Dolittle is a film inspired by Hugh Lofting’s The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle. Robert Downey Jr. plays the role of Dr. Dolittle, and he is joined on set by Antonio Banderas and Michael Sheen. The voice cast includes actors such as John Cena, Craig Robinson, Tom Holland, Ralph Fiennes, and Selena Gomez.
The film introduces us to a downcast and pessimistic Dr. Dolittle who is still mourning his wife after her death seven years ago. Dr. Dolittle is eventually forced to come out of his hiding place to find a cure for the ailing Queen Victoria. The journey to the cure offers Dolittle a new lease of life as he encounters some spectacular creatures.
You might be wondering where the film will be available for streaming. Keep reading to find out.
Will Dolittle come to Netflix?
It is highly unlikely that Dolittle will come to Netflix.
The film will be distributed by Universal Pictures. Universal Pictures is currently owned by NBCUniversal.
NBCUniversal is working on the launch of its new streaming platform, Peacock. The streaming platform is set to become a major rival for Netflix. It is, therefore, highly unlikely that Universal Pictures will hand streaming rights to Netflix.
Doctor Dolittle (1998), starring Eddie Murphy, is currently available for Netflix subscribers in New Zealand.
Where will Dolittle be available for streaming?
We suspect that Dolittle will be available for streaming on NBCUniversal’s streaming service, Peacock.
NBCUniversal recently announced that Peacock will launch on 15th July 2020. Subscribers will have access to 15,000+ episodes and TV shows. We suspect that Dolittle will form part of Peacock’s catalog once the film’s theatrical run comes to an end.
Similar films on Netflix
Thankfully, there are several fantasy films on Netflix to keep you occupied.
A wrinkle in time – This Ava DuVernay film features a strong cast of actors such as Reese Witherspoon and Oprah Winfrey. The film follows the journey of a 13-year-old girl who sets out to look for her dad. The girl’s dad accidentally teleported himself to another world. A Wrinkle in Time is a tale about the power of a pure heart.
Mary and the Witch’s flower – This fantasy animation revolves around a young girl who finds herself in a magical school where people harbor bad intentions. Mary then stumbles upon a flower that gives her incredible magical skills. The only caveat is that the magic wears out after a short while. Nevertheless, Mary finds a way to make the most out of the flower. This film is everything you would want in a fantasy animation.