Released on June 23 of 1998 in the USA, "Doctor Dolittle" (also known as "Dr. Dolittle", "Dottor Dolittle, Il") is a Family/Comedy film directed by Betty Thomas, and written by Nat Mauldin (screenplay) . Eddie Murphy and Ossie Davis are starring, alongside Oliver Platt, Peter Boyle, Richard Schiff and Kristen Wilson.
For thousands of year animals have been trying to tell us something, but their cries have fallen on deaf ears...until they found John Dolittle
Who is the director of "Doctor Dolittle":
Doctor Dolittle was directed by Betty Thomas, an American actress, director, and producer.
Before Doctor Dolittle, Betty Thomas had directed The Brady Bunch Movie, released in 1995, Only You (1992). Since, she directed 28 Days, released in 2000, John Tucker Must Die (2006), Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel (2009).
When was "Doctor Dolittle" released:
Doctor Dolittle was first released in the United States on Tuesday, June 23, 1998. Also released on this day was Misbegotten (dir. Mark L. Lester). This was twenty-one (21) years ago.
It has been released on Friday, July 31, 1998 in the United Kingdom; Friday, June 26, 1998 in Canada; Wednesday, August 12, 1998 in France; Thursday, October 01, 1998 in Germany; Friday, August 28, 1998 in Italy; Friday, September 11, 1998 in Spain; Thursday, July 02, 1998 in Australia and on Saturday, December 19, 1998 in Japan.
Who is at the casting of "Doctor Dolittle":
At the casting of Doctor Dolittle we find Eddie Murphy, previously seen in Metro (1997) and Vampire in Brooklyn (1995); Ossie Davis (Get on the Bus (1996), The Client (1994)); Oliver Platt (Bulworth (1998), Dangerous Beauty (1998)) [ more... ]
- Eddie Murphy, Kristen Wilson and Kyla Pratt also appeared in Dr. Dolittle 2, released in 2001.
- June Christopher, Arnold F. Turner and Beth Grant can be seen in Rain Man, released in 1988.
- Richard Schiff and Ossie Davis, Peter Boyle also appeared in Malcolm X, released in 1992.
- June Christopher and Beth Grant can both be seen in Eating, released in 1990.
What is the Storyline of "Doctor Dolittle":
The film opens with John Dolittle as a child talking to his dog (voiced by Ellen DeGeneres). He asks his dog questions, one being "Why do dogs sniff each other's butts"? Her response is that it's their way of shaking hands. His concerned father (Ossie Davis) hears the question and says that the dog doesn't have any idea what he said. He was wrong. He finds this out when John meets his new principal and sniffs his butt. The dog obviously knows something is going to happen. When his father hires a minister to [...]
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