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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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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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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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Box Office

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

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

After the crash in the automobile, one of Sally's pigtails falls down. A short while later, the pig tail is fixed and back where it's supposed to be. See more »

Quotes

The Cat: [closing the crate after Conrad opened it] Listen, Condax... you probably don't wanna do that.
Conrad: Why not? It's just a crate.
The Cat: This isn't just any old crate, it's the Transdimensional Transporterlator. It's kinda like a doorway which leads from this world to my world.
Conrad: But it says "Made in the Philippines".
The Cat: Yes, but not *this* Philippines.
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

Referenced in The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror XXIV (2013) See more »

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The Girl From Ipanema
Written by Norman Gimbel, Antonio Carlos Jobim, and Vinicius de Moraes
Performed by Laurindo Almeida
Courtesy of Capitol Records
Under license from EMI Film & Television Music
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Holds the distinct honor of being one of two movies in the theater I've ever walked out on.
22 May 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Don't get me wrong, I assumed this movie would be stupid, I honestly did, I gave it an incredibly low standard to meet. The only reason I even saw it was because there were a bunch of girls going (different story for a different time). As I began watching I noticed something, this film was terrible. Now there are two types of terrible, there's Freddy vs. Jason terrible, where you and your friends sit back and laugh and joke about how terrible it is, and then there is a movie like this. The Cat in The Hat failed to create even a momentary interest in me. As I watched the first bit of it not only was I bored senseless, but I felt as though I had in some way been violated by the horrendousness of said movie. Mike Myers is usually brilliant, I love the majority of his work, but something in this movie didn't click. One of the things that the director/producers/writers/whatevers changed was that they refused to use any of the colors of the original book (red, black, white) on any character but the Cat. Coincidentally or not, they also refused to capture any of the original (and i hate to use this word, but it fits) zaniness of the original. The book was like an Ice Cream Sunday, colorful and delicious, and the movie was about as bland and hard to swallow as sawdust.

Avoid this like a leprous prostitute.


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