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Release Date:
15 October 1973 (USA) See more »
Three Dr. Seuss stories hosted by the Cat in the Hat. | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Allan Sherman ... Cat in the Hat (voice)

Hans Conried ... Narrator / North-going Zax / South-going Zax (voice)

Paul Winchell ... Sneetches / Sam-I-Am / Green Eggs and Ham Hater (voice)

Bob Holt ... Sneetches / Sylvester McMonkey McBean (voice)

Directed by
Hawley Pratt 
Writing credits
Dr. Seuss (screenplay)

Dr. Seuss  stories: "The Sneetches", "The Zax" and "Green Eggs and Ham" (uncredited)

Produced by
David H. DePatie .... executive producer
Friz Freleng .... producer
Dr. Seuss .... producer (as Ted Geisel)
Original Music by
Dean Elliott 
Film Editing by
Allan R. Potter  (as Allan Potter)
Joe Siracusa 
Rick Steward 
Production Design by
Maurice Noble 
Production Management
Lee Gunther .... in charge of production
Art Department
Bob Richardson .... storyboard artist
Camera and Electrical Department
John Burton Jr. .... camera operator
Larry Hogan .... camera operator
Ray Lee .... camera operator
Animation Department
Bob Bemiller .... animator
Bob Bransford .... animator
John Freeman .... animator
John Gibbs .... animator
Fred Madison .... animator
Bob Matz .... animator
Bob Richardson .... animator
Richard H. Thomas .... background artist
Richard Thompson .... animator (as Dick Thompson)
Don Williams .... animator
Music Department
Dr. Seuss .... lyricist

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Green Eggs and Ham and Other Stories" - USA (video title)
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25 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
UK:Uc (video rating) (1986)

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Narrator:Then, when every last cent of their money was spent, the Fix-It-Up Chappie packed up. And he went. And he laughed as he drove in his car up the beach...
Sylvester McMonkey McBean:They never will learn. No. You can't teach a Sneetch!
Narrator:But McBean was quite wrong. I'm quite happy to say that the Sneetches got really quite smart on that day. The day they decided that Sneetches are Sneetches, and no kind of Sneetch is the best on the beaches. That day, all the Sneetches forgot about stars and whether they had one, or not, upon thars.
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5 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Well worth checking out, 23 September 2000
Author: jeffcoat1959 from Oklahoma City

When people think of Dr. Seuss and animation, the Christmas classic "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" is usually what comes to mind, which indeed is top-notch. (I'm eagerly awaiting the release of the new version this year to see how well it translates to live-action).

But most people don't know about a collection of Dr. Seuss shorts entitled "Dr. Seuss on the Loose".

This video has animated adaptations of 3 Dr. Seuss stories ("Green Eggs and Ham"; "The Zax"; "The Sneetches") with narration & introductions provided by the Cat in the Hat, voiced by humorist/folk singer Allan Sherman. His voice talents alone make this collection worthwhile viewing (although I must admit being biased as I am a longtime fan of Sherman's song parodies such as "Camp Granada", "Harvey & Sheila", etc).

Most people are familiar with the "Green Eggs and Ham" story. The animated version here follows the book fairly closely without a great deal of embellishment. "The Zax", although a somewhat humorous story teaching a lesson about stubbornness, is an extremely short and rather forgettable.

But the true gem on this tape is the story of "The Sneetches". The animated story takes the book to a new level, improving greatly on it with better action, sound effects, and a couple of very catchy songs. And the story itself, in addition to being riotiously funny, makes a very effective statement about prejudice and discrimination that ring out as clearly today as they did nearly 30 years ago.

This made for TV program is available on video but may be somewhat hard to find. If you can find it, it is well worth checking out (particularly if you have kids). If you can't, then you should at least look for the book "The Sneetches" in the children's section of your local public library. (Unfortunately, it has nowhere near the impact of the animated version).

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