The opening scene of the movie describes it best: "Once upon a time there lived in Denmark a great storyteller named Hans Christian Andersen. This is not the story of his life, but a fairy tale about the great spinner of fairy tales."
Lisa Dolittle sends her daughter to 'Durango', a Dude Ranch, to find herself. While there, she uses her talent to talk to the animals in order to save Durango from being taken over by a neighboring Ranch.
While on a trip to Hollywood to help a celebrity starlet's depressed Chihuahua, Maya Dolittle (Kyla Pratt) gets caught up in the Hollywood glitz and glamour when she is offered her own TV ... See full summary »
Brandon Jay McLaren
Dr. John Dolittle lives in a small English village where he specializes in caring for and verbally communicating with animals. When Dr. Dolittle is unjustly sent to an insane asylum for freeing a lovesick seal from captivity, his animals and two closest human friends, Matthew Mugg and Tommy Stubbins, liberate him. Afterward, they join Emma Fairfax and set out by boat to find a famed and elusive creature: the Great Pink Sea Snail.Written by
In the original cut of the movie, Dr. Dolittle (Sir Rex Harrison) and Emma Fairfax (Samantha Eggar) eventually begin a relationship. He sang "Where Are the Words?" when he realized he was falling in love with her. In a revised version, Matthew Mugg (Anthony Newley) falls for Emma, and his recording of the song is featured on the soundtrack album. Both versions were filmed and both actors recorded their respective versions, but the footage for both, as well as the vocal track by Sir Rex Harrison, have been lost. Dolittle sings "Something In Your Smile" in both scenarios when he realizes he has fallen for Emma. Harrison's vocals for the song survive, but the footage does not. See more »
When Matthew and Tommy are dancing across the bridge during, "My Friend The Doctor", the 1st bridge changes to a different bridge when the shot changes to the opposite side of the creek and the fence that Matthew climbed over is no longer on the road but has changed to Tommy climbing over it at the 2nd bridge. See more »
Will you stop your daydreaming, Tommy Stubbins.
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In the general release version of the film, the songs "Where Are The Words", sung by Anthony Newley, and "Something in Your Smile", sung by Rex Harrison, were omitted. See more »
I haven't seen this since I was about 6 years old but I remember loving it. Yes, it was bloody long, but I used to watch it loads so it must've done something to hold my attention. I always fast-forwarded some of the more boring songs though 'Here I Stand at the Crossroads of Life' - I don't care, i want big jolly songs about mad animals. YES.
There's nothing like this about nowadays so we should treasure it whilst we still can.
I haven't seen the Eddie Murphy version and i have no plans too either, # R.I.P. Rex, you old star you......
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