"Polly want a movie!": Dr. John Dolittle (Robert Downey Jr.) and parrot (voiced by Emma Thompson) are lost at sea in Dolittle.

10 Weirdest Live-Action Talking Animal Movies (Now That the Cringe-Worthy ‘Dolittle’ Is in Theaters)

When it comes to family films, there’s no weirder subgenre than that of the talking animal movie. Although talking animal movies date back to the early days of Hollywood, the subgenre has remained an industry staple ever since. While trends have come and gone throughout the decades, the ’90s were undoubtedly the golden era of the talking animal film. At the same time, it also yielded some of the weirdest oddities that one can imagine. With another of these oddities, Dolittle, finally seeing a cringe-worthy release, there’s no better time to look back on some of the weirdest talking animal movies to ever grace the screen.

Cover Photo: Universal Pictures

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