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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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$14,000,000 (estimated)

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$9,000,000 (USA)
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Trivia

The film also faced strong competition from The Jungle Book (1967), which opened on the same week to considerable critical and audience acclaim. See more »

Goofs

In opening credits, a Bactrian camel, with two humps, is shown in front of the Egyptian pyramids. African and Middle Eastern camels are dromedaries, with one hump. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Dolittle: Tell me, Stubbins... what would you do if you had two heads?
Tommy Stubbins: I'd join a circus, sir!
Dr. Dolittle: Exactly.
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Featured in Hollywood Rocks the Movies: The 1970s (2002) See more »

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Doctor Dolittle
Written by Leslie Bricusse
Performed by Anthony Newley, William Dix and Ginny Tyler, the voice of Polynesia the Parrot
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Not Just For Animal Lovers!
28 December 2002 | by (San Francisco, California) – See all my reviews

If the only "Dr. Dolittle" you've ever known is Eddie Murphy's rendition, you need to see Rex Harrison's original performance! The first "Dolittle" has the remake and its sequel beat by a mile! Sure, it has the look and feel of those campy 1960's movies, like "Mary Poppins" and "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang." But it also has the same comfy and family-friendly appeal. The original movie best captures the image of Hugh Lofting's famous veterinarian, in 19th-century England, just as he should be! So never mind Eddie Murphy, and enjoy the real Dr. Dolittle!


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