He’s just not a people person! How appropriate for the time we are currently experiencing, right? I mean, Dr. Dolittle IS the quintessential example of social distancing. So, why not, while practicing our own versions of social distancing, pick up a copy of Universal Pictures Home Entertainment re-imagining of the classic, DOLITTLE? The movie arrives on digital tomorrow, March 24th, and on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand April 7th! I’ll go make the popcorn!
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THE DOLITTLE ADVENTURE ARRIVES FOR HOME VIEWING
Robert Downey Jr. (Avengers: Endgame, Sherlock Holmes) takes on the key role in DOLITTLE, a movie that takes the whole family on an epic journey with a wild menagerie of characters! Such characters are voiced by the immense talent 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 (awwww – love it when a married couple works together!). In short, we’re talking an ALL-STAR CAST here!!
About the movie
When it comes Robert Downey Jr., the actor provides an electrifying performance as the man who has the ability to talk to animals. After losing his wife, Dolittle hermits himself away behind the high wall of his manor. However, when the queen falls gravely ill, he is is forced to embark upon an epic adventure that takes him to the high seas. Helping Dolittle in search of a rare cure are his rambunctious animal friends, which include the likes of Chee-Chee (an anxious, self-conscious gorilla), Dab-Dab (an enthusiastic, but bird-brained duck), the bickering duo of cynical, neurotic ostrich and chilly-but-chill polar bear Yoshi, as well as a headstrong parrot named Polynesia.
I saw the movie when it was in theaters. Curious about the details surrounding what I thought? Check out my detailed, formal review right here: Dolittle | A Footprints Review – Is It An Adventure Worth Taking?
Dolittle Home Release!
The home release version is loaded with incredible bonus content. We’re talking never-before-seen behind-the-scenes secrets on how the film was made, as well as interviews with various members of the cast.
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. However, 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. (not gonna lie ~ this would be epic and awesome!!!!)
BECOMING THE GOOD DOCTOR
- See the process of how this team of talented artists brought this film to life. Also see how Robert Downey Jr. transformed into the iconic Dolittle.
ANTONIO BANDERAS: PIRATE KING
- Antonio Banderas discusses what attracted him to the project. He also shares his experiences working with Robert Downey Jr., and what he brought to the role of King Rassouli.
THE WICKED DR. MÜDFLY
- I mean, 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.
Finally, be sure to keep up to date on the latest regarding Dolittle by following it on:
- Website: https://www.dolittlethemovie.
- Trailer: https://uni.pictures/
- Facebook: @DolittleMovie (https://www.facebook.com/
- Twitter: @DolittleMovie (https://twitter.com/
- Instagram: @DolittleMovie (https://www.instagram.com/
- Hashtag: #DolittleMovie
DOLITTLE will be available on Digital, 4K Ultra HD™, Blu-ray™ and DVD
STARTING MARCH 24TH (DIGITAL) / APRIL 7TH (EVERYTHING ELSE)!!
Rating: PG for some action, rude humor and brief language
Languages/Subtitles: English, Spanish and French Dolby Digital 5.1
Run Time: 01:41:21