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Dr. Dolittle 2 (2001)

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

Director:

Steve Carr

Writers:

Hugh Lofting (Doctor Dolittle stories), Larry Levin
3 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »

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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 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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Dolittle Is Back See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Family | Fantasy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Details

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, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$112,952,899

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$176,104,344
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

When the Doc and Archie have an emergency conference in a small public bathroom, Archie sits on the commode. We understand the reason for his tummy ache through a brief flashback of Archie eating a container of ice cream after he has ravaged the refrigerator and made a mess of the kitchen. Split screen was used with the trainer filling in for the Doc and the bear sitting on the toilet. A bait stick was used for reaction shots and the sound effects were added in later. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Racoon: Hey Doc. These are some nice wheels here what do ya call this thing?
Dr. Dolittle: Oh, this is a Mustang.
Possum: Hey Doc is there a car named after me?
Dr. Dolittle: Naw, I don't think they make a Possum.
Possum: WHY NOT?
Dr. Dolittle: They usually don't make cars named after rodents.
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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

Followed by Dr. Dolittle: Million Dollar Mutts (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

What It Is (Part II)
Written by Busta Rhymes (as T. Smith), Pharrell Williams (as P. Williams), Chad Hugo (as C. Hugo),
Rah Digga (as R. Fisher), Rampage (as R. McNair), Spliff Starr (as W. Lewis),
, Baby Sham (as L. Jones), R. Meyers and Slick Rick (as R. Walters)
Performed by Flipmode Squad featuring Busta Rhymes (with Kelis)
Produced by The Neptunes
(Contains replayed elements from "Children's Story"
Written by Slick Rick (as R. Walters))
Busta Rhymes appears courtesy of J Records
Flipmode Squad appears courtesy of Flipmode/J Records
Kelis appears courtesy of Virgin Records
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The animals save the people in this comedy.
26 June 2001 | by Soltes25See all my reviews

Dr. Dolittle 2 is a film that attempts to poke fun at some of today's pop culture. Jokes involving "Super Size," "Wassssssup," and "The Backstreet Boys," all appear within this sequel. However, this type of film has to be backed up with something more than witty animal comments, and opinions on pop culture. The animals give their part, but unfortunately the humans don't. The characters in this story, including Dr. Dolittle, are uninteresting. No one wants to see the formulaic family that has problems, and everyone knows that by the end of the film they'll all still love each other. That formula promotes boredom. Despite the foolish characters, this comedy isn't a total flop. Children will probably laugh at the crude jokes, while parents fall asleep. The animals give their 50%, but the humans are the ones who are lacking. I think its about time for Eddie Murphy to move on, and for Hollywood to drop the "Dolittle" franchise. **--C+


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