[DR]Doctor Dolittle's Post Office, Hugh Lofting - ke

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Post by mightyfelix » August 4th, 2019, 10:40 am

Doctor Dolittle's Post Office by Hugh Lofting (1886 - 1947).

While working in Africa, the eminent naturalist John Dolittle sets out to create the best post office on earth, using his bird friends to carry messages and packages anywhere in the world in record time. Along the way, he also manages to foil a slave trader, enrich a kingdom, save a ship, and meet the oldest living creature on earth! (Devorah Allen)
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      Genres for the project: Children's Fiction/Action & Adventure; Children's Fiction/Animals & Nature

      Keywords that describe the book: animals, dolittle, africa, post office

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Post by mightyfelix » August 4th, 2019, 10:46 am

Finally, the long-anticipated third book of Doctor Dolittle's adventures!

(Book 2 is still in editing phase, but should be completed before we get to editing on this one.)

Most of the characters in this book are non-human, so this is a real opportunity to have fun with our voices and record something a little out of the ordinary!

Axcel is reprising his role as the Doctor, silverquill will once again be our narrator, and Elizabby is our DPL. (Also a huge thank you to Elizabby for helping to prepare scripts!!!) I will edit.

This link will take you to a description of the characters in this book and where they appear. Wherever applicable, we've tried to make a note of specific voice types required and whether or not you will be able to claim multiple characters together. Please ask if you need clarification on anything. :D

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Post by silverquill » August 4th, 2019, 11:10 am

Narrator checking in! :D

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Post by mightyfelix » August 4th, 2019, 11:28 am

Thanks, Larry! It's always exciting starting up a new DR. :D

And now that we're officially in the launch pad, I'm going to let this sit here and simmer for a bit whilst I go off for my customary Sunday afternoon nap.

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Post by KevinS » August 4th, 2019, 11:43 am

I am blind in one eye, so I think it appropriate for me to play the albatross. But, for the life of me, I cannot find his dialogue!
E agora, José?

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Post by mightyfelix » August 4th, 2019, 1:57 pm

KevinS wrote:
August 4th, 2019, 11:43 am
I am blind in one eye, so I think it appropriate for me to play the albatross. But, for the life of me, I cannot find his dialogue!
Hard to find when the scripts aren't up yet. :wink: He only has two lines or so, as far as I can recall. And I believe they were both lines that are written as the narrator. But I wanted us to have a One Eye, so I gave them to him. Anyway, I'll add links to scripts once we have a MW.

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Post by Elizabby » August 4th, 2019, 2:02 pm

DPL checking in!

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Post by axcel » August 4th, 2019, 9:35 pm

Dolittle, here!

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Post by leanneyauyau » August 6th, 2019, 3:15 am

Am interested in playing a role or two!! Will take a look at the cast list asap.
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Post by leanneyauyau » August 6th, 2019, 3:23 am

May I have Dab-Dab the duck?
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Post by kathrinee » August 6th, 2019, 11:29 am

I'll set this up :)
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Post by mightyfelix » August 6th, 2019, 11:30 am

Hurray! I'll start filling it in!

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Post by lymiewithpurpose » August 6th, 2019, 12:39 pm

Since casting is gender neutral, may I have Gub-Gub? Love the name.
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Post by KevinS » August 6th, 2019, 12:44 pm

Well, I do want One-Eye, whatever he says.
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Post by mightyfelix » August 6th, 2019, 1:07 pm

lymiewithpurpose wrote:
August 6th, 2019, 12:39 pm
Since casting is gender neutral, may I have Gub-Gub? Love the name.
Gub-Gub is adorable. I think you'll like him.

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