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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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Won 2 Oscars. Another 4 wins & 14 nominations. See more awards »

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Complete credited cast:
... Dr. John Dolittle
... Emma Fairfax
... Matthew Mugg
... Albert Blossom
... Gen. Bellowes
... Mrs. Blossom
... Tommy Stubbins
... William Shakespeare X
... Sarah Dolittle
... Lady Fetherington
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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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Join the FABULOUS CIRCUS with the ONLY PUSHMI-PULLYU in captivity See more »


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19 December 1967 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Doktor Dolittle  »

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Budget:

$17,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$9,000,000
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| (FMC Library Print)

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(Westrex Recording System)

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2.35 : 1
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Anthony Newley was incensed by comments made by Rex Harrison that he deemed anti-Semitic. Harrison was apparently jealous of his Jewish co-star's participation, demanded Newley's role be reduced, and disrupted scenes featuring him. See more »

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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 »

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[first lines]
Matthew: Will you stop your daydreaming, Tommy Stubbins.
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Referenced in Psych: Cog Blocked (2014) See more »

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After Today
Written by Leslie Bricusse
Performed by Anthony Newley
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underrated film classic
20 September 1999 | by See all my reviews

Highly atmospheric and splendidly acted this film is a pure joy to watch. Legendary actor Rex Harrison give one of his best screen performances as the eracable,lovable Doctor. Anthony Newley gets one of his rare screen appearances and shows just what a talented performer he was.And of course Lord Attenbourgh's comic turn as Albert Blossom gives him rare comic opportunity.the score is well done by Leslie Bricusse (Newley's long time collaborator.)And the dialogue is sharp and witty. the performance are extremely real for a childeren's fantasy film. Its a shame that the Eddie Murphy misfire has taken recognition away from this charming film.


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