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Release Date:
20 May 1982 (USA) 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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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?

Hans Conried was going to reprise his role as the Grinch from Halloween Is Grinch Night (1977) (TV), but died shortly before he was due to record his lines.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:[describing his machine that messes up voices] This, sir, is my Acoustical Anti-Audio Bleeper, otherwise known as my Vacu-Sound Sweeper.
The Cat in the Hat:That? That's the darn thing that makes the sounds sound stupid?
The Grinch:It sucks out of the air every noise, every sound and gargles the sound waves for 50 miles 'round! Nifty little contraption, isn't it?
The Cat in the Hat:It's implausible, it's impossible, it's unreasonable and unlausible. Such things never happen in the middle of the day, and if they do, I ignore them, and they're bound to go away.
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Two Great Characters in One Good Movie, 24 December 2011
Author: Michael_Elliott from Louisville, KY

Grinch Grinches the Cat in the Hat, The (1982)

*** (out of 4)

This fun tale from Dr. Seuss takes two of his most loved characters and throws them into one film. The Grinch wakes up one morning smiling and singing but the "Grinch in the mirror" makes his take the Grinch's oath so he must then go out and be mean. The first person he runs into is the Cat in the Hat and soon the two are going at it. This film falls well short of the two movies where are heroes were first introduced but this is still a very enjoyable film that manages to be beautiful to look at and we get many funny gags as well. The entire opening sequence with the Grinch being happy was very delightful but so were the scenes where he turns into his old self. The majority of the running time has the Grinch trying to drive the cat crazy by doing a wide range of things like using a certain ray to make the cat sound like a cow. The animation is at the top of the game with the same beautiful colors that you've come to expect from a Seuss movie. Just check out how wonderful the actual look is during a sequence where the cat is driving in circles to get to his castle. Another funny bit happens right at the very end but I won't spoil it for those unfamiliar with the film. If you're a fan of the characters then the 25-minute running time flies by with one good moment after another.

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