Dr. Dolittle: Tail to the Chief

2008 PG 1h 30m DVD

Dr. Dolittle: Tail to the Chief

2008 PG 1h 30m DVD
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Kyla Pratt reprises her role as Maya Dolittle, the daughter of the famous animal doctor, in this movie inspired by the classic children's stories. In these misadventures, the girl who speaks to animals finds herself in Washington, D.C., where she meets the president (Peter Coyote) and contends with a cast of rambunctious talking critters, including a wisecracking wallaby named Bruce.
Greg Ellis, Peter Coyote, Kyla Pratt
Craig Shapiro
Widescreen Anamorphic 1.78:1
English, Spanish (Neutral)
English: Dolby Digital 5.1
PG - Some material may not be suitable for children. Parents urged to give parental guidance. May contain some material parents might not like for their young children.
age 5+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 5+
age 5+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that this DVD is a funny, enjoyable family movie with good messages about overcoming failure and following your own instincts. Animal conservation gets center stage. Talking animals edge towards mild crudeness for laughs. The teenaged daughter of the president sneaks out to an unsupervised party where drinking takes place.

Sexual Content

Subtle flirtation between two characters.


Animals pelt a human character with food and bird poop.


Not applicable

Social Behavior

Two strong themes play out in movie: trying harder when you've failed, and finding your own way of doing things. Given the title, the efforts made to save endangered animals and understand domestic ones should be no surprise. Occasional crude humor from talking animals.


A bottle of Perrier water in a party shot.

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

An underage character sneaks out to a party where unsupervised kids drink what one presumes is beer from plastic cups.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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