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The Cat in the Hat is all set for a lovely picnic, but the evil Grinch changes his plans by inventing a contraption that captures noise and makes it sound ferrocious. The Cat has to save the world from the clutches of the Grinch and the only way to do it is to reach Grinch's soft spot. Written by
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The Cat in the Hat:
That Grinch. That Grinch! That psychopathic Grinch!
[pacing back and forth]
The Cat in the Hat:
Why is a Grinch? What makes him tick? Why is his Grinch brain sick, sick, sick? Oh boy, if I had a psychiatrist couch, I'd find out what's wrong with that Grinchy grouch.
[a thought bubble appears above the Cat. Inside the bubble, the Grinch is seen reclining on a psychiatrist couch]
That's a lot of rot.
The Cat in the Hat:
[talking to Grinch in bubble; singsong voice]
Is there something in your family tree that causes Grinch ...
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Two famous Dr. Seuss characters put into one story!
I can't remember the first time I watched this 1982 Dr. Seuss TV special. I have been familiar with it since about as far back as I can remember, back when I used to watch it regularly on a video tape that also featured another Dr. Seuss animated short, "Pontoffel Pock, Where Are You?", and LOVED both of those cartoons! I recently watched them both again, and I obviously wouldn't think the same of them as I did back in the day, but I can't forget how much I used to enjoy them, and how big a part of my early childhood they were!
The story features two of Dr. Seuss' characters that were already famous by the time this was made. They are the Grinch (introduced in "How the Grinch Stole Christmas", and the Cat in the Hat (introduced in the book of the same name). One beautiful morning, the Grinch wakes up whistling, very happily, something which has never happened before! However, when his image in the mirror makes him repeat the Grinch's Oath, he is back to normal. He goes out to prove he's a Grinch, by causing trouble! Meanwhile, the Cat in the Hat sets out for a picnic, and doesn't know that the Grinch will make the day very difficult for him!
I've just commented on "Pontoffel Pock, Where Are You?", and stated, "If I had just seen this Dr. Seuss TV special for the first time, I highly doubt my rating would be 10/10. Usually, I wouldn't rate something based on what I thought of it years ago, but in this case, I loved 'Pontoffel Pock, Where Are You?' so much way back in the day that I feel that what I think of it now shouldn't apply!" I think I can say the same about "The Grinch Grinches the Cat in the Hat". The Grinch and the Cat in the Hat are two very popular characters, and putting them together in a story was an excellent idea! This short also has some catchy songs sung by the characters, good animation, some humour, and a message, which you would normally expect from a Dr. Seuss story! Without a doubt, kids should LOVE it!
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