Dr. John Dolittle (Robert Downey Jr.) is a veterinarian who has the ability to communicate with animals. After his wife, Lily (Kasia Smutniak) dies at sea, Dolittle isolates herself at her home, caring only for animals and refusing to contact or help other human beings. One day, a boy named Tommy Stubbins (Harry Collett) accidentally shoots and injures a squirrel named Kevin (Craig Robinson), and is guided to Dolittle with the help of Polynesia (Polly), the Macaw (Emma Thompson).
Meanwhile, Queen Victoria (Jessie Buckley) sends a message, ordering Dolittle to come to the palace to try to cure her of a deadly disease. After being convinced by Polly that he has to start trying to reconnect with other human beings, Dolittle finally decides to go. Upon arriving at the palace, he learns that the queen was poisoned by a type of flower that was placed in her tea. To be cured, she must eat a fruit from a distant and unknown island. Dolittle, Tommy and the animal crew board, hoping to find a cure, while trying to avoid Dolittle's rival, Dr. Blair Müdfly (Michael Sheen). Dolittle leaves her dog, Jip (Tom Holland) and the stick insect, Sticks, in the queen's room to watch her while he is away. Along the way, Dolittle's boat is attacked by Müdfly, but they manage to escape by attaching a harness to a humpback whale that takes the boat safel
They go to the island where Lily was born. While trying to steal Lily's diary, which details the path to the fruit tree, Dolittle is captured by King Rassouli (Antonio Banderas), his ex-father-in-law, and is locked in a cage with Barry (Ralph Fiennes), a ferocious tiger with psychological problems that only seeks the approval of his mother. When Dolittle is about to be attacked by Barry, Chee-Chee, the gorilla (Rami Malek) invades and knocks out Barry. Dolittle and Stubbins escape, but end up being captured by Müdfly, who destroys his ship. After seeing Dolittle saddened, Rassouli lends him a boat in honor of his daughter.
MAIN CAST OF THE MOVIE DOLITTLE (2020)
Robert Downey Jr. as Dr. John Dolittle
Kasia Smutniak as Lily Dolittle
Harry Collett as Tommy Stubbins
Antonio Banderas as Rassouli
Michael Sheen as Dr. Blair Müdfly
Jim Broadbent as Lord Thomas Badgley
MORE INFOMATION ABOUT DOLITTLE (2020)
On March 20, 2017, it was announced that Robert Downey Jr. would be the star of the Doctor Dolittle's Journey movie. In December 2017, Harry Collett and Jim Broadbent were released. In February 2018, Antonio Banderas and Michael Sheen joined the cast while Tom Holland, Emma Thompson, Ralph Fiennes, and Selena Gomez were cast for the voices of the animals in the film. In March 2018, Kumail Nanjiani, Octavia Spencer, John Cena, Rami Malek, Craig Robinson, Marion Cotillard, Frances de la Tour and Carmen Ejogo joined the cast of voices.
The film was scheduled to be released on April 12, 2019, and will be distributed by Universal Pictures. It was previously scheduled to be released on May 24, 2019, but the studio had to change the date because it was the opening date against Disney, from Star Wars: Episode IX. The launch was postponed to January 17, 2020.
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