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The Cat in the Hat (1971)

Two children left home alone for a short while one afternoon are visited by a very interesting yet troublesome cat wearing a tall striped hat. The cat succeeds in creating a huge mess in ... See full summary »

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Two children left home alone for a short while one afternoon are visited by a very interesting yet troublesome cat wearing a tall striped hat. The cat succeeds in creating a huge mess in their house - can they get it cleaned up before Mom gets home? Written by scgary66

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10 March 1971 (USA)  »

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Кот в шляпе  »

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Trivia

This is the first Dr. Seuss television special to use the 1971-1975 Cat in the Hat Productions logo and it's extended with two parts in this special. See more »

Goofs

At one point during "Anything Under the Sun" Thing 1 and Thing 2 switch voices. See more »

Quotes

Cat in the Hat: Thank you... for a fascinating afternoon.
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Connections

Referenced in Horton Hears a Who! (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

Calculatus Eliminatus
Lyrics by Dr. Seuss
Music by Dean Elliott
Performed by Allan Sherman, Pamelyn Ferdin, and Tony Frazier
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I do love this book, it's the greatest of all/I love it winter, spring, summer and fall
2 March 2007 | by (Portland, Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

On this, what would have been Dr. Seuss's 103rd birthday, I wanted to talk about the TV adaptation of one of his greatest books. It seems that "The Cat in the Hat" was actually a political allegory, as the hedonistic feline gets the kids to go all wild in the midst of the regimented suburban world of 1950s America.

But even beyond that, it's still a masterpiece. Dr. Seuss always had wonderful ideas, and this one was no exception. I notice that it was directed by Hawley Pratt, formerly a Looney Tunes animator. He obviously had a good eye for many things. A true classic. I heard that the 2003 live action version was little more than a 90-minute commercial padded with jokes inappropriate for children.


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