Dolittle - press release

ROBERT DOWNEY JR. STARS WITH AN ALL-STAR CAST OF HILARIOUS 
ANIMAL FRIENDS IN AN EPIC ADVENTURE FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY 

 

DOLITTLE 

 

STRAIGHT FROM THEATERS AND YOURS TO KEEP, LOADED WITH NEVER-BEFORE-SEEN,  

BEHIND-THE-SCENES SECRETS ON THE MAKING OF THE FILM, CAST INTERVIEWS, AND MORE!   

 

ONLY AVAILABLE ON DIGITAL MARCH 24, 2020 

4K ULTRA HD™, BLU-RAY™ AND DVD APRIL 7, 2020 

FROM UNIVERSAL PICTURES HOME ENTERTAINMENT 

 

Universal City, California, February 13, 2020 – He’s not just a people person! Universal Pictures Home Entertainment reignites a classic character, as Robert Downey Jr. (Avengers: Endgame, Sherlock Holmes) stars in DOLITTLE, arriving on Digital March 24, 2020 and on 4K Ultra HD™, Blu-ray™, DVD and On Demand on April 7, 2020. Own the movie all the animals are talking about and go an epic journey with hilarious always cold bear, an anxious gorilla, a lovable giraffe, a ferocious tiger, and more! Fly behind-the-scenes with Robert Downey Jr. and the star-studded cast to explore the wild world of DOLITTLE.      

 

The adventurous tale is brought to life with an all-star cast that includes the voice talents of Academy® Award winner Emma Thompson (Last Christmas, Late Night), Academy® Award winner Rami Malek (Bohemian Rhapsody, “Mr. Robot”), Selena Gomez (“Wizards of Waverly Place”), John Cena (WWE), and Tom Holland (Spider-Man: Homecoming) and moreThe film is directed by Stephen Gaghan (Syriana) and produced by Robert Downey Jr. and Susan Downey.      

 

Robert Downey Jr. electrifies as the man who could talk to animals: DOLITTLE. After losing his wife, he hermits himself away behind the high wall of his manor but is forced to set sail on an epic adventure when the queen falls gravely ill. Helping Dolittle in search of a rare cure are his rambunctious animal friends—including Chee-Chee (Malek), an anxious, self-conscious gorilla; Dab-Dab (Octavia SpencerThe Help), an enthusiastic but bird-brained duck; the bickering duo of cynical, neurotic ostrich Plimpton (Kumail NanjianiThe Big Sick, “Silicon Valley”) and chilly-but-chill polar bear Yoshi (Cena); as well as a headstrong parrot named Polynesia (Thompson). Catch incredible bonus content that you can only see on the 4K Ultra HD™, Blu-ray™DVD, and Digital release showcasing the making of the film and insight to all the cast.  

 

BONUS FEATURES ON 4K ULTRA HDBLU-RAY™, DVD AND DIGITAL: 

  • TALK TO THE ANIMALS  Dolittle is surrounded by a motley cast of characters. Take a peek at all the fun the cast had giving each of the animals their unique voice. 
  • ROBERT DOWNEY JR. & HARRY: MENTOR AND MENTEE Acting opposite a legendary actor like Robert Downey Jr. can be an intimidating experience, but Harry Collett handled it like a pro. See the unique bond the two actors formed on-set, and how Downey took the film’s young co-star under his wing. 
  • BECOMING THE GOOD DOCTOR - See the process of how this team of talented artists brought this film to life, and how Robert Downey Jr. transformed into the iconic Dolittle. 
  • ANTONIO BANDERAS: PIRATE KING - Antonio Banderas discusses what attracted him to the project, his experiences working with Robert Downey Jr., and what he brought to the role of King Rassouli. 
  • THE WICKED DR. MÜDFLYWho is the nefarious villain Dr. Blair Müdfly? Michael Sheen dives into his character's motivations for being Dolittle's foil. 
  • A MOST UNUSUAL HOUSE - It takes a special home to accommodate humans and animals alike. Explore the unique rooms and modifications that allow Dolittle to house anyone or anything - big or small. 

