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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Thing One (as Danielle Ryan Chuchran)
Taylor Rice ...
Talia-Lynn Prairie ...
Thing Two (as Talia Prairie)
Thing One / Thing Two (voice)
Victor Brandt ...
Narrator (voice)
Bugsy ...


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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

21 November 2003 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the Hat  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office


$109,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


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

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


The downtown area outdoor shots were filmed along a Pomona, California street where a number of antique and gift shops are located. The community decided not to redecorate after filming ended, so the surreal paint scheme and some of the signage can still be seen as it appears in the movie. See more »


At about 10:30am we see the babysitter is watching a "live" broadcast of an incident that happened during a Government meeting in Taiwan. When it is 10:30 am in Los Angeles, it would be 12:30am at night in Taiwan. See more »


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 »


References Dragnet (1951) See more »


Danger Ahead (Dragnet Theme)
Written by Miklós Rózsa and Walter Schumann
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User Reviews

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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