- The scene in which Milo is attacked by a flock of seagulls and forced into a long fall off a cliff into the ocean below. Doubly so when including the original Japanese version's soundtrack for the scene.
- The accusations of animal abuse against the film. However, a behind-the-scenes feature included on the Japanese DVD shows that all scenes were in fact handled with great carenote , so contrary to the rumour, No Animals Were Harmed in the film's production. Moreover, several Japanese animal welfare organizations such as the JSPCA had a hand in the production and the film's director himself was a zoologist and owned most of the animals seen in the film, so if any of them died under his watch, he would have been just as devastated as the audience.
- Moreover, they couldn't have the "No animals were harmed" disclaimer because at least one live fish was dragged around and chewed on by other animals and a mouse was caught by an owl.
- There is also an element of racism to the allegations, as they essentially imply that the Japanese have so little regard for animal welfare that they'd be willing to kill kittens just for a few scenes in a children's film.
Nightmare Fuel / The Adventures of Milo and Otis