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Dr. Dolittle: Tail to the Chief (2008)

PG | | Comedy, Family | Video 4 March 2008
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Maya Dolittle, who can talk to animals like her father, is placed on special assignment by the President of the United States of America.

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Craig Shapiro

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Matt Lieberman, Hugh Lofting (based upon the "Dr. Dolittle" stories by) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kyla Pratt ... Maya Dolittle
Peter Coyote ... President Sterling
Malcolm Stewart ... Chief Dorian
Niall Matter ... Cole Fletcher
Elise Gatien ... Courtney Sterling
Karen Holness ... Lisa Dolittle
Christine Chatelain ... Selma
Kwesi Ameyaw ... Prince Tharoor
Stephanie Belding ... Doris Park-Weaver
Christopher Gaze Christopher Gaze ... Academic #1
Andrew McIlroy Andrew McIlroy ... Academic #2
Kirsten Kilburn Kirsten Kilburn ... Co-Ed
Adam Thomas ... Frat Boy
Jason Griffith ... Guard (as Jase-Anthony Griffith)
Alex Kliner Alex Kliner ... Janitor
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Maya Dolittle, who can talk to animals like her father, is placed on special assignment by the President of the United States of America.

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Genres:

Comedy | Family

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for brief mild language and some rude behavior | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 March 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dr Dolittle First Dog See more »

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Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Eddie Murphy was considered to have a cameo in this film, but never went ahead See more »

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References Scarface (1983) See more »

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Oddly Enough, I Didn't Hate It
22 February 2009 | by ElswetSee all my reviews

While this isn't Oscar-worthy, and it will never be nominated for Video of the Year, Kyla Pratt doesn't fail to entertain, in spite of a lax plot so full of holes, it's nearly nonexistent. The dialog is the worst kind of cheese, and the whole execution is completely idiotic. However, the premise is rather cute and amusing, and Kyla Pratt is cute and amusing DOING it. Although suspension of belief is nearly impossible when faced with the horrible dialog and implausible plot elements, contrived story devices, and horrible production quality...and in the face of all that, somehow I don't hate it. That's mainly because of the "cuteness" factor and Kyla Pratt's growing abilities as an actress in spite of the horrible parts she has been shoe-horned into. I liked it...oddly enough.

It rates a 4.2/10 on the Str82Video Scale.

It rates a 3.6/10 on the Movie Scale from...

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