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Doctor Dolittle (1967)

Approved | | Adventure, Comedy, Family | 19 December 1967 (USA)
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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Won 2 Oscars. Another 4 wins & 14 nominations. See more awards »

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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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You've never seen or heard anything like it in your life! See more »


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19 December 1967 (USA)  »

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Doktor Dolittle  »

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$17,000,000 (estimated)

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$9,000,000 (USA)
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(Westrex Recording System)

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Emma Fairfax and General Bellowes were created for the film and did not appear in any of the books. See more »

Goofs

When the pushme-pullyu first appears on camera, there is an obvious split in the middle of its fur. The two sides are even a different color. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Dolittle: I do not understand the human race/Has so little love for creatures with a different face./Treating animals like people is no madness or disgrace./I do not understand the human race.
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Referenced in Earth Girls Are Easy (1988) See more »

Soundtracks

My Friend The Doctor (Flight Of The Luna Moth Sequence)
Written by Leslie Bricusse
Performed by 20th Century Fox Studio Orchestra & Chorus, conducted by Lionel Newman
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Utterly delightful
3 March 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Yes the movie has the world is a wonderful beautiful magical place feel, yes the premise is pretentious at best, yes, yes, yes, but I love it. I have bought it many times as a gift. I will continue to do so.

Not only is this movie suitable for all the family even when the minister is in the room, but it is fun. The songs like Talk with the Animals and the song about the Pushme-Pullyou are sure to have your children singing and dancing, while other songs like Beautiful People (not the song by Melanie) will draw in even the most adult audience.

This movies comes from a time when people hoped to be able to look to a future without the problems that plagued our past. To all the cynics out there, if you ever get tired of only looking at the bad side of life I strongly recommend this movie, it is food for the soul.


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