Dr Dolittle/Dr Dolittle 2/Dr Dolittle 3 (2006)
Released: 1st May 2006
Release type: Retail / Rental
|No. of Discs: 3
Catalogue No: 3234901000
Category: Feature, Comedy
Format: DVD / Box Set
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Based on: The children's stories by Hugh Lofting
Story: Triple box set containing three three popular comedy films. In 'Dr Dolittle' (1998), as a boy, John Dolittle (Eddie Murphy) finds he can talk to animals, but his disapproving father forces him to repress his gift. Now a doctor with a young family, John rediscovers his ability after accidentally running over a dog. He begins to communicate with animals again, and soon has a queue of ailing pets in his waiting room. However, John's colleagues, worried for his sanity, have him committed to an asylum. 'Dr Dolittle 2' (2001) sees Dolittle (Murphy) having to save an endangered species, the Pacific Western Bear, and its natural habitat, a forest that is under threat from the lumber industry. The trouble is he only has three weeks to find a mate for the lone female of the species (voice of Lisa Kudrow) left in the wild and the only candidate he can come up with is a performing bear (voice of Steve Zahn) with a penchant for junk food. Not only has Dolittle got a massive task on his hands he also has to contend with the forest's animal version of the Mafia. Finally, in 'Dr Dolittle 3' (2006), Kyla Pratt stars as Maya Dolittle, the youngest daughter of veterinarian John Dolittle. Maya makes the surprising discovery that, like her father, she can understand what animals have to say, and speak with them in their own language. Unlike her father, Maya hasn't found a suitable use for her talents, and as she finds an outlet for her unique language skills, she is sent away to Durango, a combination summer camp and dude ranch, where she strikes up a rapport with both the fellow campers and the livestock.
Starring: Ryan McDonell, Chenier Hundal, Alistair Abell, Eddie Murphy, Jeffrey Jones, John Amos, Ossie Davis, Kevin Pollack, Beverley Breuer, Oliver Platt, Luciana Carro, Peter Boyle, Raven-Symone, Walker Howard, Richard Schiff, James Avery, Carly McKillip, Kristen Wilson, Mark Moseley, Jeffrey Tambor, Neil Schell, Kyla Pratt, Steven Gilborn, June Christopher, Lisa Kudrow (voice), Steve Zahn (voice), Jacob Vargas (voice), Isaac Hayes (voice), Michael Rapaport (voice), Norm MacDonald (voice), Albert Brooks (voice), Chris Rock (voice), Reni Santoni (voice), John Leguizamo (voice), Julie Kavner (voice), Garry Shandling (voice), Ellen DeGeneres (voice), Brian Doyle-Murray (voice)
Studio/distributor: 20th Century Fox Home Ent.
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