7.5/10
1,180
20 user 1 critic

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 »

Director:

Writer:

(teleplay)
Reviews
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

The Lorax (TV Short 1972)
Animation | Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

A ruined industrialist tells his tale of his environmentally self-destructive greed despite the warnings of an old forest creature.

Director: Hawley Pratt
Stars: Eddie Albert, Bob Holt, Athena Lorde
Horton Hears a Who! (TV Short 1970)
Animation | Family | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Horton The Elephant struggles to protect a microscopic community from his neighbours who refuse to believe it exists.

Directors: Chuck Jones, Ben Washam
Stars: Hans Conried, June Foray, Chuck Jones
Animation | Family | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

The Cat in the Hat is all set for a lovely picnic, but the evil Grinch changes his plans by inventing a contraption that captures noise and makes it sound ferrocious. The Cat has to save ... See full summary »

Director: Bill Perez
Stars: Mason Adams, Bob Holt, Frank Welker
Dr. Seuss on the Loose (TV Short 1973)
Animation | Short | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Three Dr. Seuss stories hosted by the Cat in the Hat.

Director: Hawley Pratt
Stars: Allan Sherman, Hans Conried, Paul Winchell
Halloween Is Grinch Night (TV Short 1977)
Animation | Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

The evil Grinch who stole Christmas is back to steal Halloween! It's Grinch night and all over Whoville, a horrible storm has started which gives the Grinch a chance to have some fun. But ... See full summary »

Director: Gerard Baldwin
Stars: Hans Conried, Hal Smith, Gary Shapiro
The Hoober-Bloob Highway (TV Movie 1975)
Animation | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Visit the magical island where Mr. Hoober-Bloob sends babies to Earth in his own musical way.

Director: Alan Zaslove
Stars: Bob Holt, Hal Smith, Mel Blanc
Animation | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

A grumpy hermit hatches a plan to steal Christmas from the Whos of Whoville.

Directors: Chuck Jones, Ben Washam
Stars: Boris Karloff, Thurl Ravenscroft, June Foray
The Butter Battle Book (TV Short 1989)
Animation | Family | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

A cold war between two lands over a ridiculous dispute leads to a perilous arms race.

Director: Ralph Bakshi
Stars: Charles Durning, Chris Latta, Miriam Flynn
Animation | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

The Cat in The Hat knows a lot about virtually every thing. With the help of fish, thing 1, and thing 2; the Cat in the Hat teaches kids about many things through song and games.

Stars: Martin Short, Alexa Torrington, Jacob Ewaniuk
Animation | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Charlie Brown makes his way to the national spelling bee finals.

Director: Bill Melendez
Stars: Peter Robbins, Pamelyn Ferdin, Glenn Gilger
Frosty the Snowman (TV Short 1969)
Animation | Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A living snowman and a little girl struggle to elude a greedy magician who is after the snowman's magic hat.

Directors: Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin Jr.
Stars: Jackie Vernon, Billy De Wolfe, Jimmy Durante
Animation | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

When a weary and discouraged Santa Claus considers skipping his Christmas Eve run one year, Mrs. Claus and his Elves set out to change his mind.

Directors: Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin Jr.
Stars: Shirley Booth, Mickey Rooney, Dick Shawn
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
...
...
Mr. Krinklebein the Fish (voice) (as Dawes Butler)
...
Sally (voice)
Tony Frazier ...
Boy (voice)
Gloria Camacho ...
Mother (voice)
Thurl Ravenscroft ...
Thing 1 (voice)
Gene Morford ...
Thing 2 (voice) (as Lewis Morford)
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Certificate:

TV-G | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

10 March 1971 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Кот в шляпе  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

This was the first Dr. Seuss television special produced by DePatie-Freleng Productions. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Mr. Krinklebein the Fish: Out! Out! Out of this house!
Cat in the Hat: OUT? OUT? Why every house should have a cat in it... curled up by the fireplace little warm...
Mr. Krinklebein the Fish: Out! And take those things with you! Out!
Cat in the Hat: Take the things? But who ever heard of a house without things in it?
Mr. Krinklebein the Fish: They're not things, they're, they're... and you're not a cat! Whoever heard of a six-foot cat?
See more »

Connections

References My Fair Lady (1964) See more »

Soundtracks

Cat, Hat
Lyrics by Dr. Seuss
Music by Dean Elliott
Performed by Allan Sherman, Daws Butler, Pamelyn Ferdin, Tony Frazier, Thurl Ravenscroft, and Lewis Morford
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

The kind of twisted fun my family loves
30 May 2003 | by (AB Canada) – See all my reviews

The latest member of the family to succumb to this wonderful bit of silly fun is our 3 year-old. He rarely speaks, but has most of the lines to this one memorised and loves it to bits. Who can blame him? Alan Sherman's portrayal of the Cat is a fine piece of voiceover work, as are all the characters in this one, and the songs never leave your head WHETHER YOU LIKE IT OR NOT!I really wish that Viacom, or whoever holds the rights to this one, as well as the other Dr. Seuss titles originally released by Fox would hurry up and get them out on DVD, because our tapes are nearly worn out! Definitely recommended, if you can find it.


2 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?