Doctor Dolittle

  • L.B. Abbott, Best Effects, Special Effects, Academy Awards
    Academy Awards
    1967

  • Leslie Bricusse, Best Music, Original Song, Academy Awards
    Academy Awards
    1967

A film by Richard Fleischer

Rex Harrison embodies musical film perfection in 70mm as the kindly animal doctor in Leslie Bricusse’s musical fantasy Doctor Dolittle. He can talk with the animals — in 498 animal dialects.

Dolittle gathers up his friends Matthew Mugg (Anthony Newley) and Emma Fairfax (Samantha Eggar) and heads off on a journey to the South Seas to find the elusive great pink snail and the giant lunar moth. Along the way, the group encounters a succession of bizarre human and animal characters — most notably the legendary pushme-pullyou, an animal so freakish that it compels Albert Blossom (Richard Attenborough) to burst out into the exuberant song, “I’ve Never Seen Anything Like it in My Life.”

 

Technical Information

Production Year
1967

Past Screenings (since April 2nd, 2009)

Saturday, Jul 19, 2014
4:30pm
Saturday, Jul 12, 2014
2:30pm

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