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The Cat in the Hat (2003)

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Two bored children have their lives turned upside down when a talking cat comes to visit them.

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Thing One (as Danielle Ryan Chuchran)
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Storyline

Conrad and Sally Walden (Spencer Breslin and Dakota Fanning) are home alone with their pet fish. It is raining outside, and there is nothing to do. Until The Cat in the Hat ('Mike Myers') walks in the front door. He introduces them to their imagination, and at first it's all fun and games, until things get out of hand, and The Cat must go, go, go, before their parents get back. Written by Anonymous

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Cats with hats only! See more »


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Rated PG for mild crude humor and some double-entendres | See all certifications »

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21 November 2003 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the Hat  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$109,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$38,329,160 (USA) (21 November 2003)

Gross:

$100,446,895 (USA) (23 January 2004)
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Trivia

Mike Myers said that the Cat's personality is a composite of director/producer Bruce Paltrow, his Saturday Night Live (1975) character "Linda Richman", and actor Charles Nelson Reilly. See more »

Goofs

When one of the Things rides a bicycle down the staircase, you can see a string or cable trailing behind him. See more »

Quotes

Sally: Where did you come from?
The Cat: Hmm, How do I put this... When a mommy cat and a daddy cat love each other very much, they decide that...
Conrad: Oh, no, no, no, no, no. Where did you *come* from?
The Cat: My place, what do you think?
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Crazy Credits

All the opening logos are animated "Dr. Seuss-style". See more »

Connections

Referenced in Dinner for Five: Episode #2.11 (2003) See more »

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Getting Better
Written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney
Performed by Smash Mouth
Courtesy of Interscope Records
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Abomination
31 October 2004 | by (North Carolina) – See all my reviews

For any forty-something pseudo-Boomer like myself, who grew up and learned how to read with the Seuss books, well, this film is an insult. There is NO way I'd let my kids watch this crude, stupid garbage. My jaw dropped scene, after scene, after scene. What Hollywood "suit" OK'd this thing? It is mean-spirited, raunchy and ugly. My little nephew started CRYING about thirty minutes into the film. Characters burp, curse, urinate, pick their nose, expose their posterior, etc.

I realize that young viewers don't understand the significance of Dr. Seuss, and the change his many children's books brought to the world of publishing.

This film is the antithesis of what he had in mind, and I am furious with his family for allowing this Hollywood monster to be unleashed.

PARENTS - don't let your kids think that this is what the Seuss universe is all about.....buy them the books, and skip these LAME films. Or, show them the "Horton Hears a Who" animated classic from the 70s.

Universal & Dreamworks, you have a really ANGRY viewer. Stop allowing inexperienced PRODUCTION DESIGNERS to direct your big-budget films. You could have had a classic on your hands, but instead you have the honor of having spent millions on one of IMDb's "Bottom 100 Films."

One of the worst films I have ever seen.


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