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DR. DOLITTLE: MILLION DOLLAR MUTTS

What to know: An all-star cast of loveable animals highlights this fast and furry-ous adventure set in exciting Hollywood, where everyone's favorite wise-acre mutt Lucky proves he's worth millions in love and laughter! It's Lucky to the rescue when his owner, Maya Dolittle (Kyla Pratt), finds herself in hot water- Hollywood-style! Dropping her dreams of becoming a vet, Maya (and Lucky) travel to L.
KIDS FIRST ENDORSED DR. DOLITTLE: MILLION DOLLAR MUTTS is in the KIDS FIRST! Film Festival - it may not be a regular, endorsed title
Recommended age 8-12
87 minutes
DVD
TWENTIETH CENTURY FOX HOME ENTERTAINMENT
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Kids enjoyed it. "I like the animals." Some felt it was too predictable and that Maya was making a bad choice when she sprints off on a "ridiculous spree towards twisted fame." They were familiar with the main characters. "I have seen these character types before such as the rich, popular girl and the disobedient, willful daughter set on doing her own thing, even against her parent's approval. "I liked Lucky and Maya." They felt Maya was disrespectful of her mother's wishes and self-effacing during Emmy's near death. Also, they pointed out that "the agent was made out as the bad guy but Maya did sign the contract without reading it and shouldn't have been there at all without her mother's permission." Another thing they pointed out was that "most of the main girls' clothing was disturbingly immodest and unstriking." Favorite part: "I liked when Maya and Brandon were next to the Hollywood sign and could see the whole city. That was cool."
Maya wants to help animals as soon as possible and with college ahead her goal seems out of reach, until she finds she can help animals in small ways, such as negotiating with stubborn animals and getting them what they ask for. Maya's dreams of becoming a veterinarian are put on hold when heiress Tiffany Monaco and her famous friends learn of her gift and insist they need help with their pets' ailments. With her canine best friend Lucky, Maya can solve any Hollywood pet problem: from a dog that should be named prince instead of princess to a pig with weight issues. Soon fame and a TV show are within Maya's reach. But is a show really a better way to help animals or a shortcut to bypass vet school? While being friends with Hollywood's elite has its perks, such as an actor boyfriend and glamorous shopping sprees, Maya doesn't know the trouble Tiffany has gotten her into. Maya's true friends (the pets she has helped) know they are the only ones who can save her now. Follow the mismatched herd as they try to save the day, and witness Maya as she learns that some shortcuts can be dangerous. While the characters learn what it means to be a true friend, and that selfishness can hurt others, they set a good example for a young audience and teach honesty is the best policy.
An all-star cast of loveable animals highlights this fast and furry-ous adventure set in exciting Hollywood, where everyone's favorite wise-acre mutt Lucky proves he's worth millions in love and laughter! It's Lucky to the rescue when his owner, Maya Dolittle (Kyla Pratt), finds herself in hot water- Hollywood-style! Dropping her dreams of becoming a vet, Maya (and Lucky) travel to L.A. where her talent for talking to animals lands her a job hosting an animal talk show with famous heiress Tiffany Monaco (Tegan Moss)! But just as Lucky starts falling in love with a pedigreed pooch, Maya falls out of love with Tiffany's bird-brained ideas about how to help animals. And just when Maya thinks she'll be trapped in Tinseltown forever and never become a vet, Lucky, his new girlfriend and a whole herd of their animal friends spring, trot, fly and slither into action to save the day!
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