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  • Daniel Hillard is an eccentric actor who specializes in dubbing voices for cartoon characters. Daniel is a kind man and a loving father to his three kids Lydia, Chris, and Natalie, but Daniel's wife Miranda sees him as a poor disciplinarian, and a bad role model. After Daniel throws an elaborate and disastrous birthday party for Chris, Miranda reaches the end of her limited patience, and files for a divorce. Daniel is heartbroken when Miranda is given custody of the kids and he's only allowed to visit them once a week. Determined to stay in contact with his kids, Daniel discovers that Miranda is looking for a housekeeper, and with help from his brother Frank, a makeup artist, Daniel gets the job, disguised as Mrs. Iphegenia Doubtfire, a Scottish nanny. Daniel pulls off the ruse so well that neither Miranda nor his children recognize him, and in the process, he learns some parenting tips. Daniel also has to deal with Miranda's new boyfriend, a jerk named Stu Dunmeyer.

    - Written by Todd Baldridge
  • Daniel Hillard likes to entertain children. Currently his job, is providing voices for cartoons, but when he disagrees with the image that the studio wants to convey to children, he loses his job. It is also his son's birthday and feling down and wanting to do something special for him, he throws a wild children's party. When his wife Miranda comes home and finds the house in shambles and after everything settles, she tells Daniel that they are on different paths and thinks that they should separate. Because Daniel's unemployed the judge feels that it's best if Daniel get his life in order first, so he allows Daniel to see his children just one day a week. But Daniel can't bear to be away from his children so long; so when Miranda decides to hire a housekeeper, Daniel alters the ad and answers it himself and pretends to be Mrs. Doubtfire, donning a disguise he becomes the new housekeeper.

    - Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com
  • How far would an ordinary father go to spend more time with his children? Daniel Hillard is no ordinary father, so when he learns his ex-wife needs a housekeeper, he applies for the job. With the perfect wig, a little makeup and a dress for all occasions, he becomes Mrs. Doubtfire, a devoted British nanny who is hired on the spot. Free to be the "woman" he never knew he could be, the disguised Daniel creates a whole new life with his entire family.

    - Written by Robert Lynch <docrlynch@yahoo.com>

Synopsis

Daniel Hillard is doing voices for a cat and mouse cartoon (similar to Tom and Jerry), and has objections to the mouse smoking a cigarette...

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