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The Story of Doctor Dolittle

The book The Story of Doctor Dolittle was made into the movie Doctor Dolittle.

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Book details for The Story of Doctor Dolittle

The Story of Doctor Dolittle was written by Hugh Lofting. The book was published in 1920 by Dover Publications. More information on the book is available on Amazon.com.

 

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Accompanied by his devoted animal friends and a new acquaintance--the two-headed pushmi-pullyu--Doctor Dolittle heads to Africa, where a serious epidemic is affecting the primate population. This entertaining classic about the eccentric doctor who could s... Read More
Accompanied by his devoted animal friends and a new acquaintance--the two-headed pushmi-pullyu--Doctor Dolittle heads to Africa, where a serious epidemic is affecting the primate population. This entertaining classic about the eccentric doctor who could speak to animals has charmed readers of all ages for generations. 27 black-and-white illustrations.

Movie details for Doctor Dolittle

The movie was released in 1998 and directed by Richard Fleischer, who also directed Trapped (2002). Doctor Dolittle was produced by 20th Century Fox. More information on the movie is available on Amazon.com and also IMDb.

Actors on this movie include Rex Harrison, Samantha Eggar, Anthony Newley, Richard Attenborough, Peter Bull, Muriel Landers, William Dix, Geoffrey Holder, Portia Nelson, Norma Varden, Ginny Tyler, Gilchrist Stuart, Cheeta and Gene Columbus.

 

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So, they let both Rex Harrison and Anthony Newley sing. This 1968 family musical is classier than the 1998 Eddie Murphy remake, with all of its scatological humor. This won a couple of Oscars (Best Song, Best Effects) and was nominated for seven more, inc... Read More
So, they let both Rex Harrison and Anthony Newley sing. This 1968 family musical is classier than the 1998 Eddie Murphy remake, with all of its scatological humor. This won a couple of Oscars (Best Song, Best Effects) and was nominated for seven more, including Best Picture. At the time of release, however, this was a box-office dud. Based (in part) on the magical Hugh Lofting book, it begins in Puddleby-by-the-Marsh, England, from which the world-renowned veterinarian Dolittle (Harrison) begins his quest for a giant pink sea snail. Children should find this enjoyable for its exotic creatures, such as the Pushme-Pullyou. Most adults may not agree as readily, although some of us consider this a guilty pleasure. --Rochelle O'Gorman