PG-13 | | Comedy, Family, Fantasy
A doctor discovers that he can communicate with animals.
For a variety of reasons, such as predator/prey situations or for scenes where the animal appears to be in a dangerous place like the tiger on the ledge, the blue screen technique is used. The animals are individually filmed against a blue background. During editing, their image is superimposed into the desired setting. Similarly, the animals, or animal and the animatronic double, can be separately filmed in the same environment. During post-production, the two halves are seamlessly edited together to make it appear as if the animals are together on screen.
You know, they say the great thing about being a kid is, it's so easy to pretend. You can have a conversation with your dog or a baseball or a banana. Well, what if wasn't pretend? What if you could have a conversation. I mean, not with a baseball ...
When John and Gene are operating on the tiger, the pulse is the same as a normal adult human. A tiger's heart beats much more slowly.
$29,014,324 (USA) (28 June 1998)