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

Writers:

Stephen Gaghan (screenplay by), Dan Gregor (screenplay by) | 3 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 just not a people person.


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

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Trivia

To differentiate from his earlier British characters, Robert Downey Jr. decided to use what he described as a "passable" Welsh accent for his version of Dr. Dolittle. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Dr. John Dolittle: We've no choice but to embark on this perilous journey.
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Crazy Credits

The closing credits are set in a gallery of paintings/portraits of Dolittle and his crew. See more »

Connections

References Spirited Away (2001) See more »

Soundtracks

Original
Written by Sia (as Sia Furler), Jesse Shatkin and Sean Douglas
Performed by Sia
Produced by Jesse Shatkin
Sia appears courtesy of Monkey Puzzle Music
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Perfect PG Childrens Movie
18 January 2020 | by Qui108See all my reviews

The negative reviews here are lacking consideration of the viewer such a movie intends to alight and invite in: not film or literature aficionados; children. This movie is perfect for elementary school age kids, entering the genre of film and unawares or wary of the mature themes, titles and classics that flit by in their budding lives. Don't review or see this movie as a critic. Consider it as a parent and carrier of culture, and see it as an amuse bouche for the little blossoming beloved in your life. This film is great.


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Language:

English | French

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:

$77,047,065

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$245,491,054
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1.85 : 1
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