|Writers:||Nat Mauldin and Larry Levin|
|Director of Photography:|| Russell Boyd|
|Production Designer:||William Elliott|
|Producers:|| John Davis, Joseph M. Singer and David T. Friendly|
|20th Century Fox; PG–13; 85 minutes|
|Cast:||Eddie Murphy, Ossie Davis, Oliver Platt and Kristen Wilson|
|With the Voices of:|| Norm MacDonald, Albert Brooks, Chris Rock, Reni Santoni, John Leguizamo, Ellen DeGeneres and Paul Reubens. |
|Based on the "Doctor Dolittle" stories by Hugh Lofting|
This delightful rendition of the Doctor Dolittle story, last seen as a Broadway play and a 1954 film, features Eddie Murphy as a mild-mannered people doctor who rediscovers his natural ability to talk to the animals (DeGeneres plays Dolittle's canine buddy from boyhood), a talent he attempts to hide from his family and colleagues. Murphy plays the straight man; it's the motley crew of animals who do the wisecracking here. Among the four-legged and feathered creatures Dolittle befriends: a dog (McDonald), a raccoon (Reubens), his daughter's guinea pig (Rock) and a tiger (Brooks).
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