"Dolittle" is a 2020 American fantasy adventure film directed by Stephen Gaghan.
The starring cast includes Robert Downey Jr. as Dr. John Dolittle, Antonio Banderas as King Rassouli, Michael Sheen as Dr. Blair Müdfly, Emma Thompson as Polynesia, Rami Malek as Chee-Chee, John Cena as Yoshi, Kumail Nanjiani as Plimpton, Octavia Spencer as Dab-Dab, Tom Holland as Jip, Craig Robinson as Kevin and others.

Here are "Dolittle" movie trailer, plot summary, full cast and characters, release date, streaming services and everything we know so far.


Is there a trailer for Dolittle movie?

Universal Pictures on Friday, January 03, 2020 released the trailer for "Dolittle" you can watch here:
Dolittle - "Official Trailer".

Plot summary

What is Dolittle movie plot?

Here is a short review of "Dolittle" movie plot summary.

In Victorian era Britain, Dr. John Dolittle (Robert Downey Jr.) is a Welsh veterinarian with the ability to communicate with animals. After his wife, Lily, dies at sea, Dolittle retreats from human society and only tends to animals. A boy, Tommy Stubbins (Harry Collett), accidentally wounds Kevin (Craig Robinson) the red squirrel and is guided to Dolittle's help by Polynesia (Emma Thompson), a macaw.
Queen Victoria (Jessie Buckley) dispatches Lady Rose (Carmel Laniado) to summon Dolittle to help cure her of a deadly sickness. He refuses until Poly persuades him that he must begin to reconnect with fellow humans. He finds the Queen has been poisoned by nightshade and the only cure is the magical fruit of Eden. Though they will need to obtain the location from Lily's journal on Monteverde. Poly, Betsy (Selena Gomez) the giraffe, and Tutu (Marion Cotillard) the fox help Tommy escape from his home, and he joins Dolittle's crew including Kevin, Capuchin monkeys Elliot and Elsie, Chee-Chee (Rami Malek) the gorilla, Yoshi (John Cena) the polar bear, Plimpton (Kumail Nanjiani) the ostrich, Dab-Dab (Octavia Spencer) the duck, Mini the sugar glider. They put to sail for the cure while evading Dolittle's lifelong rival Dr. Blair Müdfly (Michael Sheen).
Dolittle leaves his lurcher dog Jip (Tom Holland) and a walking stick named Styx behind to guard the Queen while he's traveling. Dolittle's boat is attacked by Müdfly, and they escape by harnessing a whale, who pulls the boat to safety.
They continue to Monteverde where, attempting to steal Lily's directions to the fruit tree, Dolittle is apprehended by Lily's father King Rassouli (Antonio Banderas) and is locked in a cage with Barry (Ralph Fiennes), a moody tiger looking for his mother's approval. Just as Dolittle is to be killed, a newly-courageous Chee-Chee incapacitates Barry. Dolittle and Tommy escape, but lose Lily's journal to Müdfly and have their ship destroyed. Rassouli loans Dolittle a boat to honour his daughter.


Who plays who in the Dolittle movie cast?

Here is the full cast and characters of "Dolittle" movie. Actors and actresses are sorted mostly in credits order.

Robert Downey Jr.  as Dr. John Dolittle a Welsh widowed veterinarian
Antonio Banderas  as King Rassouli Lily's father and the king of Monteverde
Michael Sheen  as Dr. Blair Müdfly an old schoolmate and rival of Dolittle
Emma Thompson  as Polynesia ("Poly" for short), a wise and brave blue and yellow macaw and Dolittle's most trusted adviser
Rami Malek  as Chee-Chee a shy but noble mountain gorilla
John Cena  as Yoshi a happy-go-lucky polar bear
Kumail Nanjiani  as Plimpton a mischievous and critical but well-meaning ostrich
Octavia Spencer  as Dab-Dab a helpful but deluded duck with a metal leg
Tom Holland  as Jip a loyal lurcher
Craig Robinson  as Kevin a cheeky-chippy red squirrel with a bad attitude
Ralph Fiennes  as Barry an aggressive bengal tiger with golden fangs living on Monteverde
Selena Gomez  as Betsy a friendly Maasai giraffe
Marion Cotillard  as Tutu a French fox
Harry Collett  as Tommy Stubbins Dolittle's self-appointed apprentice
Jim Broadbent  as Lord Thomas Badgley one of the Queen's chairmen
Jessie Buckley  as Queen Victoria the Queen of the United Kingdom
Carmel Laniado  as Lady Rose a maid of honor to the Queen
Kasia Smutniak  as Lily Dolittle Dolittle's deceased wife and King Rassouli's daughter
Ralph Ineson  as Arnall Stubbins Tommy's uncle
Joanna Page  as Bethan Stubbins Tommy's aunt
Sonny Ashbourne Serkis  as Arnall Stubbins Jr. Tommy's cousin
Elliot Barnes-Worrell  as Captain William Derrick a British Captain Officer
Frances de la Tour  as Ginko-Who-Soars a fire-breathing dragon
Jason Mantzoukas  as James the Dragonfly
Tim Treloar  as Humphrey a humpback whale that Dolittle enlists
Jim Carretta  as Leona as an octopus belonging to Queen Victoria
Ranjani Brow  as Mouse
David Sheinkopf  as Don Carpenterino the boss ant
Kelly Stables  as Mouse
Scott Menville  as Mouse
Oliver Chris  as Sir Gareth
Clive Francis  as Archbishop
Paul Holowaty  as Navy Man
Mark Umbers  as Lieutenant
Sid Sagar  as Jeff the Prisoner
Martin Pemberton  as Postman
Nick A Fisher  as Mini the Sugar Glider (as Nick A. Fisher)
Matt King  as Clyde
Matthew Wolfe  as Army Ant
Gia Davis  as Baby Animal
Henry Holcomb  as Baby Animal
Kyrie Mcalpin  as Baby Animal
Stewart Scudamore  as Pirate
Samson Kayo  as Pirate
John-Luke Roberts  as Pirate / Animal Performer
Isley Zamora  as Baby Animal
Joseph Balderrama  as Prisoner
Daniel Hoffmann-Gill  as Prisoner
Jane Leaney  as Animal Performer
Joshua Archer  as Animal Performer (as Josh Jefferies)
Shaun McKee  as Animal Performer
Richard Soames  as Animal Performer

Release date

When is Dolittle movie release date?

"Dolittle" movie release date was scheduled to be on January 16, 2020 (Hungary), on January 17, 2020 (United States, Turkey), on January 30, 2020 (Germany) and on February 7, 2020 (United Kingdom) distributing by Universal Pictures Home Entertainment (UPHE), Universal Studios, UIP-Dunafilm, Sony Pictures Releasing, Toho-Towa, Tulip Entertainment, United International Pictures (UIP), Universal Films of India, Universal Pictures Argentina, Universal Pictures Canada, Universal Pictures International (UPI), HBO Max and VUDU.


What are Dolittle filming details?

The duration of the film is 101 minutes. With a budget of $175 million, the film grossed over $251.4 million.

"Dolittle" movie is rated "PG", according to the MPAA film rating system.


What are critics and audiences saying about Dolittle movie?

"Dolittle" movie got average rating from critics. IMDB rating is 5.6/10. Rotten Tomatoes rating is 14/100. Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of "B" on a scale ranging from A+ to F.

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