Get ready to talk to the animals with over 40 of the best and funniest quotes from Dolittle, the 2020 film starring Robert Downey Jr.!
Quotes from Robert Downey Jr.’s Dolittle
In a time where people thought of animals as only food, possessions or sport, this boy felt quite differently. -Polynesia the Macaw
He’s a very odd boy. -Mr. Stubbins
If you let humans in too close, you’ll get hurt worse than if you never let them in at all. -Jip the Dog
I am not a prisoner of fear. -Chee-Chee the Gorilla
A gorilla, answering the door. Just as the queen said. -Lady Rose
I should never have let you go. -John Dolittle
Sorry, Doc. Guess I’m scared of kids, too. -Chee-Chee the Gorilla
I don’t own anybody. -John Dolittle
Of course. An accidental firing upon. Humans never change. -John Dolittle
I’m too beautiful to die. -Kevin the Squirrel
If I die, I swear I will haunt this house. -Kevin
Revenge! -Kevin the Squirrel
Look at that. It just rolls off my back. -Dab-Dab the Duck
You’re talking out of your tailfeathers. -John Dolittle
Try not to shoot anything on your way home. -John Dolittle
Today’s gonna be a good day. I’m going to do nothing. -Plimpton the Ostrich
Kick back and enjoy the ride. -John Dolittle
I am the ride. -Plimpton
You got a dying queen? Not for long! -Dab-Dab the Duck
Something smells wrong, and that’s coming from a guy who likes to smell butts. -Jip the Dog
Do you understand the words coming out of my bill? -Dab-Dab the Duck
Lean in, lean in. I’m saying something interesting. -Dr. Blair Müdfly
I do so admire how you don’t give up. -Lady Rose
I can’t hear you because I am not here. -Plimpton the Ostrich
Nobody likes spiders. Not even spiders. -Mr. Stubbins
You belong with us, kid. -Polynesia the Macaw
Are you ready for the adventure of a lifetime? -Polynesia the Macaw
It’s not an escape mission unless you’re being chased. -Tutu the Fox
It’s time for me to slip into something less comfortable. -John Dolittle
I bought a front-row seat to crazy town. -Kevin the Squirrel
Quit complaining, you oversized flamingo! -Yoshi the Polar Bear
You come to me for this on the day of my daughter’s wedding? -Godfather Ant
I know an omen when I see one. That was not an omen. -John Dolittle
What’s a scorpion got that I don’t got besides a massive tail? -James the Dragonfly
No one I eat will ever be good enough. -Barry the Tiger
Every mother wants her son to grow up and eat a doctor. -Barry the Tiger
Owww my Barry Berries! -Barry the Tiger
My father was right about me. I should have been an omelet. -Plimpton the Ostrich
Is this a pep talk? Cause it’s a weird one. -Yoshi the Polar Bear
Take him! Not me! I’m a good person now! -Dr. Blair Müdfly
Somehow we just belong together. -John Dolittle
I just got the chills and I’m not even cold! -Yoshi the Polar Bear
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: Dolittle.
After losing his wife (Kasia Smutniak) seven years earlier, the eccentric Dr. John Dolittle (Downey), 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 (Jessie Buckley, Wild Rose) 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 (Dunkirk’s Harry Collett) and a raucous coterie of animal friends, including an anxious gorilla (Oscar® winner Rami Malek), an enthusiastic but bird-brained duck (Oscar® winner Octavia Spencer), a bickering duo of a cynical ostrich (The Big Sick’s Kumail Nanjiani) and an upbeat polar bear (John Cena, Bumblebee) and a headstrong parrot (Oscar® winner Emma Thompson), who serves as Dolittle’s most trusted advisor and confidante.
The film also stars Antonio Banderas, Michael Sheen (The Queen), Oscar® winner Jim Broadbent and Carmen Laniado (FX’s A Christmas Carol) and voice performances from Tom Holland, Ralph Fiennes, Selena Gomez, Oscar® winner Marion Cotillard, Frances de la Tour, Jason Mantzoukas and Craig Robinson.
Directed by Academy Award® winner Stephen Gaghan (Syriana, Traffic), Dolittle is produced by Joe Roth and Jeff Kirschenbaum under their Roth/Kirschenbaum Films (Alice in Wonderland, Maleficent) and Susan Downey (Sherlock Holmes franchise, The Judge) for Team Downey. The screen story is by Thomas Shepherd and the screenplay is by Stephen Gaghan and Dan Gregor (CW’s Crazy Ex-Girlfriend) & Doug Mand (CW’s Crazy Ex-Girlfriend). The film is executive produced by Robert Downey Jr., Sarah Bradshaw (Last Christmas, Maleficent), Zachary Roth (Maleficent: Mistress of Evil) and Jonathan Liebesman (director, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles).
Universal Pictures presents, in association with Perfect World Pictures, a Roth/Kirschenbaum Films/Team Downey production, a film by Stephen Gaghan: Dolittle.
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