Doctor Dolittle [VHS] [VHS Tape] [1967] | New

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Rex Harrison, although not at all like the portly man described in Hugh Lofting’s charming series of children’s stories, is sheer perfection as the kindly animal doctor in Leslie Bricusse’s musical fantasy Doctor Dolittle. Sadly, Harrison is the only thing nearing perfection in this overstuffed and over-mounted fiasco that nearly brought down 20th Century Fox. Considered a lunatic because he can converse 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.” Incredibly, the film was nominated for a Best Picture Oscar in 1967.
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Features

  • Actors: Rex Harrison, Samantha Eggar, Anthony Newley, Richard Attenborough, Peter Bull
  • Directors: Richard Fleischer
  • Writers: Hugh Lofting, Leslie Bricusse
  • Producers: Arthur P. Jacobs, Mort Abrahams
  • Format: Closed-captioned, Color, NTSC
  • Rated: G – General Audience
  • Number of tapes: 1
  • Studio: Fox Home Entertainment
  • VHS Release Date: June 1, 1994
  • Run Time: 152 minutes

Overview

Rex Harrison, although not at all like the portly man described in Hugh Lofting’s charming series of children’s stories, is sheer perfection as the kindly animal doctor in Leslie Bricusse’s musical fantasy Doctor Dolittle. Sadly, Harrison is the only thing nearing perfection in this overstuffed and over-mounted fiasco that nearly brought down 20th Century Fox. Considered a lunatic because he can converse 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.” Incredibly, the film was nominated for a Best Picture Oscar in 1967.

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Weight 6.08 oz
Dimensions 7.32 x 4.19 x 1.12 in
Condition

New

Brand

Actors

Rex Harrison, Samantha Eggar, Anthony Newley, Richard Attenborough, Peter Bull

Directors

Richard Fleischer

Writers

Hugh Lofting, Leslie Bricusse

Producers

Arthur P. Jacobs, Mort Abrahams

Format

Closed-captioned, Color, NTSC

Rated

G – General Audience

Number of tapes

1

Studio

Fox Home Entertainment

VHS Release Date

June 1, 1994

Run Time

152 minutes