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Dr. Seuss (book)
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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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The weakest of 'The Best of Dr. Seuss' DVD but reminiscent of a 'My Little Pony Episode' 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)
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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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1.33 : 1 See more »
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Trivia:
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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The weakest of 'The Best of Dr. Seuss' DVD but reminiscent of a 'My Little Pony Episode', 11 December 2013
Author: Stompgal_87 from United Kingdom

I first saw this short upon purchasing a 4-DVD pack containing 'The Best of Dr Seuss,' 'Laura's Star,' 'Quest for Camelot' and 'The Powerpuff Girls Movie.' While it's not the best of 'The Best of Dr Seuss,' it still had rhyming narrative, Dr Seuss-illustration-type characters and a storyline that reminded me of that from the 'My Little Pony ' episode 'Ice Cream Wars.'

The animation style is sketchy, is not as smooth as that in 'Daisy-Head Mayzie' or 'Horton Hatches the Egg' and has a few lip-syncing flaws but the colours are bold. A lot of the musical score was military and although there were a few moments with no music at all, I liked the harmonious vocals of a group of female characters.. While a lot of the story was hard to follow, I liked the concept of one community spreading their bread butter-side down and the other butter-side up. The pace dragged on in the middle and while I found the ending abrupt, it was something of a cliffhanger as well.

Overall this is the weakest addition to 'The Best of Dr. Seuss' DVD but its most positive assets are the narration, the colours, the music and the nostalgic appeal it brings to a certain extent by reminding me of one of my favourite episodes of one of my favourite childhood cartoons. 7/10.

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