In Washington State a Stay at Home order was just initiated by our governor. Like the rest of the country, schools are closed and social distancing is strongly recommended. Families everywhere are struggling with how to keep their kids entertained (and educated). I am sure I am not alone with screen time restrictions being loosened or forgone all together. We are watching movies, streaming educational (and not) shows on Netflix, playing video games together, and interspersing that with time outdoor activities, cooking/baking together, board games and more! We are doing whatever we can to stay sane and healthy during this time.
It’s fun to dive into a movie and transport ourselves to another world. We received an advanced copy of Dolittle and my kids really enjoyed it! The movie, from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, is now available on Digital TODAY for your own family to enjoy! The 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand on versions will be available on April 7, 2020.
Dolittle stars Robert Downey Jr. as well as an all-star cast of voice talents including Emma Thompson, Selena Gomez, John Cena, Tom Holland and more. Here’s a quick synopsis of the movie:
“After losing his wife, he hermits himself away behind the high wall of his manor but is forced to set sail on an epic adventure when the queen falls gravely ill. Helping Dolittle in search of a rare cure are his rambunctious animal friends—including Chee-Chee, an anxious, self-conscious gorilla; Dab-Dab, an enthusiastic but bird-brained duck; the bickering duo of cynical, neurotic ostrich Plimpton and chilly-but-chill polar bear Yoshi; as well as a headstrong parrot named Polynesia.”
You can watch the movie trailer below:
BONUS FEATURES ON 4K Ultra Hd™, BLU-RAY™, DVD and digital:
- TALK TO THE ANIMALS – Dolittle is surrounded by a motley cast of characters. Take a peek at all the fun the cast had giving each of the animals their unique voice.
- ROBERT DOWNEY JR. & HARRY: MENTOR AND MENTEE – Acting opposite a legendary actor like Robert Downey Jr. can be an intimidating experience, but Harry Collett handled it like a pro. See the unique bond the two actors formed on-set, and how Downey took the film’s young co-star under his wing.
- BECOMING THE GOOD DOCTOR – See the process of how this team of talented artists brought this film to life, and how Robert Downey Jr. transformed into the iconic Dolittle.
- ANTONIO BANDERAS: PIRATE KING – Antonio Banderas discusses what attracted him to the project, his experiences working with Robert Downey Jr., and what he brought to the role of King Rassouli.
- THE WICKED DR. MÜDFLY- Who is the nefarious villain Dr. Blair Müdfly? Michael Sheen dives into his character’s motivations for being Dolittle’s foil.
- A MOST UNUSUAL HOUSE – It takes a special home to accommodate humans and animals alike. Explore the unique rooms and modifications that allow Dolittle to house anyone or anything – big or small.