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Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the Hat (2003)

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Sally and Conrad are two bored kids whose life is turned up-side-down when a talking cat comes to visit them.

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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)  »

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Budget:

$109,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$1,831,465 (Australia) (2 April 2004)

Gross:

£7,500,297 (UK) (11 June 2004)
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Trivia

According to Mike Myers, less than a month before the film was released, the producers had already begun plans for a sequel based on The Cat in the Hat Comes Back. Because of the film's negative reception, it was abandoned. See more »

Goofs

When Joan is driving away in her car, you can see that the wheels are fake and not moving. See more »

Quotes

The Cat: [showing his car] Here she is, the Super Luxurious Omnidirectional Whatchamajigger, or S-L-O-W for short.
Sally: S-L-O-W?
The Cat: Yeah, S.L.O.W. It's better than the last thing we had: Super Hydraulic Instantaneous Transporter.
Conrad: Oh, you mean...
The Cat: No! Quick! To the S.L.O.W.!
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

Referenced in The Blockbuster Buster: Scooby-Doo (2012) See more »

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Written by Lionel Richie
Performed by The Commodores
Courtesy of Motown Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Shame on these people
22 November 2003 | by (Long Island, NY) – See all my reviews

Audrey, I know you truly cherish your husband Ted's memory but PLEASE do his legacy justice and heed his wishes. Dr. Seuss refused to license his characters during his lifetime for a very good reason. We beg of you to please stop cashing in on his stories, images, fantasies and characters. They are getting disemboweled by the powers that be of Hollywood and Broadway. The children of tomorrow will be stuck with these histrionic and grotesque interpretations that will forever pollute the loving warmth and innocence of his books.

It is indeed your property to do with as you wish. I just wish you would listen to the advice of others for a little while. Save what is left of Dr. Seuss. Thank you.


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