The Doctor Dolittle Stories

They began with injured horses in World War I

Jerry Griswold
2 min readJan 15, 2020

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Appearing this January, “Dolittle” (starring Robert Downey Jr.) presents one more reincarnation of the remarkable veterinarian who can understand and converse with animals. Previously, Eddie Murphy appeared in that role in “Dr. Dolittle” (1998), a film than spawned four sequels. And some thirty years before that, Rex Harrison played the…

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Jerry Griswold

Writer/critic/professor/journalist: children’s literature, culture, film, travel. Seven books, 100's of essays in NY&LA Times.