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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 »

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:[to the Grinch] I deeply deplore any inconvieniece that I may have caused you Mr... Green Face.
The Grinch:[shocked and angry] Green Face?
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Enjoyable, 10 December 2013
Author: utgard14 from USA

The story is that the Grinch, out to prove that he still has what it takes to be a Grinch, clashes with the Cat and proceeds to try to make life miserable for him. So the Cat decides the only way he can stop the Grinch is to try to reach his softer side.

I love Dr. Seuss and I'm a huge fan of How the Grinch Stole Christmas! This Emmy-winning cartoon, originally written for television, partners the Grinch with another memorable Seuss character, The Cat in the Hat. The results are uneven but still enjoyable. The animation is adequate and better than average for early '80s television. Veteran voice actor Bob Holt fills the big shoes of Boris Karloff as best he can. The Cat is voiced by Mason Adams ("With a name like Smucker's, it has to be good!"). The songs are OK but not that memorable, except for "The Mother Song," which defies description. Overall, it's a fun little cartoon. Not a classic by any means but it's Seuss and that alone warrants you check it out.

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