The opening scene of the movie describes it best: "Once upon a time there lived in Denmark a great storyteller named Hans Christian Andersen. This is not the story of his life, but a fairy tale about the great spinner of fairy tales."
A scientist is nearly assassinated. In order to save him, a submarine is shrunken to microscopic size and injected into his blood stream with a small crew. Problems arise almost as soon as they enter the bloodstream.
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
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In the song "I've Never Seen Anything Like It", Doctor Dolittle claims that the Pushmi-pullyu climbs up and down Mt. Everest, which was not named until 1865. Similarly, the song "Fabulous Places" contains a reference to Tasmania, which was called "Van Diemen's Land" until 1856. See more »
What are you trying to say?
I mean, why don't you say what you mean?
What do you mean, say what I mean?
For a month or more/I have listened and dreamed/While the moon has glistened and a million stars have gleamed/Waiting/
What for!/For a man I know who is clever and kind/But a man who never, ever seems to know his mind/Waiting/Waiting/Waiting for you to say you like me/Or hate me/Or miss me/Or kiss me/Or something/But nothing!/Nothing do you say at ...
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Classic Gem Not To Be Hidden At Bottom Of Treasure Chest
If you don't appreciate wonderfully made movies that make people happy, go find a small island to keep away from the rest of the world.
Once again, movies like this prove 'a well thought out and developed plot and storyline' makes the movie a success at its foundation. The 'allstar cast' is just the beautifying of the cake with icing.
The writers seemed to realize that you can't always or do not have to force the plot lines to make a certain length of movie. They allowed the musical numbers to fill it up. On top of that, they didn't try to constrain the timeframe and edit out important details that allow a movie to flow. This is geared towards the family to make people feel good about anything and everything. Many writers these days are leaving films like this up to cartoon animators as cartoons seem to thought of hollywood as the "Childrens' Medium". This is a film that people of any age can feel good about and laugh together with.
Dr. Dolittle brings imagination to life by speaking to animals in a more realistic way. He's studied them and learned from experience how they communicate. He then takes his intelligence, almost by force, out to the world to find rare and unique animals and help out the world with the help of nature. This tale is often inspiring to many children to take care of animals. For those that have grown may remember some of the tunes and find yourself singing along.
The is truly a masterfully done marvel that any treasured classic video collection should have.
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