Doctor Dolittle (1967)
Get ready for the wildest adventure of a lifetime in the most ambitious musical production ever brought to film. Earning a 1967 Academy Award nomination for Best Picture, this dazzling fantasy turns both ordinary and exotic animals into talking, dancing and singing sensations. Rex Harrison is unforgettable in this inspiring adaptation of Hugh Lofting’s classic stories. Step into the English country home of the good doctor as he performs remarkable treatments on the wildest variety of patients you could imagine. Discover his secret cures and watch with wide-eyed excitement as he and his four-legged, fine-feathered friends charm their way into your heart!
I really liked the new version of “Doctor Dolittle” with Eddie Murphy, but I never knew that there was an original made all the way back in 1967. Soon after the video started, I was no longer surprised that it had been nominated for best picture. This version is a musical, and I almost like it better that way. Rex Harrison does a magnificent job acting with all of the animals, and even though there are no special effects, it really does seem like he is talking directly to the animals; he sings really well also. This video has really earned the right to be called a classic. I suggest the original “Doctor Dolittle” to everyone.