Release dateMarch 4, 2008 (2008-03-04) WriterMatt Lieberman, Matt Lieberman (story), Kathleen Laccinole SequelDr. Dolittle: Million Dollar Mutts CastKyla Pratt (Maya Dolittle), Peter Coyote (President Sterling), Malcolm Stewart (Chief Dorian) Similar moviesPirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, A Bug's Life, Just Go With It, Dr. Dolittle 2, Robin Hood, Over the Hedge
Dr. Dolittle: Tail to the Chief (also known as Dr. Dolittle 4 or Dr. Dolittle 4: Tail to the Chief) is a 2008 American comedy film, starring Kyla Pratt and Norm Macdonald. Like its predecessor, Dr. Dolittle 3 in 2006, it was released direct to DVD on March 4, 2008. It is the fourth film in the Dr. Dolittle series, and the second film in the series not to feature Eddie Murphy as Doctor Dolittle, or Raven-Symoné as Charisse Dolittle, although Doctor Dolittle (but not Charisse Dolittle) has been mentioned in the film.
Maya Dolittle is the girl who can talk to animals; so can her older sister Charisse Dolittle and father John Dolittle. John is away on animal expeditions while Charisse Dolittle's fate remains unknown. When the President asks for him to help with the Presidential dog and save an African forest, Maya takes her father's place. The dog Daisy has a very hot temper but after a lot of trouble, they begin to get along.
At a dinner with the prince and princess of the kingdom that the forest is located in, things are going well until they suddenly take a turn for the worse. With the help of animals, Maya finds out Chief Dorian was sabotaging the prince to shut down the forest and make millions. He is arrested and the forest is saved.
Kyla Pratt as Maya Dolittle
Peter Coyote as President Sterling
Niall Matter as Cole Fletcher
Elise Gatien as Courtney Sterling
Malcolm Stewart as Chief Dorian
Christine Chatelain as Selma
Norm Macdonald as Lucky the Dog (uncredited)
Jennifer Coolidge as Daisy
Maggie Marson as Rabbit
Benjamin Diskin as Anteater
Greg Ellis as Wallaby
Richard Kind as Groundhog
Nolan North as Parrot
Philip Proctor as Drunk Monkey
Diana Yanez as Chinchilla
The film's visual effects were supervised by the former head of Industrial Light & Magic's animation department, Wes Takahashi.