History Film / DoctorDolittle

4th Apr '16 7:17:06 PM PaulA
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* PerpetualPoverty: The Doctor spends all his money looking after animals. Not helped by the fact that most of his clients are wild animals, who thusly pay him in foodstuffs rather than actual currency.

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* PerpetualPoverty: The Doctor spends all his money looking after animals. Not helped by the fact that most of his clients are wild animals, who thusly pay him in foodstuffs rather than actual currency.
4th Apr '16 7:16:55 PM PaulA
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*** The song itself actually finishes with a few stanzas where Dolittle confesses he still yearns for meat and he hates a lot of the vegetarian food he eats... but his conscience is too strong for him to give up his vegetarian lifestyle, because the distress of his animal friends outweighs his yearning for his old diet.
4th Apr '16 5:03:49 PM WanderingBrowser
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*** The song itself actually finishes with a few stanzas where Dolittle confesses he still yearns for meat and he hates a lot of the vegetarian food he eats... but his conscience is too strong for him to give up his vegetarian lifestyle, because the distress of his animal friends outweighs his yearning for his old diet.



* PerpetualPoverty: The Doctor spends all his money looking after animals.

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* PerpetualPoverty: The Doctor spends all his money looking after animals. Not helped by the fact that most of his clients are wild animals, who thusly pay him in foodstuffs rather than actual currency.
25th Jul '15 7:24:11 PM tromag
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* HollywoodNatives: The inhabitants of Sea Star Island initially appear to fit this trope, but it turns out to be a deliberate subversion. They are, in fact, highly educated and cultured, fluent in multiple languages, and only detain newcomers because of bad experiences with explorers. Granted, they plan to kill Doolittle's party for bringing bad fortune, but even that's done in strict accordance with their established laws.
25th Jun '15 12:25:52 PM MarcusSmiter
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'''Dolittle''': Nonsense. Flounders have survived for millions of years.\\
'''Matt''': Yes, ''under'' the water!

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'''Dolittle''': Nonsense. Flounders have Flounder is a wonderful little fish, survived for millions of years.\\
'''Matt''': Yes, ''under'' Hah! Aye, ''below'' the water!surface!
19th May '15 7:05:05 PM PaulA
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The film had a TroubledProduction, with hundreds of animals to wrangle, location shooting troubles, and Harrison throwing his weight around. Producer Arthur P. Jacobs even had a heart attack during production (but was happy to get another pet project of his, ''PlanetOfTheApes'', greenlit by the studio). It was a critical and popular flop, but managed to score two UsefulNotes/{{Academy Award}}s, for Original Song ("Talk to the Animals") and Special Effects.

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The film had a TroubledProduction, with hundreds of animals to wrangle, location shooting troubles, and Harrison throwing his weight around. Producer Arthur P. Jacobs even had a heart attack during production (but was happy to get another pet project of his, ''PlanetOfTheApes'', ''Film/{{Planet of the Apes|1968}}'', greenlit by the studio). It was a critical and popular flop, but managed to score two UsefulNotes/{{Academy Award}}s, for Original Song ("Talk to the Animals") and Special Effects.



(For the EddieMurphy films, see ''Film/DrDolittle''.)

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(For the EddieMurphy Creator/EddieMurphy films, see ''Film/DrDolittle''.)
19th May '15 5:07:22 PM nombretomado
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The film had a TroubledProduction, with hundreds of animals to wrangle, location shooting troubles, and Harrison throwing his weight around. Producer Arthur P. Jacobs even had a heart attack during production (but was happy to get another pet project of his, ''PlanetOfTheApes'', greenlit by the studio). It was a critical and popular flop, but managed to score two {{Academy Award}}s, for Original Song ("Talk to the Animals") and Special Effects.

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The film had a TroubledProduction, with hundreds of animals to wrangle, location shooting troubles, and Harrison throwing his weight around. Producer Arthur P. Jacobs even had a heart attack during production (but was happy to get another pet project of his, ''PlanetOfTheApes'', greenlit by the studio). It was a critical and popular flop, but managed to score two {{Academy UsefulNotes/{{Academy Award}}s, for Original Song ("Talk to the Animals") and Special Effects.
6th Jan '15 2:00:10 PM margdean56
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* DogsAreDumb: Averted with Doolittle's dog Jip, whose excellent sense of smell provides a wonderful navigation system aboard the Flounder.

