Much later, when Milo is struggling to climb out of a deep pit, he meows for help even though he's certain that no one will hear him. The narrator says "But someone did." and we hear Otis barking as he rushes to Milo's aid.



* MeaningfulEcho: When Otis yells for Milo to get out of the box [[TemptingFate before something happens,]] the narrator says "But something did!" Cue the box floating away. Much later, when Milo is struggling to climb out of a deep pit, he meows for help even though he's certain that no one will hear him. The narrator says "But someone did." and we hear Otis barking as he rushes to Milo's aid.


* AllAnimalsAreDogs: Inverted: when Milo and Otis first meet and Otis explains that he's a dog, Milo thinks "dog" is a type of cat.

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* AllAnimalsAreDogs: Inverted: when Milo and Otis first meet and Otis explains that he's a dog, Milo thinks "dog" is a type of cat. [[spoiler:Played straight when their children meet and one of Otis's sons thinks Milo's family are "strange-looking dogs."]]



** BrickJoke: When Milo and Otis first meet, Milo thinks that dogs are a type of cat. [[spoiler: Towards the end of the film, one of Otis' children thinks that Milo and his family are dogs; one of Milo's children quickly corrects him.]]

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** * BrickJoke: When Milo and Otis first meet, Milo thinks that dogs are a type of cat. [[spoiler: Towards the end of the film, one of Otis' children thinks that Milo and his family are dogs; one of Milo's children quickly corrects him.]]



* MeaningfulEcho: When Otis yells for Milo to get out of the box [[TemptingFate before something happens,]] the narrator says "But something did!" Cue the box floating away. Much later, when Milo is struggling to climb out of a deep pit, he meows for help even though he's certain that no one will hear him. The narrator says "But someone did." and we hear Otis barking as he rushes to Milo's aid.



* NotSoDifferent: [[spoiler: Otis scoffs at Milo for being so lovey dovey with Joyce. Then Otis meets Sondra.]]

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* NotSoDifferent: [[spoiler: Otis scoffs at Milo for being so lovey dovey with Joyce. Then Otis meets Sondra.Sandra.]]


* CuteKitten: Milo.

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* CuteKitten: Milo. [[spoiler: The local snoops, and then Milo's own offspring.]]


* [[AllAnimalsAreDogs All Animals Are Cats]]: When Milo and Otis first meet and Otis explains that he's a dog, Milo thinks "dog" is a type of cat.
** BrickJoke: [[spoiler: Towards the end of the film, one of Otis' children thinks that Milo and his family are dogs; one of Milo's children quickly corrects him.]]

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* [[AllAnimalsAreDogs All Animals Are Cats]]: When AllAnimalsAreDogs: Inverted: when Milo and Otis first meet and Otis explains that he's a dog, Milo thinks "dog" is a type of cat.
** BrickJoke: [[spoiler: Towards the end of the film, one of Otis' children thinks that Milo and his family are dogs; one of Milo's children quickly corrects him.]]
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** BrickJoke: When Milo and Otis first meet, Milo thinks that dogs are a type of cat. [[spoiler: Towards the end of the film, one of Otis' children thinks that Milo and his family are dogs; one of Milo's children quickly corrects him.]]


* PunnyName: "Chatran" is basically the Japanese term for "orange tabby" with an extra "n" tacked on the end.



* SlidingScaleOfAnimalCast: Level 1, no humans at all. Although evidence of rural human civilization abounds in the form of farm buildings and equipment, no humans ever actually appear on screen. There are rumors that a scene where Milo meets a little girl was filmed but [[WhatCouldHaveBeen went unused in the finished film]].

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* SlidingScaleOfAnimalCast: Level 1, no humans at all. Although evidence of rural human civilization abounds in the form of farm buildings and equipment, no humans ever actually appear on screen. Director and zoologist Masanori Hata had dreamed since the early 70s of making a film starring only animals, and over the first half of the 80s finally brought that dream to life. There are rumors that a scene where Milo meets a little girl was filmed but [[WhatCouldHaveBeen went unused in the finished film]].

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