8 comments on “Doctor Dolittle

  1. I enjoyed the movie at the time, I think, but mostly it wasn’t as good as the books, which I loved (the first book I ever read for myself, as opposed to having it read to me, was a Dr. Dolittle book, because I wanted to find out what happened next).

    And, IIRC, Tommy was added halfway through the series for the same reason you identify here, for kid identification. He was never very interesting.

  2. This falls in the category of “I can’t believe this was even nominated”…c’mon…just dumb and the music stinks and it’s so boring and stupid. What about THE DIRTY DOZEN or WAIT UNTIL DARK instead, or even BAREFOOT IN THE PARK. Heck, almost anything instead of this klunker.

  3. I still don’t get how the song from this film – “Talk To The Animals” – won over “The Bare Necessities” from “THE JUNGLE BOOK”.
    What a travesty that is only in the middle of the Academy’s already large pile of travesties.

    • As far as the Best Song Award…what about “The Look of Love” from CASINO RAOYALE or “The Eyes of Love” from BANNING, or the not-even-nominated “Mrs. Robinson” from THE GRADUATE? Absolutely ridiculous!

  4. I remember coming across a book which was all about the 5 movies from the 60s which changed Hollywood forever. Dr. Doolittle was one of them, but the reason had to do with how terrible of a flop it was.

  5. Gotta tell you guys, my husband and I are surprised but loving all this Dolittle hate. And here I was afraid I wasn’t being nice enough to someone’s childhood classic. Thanks for all the comments!

  6. I love the innocent silliness of this film and the message of kindness to animals. The first time I heard the term “vegetarian”, so I became one at the age of 12. Thank you Dr. Dolittle.

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