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
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.
Dr. John Dolittle and his 14-year-old ward Tommy find themselves constantly doing battle with evil pirate Sam Scurvy. Dolittle possesses the ability to communicate with animals. With this power, Scurvy would be able to use the animal kingdom to rule the world, so he constantly torments Dolittle in an attempt to learn Dolittle's secret. The Grasshoppers are a rock-and-roll band that frequently assists Dolittle.Written by
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This was one of those cartoons that do NOT play on both child and adult levels. Unlike the Hugh Lofting books or even the Rex Harrison movie, this was 100 percent played for laughs.
I liked it in seventh grade. And frankly, I would still rate it closer to the original than that hip Eddie Murphy version.
I didn't like the villain, though. The name Sam Scurvy implies a pirate, but he wears the fedora and pinstripes of a 1920s Chicago gangster.
A better ongoing villain, truer to the times, would have been a 19th century capitalist out after the secret, as if there were one, and we could contrast his materialism with the Good Doctor's more philosophical and compassionate side.
But I forgot. That would have required playing on the adult level, as well.
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