Author Hugh Lofting’s classic character and perennial children’s favorite Dr. Dolittle has a long and impressive history. Since first appearing in 1920, he has went from page to radio to television to the big screen. He’s appeared on stage, in a musical, as an animated series, you name it.
His latest iteration sees the intensely likable Robert Downey, Jr. playing the titular animal-loving character. The first trailer sports a really sweet vibe, a load of creature CGI, and it reveals a really great supporting cast. And of course Downey, Jr. is an automatic plus. But it doesn’t give us much in terms of story and the film has had several notable delays. Let’s hope it’s huge budget delivers more than just pretty visuals.
“Dolittle” lands in theaters January 17th. Check out the trailer below and let me know if you’ll be seeing it or taking a pass.