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* DogsAreDumb: Averted with Doolittle's Dolittle's dog Jip, whose excellent sense of smell provides a wonderful navigation system aboard the Flounder.



** Emma "Fred" Fairfax has one of these, about how she wants to escape the strictures of being a lady in 1845 England. Gets double points because it starts as being about another desire--the fact that she'd like to kill Doolittle.
* JerkAss: General Bellows is cruel to animals, has a blowhard personality, and [[spoiler: tries to get Doolittle committed to the madhouse.]]

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** Emma "Fred" Fairfax has one of these, about how she wants to escape the strictures of being a lady in 1845 England. Gets double points because it starts as being about another desire--the fact that she'd like to kill Doolittle.
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* JerkAss: General Bellows is cruel to animals, has a blowhard personality, and [[spoiler: tries to get Doolittle Dolittle committed to the madhouse.]]



* YouNoTakeCandle: Doolittle initially addresses a native of Sea Star Island this way, until he learns the man speaks fluent English.

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* YouNoTakeCandle: Doolittle Dolittle initially addresses a native of Sea Star Island this way, until he learns the man speaks fluent English.
30th Sep '14 7:02:52 PM PaulA
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* HypocriticalHumor: During "The Reluctant Vegetarian," we see Matthew Mugg agreeing that "meat is very unhealthy for you"--while chowing down on sausage.
** Also: "If I weren't late for my fox hunt, I'd report you for cruelty to animals."

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* HypocriticalHumor: HypocriticalHumor:
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During "The Reluctant Vegetarian," we see Matthew Mugg agreeing that "meat is very unhealthy for you"--while chowing down on sausage.
** Also: "If I weren't late for my fox hunt, I'd report you for cruelty to animals."



* IWantSong: "Talk to the Animals"

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* IWantSong: IWantSong:
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"Talk to the Animals"Animals" for Dolittle.
30th Sep '14 7:53:55 AM EnglishGuruLady
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* BigEater: Magistrate General Bellows. According to his dog Rufus, he regularly enjoys meals that include things like four helpings of roast pheasant, two helpings of boiled trout, and six large portions of blackberry pie with whipped cream.



* CatsAreMean: Averted. We rarely see Doolittle interacting with cats, but in "Like Animals," he makes it clear their "affection is plain."



* DecisionDarts: How they choose to visit the floating island. The idea is to open an atlas to a random page, close your eyes, and then jab a pin randomly.

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* DecisionDarts: How they choose to visit the floating island. The idea is to open an atlas to a random page, close your eyes, and then jab a pin randomly.randomly.
* DefrostingIceQueen: Emma Fairfax starts out hating the doctor's guts. Thanks to Matthew (and his singing) she warms up considerably.
* DogsAreDumb: Averted with Doolittle's dog Jip, whose excellent sense of smell provides a wonderful navigation system aboard the Flounder.



** Also: "I weren't late for my fox hunt, I'd report you for cruelty to animals."

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** Also: "I "If I weren't late for my fox hunt, I'd report you for cruelty to animals."



** Emma "Fred" Fairfax has one of these, about how she wants to escape the strictures of being a lady in 1845 England. Gets double points because it starts as being about another desire--the fact that she'd like to kill Doolittle.

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** Emma "Fred" Fairfax has one of these, about how she wants to escape the strictures of being a lady in 1845 England. Gets double points because it starts as being about another desire--the fact that she'd like to kill Doolittle. Doolittle.
* JerkAss: General Bellows is cruel to animals, has a blowhard personality, and [[spoiler: tries to get Doolittle committed to the madhouse.]]


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* SugarAndIcePersonality: Emma Fairfax again. She can be quite amiable to her companions but sometimes behaves like the snobbish lady she claims she doesn't want to be.
* TagalongKid: Tommy Stubbins. This seems to be his only purpose throughout much of the film.
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