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

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$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

As a result of this film, Audrey Geisel, the widow of Dr. Seuss decided to reject any consequent live-action adaptations of her husband's work claiming that this film differed from her late husband's Family Friendly Material. See more »

Goofs

When the Cat gets hit in the crotch, it immediately cuts to him in the wintertime with "Easy Like Sunday Morning" playing. However, if you look in the upper right corner, you can see the green grass and a concrete sidewalk. See more »

Quotes

The Fish: Children, this cat is currently in violation of... seventeen of your mother's rules!
[the phone rings, and The Cat answers it]
The Cat: City Morgue!
The Fish: [losing it] Eighteen!
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Crazy Credits

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

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Referenced in The Cinema Snob: Saturday the 14th (2013) See more »

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Written by Bill Monroe
Performed by Ricky Skaggs
Courtesy of Skaggs Family Records
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Awful, One of the Worst Films I Have Ever Seen
2 October 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The Cat in the Hat is just a slap in the face film. Mike Myers as The Cat in the Hat is downright not funny and Mike Myers could not have been any worse. This is his worst film he has ever been in. The acting and the story was just terrible. I mean how could they make the most beloved stories by Dr. Seuss be made into film and being one of the worst films of all-time and such a disappointment. I couldn't have seen a more worst film than this besides, maybe Baby Geniuses. But this film is just so bad I can't even describe how badly they made this film. Bo Welch should be fired or the writer should.

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