Talking Animals Christmas & “Talk to the Animals” is a song written by British composer Leslie Bricusse. The song first appears in Dolittle’s residence, when the Doctor fully realizes from his parrot, Polly, that intelligently communicating with animals is an acquirable skill. In reaction, Dolittle resolves to master it with as many species as possible and starts the song as he muses about the skill’s possibilities. The song is reprises outdoors when the Doctor finds he has mastered the skill and joyfully celebrates, surrounded by talking animals Christmas. It was the theme song of the Australian Talk to the Animals television show.