Lisa Dolittle sends her daughter to 'Durango', a Dude Ranch, to find herself. While there, she uses her talent to talk to the animals in order to save Durango from being taken over by a neighboring Ranch.
While on a trip to Hollywood to help a celebrity starlet's depressed Chihuahua, Maya Dolittle (Kyla Pratt) gets caught up in the Hollywood glitz and glamour when she is offered her own TV ... See full summary »
Brandon Jay McLaren
Dr. John Dolittle has the world in his hands: A beautiful wife at his side, two adorable daughters and a career that could not go better. One night, he nearly runs over a dog with his car. The dog yells "bonehead" and disappears. From then on, his childhood ability is back: To communicate with animals. Unfortunately, the word of Dolittle's ability is spreading quickly. Soon, many animals from rat to horse flock to his place to get medical advice. But his colleagues suspect he's going mad, and as the clinic Dolittle used to work for is about to being taken over for a huge amount of money, many decisions have to be made. Believe him? Put him into a mental institution? Sell the clinic? But also his family is close to breaking apart. Until a circus tiger falls seriously ill.Written by
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Many of the scenes called for an animals double, when Rodney (rides on top of the moving vehicle while in his cage which h is tied to it, or has a mishap in the ladies room almost flushed down the toilet) an animatronic guinea pig was used, Rodney was well-trained and did many behaviors to his credit- biting his cage, moving to specific placement marks and sitting up on cue, he also had live guinea pig doubles too, several of them were trained so that each one specialized in a different behavior.; Other animals which had specially designed matching animatronic doubles included Lucky, the two rats, the owl, Jacob, and the pigeons, they also had multiple live doubles allowing them to be rotated and rested often. See more »
When John and Gene are operating on the tiger, the pulse is the same as a normal adult human. A tiger's heart beats much more slowly. See more »
You know, they say the great thing about being a kid is, it's so easy to pretend. You can have a conversation with your dog or a baseball or a banana. Well, what if wasn't pretend? What if you could have a conversation. I mean, not with a baseball or a banana - that's ridiculous, but - but with your dog?
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Continuing my plan to watch every Eddie Murphy movie in order, I come to Doctor Doolittle (1998)
Plot In A Paragraph: A doctor discovers he can talk to animals.
Again I watched this one with my girlfriends daughter. Again we had fun watching it. I'm actually amazed at the rating this got, due to some of its humour. Kids tend to love bodily function humour, and she is no exception. I have not decided if I will permanently add it to my collection, but I certainly enjoyed myself, and have worse movies in my collection. All in all, it's a decent family movie.
A few of the animals are voiced by celebs Rocky (Chris Rock) Jacob the Tiger (Albert Brooks) and one of the rats (John Leguizamo) all stand out. Sadly so did the annoying Gilbert Gottfried. Check out a nod to Rocky 3 below.
Dr Doolittle grossed $144 Million at the domestic box office to end the year the 6th highest grossing movie of 1998. Against all odds, Murphy had totally reinvented himself. The brash, vulgar comedian from the early to mid 80's was gone. He was a guy who starred with animals and kids in family friendly movies. Strange to get used to as a fan of his earlier work. But it worked. There's an entire generation that only knows this Murphy. The guy from the family films.
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