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The Grinch Grinches the Cat in the Hat (1982)

The Cat in the Hat is all set for a lovely picnic, but the Grinch changes his plans by inventing a contraption that captures noise and makes it sound ferocious. The Cat has to stop the ... See full summary »

Director:

Bill Perez

Writers:

Dr. Seuss, Dr. Seuss (teleplay) (as Ted Geisel)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Mason Adams ... The Cat in the Hat / Narrator (voice)
Bob Holt ... The Grinch / Waiter / The Grinch's Mother (voice)
Frank Welker ... Max / Waiter / Additional Voices (voice)
Joe Eich Joe Eich ... Chef (voice)
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Storyline

The Cat in the Hat is all set for a lovely picnic, but the Grinch changes his plans by inventing a contraption that captures noise and makes it sound ferocious. The Cat has to stop the Grinch and the only way to do it is to reach the Grinch's soft spot. Written by RobocopTNG986127

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 May 1982 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Cat in the Hat Gets Grinched See more »

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Hans Conried was going to reprise his role as the Grinch from Halloween Is Grinch Night (1977), but died shortly before he was due to record his lines. See more »

Goofs

When the Cat says, "I'd find out what's wrong with that Grinchy grouch," his lip movements are off. See more »

Quotes

The Cat in the Hat: That Grinch! That Grinch! He's smuggled our light, he's guzzled our sound, he's bamboozled our lives, and a way must be found to cease him from schplotzing his evil around!
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Soundtracks

Psychiatry Song
Performed by Mason Adams
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there's a reason why Dr. Seuss named the Grinch his favorite of all his characters
22 December 2015 | by lee_eisenbergSee all my reviews

Dr. Seuss introduced the world to the authority-defying Cat in the Hat in the book of the same name, and the happiness-hating Grinch in "How the Grinch Stole Christmas", both of which got turned into TV specials. It was inevitable that these classic characters should co-star. My favorite scene in "The Grinch Grinches the Cat in the Hat" was always the scene where the green-faced grouch uses his Vacusound Sweeper to mess with the cat's surroundings, turning everything into a wacky mix of colors. Around the time that Dr. Seuss died, I saw an interview with him from some years earlier, and he said that the Grinch was his favorite of all his characters. It's easy to see why the Grinch was his favorite, and you're sure to enjoy this short just as much as "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" (the 1966 TV special, not the 2000 feature film; I heard only negative things about that movie).


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