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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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  (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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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 »
Mr. Krinklebein the Fish:By the way, Cat, just what is a family gredunza?
Cat in the Hat:Oh, they come in all styles from triple-G to minus-aught.
Boy:Is it bigger than a...?
Cat in the Hat:Occasionally, but on most occasions, not.
Sally:Is it smaller than a...?
Cat in the Hat:They no longer make that kind, but one family gredunza is always smaller than another.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Jingle All the Way (1996)See more »
I'm A PunkSee more »


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4 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
A childhood memory, 13 October 2001
Author: dootuss from PA

I remembered that this special would air on CBS around the end of December throughout the 1980's. Along with "Happy New Year" Charlie Brown, and that one Bugs Bunny New Year special, This special was great. The special was based on the great Dr.Seuss Book (which i owned as a child) that touched the hearts of millions of children possibly in the world. It was funny, and the fish brings back good memories. I wish CBS would air this timeless classic again, but that probably won't happen. But if you see it at a video rental store, rent it to bring back some childhood memories.

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