Dr. Dolittle: Tail to the Chief

Synopsis: Maya Dolittle, who can talk to animals like her father, is placed on special assignment by the President of the United States of America.
Genre: Comedy, Family
Director(s): Craig Shapiro
Production: Fox Home Entertainment
 
IMDB:
4.0
PG
Year:
2008
85 min
16 Views

It may look like just another

perfect day in sunny San Francisco...

but it's not.

Because at San Francisco University,

a young woman has her college interview.

Today is the first day

of the rest ofher life.

And while she may look like

just another carefree college applicant-

She's not.

Excuse me.

- Do you know where the admissions office is?

- Left at the fire hydrant.

Follow the path inside.

First floor.

Thank you.

You're a lifesaver.

Okay, that was weird.

She's Maya Dolittle.

And she can talk to animals.

I mean, how cool is that?

Hi. I have a 9:
00 appointment with

Admissions. Uh, it's Maya Dolittle.

Dolittle. Maya Dolittle.

As in Dr. Dolittle?

As in the great

Dr. Dolittle?

- He's my dad.

- Yo, Frank.

Come here, man. Check this out.

This is Dolittle's kid.

The guy who single-handedly...

saved that herd

of Sumatran rhinos?

Yeah, that's him.

That's my dad.

Oh, my God. Oh, my God.

Oh, my God. I totally love Dr. "D."

My cat, Mr. Smushy, and I have moved to

a whole new level in our relationship...

and it's totally because of his article,

"Feeling Feline. "

Uh, I guess I missed that one.

Guys, I'm kinda late here.

Admissions?

Oh, uh, down the hall

to the right.

- Okay, thank you.

- No problem.

- Bye.

- Bye.

- Bye. - Dolittle's

kid. - Wow.

- Hi.

- Good morning.

Okay, Maya. Come on. You can do this.

You are confident

and capable.

You will be as good

a veterinarian as your dad... someday.

Okay, smile therapy.

Okay.

- Hello, Maya. My name is

Doris Park Weaver- - Hello.

Dean of Admissions for San Francisco

University's Center for Veterinary Medicine.

- Oh. It's nice to meet you.

- Oh, it is so nice to meet you.

Your father's been an invaluable resource

to this institution.

Oh, thank you.

I saw him lecture once.

A most impressive man.

Yeah, he's lectured me

many times.

I mean, he's quite the lecturer.

This is our admissions committee.

They wanted to meet you in person.

- Oh.

- Your father's thesis on anxiety disorders...

in anubis baboons

was brilliant.

Brilliant. Will you continue his research

on wombat mating habits?

He's done so much

for the keel-billed Toucan.

- So much.

- You must be eager to follow in his footsteps.

What's the title

of his next book?

- Do you think he'd sign a copy for me?

- Um, yes.

I'm not sure.

And okay, why not?

All righty then...

let's have a look

at your transcripts, shall we?

Now then, uh...

it appears your grades

are, uh-

Okay.

Yes, well, um, my emphasis

in the past year...

has been more on... social aspects

of maturation versus academics...

in the hopes to broaden

my... curriculum vitae.

Ah. What about

extracurricular activities?

Perhaps you've joined your father

on one of his expeditions.

I read about his latest trip up the Amazon

in Invertebrates Illustrated.

- Inspiring, truly.

- Mmm.

Well, I was on the homecoming

committee last year.

And it's a lot more

demanding than it sounds.

Yeah.

- Well, let's look at your S.A.T. Scores.

- Right.

Uh-

I've never been that great

in classroom situations.

I find that I do better

in a real-world environment.

- Perfect. We'd love to see you in action.

- In action?

This is the clinic nursery.

The committee and I

will observe you...

to see how you interact

with the animals.

Great. Piece of cake.

You just go ahead and kick back

and leave the babies to me.

Yeah,

all righty then.

Smile therapy.

Listen. Listen up, you guys. Come here.

Look, this is very,

very important.

My interview didn't go so well just now,

so I really need to impress them here.

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