History Film / DrDolittle

7th Apr '18 11:00:00 PM JMQwilleran
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* TalkingDownTheSuicidal: In the original film, he tiger Jake is suffering from chronic headaches nausea and double vision. He heads to the top of a tall tower, prepared to end it all, but Dr. Dolittle is summoned to try to talk him down from it. At first it doesn't go so well, as he comes up empty when the tiger asks him to name any famous tigers and the dog Lucky's suggestion of "Tony the cereal tiger" (of Frosted Flakes fame) is decidedly unhelpful. Then he recalls the song "Eye of the Tiger" and how it inspired ''Film/RockyIII'', but his awful off-key rendition of the song causes Jake to say that he's jumping. Finally, he says it simply that he's a doctor and he might be able to help and if not, the tiger can eat both him and Lucky, and this finally convinces Jake.
-->'''Lucky''': Or just him.
-->'''Jake''': Alright. I just hope you're a better doctor than you are a singer.
5th Mar '18 10:12:57 AM ropertroper
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* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Dr. Dolittle. He at first hates animals after he stops talking to them as a child and at times doesn't take Charisse and Maya seriously, but especially Maya, who wants him to like her as a person. In the second film, this continues when he becomes a bit of an OverprotectiveDad to Charisse and snaps at Archie out of frustration at his refusal to cooperate. He still loves his family, though, warms up to animals after a while when he embraces the fact that he can talk to them, convinces the tiger not to commit suicide, is willing to save a rat from what he thinks is death (it's just gas), tries to save an entire forest from being levelled by a logging company, and the reason he snaps at Archie is not only because he won't cooperate, but because Lisa and Charisse are mad at him, he's being pestered by Charisse's annoying boyfriend, Eric, and because if Archie doesn't cooperate, the entire population of the forest won't have anywhere to live, and when it looks like the animals seem to have giving up trying to save the forest, he rallies them to carry on.

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* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Dr. Dolittle. He at first hates animals after he stops talking to them as a child and at times doesn't take Charisse and Maya seriously, but especially Maya, who wants him to like her as a person. In the second film, this continues when he becomes a bit of an OverprotectiveDad to Charisse and snaps at Archie out of frustration at his refusal to cooperate. He still loves his family, though, warms up to animals after a while when he embraces the fact that he can talk to them, convinces the tiger not to commit suicide, is willing to save a rat (who had been a jerkass to him throughout the movie) from what he thinks is death (it's just gas), tries to save an entire forest from being levelled by a logging company, and the reason he snaps at Archie is not only because he won't cooperate, but because Lisa and Charisse are mad at him, he's being pestered by Charisse's annoying boyfriend, Eric, and because if Archie doesn't cooperate, the entire population of the forest won't have anywhere to live, and when it looks like the animals seem to have giving up trying to save the forest, he rallies them to carry on.
5th Mar '18 10:10:10 AM ropertroper
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* AscendedExtra: Charisse had a fairly small part in the first film but is given more focus in the second while Maya, who had a lot more focus in the first film, is DemotedToExtra.



* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: Rodney the guinea pig does not appear and is never mentioned again after the first movie.

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* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: Rodney the guinea pig does not appear and is never mentioned again after the first movie. Given that Guinea pigs have short life spans, he likely died.
20th Jul '17 9:39:08 AM ClintEastwood
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(For the 1967 film starring Rex Harrison, see ''Film/DoctorDolittle''.)

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(For the 1967 film starring Rex Harrison, Creator/RexHarrison, see ''Film/DoctorDolittle''.)
7th Feb '17 8:19:34 PM erforce
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** When the doctor and Lucky the dog are trying to stop a tiger from leaping to his death, they note all of the great tigers. When asked to name one Lucky comes up with Tony the Tiger, while Dolittle points out how Film/{{Rocky}} beat up Creator/MrT after hearing "[[SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic Eye of the Tiger]]".

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** When the doctor and Lucky the dog are trying to stop a tiger from leaping to his death, they note all of the great tigers. When asked to name one Lucky comes up with Tony the Tiger, while Dolittle points out how Film/{{Rocky}} Franchise/{{Rocky}} beat up Creator/MrT after hearing "[[SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic "[[Film/RockyIII Eye of the Tiger]]".
3rd Feb '17 6:51:18 AM axle-k89
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* BigWhat: In ''Dr. Dolittle 2'', the man on the phone early on does an indignant one after John calls him a punk.
3rd Feb '17 2:48:23 AM axle-k89
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** "Why don't you watch where you're going next time, you bonehead!" from the first film. This is the first time Dolittle has udnerstood something an animal has said since his childhood.

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** "Why don't you watch where you're going next time, you bonehead!" from the first film. This is the first time Dolittle has udnerstood understood something an animal has said since his childhood.
22nd Jan '17 8:27:59 PM Mdumas43073
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22nd Jan '17 8:27:14 PM Mdumas43073
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10th Jan '17 3:58:29 AM axle-k89
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* SceneryPorn: ''Dr. Dolittle 2'' starts this way with shots of San Francisco, including one looking up at the Golden Gate Bridge as if travelling along it, and another of part of the city skyline during sunset as the title appears. Some shots of the forest, including the final shot, also look like this.
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