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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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  (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 »

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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 Grinch:[cheerfully to his own reflection in the mirror] And a very good morning to you, Mr. Grinch.
The Grinch's reflection:[infuriated] Oh, it is, is it?
[Both the Grinch and Max are shocked. Max cowers behind a wall]
The Grinch:Well, it seems so... sort of.
The Grinch's reflection:I see nothing to whistle about. You must be out of your head, no doubt. I think the time has come for thee to repeat the Grinch's oath with me.
The Grinch, The Grinch's reflection:[in unison] A Grinch is unhelpful, unfriendly and unkind.
The Grinch's reflection:With ungracious thoughts...
The Grinch:...and an unhealthy mind.
The Grinch's reflection:A Grinch is uncheerful, uncouth and unclean. Now say this together!
The Grinch, The Grinch's reflection:I'm frightfully mean! My eyes are both shifty. My fingers are thrifty.
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2 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
I love this movie!!!, 9 December 2001
Author: Adrienne from U.S.A.

I have always loved dr.seuss movies but this 1 is my favorite the long lost movie I saw when I was little and found it again and bought it!!! I like the part when the Cat calls the grinch Mr. Green face!!! I have watched this movie about 5 times since my dad bought it yesterday 4 me! and will watch it again 2-night after dinner!!! I also got Grinch Night the Halloween special of the Grinch and love them both! but The Grinch Grinches the Cat in the Hat is the best because I have been looking for that movie ever since last year!!!!

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