The adventures of veterinarian John Dolittle, who can "talk to the animals", in his ongoing battle with pirate Sam Scurvy.
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Lennie Weinrib ...  Sam Scurvy 11 episodes, 1970
Hal Smith ...  Tommy Stubbins 11 episodes, 1970
Robert Towers ...  Various Animals 11 episodes, 1970
Don Messick ...  Various Animals 11 episodes, 1970
Bob Holt ...  Dr. John Dolittle 11 episodes, 1970
Robbie Falloon Robbie Falloon ...  Grasshopper 10 episodes, 1970
Annadell Annadell ...  Grasshopper 10 episodes, 1970
Colin Johnson Colin Johnson ...  Grasshopper 10 episodes, 1970
Mike Sherwood Mike Sherwood ...  Grasshopper 10 episodes, 1970
Glyn Nelson Glyn Nelson ...  Grasshopper 10 episodes, 1970
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Dr. John Dolittle and his 14-year-old ward Tommy find themselves constantly doing battle with evil pirate Sam Scurvy. Dolittle possesses the ability to communicate with animals. With this power, Scurvy would be able to use the animal kingdom to rule the world, so he constantly torments Dolittle in an attempt to learn Dolittle's secret. The Grasshoppers are a rock-and-roll band that frequently assists Dolittle. Written by Marty McKee <mmckee@soltec.net>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 September 1970 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

As Aventuras do Doutor Dolittle See more »

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Runtime:

(17 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Referenced in Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994) See more »

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Talk to the Animals
Lyrics and Music by Leslie Bricusse
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Cool for a kid, silly for an adult
30 September 2006 | by hankman1See all my reviews

This was one of those cartoons that do NOT play on both child and adult levels. Unlike the Hugh Lofting books or even the Rex Harrison movie, this was 100 percent played for laughs.

I liked it in seventh grade. And frankly, I would still rate it closer to the original than that hip Eddie Murphy version.

I didn't like the villain, though. The name Sam Scurvy implies a pirate, but he wears the fedora and pinstripes of a 1920s Chicago gangster.

A better ongoing villain, truer to the times, would have been a 19th century capitalist out after the secret, as if there were one, and we could contrast his materialism with the Good Doctor's more philosophical and compassionate side.

But I forgot. That would have required playing on the adult level, as well.


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