With a lot more time at home in our near future, we’re enjoying more time catching up on the movies we may have missed and ones that we’ve wanted to see. And on that list, is Dolittle – the live action adaptation of Doctor Dolittle featuring Robert Downey Jr. We missed the movie when it first hit theaters since we were traveling. But thankfully, our friends at Universal Pictures Home Entertainment had a surprise for us.
Not only did they include a copy of the movie for us to watch, but the original book, plushes of Chee-Chee, Mini and Yoshi as well as super adorable cookie versions too! Everything inside the package is perfect for us to not only have a movie night with the film, but do snuggle up and read more about the adventures of Doctor Dolittle and the inspiration of this funny movie.
Who’s the perfect audience for Dolittle? Younger viewers that still feel the magic and believe that they can talk to animals. This version of the film is perfect for young viewers and will have them setting off on their own adventures with their animal friends. Dolittle is available digitally on March 24th and on Blu-ray on April 7th. The perfect time to have a fun family movie night and enjoy some great family time with some of your favorite animal friends.
Robert Downey Jr. electrifies as the man who could talk to animals: DOLITTLE. After losing his wife, he hermits himself away behind the high wall of his manor but is forced to set sail on an epic adventure when the queen falls gravely ill. Helping Dolittle in search of a rare cure are his rambunctious animal friends—including Chee-Chee (Malek), an anxious, self-conscious gorilla; Dab-Dab (Octavia Spencer, The Help), an enthusiastic but bird-brained duck; the bickering duo of cynical, neurotic ostrich Plimpton (Kumail Nanjiani, The Big Sick, “Silicon Valley”) and chilly-but-chill polar bear Yoshi (Cena); as well as a headstrong parrot named Polynesia (Thompson). Catch incredible bonus content that you can only see on the 4K Ultra HD™, Blu-ray™, DVD, and Digital release showcasing the making of the film and insight to all the cast.
The adventurous tale is brought to life with an all-star cast that includes the voice talents of Academy® Award winner Emma Thompson (Last Christmas, Late Night), Academy® Award winner Rami Malek (Bohemian Rhapsody, “Mr. Robot”), Selena Gomez (“Wizards of Waverly Place”), John Cena (“WWE”), and Tom Holland (Spider-Man: Homecoming) and more. The film is directed by Stephen Gaghan (Syriana) and produced by Robert Downey Jr. and Susan Downey.