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Doctor Dolittle (Character)

Doctor John Dolittle is the central character of a series of children's books by Hugh Lofting starting with the 1920 The Story of Doctor Dolittle. He is a doctor who shuns human patients in favour of animals, with whom he can speak in their own languages. He later becomes a naturalist, using his abilities to speak with animals to better understand nature and the history of the world.

Doctor Dolittle first saw light in the author's illustrated letters to children, written from the trenches during World War I when actual news, he later said, was either too horrible or too dull. The stories are set in early Victorian England, where Doctor John Dolittle lives in the fictional village of Puddleby-on-the-Marsh in the West Country.

Doctor Dolittle has a few close human friends, including Tommy Stubbins and Matthew Mugg, the Cats'-Meat Man. The animal team includes Polynesia (a parrot), Gub-Gub (a pig), Jip (a dog), Dab-Dab (a duck), Chee-Chee (a monkey), Too-Too (an owl), the Pushmi-pullyu, and a White Mouse later named simply "Whitey".

List of Doctor Dolittle Films

Film Date released
Doctor Dolittle December 19, 1967
Dr. Dolittle June 26, 1998
Dr. Dolittle 2 June 22, 2001
Dr. Dolittle 3 April 25, 2006
Tail to the Chief March 4, 2008
Million Dollar Mutts May 19, 2009
Doctor Dolittle films

Doctor DolittleDr. DolittleDr. Dolittle 2Dr. Dolittle 3Tail to the ChiefMillion Dollar Mutts

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