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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 »

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Bill Perez

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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

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

This is the last Dr. Seuss ABC television special produced by Marvel Productions & DePatie-Freleng Productions. 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 Grinch: [singing about his new machine] This is the little gear, and as you know, / It goes 'round and it makes the bigger gear go, / And the bigger gear turns the elliptical scrunch, / Which in turn is attached to the dratsital thrust, / Which rotates the flange of the salamar gotch, / And that decompresses the spatulet springs, / Which fluctuate 'round in the rabulous rings, / Which heats up the pongs and they heat up the pings, / And that brings about the most horrible things!
[cackles]
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Soundtracks

A Beelzeberry Day
Performed by Mason Adams
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Enjoyable
10 December 2013 | by utgard14See all my reviews

The story is that the Grinch, out to prove that he still has what it takes to be a Grinch, clashes with the Cat and proceeds to try to make life miserable for him. So the Cat decides the only way he can stop the Grinch is to try to reach his softer side.

I love Dr. Seuss and I'm a huge fan of How the Grinch Stole Christmas! This Emmy-winning cartoon, originally written for television, partners the Grinch with another memorable Seuss character, The Cat in the Hat. The results are uneven but still enjoyable. The animation is adequate and better than average for early '80s television. Veteran voice actor Bob Holt fills the big shoes of Boris Karloff as best he can. The Cat is voiced by Mason Adams ("With a name like Smucker's, it has to be good!"). The songs are OK but not that memorable, except for "The Mother Song," which defies description. Overall, it's a fun little cartoon. Not a classic by any means but it's Seuss and that alone warrants you check it out.


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