Robert Downey Jr. electrifies one of literature’s most enduring characters
in a vivid reimagining of the classic tale of the man who could talk to
animals. After losing his wife seven years earlier, the eccentric Dr. John
Dolittle (Downey) hermits himself away behind the high walls of Dolittle
Manor with only his menagerie of exotic animals for company. But when the
young Queen Victoria falls gravely ill, Dolittle, joined by his animal
friends, is forced to set sail on an epic adventure, regaining his wit and
courage as he crosses old adversaries and discovers wondrous creatures.