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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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Best Dr. Seuss and a perfect adaptation! See more (8 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

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

Clive Revill ... (voice)
Joseph Cousins ... (voice)

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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Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Dr. Seuss has credited this 1989 TV special as the most faithful adaptation of his work.See more »
Movie Connections:
Edited into The Best of Dr. Seuss (2000)See more »

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Best Dr. Seuss and a perfect adaptation!, 10 November 2013
Author: Maciek Kur from Poland

Many people say both the book and this short is to heavy for the kids but I think it's the best way to teach them about the evils of war. It doesn't give them any answers but instead ask question and make them think!

What great about this short is that not only it's a perfect adaptation of Seuss work but add's another learn by adding a musical number which show just how horrifying the concept of something like the Atom Boomb is.

Overall one of the best Seuss book and a fantastic animated short! It's very sad it's so undertated...

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