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Daisy-Head Mayzie (1995)

The Cat in the Hat (the most famous Dr. Seuss character) narrates a story about a girl named Mayzie McGrew, who mysteriously has a daisy growing from her head! This happens during the ... See full summary »

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Tony Collingwood

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Dr. Seuss (as Theodor Geisel)
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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Francesca Marie Smith ... Mayzie McGrew (voice) (as Fran Smith)
Henry Gibson ... Cat in the Hat (voice)
Tim Curry ... Finagle (voice)
George Hearn ... Mayor (voice)
Lewis Arquette ... Principal (voice)
Jonathan Winters ... Dr. Eisenbart (voice)
Susan Silo ... Miss Sneetcher (voice)
B.J. Ward ... Mrs. McGrew (voice)
Paul Eiding ... Mr. McGrew (voice)
Robert Ridgely ... Finch (voice)
Benjamin Kimball Smith Benjamin Kimball Smith ... Butch (voice) (as Benjamin Smith)
John Christian Graas John Christian Graas ... Einstein (voice) (as John Graas)
Edie Lehmann Boddicker ... Background Singer (voice) (as Edie Lehmann)
Beth Anderson Beth Anderson ... Background Singer (voice) (as Beth Andersen)
Stephanie Berg Stephanie Berg ... Background Singer (voice)
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The Cat in the Hat (the most famous Dr. Seuss character) narrates a story about a girl named Mayzie McGrew, who mysteriously has a daisy growing from her head! This happens during the school hours, so she's ridiculed by her friends, and speculated by her teacher, principal, parents, and any other adults confirmed of Mayzie's problem. The situation reaches its high point when Finagle steps in and offers Mayzie a place in stardom, based from the daisy in her head. Mayzie herself, for reasons unknown, takes the offer, not long before she finds out the hard way how fame & fortune can bring unhappiness. It's some time after her daisy disappears that Mayzie realizes that the love of her family & friends is what really matters. From that point on, things are back to normal (except for a few of Mayzie's daisy's occasional sprout up every now & then). Written by Anonymous

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Language:

English

Release Date:

5 February 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Daisy-Head Mayzie: A Newly Found Treasure See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

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Color
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The last animated Dr. Seuss TV special. See more »

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A wonderful and entertaining movie, but it's not without its flaws.
19 April 2013 | by j-jessie-weaverSee all my reviews

I remember having "Daisy-Head Mayzie" on videocassette when I was around three or four years old, and I loved it, mainly because the Cat in the Hat was in it. Now, in 2013 of this year, I was so happy to find it on YouTube last night. It felt great to see a lost piece of my early childhood once again.

However, I now realize this movie is not without a couple of flaws. The rhyming isn't all that perfect, and there is almost no explanation for some of the scenes. I understand why people are saying it's not the best "Dr. Seuss" special in the world, but I still love it, nonetheless. The animation is excellent and really lives up to Theodore Geisel's illustrations.

Overall, if you or your kids are Dr. Seuss fans, I highly recommend this special, regardless of its flaws.

7/10


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