More About Dr. Dolittle
A remake of the 1967 Richard Fleischer film of the same name, DR. DOLITTLE follows an animal doctor whose patients' barks, squeals, and meows turn into actual human voices, stirring up the practice. Eddie Murphy updates the role as a San Francisco veternarian who as a boy was looked upon strangely by everyone when he claimed he could talk to animals. Now an adult, a near wreck stirs something in him and suddenly he can understand the animals again, whether he wants to or not.
Main Cast & Crew
Betty Thomas - Director
"...A herd of talented animal performers..." - 07/24/1998 USA Today, p.9E
"...Raunchily funny wisenheimers." -- Rating: B+ - 08/07/1998 Entertainment Weekly, p.54
"...Mischievous fun..." - 06/26/1998 New York Times, p.E16
"...Thomas' cheery revival of Richard Fleischer's 1967 romp proves a delightful experience..." - 09/01/2001 Sight and Sound, p.59