The fun first trailer, and poster, for the upcoming Dolittle with Robert Downey Jr. playing the titular role. His accent does seem that he is channelling Rex Harrison with his accent. A sort of upper class English but lost somewhere in the Atlantic.
It is a fun trailer but the film could be a little scary for younger children compared to the versions of the film that have come before. This could be due to the film being “a vivid reimagining of the classic tale” whatever that means. It doesn’t look amazing, but then again it doesn’t have the feel of a turkey strapped with semtex
After losing his wife seven years earlier, 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.
The doctor is joined on his quest by a young, self-appointed apprentice and a raucous coterie of animal friends, including an anxious gorilla, an enthusiastic but bird-brained duck, a bickering duo of a cynical ostrich and an upbeat polar bear and a headstrong parrot, who serves as Dolittle’s most trusted advisor and confidante.