Dr. Dolittle

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Overview

Comedy legend Eddie Murphy marks his humorous territory among the ranks of talking animal movies in this hilarious adaptation of Hugh Loftin's classic children's stories from CBS/Fox Video. Letterboxed at 1.85:1 and presented in English Dolby Digital 5.1, the disc also contains optional English and French Dolby Digital Surround in addition to English and Spanish subtitles. With a talented supporting cast that includes Chris Rock, Norm MacDonald, Garry Shandling, and Ellen DeGeneres, this tail of a doctor's ...
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Overview

Comedy legend Eddie Murphy marks his humorous territory among the ranks of talking animal movies in this hilarious adaptation of Hugh Loftin's classic children's stories from CBS/Fox Video. Letterboxed at 1.85:1 and presented in English Dolby Digital 5.1, the disc also contains optional English and French Dolby Digital Surround in addition to English and Spanish subtitles. With a talented supporting cast that includes Chris Rock, Norm MacDonald, Garry Shandling, and Ellen DeGeneres, this tail of a doctor's special gift for communicating with wildlife is sure to entertain the whole pack. Extra features include an original theatrical trailer.
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Special Features

Closed Caption; Widescreen format (aspect ratio: 1.85:1); Interactive menus; Scene selection; Original theatrical trailer; Languages: English 5.1 Surround; English Dolby Surround; French Dolby Surround; Subtitles: English; Spanish
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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Karl Williams
Eddie Murphy continues to repeat his successful formula of mixing comedy with high-tech special effects with this family comedy, although this time he's not the one underneath a mountain of makeup. Director Betty Thomas scores another coup at the box office, and all concerned will be quickly on their way to sequel-ville, even if Murphy is doing not much more than his best Bill Cosby imitation. It doesn't matter, because the real stars of Dr. Dolittle are the host of talking animals. Spouting cleverly written lines via vocal cameos from aptly cast celebrities and doing so with the help of a convincing special effects cocktail of digital animation, live animals, and puppets, the chatting critters are the real reason to check out the film. Everyone from Murphy and Thomas to the film's clever marketing strategists knows it, with the star pulling back from his showy, multiple role-playing kinetics to portray an affable healer. Fox has discovered a successful formula here that genuinely appeals to a wide array of ages, and just as with Murphy's Nutty Professor series, the filmmakers and studio should reap the rewards of a long-running franchise if the one-liners remain funny and the animals entertaining.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/19/2004
  • UPC: 024543020189
  • Original Release: 1998
  • Rating:

  • Source: 20th Century Fox
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Wide Screen
  • Language: English
  • Time: 1:25:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 23,762

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Eddie Murphy Dr. John Dolittle
Ossie Davis Archer Dolittle
Oliver Platt Dr. Mark Weller
Peter Boyle Calloway
Richard Schiff Dr. Gene Reiss
Kristen Wilson Lisa Dolittle
Jeffrey Tambor Dr. Fish
Kyla Pratt Maya Dolittle
Raven Symone Charisse Dolittle
Steven Gilborn Dr. Litvack
Norm MacDonald Voice Only
Albert Brooks Voice Only
Chris Rock Voice Only
Reni Santoni Voice Only
John Leguizamo Voice Only
Julie Kavner Voice Only
Garry Shandling Voice Only
Gilbert Gottfried Voice Only
Ellen DeGeneres Voice Only
Technical Credits
Betty Thomas Director
Sue Baden-Powell Executive Producer
Russell Boyd Cinematographer
John Davis Producer
Sharen Davis Costumes/Costume Designer
William Elliott Production Designer
Jon Farhat Special Effects Supervisor
K.C. Fox Set Decoration/Design
Nancy Foy Casting
David T. Friendly Producer
Richard Gibbs Score Composer
Richard Graves Asst. Director
James M. Halty Stunts
David Kirschner Sound/Sound Designer
Steph Lady Associate Producer
Larry Levin Screenwriter
Nat Mauldin Screenwriter
Pilar McCurry Musical Direction/Supervision
Greg Papalia Art Director
Joseph M. Singer Producer
Peter Teschner Editor
Jenno Topping Executive Producer
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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. A Conversation... (Main Titles)
2. A Normal, Regular Guy
3. Looking for Rodney
4. Mrs. Parkus
5. The Accident
6. Into the Country
7. Going Crazy
8. Hair of the Dog...
9. Animal Assembly
10. Doctor Talk
11. Tiger Trouble
12. Making a Difference
13. Hammersmith Retreat
14. Back at the Circus
15. Daddy's Home!
16. Be Who You Are
17. Catnapping
18. The Doctors Confer
19. Grandpa Confesses
20. Don't Be Scared
21. Shakin' in the Egg
22. End Titles
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Menu

Side #1 --
   Language Selection
      Languages: English Dolby Surround
      Languages: English 5.1
      Languages: French Dolby Surround
      Captions & Subtitles: English
      Captions & Subtitles: Spanish
      Captions & Subtitles: None
   Scene Selection
   Theatrical Trailer
   Play Movie
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