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Dr. Dolittle 2 (2001)

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Dolittle must save a forest and a bear's life.

Director:

Steve Carr

Writers:

Hugh Lofting (Doctor Dolittle stories), Larry Levin
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Eddie Murphy ... Dr. John Dolittle
Kristen Wilson ... Lisa Dolittle
Raven-Symoné ... Charisse Dolittle
Kyla Pratt ... Maya Dolittle
Lil' Zane Lil' Zane ... Eric
Denise Dowse ... Secretary
James Avery ... Eldon (as James L. Avery)
Elayn J. Taylor ... Eldon's Wife
Andy Richter ... Eugene Wilson
Kevin Pollak ... Riley / Alligator
Victor Raider-Wexler ... Judge B. Duff
Jeffrey Jones ... Joe Potter
Mark Griffin ... Logger / Nature Show Narrator
Ken Hudson Campbell ... Animal Control Officer / Dog / Animal Groupie #3 / Forest Animal (voice) (as Ken Campbell)
Anne Stedman ... Woman
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Storyline

Dr. John Dolittle the beloved doctor is back, but this time around he plays cupid to bumbling circus bear Archie as he's so smitten by a Pacific Western bear female, Ava. Dr. Dolittle must help a group of forest creatures to save their forest. But with the aid of his mangy, madcap animal friends, Dr. Dolittle must teach Archie the ways of true romance in time to save his species and his home before their habit is gone. So John held a meeting for every animal in the forest to not give up without a fight no matter what kind of animal expression they have and everyone agrees to do it and save their home. Written by Anthony Pereyra {hypersonic91@yahoo.com}

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The Doctor Is Back! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Family | Fantasy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for language and crude humor | See all certifications »

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Details

Official Sites:

Fox

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 June 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

DR2 See more »

Filming Locations:

Alpine Lake, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$70,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$25,037,039, 24 June 2001

Gross USA:

$112,952,899

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$176,104,344
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Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Generally, when a large variety of animals appear in a scene together, like the animals rallying in the woods, the individual species were filmed separately using a technique called motion control. A camera was set up and ran continuously as animals of each species were brought into the scene and placed on their mark by a trainer, then removed so that the next species could be set into position. When editing was complete the scene appears as if the camera was merely panning a single area filled with all manner of wildlife, standing in harmony at their union meeting. See more »

Goofs

When Dr. Dolittle visits the "God Beaver", it offers him a fish from its store. Beavers are herbivores, they don't eat fish. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Dolittle: [Archie burps] Hey! Don't you dare throw up on me!
Archie: [Groaning] Ooh! That's not where it's gonna come out. Ooh!
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Crazy Credits

At the end of the movie, besides the music, some of the animals have some small extra parts during the credits. See more »

Connections

Followed by Dr. Dolittle: Tail to the Chief (2008) See more »

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(Don't Wanna) Hear About Love
Written by Curt Sobel and Gary Schreiner
Performed by Katie Mac
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User Reviews

amazing!
16 September 2001 | by mattkratzSee all my reviews

I have always thought that Eddie Murphy was pretty funny. Here, he outdoes himself, especially his role from the original. There is more plot for him to work with, and most of his "animal conversations" occur with a circus bear he needs to release into the wild to mate with a female bear of the same species. This will save both the bear type and the forest at the same time, as the bad guys want to tear down the forest. I thought this was a refreshingly funny film, with more emphasis on clean humor and plot and less on Eddie Murphy's schtick. Overall, I think it worked. It was a good movie for the entire family to see, and I think everyone will like it.

*** out of ****


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