Dolittle is an American adventure, comedy and fantasy film directed by Stephen Gaghan and written by Gaghan and Thomas Shepherd. It is based on the character Doctor Dolittle created by Hugh Lofting, and is based mainly on The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle, second book with stories of the character. Robert Downey Jr. plays the main character. The film's cast includes Antonio Banderas, Michael Sheen and Jim Broadbent in live action roles; along with a cast of voices that includes John Cena, Marion Cotillard, Carmen Ejogo, Ralph Fiennes, Selena Gomez, Tom Holland, Rami Malek, Kumail Nanjiani, Craig Robinson, Octavia Spencer, Emma Thompson, Frances de la Tour and Fernando Cortez

The film premiered on January 17, 2020 and is distributed by Universal Pictures, which makes it the first movie based on Doctor Dolittle that is not distributed by 20th Century Fox.


Robert Downey Jr. as Dr. John Dolittle

Antonio Banderas as Rassouli

Michael Sheen as Mudfly

Harry Collett as Tommy Stubbins

Jim Broadbent

Jessie Buckley


John Cena as Yoshi, a polar bear

Marion Cotillard as Tutu, a fox

Fonseca as Kevin, a squirrel

Carmen Ejogo as Regine, a lioness

Ralph Fiennes as Barry, a tiger

Selena Gomez as Betsy, a giraffe

Tom Holland as Jip, a dog

Rami Malek as Chee-Chee, a gorilla

Kumail Nanjiani as Plimpton, an ostrich

Craig Robinson as Fleming, a mouse

Octavia Spencer as Dab-Dab, a duck

Emma Thompson as Polynesia, a parrot

Frances de la Tour as Ginko-Who-Soars

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