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The first trailer for the new Dolittle movie starring Robert Downey Jr has dropped and it features a host of very familiar voices.
It features a glimpse into what looks like a stunning live action movie, set to the strains of a new version of the old Louis Armstrong classic 'What A Wonderful World'. Looks pretty dramatic too, so now's the time to start getting excited.
We already had a poster drop for the new movie via Downey Jr's Instagram account, giving us a look at the characters involved in the live action film.
He captioned the post: "'Ello Butty, check back tomorrow (9a PST) for the official #DolittleMovie trailer... Ta-ra love," followed by pretty much every animal emoji you can get.
The movie was initially titled The Voyage Of Doctor Dolittle, but that has since changed to simply Dolittle - it looks like it's kept its release date of 17 January 2020, though.
In any case, the eagle-eyed among us will have noticed that the poster also confirmed the cast and what their characters look like.
We already knew it had a massive cast, with well established names such as Michael Sheen and Emma Thompson confirmed, among others.
But now we know it will also feature the voice talents of Selena Gomez as Betsy the giraffe, Tom Holland as Jip the dog, John Cena as Yoshi the polar bear and Rami Malek as Chee-Chee the gorilla.
It also stars Marion Cotillard, Carmen Ejogo, Octavia Spencer, Harry Collett and Antonio Banderas.
The official synopsis begins: "After losing his wife seven years earlier, the eccentric Dr. John Dolittle (Downey), famed doctor and veterinarian of Queen Victoria's England, hermits himself away behind the high walls of Dolittle Manor with only his menagerie of exotic animals for company.
"But when the young queen (Jessie Buckley) falls gravely ill, a reluctant Dolittle is forced to set sail on an epic adventure to a mythical island in search of a cure, regaining his wit and courage as he crosses old adversaries and discovers wondrous creatures."
Dr. Dolittle's adventures have been adapted many times, but the most famous tend to be his appearances in live-action film.
The best known versions are arguably the late 90s Dr. Dolittle films, which starred Eddie Murphy.
Although the two movies were rated PG-13, they were slightly more risqué than the further three sequels they inspired, which actually featured Eddie Murphy's character's daughter as the titular doctor.
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