Doctor Dolittle

Doctor Dolittle
Doctor Dolittle
  • G
  • 2h 29m
  • 1967
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In this classic musical, an eccentric veterinarian, played by Rex Harrison, learns to talk to the animals before embarking on a quest around the globe to find exotic creatures.

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Common Sense Says
Animal-friendly, kid-friendly classic -- but dated.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this classic family tale is exceedingly G-rated -- for lively songs, fuzzy animals, dancing and cavorting. But watch out for some dated stereotypes, including that of a "Red Indian" called Long Arrow who sends an illiterate message along with an animal he's captured for Doolittle. Women also get second-class status, which is evident when Dolittle claims that he treated Emma "very well," even though she's a female. Children younger than 5 will appreciate the fun and silliness, but may be impatient with the slow first half.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Family, Comedy
  • Release Date:December 1, 1967
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English, Spanish
  • Audio Format:
    Stereo
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