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Dr. Seuss (teleplay)
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Release Date:
10 March 1971 (USA) See more »
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 »
(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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  (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)

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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Additional Details

USA:30 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:

Did You Know?

This was the first Dr. Seuss television special produced by DePatie-Freleng Productions.See more »
Continuity: At one point during "Anything Under the Sun" Thing 1 and Thing 2 switch voices.See more »
Cat in the Hat:[singing] It can be done, it can be done, they can find anything, anything, anything under the sun, if your nerves are getting nervous and your house is topsy tervous they are always at your service, Thing 2 and Thing 1!
Thing 1:[singing] Fish, fish there's always one, some long faced sordid son of a gun!
Thing 2:[singing] There's always some fish, some solitary fish who's only one wish is to threaten the fun!
Thing 1, Thing 2:[both] He doesn't like fun, doesn't like fun, good clean wholesome innocent fun!
Thing 2:[singing] There's always some who doesn't like fun good clean wholesome innocent fun!
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Horton Hears a Who! (2008)See more »
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I LOVE THIS!!!, 23 December 2001
Author: Bartgirl05

Ok, so it's way different than the book. If you ask me, the cartoon is way better than the book. The Cat in the Hat comes to the two kids on a rainy day when their mother leaves them all alone. The Cat shows them how to have fun as they all search for his moss-covered three handled family grudunza. Mr. Krinklebein, the fish, constantly tries to get the Cat to go away. Thing I and Thing II make appearances. I have been watching this cartoon since I was two years old!!

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