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Dr. Dolittle: Tail to the Chief (2008)

PG | | Comedy, Family | Video 4 March 2008
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Maya Dolittle, who can talk to animals like her father, is placed on special assignment by the President of the United States of America.

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Craig Shapiro

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Matt Lieberman, Hugh Lofting (based upon the "Dr. Dolittle" stories by) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kyla Pratt ... Maya Dolittle
Peter Coyote ... President Sterling
Malcolm Stewart ... Chief Dorian
Niall Matter ... Cole Fletcher
Elise Gatien ... Courtney Sterling
Karen Holness ... Lisa Dolittle
Christine Chatelain ... Selma
Kwesi Ameyaw ... Prince Tharoor
Stephanie Belding ... Doris Park-Weaver
Christopher Gaze Christopher Gaze ... Academic #1
Andrew McIlroy Andrew McIlroy ... Academic #2
Kirsten Kilburn Kirsten Kilburn ... Co-Ed
Adam Thomas ... Frat Boy
Jason Griffith ... Guard (as Jase-Anthony Griffith)
Alex Kliner Alex Kliner ... Janitor
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Maya Dolittle, who can talk to animals like her father, is placed on special assignment by the President of the United States of America.

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Comedy | Family

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for brief mild language and some rude behavior | See all certifications »
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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

4 March 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dr Dolittle First Dog See more »

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Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)
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Color:

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1.78 : 1
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Eddie Murphy was considered to have a cameo in this film, but never went ahead See more »

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A spectacularly lacklustre movie.
23 April 2008 | by ajcstevensonSee all my reviews

This movie was bad enough for me to want to come onto IMDb and submit my debut review, so here it is: When faced with a family comedy, you'd hope that at least one member of the family audience would laugh a few times. At least. Unfortunately, only two or three times during this movie was there an attempt at humour just funny enough to ALMOST make me smile, or indeed to make the five and seven year olds I watched this movie with almost lift out of the stupor they were thrown into by the horrifying monotony that was Dr. Dolittle: Tail to the Chief. At these moments of near-humour, I would hope that perhaps the movie was improving, but then my foolish optimism would fizzle out again as the movie sank back into its dreary dialogue and dull acting. Of course, the acting isn't something that would be such a big importance in this kind of movie, but here it is so terrible that it is one of the straws that broke the camel's back. I believe this was the fourth film in a series. That fact alone speaks volumes. It was boring in almost every respect and not worth anybody's money or time.


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