 

DOLITTLE will be available on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray™, DVD and Digital. 

  • 4K Ultra HD is the ultimate movie watching experience. 4K Ultra HD features the combination of 4K resolution for four times sharper picture than HD, the color brilliance of High Dynamic Range (HDR) with immersive audio delivering a multidimensional sound experience. 
  • DOLITTLE 4K Ultra HD™ is available with HDR10+™, providing a premium HDR picture quality. HDR10+ transforms your movie watching experience with incredible brightness and contrast for each scene, delivering brighter brights and deepest darks. 
  • Blu-rayTM unleashes the power of your HDTV and is the best way to watch movies at home, featuring 6X the picture resolution of DVD, exclusive extras and theater-quality surround sound. 
  • Digital lets fans watch movies anywhere on their favorite devices. Users can instantly stream or download. 
  • MOVIES ANYWHERE is the digital app that simplifies and enhances the digital movie collection and viewing experience by allowing consumers to access their favorite digital movies in one place when purchased or redeemed through participating digital retailers. Consumers can also redeem digital copy codes found in eligible Blu-rayTM and DVD disc packages from participating studios and stream or download them through Movies Anywhere. MOVIES ANYWHERE is only available in the United States. For more information, visit https://moviesanywhere.com. 

 

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FILMMAKERS: 

Cast: Robert Downey Jr., Antonio Banderas, Michael Sheen, Harry Collett, Emma Thompson, Rami Malek, John Cena, Kumail Nanjiani, Octavia Spencer, Tom Holland, Ralph Fiennes, Selena Gomez, Marion Cotillard 

Music By: Danny Elfman 

Costume Designer: Jenny Beavan 

Edited By: Craig Alpert 

Production Designer: Dominic Watkins 

Director of Photography: Guillermo Navarro 

Executive ProducersRobert Downey Jr., Sarah Bradshaw, Zachary Roth, Jeff Kirschenbaum, Susan Downey 

Screen Story By: Thomas Sheperd 

Screenplay By: Stephen Gaghan and Dan Gregor & Doug Mand 

Directed By: Stephen Gaghan 

 

TECHNICAL INFORMATION 4K ULTRA HD: 

Street Date: April 7, 2020 

Selection Number: 61199933 (US) / 61210589 (CDN) 

Layers: BD 100 

Aspect Ratio: 16:9 1.85:1 Widescreen 

Rating: PG for some action, rude humor and brief language 

Languages/Subtitles: English, French Canadian, Latin American Spanish 

Video: 2160p UHD HDR10+ / HDR 10 

Sound: English Dolby Atmos and Dolby Digital 2.0, Spanish and French Dolby Digital Plus 7.1 

Run Time: 01:41:15 

 

TECHNICAL INFORMATION BLU-RAY™: 

Street Date: April 7, 2020 

Selection Number: 61199838 (US) / 61199908 (CDN) 

Layers: BD 50 

Aspect Ratio: 16:9 1.85:1 Widescreen 

Rating: PG for some action, rude humor and brief language 

Languages/Subtitles: English, French Canadian, Latin American Spanish 

Sound: English Dolby Atmos and Dolby Digital 2.0, Spanish and French Dolby Digital Plus 7.1 

Run Time: 01:41:15 

 

TECHNICAL INFORMATION DVD: 

Street Date: April 7, 2020 

Selection Number: 61199837 (US) / 61199907 (CDN) 

Layers: DVD 9 

Aspect Ratio: 16:9 1.85:1 Anamorphic Widescreen 

Rating: PG for some action, rude humor and brief language 

Languages/Subtitles: English, Spanish and French Dolby Digital 5.1 

Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1 

Run Time: 01:41:21 

 

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