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Universal Pictures: “Dolittle” Official Trailer

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It’s been a long time since I’ve seen the original “Doctor Dolittle” film which starred the great Rex Harrison. That film opened in 1967 so it makes sense that a remake would be done and this new Universal Pictures stars Robert Downey Jr. in the role. Let’s check out the first official trailer for the film.

The Premise: After his wife’s death seven years earlier, the eccentric John Dolittle, famed doctor and veterinarian of Victorian England, hermits himself away behind the high walls of Dolittle Manor with only his menagerie of animals for company. But when Queen Victoria falls gravely ill, a reluctant Dolittle is forced to set sail on an epic adventure to a mythical island in search of a cure, regaining his wit and courage as he crosses old adversaries and encounters wondrous creatures. (c/o Wiki)

The Cast:
Robert Downey Jr. as Dr. John Dolittle
Harry Collett as Tommy Stubbins
Antonio Banderas as Rassoulim
Michael Sheen as Mudfly
Jessie Buckley as Queen Victoria
Ralph Ineson as Arnall Stubbins
Jim Broadbent
Kasia Smutniak
Carmel Laniado as Lady Rose

The Voices:
Emma Thompson as Polynesia, a macaw
Rami Malek as Chee-Chee, a gorilla
John Cena as Yoshi, a polar bear
Kumail Nanjiani as Plimpton, an ostrich
Octavia Spencer as Dab-Dab, a duck
Tom Holland as Jip, a dog
Craig Robinson as Kevin, a squirrel
Ralph Fiennes as Barry, a tiger
Selena Gomez as Betsy, a giraffe
Marion Cotillard as Tutu, a fox
Carmen Ejogo as Regine, a lioness
Frances de la Tour as Ginko-Who-Soars, a dragon

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Piercing Ken Thoughts: Though I don’t often get to the all-ages family films, I have to say that this one looks charming as all get out. I love RDJ in most of the roles he does, but of course my main knowledge of him for the last decade or so has been as Tony Stark/Iron Man in all the Marvel Studios films. The voice cast is strong for this one for sure and maybe I will catch this one and break a superhero trend. What did you think about the trailer? Chime in down below in the comments section and I will see you next time.

Official Film Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dolittle_(film)

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