Dolittle must save a forest and a bear's life.

Director:

Steve Carr

Writers:

Hugh Lofting (Doctor Dolittle stories), Larry Levin
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Eddie Murphy ... Dr. John Dolittle
Kristen Wilson ... Lisa Dolittle
Raven-Symoné ... Charisse Dolittle
Kyla Pratt ... Maya Dolittle
Lil' Zane ... Eric
Denise Dowse ... Secretary
James Avery ... Eldon (as James L. Avery)
Elayn J. Taylor ... Eldon's Wife
Andy Richter ... Eugene Wilson
Kevin Pollak ... Riley / Alligator
Victor Raider-Wexler ... Judge B. Duff
Jeffrey Jones ... Joe Potter
Mark Griffin ... Logger / Nature Show Narrator
Ken Hudson Campbell ... Animal Control Officer / Dog / Animal Groupie #3 / Forest Animal (voice) (as Ken Campbell)
Anne Stedman ... Woman
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Storyline

Dr. John Dolittle the beloved doctor is back, but this time around he plays cupid to bumbling circus bear Archie as he's so smitten by a Pacific Western bear female, Ava. Dr. Dolittle must help a group of forest creatures to save their forest. But with the aid of his mangy, madcap animal friends, Dr. Dolittle must teach Archie the ways of true romance in time to save his species and his home before their habit is gone. So John held a meeting for every animal in the forest to not give up without a fight no matter what kind of animal expression they have and everyone agrees to do it and save their home. Written by Anthony Pereyra {hypersonic91@yahoo.com}

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Taglines:

The doctor is in again. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Family | Fantasy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for language and crude humor | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Tank the Bear, is the second most famous bear actor. The first is Bart the Bear; both are owned and trained by Doug Seus, who plays Klondike Dave. See more »

Goofs

Grizzly bears have been extinct in California since the 1920s. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Dolittle: Alright, Archie, I'm not playing anymore. I want you to come out of there right now, you big coward!
Archie: Uh, excuse me, but who are you calling a coward?
[comes out of the cave]
Dr. Dolittle: You! I'm calling you a coward! You're a big coward for quitting like this!
Archie: Well, it's hard.
Dr. Dolittle: You wanna know what hard is, Archie? My wife is mad at me, my daughter's mad at me, and I'm spending my vacation with a pizza boy who greets me by saying "Hey, Dr. D, what's up?" Now I'm listening to a big furry baby saying that he wants ...
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Crazy Credits

At the end of the movie, besides the music, some of the animals have some small extra parts during the credits. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Difficult People: The Silkwood (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

Two Steps
Written by Carsten Shack, Kenneth Karlin, Nate Butler, Harold Lilly and Jimmy Cozier
Courtesy of J Records
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some family fun but gets tiresome
9 April 2017 | by SnoopyStyleSee all my reviews

Dr. John Dolittle (Eddie Murphy) is more successful than ever honing in on his new animal communication skills. With his dog Lucky (Norm Macdonald) at his side, he is able to help multitudes of animals. His daughter Charisse Dolittle (Raven-Symoné) is annoyed with him. It's her sweet sixteen and two rats pop out of her cake. To appease her, he promises to take the family on an European vacation away from the animals. He drives to the woods to meet the Godfather beaver. The animals are concerned about encroaching humans and the clear cutting of the forest. He needs an endangered animal to save the forest. Eugene Wilson tells him about unique female bear Ava (Lisa Kudrow) but they need to reintroduce male circus bear Archie (Steve Zahn) into the wild. Oppositing them are lumber company owner Joe Potter (Jeffrey Jones) and his lawyer Riley (Kevin Pollak).

It has some functional kids' movie aspects. The talking animals are funny sometimes although Steve Zahn may not be the best wacky voice actor. There is a lot of low brow humor. It could be good but the situation is too manufactured and the cabin setting is too fake. It has some good laughs but the story gets too tiresome. Kids might like this but even they should be bored by courtroom drama and corporate powerplay.


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Official Sites:

Fox

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 June 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

DR2 See more »

Filming Locations:

Alpine Lake, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$70,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$25,037,039, 24 June 2001

Gross USA:

$112,952,899

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$176,104,344
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Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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