PG certificateDoctor Dolittle is a Film programme that first aired in 1998 and has been classified a PG certificate.

Doctor Dolittle is a 3 star programme

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Doctor Dolittle (1998)

Directed by
Betty Thomas

Betty Thomas's remake of the 1967 film is neatly updated with Eddie Murphy playing Dr John Dolittle, who talks to the animals.

Dolittle and his pushy partner Mark Weller hope to strike a lucrative deal with a major corporation, but more and more of Dolittle's time is taken up giving CPR to lab rats and talking down a suicidal tiger from jumping five storeys.

The film works because Murphy's character is played relatively straight while the creatures are allowed to be cynically sarcastic about him, humans and others species. Special plaudits go to the lab rats voiced by Reni Santoni and John Leguizamo,Chris Rock as Rocky the guinea pig and Norm Macdonald as Dolittle's laconic companion Lucky the dog.

Written by ,

Also known as "Docteur Dolittle", "Dr. Dolittle"

Genre: Film

Running Time: 100 minutes (approx)

Production Year: 1998

3/5 Stars

Classification: PG Certificate

Production Country: USA

Filmed in Colour


Image for Eddie MurphyEddie Murphy...Dr. John Dolittle
Ossie Davis...Archer Dolittle
Image for Oliver PlattOliver Platt...Dr. Mark Weller
Peter Boyle...Calloway
Image for Richard SchiffRichard Schiff...Dr. Gene 'Geno' Reiss
Kristen Wilson...Lisa Dolittle
Image for Jeffrey TamborJeffrey Tambor...Dr. Fish
Kyla Pratt...Maya Dolittle
Image for Raven-SymonéRaven-Symoné...Charisse Dolittle
Steven Gilborn...Dr. Sam Litvack
Erik Dellums...Jeremy
June Christopher...Diane
Cherie Franklin...Mrs. Parkus
Mark Adair-Rios...Intern
Don Calfa...Patient at Hammersmith