Parents' Guide to

The Voyages of Young Doctor Dolittle

By Tracy Moore, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

Sweet animal adventure has some mild peril.

Movie G 2011 79 minutes
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Community Reviews

age 5+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 6+

Best characters ever!

I am in love with the characters! John is the best. He's sweet, innocent, cute, smart, gentle, kind, and cheerful. I think this movie should have it's own series on Nick. I've seen a few accounts on Youtube and Facebook who want that as well. I love the cast!

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
age 4+

Awful awful waste of time

This movie is terrible. The animation is bad, but worse, the writing is garbage. No one should watch it, but it's on Netflix, so probably a lot of kids end up doing so. And they may even ask to watch it again-- not because it is any good-- it is not! -- but because 2 year-olds simply don't know any better. But you do. Choose something else.

This title has:

Too much violence

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2 ):
Kids say (2 ):

This animated film is a sweet, funny addition to the Hugh Lofting's children series Dr. Dolittle, and offers much of the same appeal and enjoyment as earlier incarnations. The Voyages of Young Doctor Dolittle is brightly animated, with colorful animal characters who more than earn their keep in comedic value, including a germaphobic bird, and a romantic-to-a-fault rhino. There are positive examples of loyalty and friendship, and sweet expressions of compassion.

Kids will enjoy the thrill of mild danger and the punchy animation, and the well-voiced, quirky characters are a nice change of pace from some of the blander animal fare. There's just enough suspense for a good scare, though sensitive kids might need a little reassurance during the bad guy's comeuppance.

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