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2020 | 101 min | K-7 | adventure, family, fantasy

Quirky Dr. John Dolittle is a famous doctor and Veterinarian in olden England. After facing great sadness, he has become a loner by locking himself in his mansion with a mixed group of exotic animal friends.

But when the young queen falls seriously ill, an unwilling Dolittle must go in search of a cure across the seas, on a mythical island. The journey becomes a great adventure, and the doctor regains his excitement for life and courage as he discovers new wonderful animals and encounters old enemies.

Directed by Stephen Gaghan. As actors, e.g. Robert Downey Jr, Antonio Banderas and Michael Sheen.

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About the movie


  • biology


  • animal characters
  • humoristic
  • imagination growth
  • intertextual
  • rolemodels
  • succeeding


  • adventure
  • family
  • fantasy


  • based on a book

Age limits

  • K-7


  • Uip

For media educator

The new film version of the vet written by Hugh Lofting relies on the power of humor. There will be a colorful parade of animals that will appeal to little viewers, whose straightforward story alternates between the comic actions of cute animals and various tricky situations. As side plots, the film deals with big themes: overcoming one's own fears and supporting friends in a difficult place.

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