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) | 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

Rami Malek and Michael Sheen appeared in the Twilight film franchise. See more »

Goofs

When they arrive at Buckingham Palace (they actually arrive at Blenheim Palace), they are greeted by Guardsmen. The red plume indicates that they are Coldstream guards. However, the plume is on the wrong side of the bearskin, it should be on the right, and the buttons are wrong, they should be in pairs, one vertical line of buttons. See more »

Quotes

Poly: Sit down, John.
Dr. John Dolittle: Don't embarrass me in front of my crew.
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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 Troll 2 (1990) See more »

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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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Doctor in the House
21 January 2020 | by cazabrakidsSee all my reviews

Critics were already chomping on their pens to ostracize this movie and singularly RDJ. Not playing Tony Stark/Iron Man. Let's just tear him up. Well....I'm no critic. I found Dolittle to be enjoyable,adventurous and entertaining. Big step out of the SUIT of ARMOR and into a raggedy-clothed character who talks to animals. But it's meant to be just that-ENJOYED. Not Oscar,Golden Globe or whatever other award there is.....just enjoyed and entertaining. No crime in that is there?


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USA | China | UK | Japan

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:

$245,509,681
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1.85 : 1
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