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Dr. Seuss (book)
Dr. Seuss (written for television by)
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Release Date:
13 November 1989 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
A cold war between two lands over a ridiculous dispute leads to a perilous arms race. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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Charles Durning ... Grandfather (voice)
Chris Latta ... (voice) (as Christopher Collins)

Miriam Flynn ... (voice)

Clive Revill ... (voice)
Joseph Cousins ... (voice)
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Directed by
Ralph Bakshi (supervising director)
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Dr. Seuss  book
Dr. Seuss  written for television by

Produced by
Ralph Bakshi .... producer
Dr. Seuss .... executive producer (as Theodor Geisel)
 
Original Music by
Glen Daum 
 
Film Editing by
Brad Gunther 
 
Production Management
Sherry Gunther .... production supervisor (as Sherry Argaman)
 
Art Department
Kent Butterworth .... storyboard artist
Dave Marshall .... storyboard artist (as David Marshall)
Tom Minton .... storyboard artist
Jim Reardon .... storyboard artist
 
Sound Department
Philip Phillipson .... sound reader (as Phil Phillipson)
 
Animation Department
Marcia Adams .... background color key
Kent Butterworth .... animation director
Kent Holaday .... mouth animation synchronization
Mike Kazaleh .... layout artist
Sandra Kumashiro .... layout checker
Dave Marshall .... animation director (as David Marshall)
Jeff Pidgeon .... models
Chris Reccardi .... layout artist
Linda Redondo .... color modeler
Rose Ann Stire .... color modeler (as Roseanne Stire)
Louise Zingarelli .... layout artist
 
Music Department
Glen Daum .... composer: original song music
Lee Ann Ledgerwood-Steig .... composer: original song music (as LeeAnn Ledgerwood)
Jeremy Steig .... composer: original song music
John Moses .... musician (uncredited)
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Dr. Seuss' The Butter Battle Book" - USA (complete title)
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Runtime:
30 min
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Dr. Seuss has credited this 1989 TV special as the most faithful adaptation of his work.See more »
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Edited into The Best of Dr. Seuss (2000)See more »

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3 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
The World In Ten Million Years, 30 September 2007
Author: loxias-1 from United States

Wow. Wow, wow. Hmmm. Do I waste the words? In the spirit of Bakshi, I'll stay human and fail by trying. I won't believe the Grandfather. Anyone who studies Bakshi feels the tides of generations, of change, of the street, of music, and art, addiction and emotion. Of the loss of soul which accompanies conviction. So those few will suck on the sour, ironic pill of these comments like they have every minute of Bakshi film, and twist their face wry, and spit it out and never forget. They illustrate alike. Let me simplify and close; from 'a brilliant, if all-too-brief, collaboration...' "Soon there are goofy attempts by a hired Grandfather Yook (voiced by Charles Durning) to take on the task of stopping the Zooks from continuing on their bottom-buttered path." And contrast. From 'Simplistic and misguided' "In any event, the cartoon is little more than simplistic propaganda which does little to explore the nuances of the ethical questions behind nuclear armament and instead tries to inculcate fear of weapons technology into children." Do I really need to summarize? Probably, but I won't. Conviction becomes reality. What acts is indestructible.

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