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Doctor Dolittle (1967)

Approved  |   |  Adventure, Comedy, Family  |  19 December 1967 (USA)
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After the animal communicating veterinarian goes too far for his clientèle, he and his friends escape their hometown to sea in search of the Great Pink Sea Snail.

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Doctor Dolittle is a world-renowned veterinarian who speaks a wide array of animal languages. He sets off from his home in Puddleby-on-the-Marsh, England, in search of the Great Pink Sea Snail. In so doing, he and his friends meet such exotic creatures as the Pushme-Pullyu and the Giant Lunar Moth. This musical is the source of the hit song, "If I Could Talk To The Animals." Written by Randy Goldberg <goldberg@nymc.edu>

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19 December 1967 (USA)  »

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Doktor Dolittle  »

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$18,000,000 (estimated)

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$9,000,000 (USA)
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The younger cast members grew to loathe Rex Harrison for his abuse and they retaliated by antagonizing him. See more »

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When considering ways to change the course of the island, the Doctor says elephants cannot swim. In fact, elephants are excellent swimmers. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Dolittle: Well, it's true/We do not live in a zoo/But Man is an animal too./So why can't you, like me/Like animals?
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A more family friendly Dolittle
16 March 2002 | by (Washington State) – See all my reviews

Having grown up loving the music, storyline and animal interactions in the origional Doctor Dolittle, it was a jarring shock to watch the scatological-joke loaded remake.

Doctor Dolittle is a wonderful clean family film, with plenty of adult jokes to keep the parents chuckling and visual slapstick to tickle the young ones' funnybones. The music is top rate with the Oscar winning "Walk With the Animals" leading the way as the good Doctor searches for the Great Pink Sea Snail, encountering a number of wacky adventures along the way.

Doctor Dolittle would make a great companion to "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang" for an evening of old fashioned family entertainment. Suspend you disbelief for a few hours and watch this one with your kids and toss the remake in the garbage disposal.


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