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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 »
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A terrific and inspired adaptation with terrific songs. 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:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:

Did You Know?

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 »
Continuity: At one point during "Anything Under the Sun" Thing 1 and Thing 2 switch voices.See more »
Cat in the Hat:Twirtled by a fish.See more »
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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
A terrific and inspired adaptation with terrific songs., 29 September 2006
Author: Eric Endres from United States

Having read the Cat in the Hat book many nights to my little girls, I was interested to see this version and also the new Mike Myers film. I returned the DVD of the Mike Myers film the next day after watching it, and this animated version I sought out to buy a copy of after borrowing it from the library. That should say it all.

This is only a half hour program, but it is packed with wit, character and a lot of very memorable songs with tremendous melody and sophistication. They've fleshed out the original story with a lot of new jokes and an added twist of the cat looking for his "moss-covered, three-handled family grudunza". All of the choices were inspired, as it captures the spirit of the book and also adds much spirit to it.

This "Cat" has a great cast of voice actors, great music, and great fun! 10 out of 10.

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