Doctor Dolittle Poster

Release Date: December 19th, 1967

G|2 hr 32 min

Plot Summary
Dr. John Dolittle (Rex Harrison) lives in a small English village where he specializes in caring for and verbally communicating with animals. When Dr. Dolittle is unjustly sent to an insane asylum for freeing a lovesick seal from captivity, his animals and two closest human friends, Matthew Mugg (Anthony Newley) and Tommy Stubbins (William Dix), liberate him. Afterward, they join Emma Fairfax (Samantha Eggar) and set out by boat to find a famed and elusive creature: the Great Pink Sea Snail.

Cast: Rex Harrison, Samantha Eggar, Anthony Newley, Richard Attenborough, Peter Bull, Geoffrey Holder, William Dix, Portia Nelson

Director: Richard Fleischer

Genres: Musical, Family

Production Co: 20th Century Fox, APJAC Productions

Distributors: 20th Century Fox, CBS/Fox

Keywords: Doctor, Small town, Amusing, Lighthearted, Quest, Underdog, Friend, Love, Friendship, England


Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical
Nominated Cinematography
Nominated Film Editing
Nominated Best Original Song - Motion Picture
Nominated Art Direction
Nominated Best Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical
Nominated Music (Original Music Score)
Nominated Best Picture
Winner Best Performance By an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Winner Special Visual Effects
Nominated Sound
Nominated Music (Scoring of Music -- Adaptation or Treatment)
Nominated Best Original Score - Motion Picture
Winner Music (Song)