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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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I do love this book, it's the greatest of all/I love it winter, spring, summer and fall See more (20 total) »


  (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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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: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:
Referenced in Kids for Character (1996) (V)See more »
Cat, HatSee more »


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I do love this book, it's the greatest of all/I love it winter, spring, summer and fall, 2 March 2007
Author: Lee Eisenberg ( from Portland, Oregon, USA

On this, what would have been Dr. Seuss's 103rd birthday, I wanted to talk about the TV adaptation of one of his greatest books. It seems that "The Cat in the Hat" was actually a political allegory, as the hedonistic feline gets the kids to go all wild in the midst of the regimented suburban world of 1950s America.

But even beyond that, it's still a masterpiece. Dr. Seuss always had wonderful ideas, and this one was no exception. I notice that it was directed by Hawley Pratt, formerly a Looney Tunes animator. He obviously had a good eye for many things. A true classic. I heard that the 2003 live action version was little more than a 90-minute commercial padded with jokes inappropriate for children.

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