7.5/10
1,393
22 user 1 critic

The Cat in the Hat (1971)

Two children left home alone for a short while one afternoon are visited by a very interesting yet troublesome cat wearing a tall striped hat. The cat succeeds in creating a huge mess in ... See full summary »

Director:

Hawley Pratt

Writer:

Dr. Seuss (teleplay)
Reviews

On Disc

at Amazon

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Horton Hears a Who! (TV Short 1970)
Animation | Short | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Horton The Elephant struggles to protect a microscopic community from his neighbours who refuse to believe it exists.

Directors: Chuck Jones, Ben Washam
Stars: Hans Conried, June Foray, Chuck Jones
The Lorax (TV Short 1972)
Animation | Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

A ruined industrialist tells his tale of his environmentally self-destructive greed despite the warnings of an old forest creature.

Director: Hawley Pratt
Stars: Eddie Albert, Bob Holt, Athena Lorde
Dr. Seuss on the Loose (TV Short 1973)
Animation | Short | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Three Dr. Seuss stories hosted by the Cat in the Hat.

Director: Hawley Pratt
Stars: Allan Sherman, Hans Conried, Paul Winchell
Animation | Family | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

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
Stars: Mason Adams, Bob Holt, Frank Welker
Halloween Is Grinch Night (TV Short 1977)
Animation | Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

The evil Grinch who stole Christmas is back to steal Halloween! It's Grinch night and all over Whoville, a horrible storm has started which gives the Grinch a chance to have some fun. But ... See full summary »

Director: Gerard Baldwin
Stars: Hans Conried, Hal Smith, Gary Shapiro
The Hoober-Bloob Highway (TV Movie 1975)
Animation | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Visit the magical island where Mr. Hoober-Bloob sends babies to Earth in his own musical way.

Director: Alan Zaslove
Stars: Bob Holt, Hal Smith, Mel Blanc
Family | Animation | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Horton the elephant agrees to watch over lazy Maisie bird's egg while she vacations. Much later, after standing (and sitting) guard 100-percent faith-fully through rain and snow, Horton and... See full summary »

Director: Robert Clampett
Stars: Sara Berner, Mel Blanc, Robert Clampett
Animation | Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

A grumpy hermit hatches a plan to steal Christmas from the Whos of Whoville.

Directors: Chuck Jones, Ben Washam
Stars: Boris Karloff, Thurl Ravenscroft, June Foray
The Butter Battle Book (TV Short 1989)
Animation | Family | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

A cold war between two lands over a ridiculous dispute leads to a perilous arms race.

Director: Ralph Bakshi
Stars: Charles Durning, Christopher Collins, Miriam Flynn
Animation | Short | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A young man wishes he could get away and his wish is granted in a globetrotting, song-singing way.

Director: Gerard Baldwin
Stars: Ken Lundie, Joe Raposo, Wayne Morton
Animation | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

A misfit reindeer and his friends look for a place that will accept them.

Director: Larry Roemer
Stars: Billie Mae Richards, Burl Ives, Larry D. Mann
Animation | Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

The Peanuts gang celebrates Halloween while Linus waits for the Great Pumpkin.

Director: Bill Melendez
Stars: Peter Robbins, Christopher Shea, Sally Dryer
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
Allan Sherman ... The Cat in the Hat (voice)
Daws Butler ... Mr. Krinklebein the Fish (voice) (as Dawes Butler)
Pamelyn Ferdin ... Sally (voice)
Tony Frazier Tony Frazier ... Boy (voice)
Gloria Camacho Gloria Camacho ... Mother (voice)
Thurl Ravenscroft Thurl Ravenscroft ... Thing 1 (voice)
Gene Morford Gene Morford ... Thing 2 (voice) (as Lewis Morford)
Edit

Storyline

Two children left home alone for a short while one afternoon are visited by a very interesting yet troublesome cat wearing a tall striped hat. The cat succeeds in creating a huge mess in their house - can they get it cleaned up before Mom gets home? Written by scgary66

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Certificate:

TV-G | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 July 1971 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Cat in the Hat See more »

Filming Locations:

Beverly Hills, California, USA See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

This was the first Dr. Seuss television special produced by DePatie-Freleng Productions. See more »

Goofs

At one point during "Anything Under the Sun" Thing 1 and Thing 2 switch voices. See more »

Quotes

Mr. Krinklebein the Fish: Out! Out! Out of this house!
Cat in the Hat: OUT? OUT? Why every house should have a cat in it... curled up by the fireplace little warm...
Mr. Krinklebein the Fish: Out! And take those things with you! Out!
Cat in the Hat: Take the things? But who ever heard of a house without things in it?
Mr. Krinklebein the Fish: They're not things, they're, they're... and you're not a cat! Whoever heard of a six-foot cat?
See more »

Crazy Credits

In the DePatie-Freling Enterprises logo seen at the end of the program, the Cat's hat is suddenly superimposed on top of the paintbrush oval with the word "films" printed inside, looking as if the oval is "wearing" the hat. See more »

Connections

Followed by The Grinch Grinches the Cat in the Hat (1982) See more »

Soundtracks

Cat, Hat
Lyrics by Dr. Seuss
Music by Dean Elliott
Performed by Allan Sherman, Daws Butler, Pamelyn Ferdin, Tony Frazier, Thurl Ravenscroft, and Lewis Morford
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Excellent adaptation
7 November 2003 | by SteverinoAlaRenoSee all my reviews

Dr. Seuss books just don't lend themselves well to live action movies. The live action version of How the Grinch Stole Christmas was awful, mostly because the padded scenes LOOKED like padding. There isn't enough of a story in Seuss's books to make a feature-length movie, and really not even enough to make a 25-minute TV show.

But add some good animation and the music of Allan Sherman, and you have a winner. I'll be watching THIS version for many years, not the dreadful Mike Meyers version.


6 of 7 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 22 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

IMDb Freedive: Watch Movies and TV Series for Free

Watch Hollywood hits and TV favorites for free with IMDb Freedive. Start streaming on IMDb and Fire TV devices today!

Start watching

Stream Trending Movies With Prime Video

Enjoy a night in with these popular movies available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed