Dr. Dolittle: Tail to the Chief
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Dr. Dolittle: Tail to the Chief (also known as Dr. Dolittle 4 or Dr. Dolittle 4: Tail to the Chief) is a 2008 American comedy film, starring Kyla Pratt and Norm Macdonald. Like its predecessor, Dr. Dolittle 3 in 2006, it was released direct to DVD on March 4, 2008. It is the fourth film in the Dr. Dolittle series, and the second film in the series not to feature Eddie Murphy as Doctor Dolittle, or Raven-Symoné as Charisse Dolittle, although Doctor Dolittle (but not Charisse Dolittle) has been mentioned in the film.
|Dr. Dolittle: Tail to the Chief|
|Original title||Dr. Dolittle 4|
|Directed by||Craig Shapiro|
|Story by||Matt Lieberman|
|Based on||The stories of Hugh Lofting|
|Music by||Don Macdonald|
|Edited by||Michael Trent|
|Distributed by||20th Century Fox Home Entertainment|
|March 4, 2008|
|Box office||$6,247,339 (DVD sales)|
Maya Dolittle is the girl who can talk to animals; so can her older sister Charisse Dolittle and father John Dolittle. John is away on animal expeditions while Charisse Dolittle's fate remains unknown. When the President asks for him to help with the Presidential dog and save an African forest, Maya takes her father's place. The dog Daisy has a very hot temper but after a lot of trouble, they begin to get along.
At a dinner with the prince and princess of the kingdom that the forest is located in, things are going well until they suddenly take a turn for the worse. With the help of animals, Maya finds out Chief Dorian was sabotaging the prince to shut down the forest and make millions. He is arrested and the forest is saved.
- Kyla Pratt as Maya Dolittle
- Peter Coyote as President Sterling
- Niall Matter as Cole Fletcher
- Elise Gatien as Courtney Sterling
- Malcolm Stewart as Chief Dorian
- Christine Chatelain as Selma
The film's visual effects were supervised by the former head of Industrial Light & Magic's animation department, Wes Takahashi.Eddie Murphy was rumoured to have a cameo in the movie, but it never came through. . The estimated budget for this film is about $6,000,000. 
Dr. Dolittle: tail to the Chief was given a score of 45% audience rating on rotten tomatoes . Film critic Kevin Carr gave it a two and a half stars out of 5 . Common Sense Media awarded it with three out of five stars .
- Mavis, Paul (February 20, 2008). "Dr. Dolittle: Tail to the Chief". DVDTalk.com. Archived from the original on February 23, 2017. Retrieved February 23, 2017.
The cast is anonymous (tellingly, comedian Norm MacDonald, who I believe has voiced Lucky the Dog in all the Dolittle films, is unbilled here again...
- "Subject: Wes Ford Takahashi". Animators' Hall of Fame. Retrieved 14 June 2016.