History Film / DoctorDolittle

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. Dolittle. * 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: ** 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: ** "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 "Fred" Fairfax has one of these, about how she wants again. She can be quite amiable to escape her companions but sometimes behaves like the strictures of being a snobbish lady in 1845 England. Gets double points because it starts as being about another desire--the fact that she'd like she claims she doesn't want to kill Doolittle. be. * TagalongKid: Tommy Stubbins. This seems to be his only purpose throughout much of the film.
30th Sep '14 7:44:40 AM EnglishGuruLady
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* YouNoTakeCandle: Doolittle initially addresses a native of Sea Star Island this way, until he learns the man speaks fluent English.
30th Sep '14 7:43:31 AM EnglishGuruLady
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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.
7th Jul '14 10:17:04 PM PaulA
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''Doctor Dolittle'' is a 1967 film musical based on the Literature/DoctorDolittle books by Creator/HughLofting. It starred Creator/RexHarrison in the title role and Anthony Newley as his sidekick Matthew Mugg. Script, songs and score were written by LeslieBricusse.
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''Doctor Dolittle'' is a 1967 film musical based on the Literature/DoctorDolittle books by Creator/HughLofting. It starred Creator/RexHarrison in the title role and Anthony Newley as his sidekick Matthew Mugg. Script, songs and score were written by LeslieBricusse. Music/LeslieBricusse.
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