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DOLITTLE Arrives on Digital and Blu-ray @dolittle #Dolittle #Sponsored

3/23/20
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Did you miss DOLITTLE in theaters?  If you're looking for a family film to watch while social distancing, DOLITTLE arrives on Digital March 24th and Blu-ray / DVD April 7th.  

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He’s not just a people person! Universal Pictures Home Entertainment reignites a classic character, as Robert Downey Jr. (Avengers: EndgameSherlock Holmes) stars in DOLITTLE, arriving on Digital March 24, 2020 and on 4K Ultra HD™, Blu-ray™, DVD and On Demand on April 7, 2020. 

Own the movie all the animals are talking about and go on an epic journey with a hilarious always cold bear, an anxious gorilla, a lovable giraffe, a ferocious tiger, and more! Fly behind-the-scenes with Robert Downey Jr. and the star-studded cast to explore the wild world of DOLITTLE.


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The adventurous tale is brought to life with an all-star cast that includes the voice talents of Academy® Award winner Emma Thompson (Last ChristmasLate 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.
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. 


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BONUS FEATURES ON 4K ULTRA HD™, BLU-RAY™, DVD AND DIGITAL:
  • TALK TO THE ANIMALS – Dolittle is surrounded by a motley cast of characters. Take a peek at all the fun the cast had giving each of the animals their unique voice.
  • ROBERT DOWNEY JR. & HARRY: MENTOR AND MENTEE – Acting opposite a legendary actor like Robert Downey Jr. can be an intimidating experience, but Harry Collett handled it like a pro. See the unique bond the two actors formed on-set, and how Downey took the film’s young co-star under his wing.
  • BECOMING THE GOOD DOCTOR – See the process of how this team of talented artists brought this film to life, and how Robert Downey Jr. transformed into the iconic Dolittle. 
  • ANTONIO BANDERAS: PIRATE KING – Antonio Banderas discusses what attracted him to the project, his experiences working with Robert Downey Jr., and what he brought to the role of King Rassouli. 
  • THE WICKED DR. MÜDFLY – Who is the nefarious villain Dr. Blair Müdfly? Michael Sheen dives into his character's motivations for being Dolittle's foil.
  • A MOST UNUSUAL HOUSE – It takes a special home to accommodate humans and animals alike. Explore the unique rooms and modifications that allow Dolittle to house anyone or anything - big or small.

DOLITTLE will be available on 4K Ultra HD™, Blu-ray™, DVD and Digital.




Dolittle has a great cast for the animal voices including Tom Holland, Emma THompson, Selena Gomez, Ralph Fiennes, John Cena, Rami Malek, Octavia Spencer, Antonio Banderas, and Craig Robinson.  I wasn't sure what to expect with this version of the classic book "The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle" as I've never read it.

It starts at a slow pace and takes a while to pick up.  I am glad I kept my younger five-year-old daughter at home as I don't think it would have kept her attention for the whole film.

The CGI animals were cute; the dragon might be a little scary for younger kids.  Some of the potty-type humor was a bit over the top (animal butts, farts), but for a kids film, I guess that is expected. The major themes of the film are dealing with grief, facing your fears, teamwork, and caring for animals.

Robert Downey Jr. is a great actor, but I found his British accent a little strange.  {Maybe because it felt like Iron Man was trying to be British.}   


Dolittle has some enjoyable moments, is pretty family-friendly,  has some good messages, and may get your kids interested in reading the book.  For adults, it may be something you'd want to skip and see on DVD, but kids may find it more enjoyable if they haven't seen previous versions.  (My nine-year-old hasn't seen any other versions and really enjoyed it)

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