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Dr. Seuss (teleplay)
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Release Date:
10 March 1971 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
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... See more » | Add synopsis »
NewsDesk:
(59 articles)
Eight Counts of Grand Theft Cinema
 (From SoundOnSight. 30 October 2012, 12:03 AM, PDT)

Dr Seuss' The Lorax – review
 (From The Guardian - Film News. 28 July 2012, 4:05 PM, PDT)

The Lorax Team to Tackle Dr. Seuss’ The Cat in the Hat Next
 (From FilmJunk. 21 March 2012, 6:36 AM, PDT)

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Cast

  (in credits order)

Allan Sherman ... The Cat in the Hat (voice)

Daws Butler ... Mr. Krinklebein the Fish (voice) (as Dawes Butler)
Pamelyn Ferdin ... Sally (voice)
Tony Frazier ... Boy (voice)
Gloria Camacho ... Mother (voice)
Thurl Ravenscroft ... Thing 1 (voice)
Gene Morford ... Thing 2 (voice) (as Lewis Morford)
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Directed by
Hawley Pratt 
 
Writing credits
Dr. Seuss (teleplay)

Produced by
David H. DePatie .... executive producer
Friz Freleng .... executive producer
Chuck Jones .... producer
Dr. Seuss .... producer (as Ted Geisel)
 
Original Music by
Dean Elliott 
 
Film Editing by
Roger Donley 
Lee Gunther 
 
Production Design by
Maurice Noble 
 
Production Management
Jim Foss .... production supervisor
 
Art Department
Chuck Jones .... storyboard artist
 
Camera and Electrical Department
John Burton Jr. .... camera operator
Ray Lee .... camera operator
 
Animation Department
Hal Ambro .... animator
Warren Batchelder .... animator
Robert Givens .... layout artist
Manny Gould .... animator
George Nicholas .... animator
Manuel Perez .... animator (as Manny Perez)
Phil Roman .... animator
Robert Taylor .... animator
Richard H. Thomas .... background artist
Dick Ung .... layout artist
Don Williams .... animator
Bob Richardson .... animator (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Dean Elliott .... songs: music by
Eric Rogers .... conductor
Dr. Seuss .... songs: lyrics by
Eric Tomlinson .... music recording engineer (as Eric A. Thomlinson)
 
Other crew
Harry Love .... production coordinator
 

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Runtime:
USA:30 min
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
This was the first Dr. Seuss television special produced by DePatie-Freleng Productions.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: At one point during "Anything Under the Sun" Thing 1 and Thing 2 switch voices.See more »
Quotes:
Cat in the Hat:And what am I in dear old Ireland?
Boy:Why, you're a cate in a kinfert.
Cat in the Hat:And in Holland?
Sally:You're a... let me see... Oh, you're a cat in a hoe.
Cat in the Hat:Glory be!
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Soundtrack:
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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Very nice second half, 2 January 2004
Author: rbverhoef (rbverhoef@hotmail.com) from The Hague, Netherlands

Dr. Seuss and his stories are not very familiar here in Holland and although the Jim Carrey version of 'How the Grinch Stole Christmas' was a pretty big hit it hasn't changed that very much. Still, I saw this animated version of 'The Cat in the Hat' and let me start by saying that it is so much better and funnier than the Mike Myers version.

When the mother (voice by Gloria Camacho) of a girl (voice by Pamelyn Ferdin) and a boy (voice by Tony Frazier) leaves on a rainy evening the kids are very bored. A cat in a hat (voice by Allan Sherman) enters the house to cheer them up. The fish (voice by Daws Butler) is not very fond of that because they are making a huge mess. Everything must be clean before mother comes home.

The first half with the arrival of the cat is not that great. It has some nice songs though. The second half, especially the part where the cat explains how he is called in other countries, is great and very funny. I understand why stories like this are very popular. Kids just have to like it and for adults it must be a nice memory from their childhood.

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