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Dr. Dolittle 2
Genre: Comedy

Reviewed In Issue 55 (Dec 2001) Of Widescreen Review®

Eddie Murphy, Kristen Wilson, Jeffrey Jones, Kevin Pollak & Kyla Pratt

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3.5
DD Sound Rating: 3.5
DTS Sound Rating: NA
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Critics' Composite Score: 3
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Special Features
The well-done special features include audio commentary, a making-of documentary with a background of Eddie Murphy

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 2002667
(MPAA Rating): PG
(Rating Reason):

Language and crude homor
(Retail Price): $26.98
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 87
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2001
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 10/23/01
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Steve Carr
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
In Dr. Dolittle 2, the good Doctor (Murphy) is busier than ever. World-famous now for his ability to chat with animals, Dolittle has become a lecturer and physician to people and animals alike. Add to that his responsibilities as a husband and father, and you have one overworked Doc. In the midst of this turmoil, Dolittle receives a summons from his animal friends to save their forest from unscrupulous developers. Spotting a loophole in the legal system, Dolittle devises a plan to find a mate for an endangered bear. Comic mayhem follows as Dolittle and his dog, Lucky, try to play Cupid and teach a bumbling circus bear the ways of the wild. (Suzanne Hodges)

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 2.35:1 DVD exhibits rich, bold colors that are well balanced, with accurate fleshtones and deep blacks. At times, hues can appear somewhat plugged-up. Still, images can be quite sharp, revealing detail into animal fur, human faces, and, at times, into backgrounds. Contrast and shadow delineation exhibit good balance. Edge enhancement is the greatest distraction. (Suzanne Hodges)

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