Robert Downey Jr- Dr. John Dolittle
Harry Collett- Tommy Stubbins
Emma Thompson- Poly (voice)
Tom Holland- Jip (Voice)
Robert Downey Jr. brings the quirky physician that talks to animals to the big screen in the new family film “Dolittle”.
Dr. John Dolittle (Downey Jr.) is a very unique physician, he treats animals and is able to communicate with them, he talks with animals. The Queen of England rewarded the doctor with an estate where he could live and treat his menagerie of patients. Dolittle doesn’t have an assistant per say, he has a parrot named Poly that helps him and keeps the animals in line. John met his sole mate in a global explorer named Lily (Kasia Smutniak) whom he married and moved her into the estate.
Lily left for an around the word adventure only to have her ship capsize, but in the final moments she sends Poly back to John with her wedding ring. Dolittle gets the ring and knows Lily is gone. Dr. Dolittle becomes a recluse and shuts down his practice and only living with his animals and avoiding humans. That is until the Queen of England is stricken with a mysterious illness and Lady Rose (Carmel Laniado) seeks out the only doctor the Queen trusts…. Dolittle.