Doctor Dolittle | Full Movie

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.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

Variety Staff

Leslie Bricusse's adaptation retains the delightful aspects while taking considerable liberty with...

June 21, 2017
Time Out
Trevor Johnston

[It] almost bankrupted the studio when audiences stayed away in droves. In retrospect, it's not ha...

June 21, 2017
New York Times
Bosley Crowther

The music is not exceptional, the rendering of the songs lacks variety, and the pace, under Richar...

June 21, 2017
Common Sense Media
Scott G. Mignola

Animal-friendly, kid-friendly classic.

June 22, 2017
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Common Sense Media

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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:Musical, Family, Adventure, Comedy, Period Piece
  • Release Date:December 1, 1967
  • Highest Available for Purchase:HD

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