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Dr. Seuss (teleplay)
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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 »
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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:
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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:Now, if I were a fish, where would I hide a moss-covered, three-handled family gredunza?
Boy:Whatever it is, it isn't here.
Sally:And whatever it is, it isn't here.
Cat in the Hat:Wherever it is, it is left in some lurch. Wherever it is, we must speed up the search.
Mr. Krinklebein the Fish:I'll tell you this: it's not in the unabridged dictionary.
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Movie Connections:
References My Fair Lady (1964)See more »
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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
The kind of twisted fun my family loves, 30 May 2003
Author: stiv-7 from AB Canada

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.

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