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California girl turned expat transplanted to the land down under: North Queensland, Australia.

November 05, 2010

Hed’s Friday Flick.


There’s a movie I have wanted to re-watch for years now, called “The Adventures of Milo and Otis”. I didn’t really remember the whole movie, but I do remember it had a cat in it and it was awesome. When my husband showed me that his mum had the DVD, I freaked out and we had to watch it right away.

First off, if you don’t like this movie, you are a terrorist. You can’t not like this movie! Unless you don’t have a soul. Or are a future serial killer that hates animals. The story is about a mom cat on a farm that has a litter of kittens, and one of them, Milo, can’t seem to stay out of trouble. Milo meets a pug pup on the farm and they become instant best friends. Milo gets into trouble and floats down the river, and Otis tries to keep up with him on the river bank. They both have a couple of misadventures with other animals along the way and always seem to just miss each other on their journey.

There’s a part when they meet again, and I sobbed like a baby. No, not when I was a kid, I mean like this last week when I watched it. I think it was a mixture of the adorableness of Milo and Otis, and because I missed my two cats, Sam and Portal, like crazy. (I had to leave them behind in the States. Sadface.) I’m not a dog person, but you can’t help looking at cute little Otis’ pug face and going, “awwwwwww!” The two separate once more and then…well, you have to watch the movie.

Now that I have been able to watch the movie as an adult, my cynical side came into play and I had to Wiki it. I was arguing with my hubs that I couldn’t believe they let a cat float down a mini-waterfall or throw a cat into the ocean! He argued that there were probably a million people on stand-by to make sure the cat was safe. But-they threw a CAT in the OCEAN!!! Well, it turns out that humane organizations were up in arms over the filming, but the director spent four years filming hundreds and hundreds of hours of footage, so I’m assuming that he must have loved animals and didn’t do anything to harm them. Or as my husband smirked, “well, it’s been twenty years since it was filmed, so all the animals are long dead anyway”. Touché, honey.

I give this movie 9 Hed stars (it would have been 10, but they THREW a CAT in the OCEAN!!!) «««««««««


  1. I own this movie Hed!!!! I bought it for my granddaughters for when they were sleeping over grandma's. I especially loved the birthing scene. It gave my girls an idea of nature and babies. They probably don't even remember this movie but it is one of my favorites. Good taste!!!

  2. This movie even got to my cold black heart. It was like when the Grinch's heart grew. I will have to get it for my own offspring, i allready got him an awesome book about a rowdy piegon that wants to drive the bus. It is the best book ever.

  3. I have never seen this movie- wonder if it's on netflix- will have to find it!!

  4. Oh yes I remember this movie...just? going to go to the video store and get it out and watch's a crap day weatherwise anyway :)

  5. Never seen it but now I want to, I just awwwed so hard at the cuteness.

  6. Dangit - my hubs just went to go get movies and I just read this. Well I will be off to get it tomorrow then. Thanks for the heads up.

    I am so sorry about your kitties. I know you miss them so, but you made a very brave decision to do what you had to do.

    I hope when you are settled you are able to bring more kitty love into your life. You deserve it and there IS some lucky cat out there waiting for you. I know it. [I am pretty sure his name is Skippy too. ::wink:: heehee]

  7. Barb and miss Vicki-Isn't it just the best?

    Shaun-You seriously HAVE to get this DVD for Wesley. And Finding Nemo. Make it so!

    Colenic, Morgan and Skippy-yes...get this movie if you even remotely love animals. It's such a great story! Skippy, as soon as we get our own place and are settled we plan on starting up our family again. I'm convinced that I will never find a better pair than Sam and Portal though-they were truly my life.