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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]].


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



* InterspeciesFriendship: Milo and Otis. Most animals are portrayed as friendly cross species except for [[BearsAreBadNews bears,]] [[OminousOwl screech owls,]] seagulls, and crabs.

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* InterspeciesFriendship: Milo and Otis. Most animals are portrayed as friendly cross species except for [[BearsAreBadNews bears,]] {{bears|AreBadNews}}, [[OminousOwl screech owls,]] owls]], seagulls, and crabs.



* 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. There are rumors that a scene where Milo meets a little girl was filmed but [[WhatCouldHaveBeen went unused in the finished film.]]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. There are rumors that a scene where Milo meets a little girl was filmed but [[WhatCouldHaveBeen went unused in the finished film.]]


* CutAndPasteTranslation: Both the original ''Konkeko Monogatari'' and the adaptation ''Milo And Otis'' were cut separately from the huge amount (over 40 hours) of raw footage originally shot. This leads to both of the two versions containing scenes that are exclusive to it and not present in the other. The overall tone as conveyed through the editing, music, and narration is also markedly different between the two versions, with ''Milo and Otis'' coming across as a bit LighterAndSofter compared to the more artsy and dramatic ''Koneko Monogatari.''

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* CutAndPasteTranslation: Both the original ''Konkeko ''Koneko Monogatari'' and the adaptation ''Milo And Otis'' were cut separately from the huge amount (over 40 hours) of raw footage originally shot. This leads to both of the two versions containing scenes that are exclusive to it and not present in the other. The overall tone as conveyed through the editing, music, and narration is also markedly different between the two versions, with ''Milo and Otis'' coming across as a bit LighterAndSofter compared to the more artsy and dramatic ''Koneko Monogatari.''


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* DubNameChange: The original names of the cat and dog are Chatran and Poosky respectively. These names were kept in some of the dubs such as the Norwegian one. In English however, they were named Milo and Otis.


* BigDamnHeroes: Milo just barely escaped from the bear, but he ends up falling into a steep pit that's too deep to climb or jump out of. All he could do is meow and call for help, even though he doesn't think that there's anyone around to hear him. "But someone did..." - cue Otis finally finding Milo and helping his friend out.



* AFriendInNeed: Even though Otis ran off without fully explaining feeling alienated due to being a ThirdWheel when Joyce joined him and Milo, Milo's reaction when he sees Otis again is pure joy, and he readily shares a small haul of fish so that Otis can feed his own family.



* HeterosexualLifePartners

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* HeterosexualLifePartnersHeterosexualLifePartners: The titular pair, who are intensely loyal to each other.



* PreciousPuppy: Otis.

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* PapaWolf: More of a nuturing variety than a protective one, but when Otis is at his DarkestHour, he imagines the consequences to Sandra and his puppies if he should just give up on hunting for food in the snowstorm. This gives him the HeroicSecondWind needed to outlast it and find food for his family. Also, combining with MamaBear, for all that the seagulls were attacking Milo, they were doing so because Milo ''was'' looking to eat their eggs and young.
* PreciousPuppy: Otis. Later on, [[spoiler: he has three of his own.]]

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