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Dolittle (also referred to as The Voyage of Doctor Dolittle) is a 2020 American fantasy adventure film directed by Stephen Gaghan from a screenplay by Gaghan, Dan Gregor, and Doug Mand, based on a story by Thomas Shepherd. A reboot of the original Doctor Dolittle film and its modern comedy counterparts, the film is based on the titular character created by Hugh Lofting, and primarily inspired by The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle, the author’s second Doctor Dolittle book. Robert Downey Jr. stars as the title character, alongside Antonio Banderas and Michael Sheen in live action roles, and a voice cast including Emma Thompson, Rami Malek, John Cena, Kumail Nanjiani, Octavia Spencer, Tom Holland, Craig Robinson, Ralph Fiennes, Selena Gomez, and Marion Cotillard.
The project was announced in March 2017 with Downey Jr. set to star, and the rest of the cast joined over the following year. Filming began in March 2018 and lasted through June, taking place around the United Kingdom. The film underwent three weeks of reshoots in the spring of 2019, under the supervision of Jonathan Liebesman and Chris McKay, after initial test screenings yielded poor results.
Dolittle was theatrically released in the United States on January 17, 2020, by Universal Pictures. The film received generally negative reviews from critics, citing stale humor and an incoherent story. Having grossed $204 million worldwide, it is currently the second highest-grossing film of 2020 but against a production budget of $175 million, it was estimated to lose $50–$100 million.
Directed by Stephen Gaghan
Story by Thomas Shepherd
Robert Downey Jr.
Music by Danny Elfman
Distributed by Universal Pictures
January 17, 2020 (United States)