Dr. Dolittle 2

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Dr. Dolittle 2 ★★ 2001 (PG)

The good doctor (Murphy) returns, along with his furry talking friends, who persuade him to save their forest from human developers. The vet must also find a mate for an endangered Pacific Western bear, but the only candidate is Archie (Zahn), a circus performer who has to be taught how to survive in the wilderness. Gastrointestinal and other bodily functions dominate the humor, and a subplot involving Doolit-tle's moody teenage daughter (Raven-Symone) nearly undoes the charm, but it's passable entertainment. Add half a bone if you're under 12 years old for this flatulence-obsessed outing. 87m/C VHS, DVD . US Eddie Murphy, Jeffrey Jones, Kevin Pollak, Raven, Kyla Pratt, Kristen Wilson, Zane R. (Lil' Zane) Copeland Jr., Andy Richter; D: Steve Carr; W: Larry Levin; C: Daryn Okada; M: David Newman; V: Norm MacDonald, Lisa Kudrow, Steve Zahn, Mike Epps, Michael Rapaport, Jacob Vargas, Isaac Hayes, Andy Dick, Joey Lauren Adams, Richard Sarafian.