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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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Mr. Krinklebein the Fish (voice) (as Dawes Butler)
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Thing 2 (voice) (as Lewis Morford)
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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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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: I am indeed a cat, and this, indeed, is a HAT.
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Connections

Referenced in In Search of Dr. Seuss (1994) See more »

Soundtracks

Sweep Up The Memories
Lyrics by Dr. Seuss
Music by Dean Elliott
Performed by Allan Sherman
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Excellent adaptation
7 November 2003 | by See all my reviews

Dr. Seuss books just don't lend themselves well to live action movies. The live action version of How the Grinch Stole Christmas was awful, mostly because the padded scenes LOOKED like padding. There isn't enough of a story in Seuss's books to make a feature-length movie, and really not even enough to make a 25-minute TV show.

But add some good animation and the music of Allan Sherman, and you have a winner. I'll be watching THIS version for many years, not the dreadful Mike Meyers version.


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