Just in time for the 100th anniversary of Hugh Lofting’s children’s book template, a new Doctor Dolittle is posted on animal adventures. Robert Downey Jr. takes on the role of an eccentric veterinarian with big hearts and magical gifts.
After several postponements “The Fantastic Journey of Dr. Dolittle ”, as the film was originally supposed to be called, on January 30, 2020 in German cinemas.
Dr. John Dolittle (Robert Downey Jr.) switched to veterinary medicine thanks to his special gift for talking to animals. Together with his assistant Tommy Stubbins (Harry Collett) and the female parrot Polynesia (spoken by Emma Thompson), he helps animals and has to go on a fantastic adventure. He and his animal companions also get to deal with extremely hostile creatures …
“Dolittle” – book template and anniversary
In 1920 the stories of the veterinarian Dr. Dolittle, who has the special ability to communicate directly with animals, published by the British Hugh Lofting. The imaginative children’s books * still delight young and old 100 years after their publication.
Thanks to the film adaptation with Eddie Murphy from the 1990s, many cinema viewers remember the jokes with the animals. The new edition with Robert Downey Jr., on the other hand, is staged in historical guise and is more closely based on the book template. By the way, “The Fantastic Journey of Dr. Dolittle * “the second novel in the series.