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Dolittle (2020)

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A physician who can talk to animals embarks on an adventure to find a legendary island with a young apprentice and a crew of strange pets.

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Stephen Gaghan

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Stephen Gaghan (screenplay by), Dan Gregor (screenplay by) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Downey Jr. ... Dr. John Dolittle
Antonio Banderas ... King Rassouli
Michael Sheen ... Dr. Blair Müdfly
Jim Broadbent ... Lord Thomas Badgley
Jessie Buckley ... Queen Victoria
Harry Collett ... Tommy Stubbins
Emma Thompson ... Poly (voice)
Rami Malek ... Chee-Chee (voice)
John Cena ... Yoshi (voice)
Kumail Nanjiani ... Plimpton (voice)
Octavia Spencer ... Dab-Dab (voice)
Tom Holland ... Jip (voice)
Craig Robinson ... Kevin (voice)
Ralph Fiennes ... Barry (voice)
Selena Gomez ... Betsy (voice)
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Storyline

After his wife's death, Dr. John Dolittle (Robert Downey, Jr.) decided to hide from the world with his beloved animals. But he has to take a journey to a mysterious island to find a healing tree, which is the only medicine that can help the dying Queen Victoria (Jessie Buckley) in Buckingham Palace.

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He's not just a people person.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some action, rude humor and brief language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA | China | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 January 2020 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Voyage of Doctor Dolittle See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$175,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$21,844,045, 19 January 2020

Gross USA:

$74,889,285

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$205,189,285
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Tom Holland's second time voice acting in a theatrical movie after Spies in Disguise (2019). See more »

Goofs

One of the Queen's royal guard mentions talking to ladybugs. In England, these insects are called ladybirds. See more »

Quotes

Kevin: I've bought the front row seats to Crazytown
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Crazy Credits

There is a very short scene in the closing credits. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Lights Out with David Spade: Episode #1.89 (2020) See more »

Soundtracks

Original
Performed by Sia
Written by Sia, Jesse Shatkin and Sean Douglas
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I was kind of expecting more..
9 February 2020 | by leemeldrumSee all my reviews

Given RDJs back catalog and how he can run a film I was hoping for a bit more from this. Don't get me wrong, I mean it's an easy family film, I just hoped he would make it bit more than just that. It almost felt that he was kind of holding back at points to make sure it was nice for children. Overall it isn't a bad kids film, it's a lot better than the Eddie Murphy vision but it lacks the magic of the Rex Harrison Doolittle.


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