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Doctor Dolittle (1998)

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This post has the most up-to-date information on Doctor Dolittle as we continuously monitor the news. Below you will find everything you need to know, including cast, release date, rating, runtime, movie budget and, box office results.

Doctor Dolittle is an comedy movie directed by Betty Thomas and starring Eddie Murphy, Ossie Davis, Oliver Platt and Peter Boyle and Richard Schiff. The movie was written by Hugh Lofting (stories), Nat Mauldin (screenplay). The film has a $71 million budget with a 85-minute running time. Doctor Dolittle currently has a 5.4 IMDb rating, based on 84107 and 46 Metascore on Metacritic. The movie is rated PG-13.

release date for Doctor Dolittle

Doctor Dolittle release date

When does Doctor Dolittle come out in theaters?

The official theatrical release date for Doctor Dolittle (1998)is June 22, 1998.

When will Doctor Dolittle be released on DVD, Blu-ray and Digital?

Doctor Dolittle DVD/Blu-ray release date is N/A. The estimated DVD release date is N/A. The movie has been out for around since its theatrical release. DVD and Blu-ray releases typically come out 12-16 weeks after the theatrical premiere.

Digital HD from Amazon Video and iTunes will be available 1-2 weeks before the Blu-ray, DVD, and 4K releases – sometime in N/A. Dates do change so check back often as the release approaches. We will update this page with more details as they become available.

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Doctor Dolittle budget

How much did Doctor Dolittle cost to make?

$71,000,000 budget

The movie cost $71 million to make.

Doctor Dolittle movie poster

Doctor Dolittle rating

PG-13 Rated

Doctor Dolittle is rated PG-13. Parents are urged to be cautious. Some material may be inappropriate for pre-teenagers (under 13).

Doctor Dolittle reviews

5.4 IMDb 46 Metascore

The movie currently has a 5.4 of out 10 IMDb rating and 46 Metascore on Metacritic. We will continue to add and update review scores.

Doctor Dolittle trailer

Doctor Dolittle plot summary

What is Doctor Dolittle about?

A successful physician and devoted family man, John Dolittle seems to have the world by the tail, until a long suppressed talent he possessed as a child, the ability to communicate with animals is suddenly reawakened with a vengeance! Now every creature within squawking distance wants the good doctor’s advice, unleashing an outrageous chain of events that turns his world upside down!

Synopsis from IMDb A doctor discovers that he can communicate with animals.

The running times are based on US timings only and all times are rounded off to the nearest minute. Other countries may have different running lengths. Theatrical releases running times differ due to the counting of frames from the first frame to the last frame of any credits.

Doctor Dolittle cast

Who is in Doctor Dolittle?

Eddie Murphy in Doctor Dolittle Eddie Murphy as Dr. John Dolittle
Ossie Davis in Doctor Dolittle Ossie Davis as Archer Dolittle
Oliver Platt in Doctor Dolittle Oliver Platt as Dr. Mark Weller
Peter Boyle in Doctor Dolittle Peter Boyle as Calloway
Richard Schiff in Doctor Dolittle Richard Schiff as Dr. Gene Reiss

Doctor Dolittle box Office

How much did Doctor Dolittle make?

$294,456,605 worldwide

The film has made over $294 million worldwide at the box office. This does not include the DVD, Blu-ray and digital sales.

Doctor Dolittle details

Theatrical Release Date: June 22, 1998
DVD & Blu-ray Release Date: N/A
Film Budget: $71 million
Box Office: $294 million
Length: 85 minutes
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Language: English

Doctor Dolittle facts

How long is Doctor Dolittle?

The movie is 85 minutes long (1 hour and 25 minutes).

What year did Doctor Dolittle come out?

The movie is out on June 22, 1998. The movie has been out for .

Who is the lead actor in the movie?

Eddie Murphy plays as Dr. John Dolittle.

Who is the director of Doctor Dolittle?

Betty Thomas directed the movie.

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Harper Wolfei
Harper Wolfei
Harper Wolfei, a writer and avid entertainment fan, has been actively involved in the film industry for the past 4 years. His particular interest lies in sci-fi and action movies.


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