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Release Date:
20 May 1982 (USA) See more »
The Cat in the Hat is all set for a lovely picnic, but the evil Grinch changes his plans by inventing... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Won 2 Primetime Emmys. See more »
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Two famous Dr. Seuss characters put into one story! See more (9 total) »


  (in credits order)

Mason Adams ... The Cat in the Hat / Narrator (voice)

Bob Holt ... The Grinch (voice)

Frank Welker ... Max / Waiter / Additional Voices (voice)
Joe Eich ... Chef (voice)

Directed by
Bill Perez 
Writing credits
Dr. Seuss (written by)

Dr. Seuss (teleplay) (as Ted Geisel)

Produced by
David H. DePatie .... executive producer
Friz Freleng .... producer
Dr. Seuss .... producer (as Ted Geisel)
Original Music by
Joe Raposo 
Film Editing by
Jim Blodgett 
Richard S. Gannon  (as Richard Gannon)
Robert T. Gillis 
Production Management
Kathy Condon .... production manager
Lee Gunther .... in charge of production
Art Department
Roy Morita .... graphic designer
Ira Turek .... graphic designer
Camera and Electrical Department
John Burton Jr. .... camera effects
Animation Department
Jan Adams .... checking
Warren Batchelder .... animator
Dorris Bergstrom .... assistant animator
Oliver Callahan .... animator
Holly Forsyth .... assistant animator
John Gibbs .... animator
Lee Halpern .... animator
Alison Julian .... background artist (as Allison Julian)
Bob Kirk .... animator
Bob Matz .... animator
Norm McCabe .... animator
Burt Medall .... assistant animator
Ginny Parmele .... assistant animator
Andrew Phillipson .... background artist
Tom Ray .... animator
Morey Reden .... animator
Bob Richardson .... animator
Virgil Ross .... animator
Raul Salaiz .... assistant animator
Armand Shaw .... checking
Natalie Shirpser .... checking
Dennis Venizelos .... background artist
Ken Walker .... animator
Don Williams .... animator
Music Department
Dr. Seuss .... lyrics (as Ted Geisel)
Joe Siracusa .... composer: special music
Joe Siracusa .... music editor

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"The Cat in the Hat Gets Grinched" - USA (video title)
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25 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »

Did You Know?

This is the last Dr. Seuss ABC television special produced by Marvel Productions & DePatie-Freleng Productions.See more »
Audio/visual unsynchronized: When the Cat says, "I'd find out what's wrong with that Grinchy grouch," his lip movements are off.See more »
The Cat in the Hat:That Grinch! That Grinch! He's smuggled our light, he's guzzled our sound, he's bamboozled our lives, and a way must be found to cease him from schplotzing his evil around!See more »
Master of Everyone's EarsSee more »


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3 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Two famous Dr. Seuss characters put into one story!, 9 August 2007
Author: Electrified_Voltage from Guelph, Ontario, Canada

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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