Robert Downey, Jr. has transitioned from a superhero who likes to hear himself talk to a literary classic who talks to the animals. Dolittle hits the big screen this weekend. The star-studded cast also includes Rami Malek, Octavia Spencer, John Cena, Emma Thompson, Antonio Banderas, Jim Broadbent, Tom Holland, Ralph Fiennes, and Selena Gomez.
"After losing his wife, the eccentric Dr. John Dolittle, famed doctor and veterinarian of Queen Victoria's England, hermits himself away behind the high walls of Dolittle Manor with only his menagerie of exotic animals for company. But when the young queen falls gravely ill, a reluctant Dolittle is forced to set sail on an epic adventure to a mythical island in search of a cure, regaining his wit and courage as he crosses old adversaries and discovers wondrous creatures."
Make sure you read the books by Hugh Lofting that inspired the movie!
Doctor Dolittle: Vol. 1: The Complete Collection (three novels in one)
The Story of Doctor Dolittle (book-on-CD)
The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle (Newbery winner)