The Voyage of Doctor Dolittle—the major motion picture starring Robert Downey Jr.—soars into theaters on April 12, 2019!
Discover the world of Doctor Dolittle with three stories from the beloved children’s series!
In Doctor Dolittle’s Circus, the doctor realizes he needs money to pay off a voyage to Africa. He joins a circus with the pushmi-pullyu as his attraction. He enlightens a circus owner who cares little for animals, fights against the practice of fox hunting, and helps other creatures in this charming story.
In Doctor Dolittle’s Caravan, Doctor Dolittle meets Pippinella, a very special canary who can sing. When he hears her for the first time, the doctor creates a “Canary Opera” (using canaries and other bird species as well), based on her life story. This opera, jointly composed by both the Doctor and Pippinella, becomes an overwhelming success in London.
And in Doctor Dolittle and the Green Canary, Pippinella tells her story to Doctor Dolittle in her own words!
Hugh Lofting (January 1886–September 1947) was a British author who created the beloved and timeless character of Doctor Dolittle. His stories have inspired several major motion pictures over the last sixty years, and many household names—including Rex Harrison, Eddie Murphy, and Robert Downey Jr.—have taken on the titular role. He is also the author of several other books for children.