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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 »

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Hawley Pratt

Writer:

Dr. Seuss (teleplay)
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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)
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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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 March 1971 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Cat in the Hat See more »

Filming Locations:

Beverly Hills, California, USA See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

This is the first Dr. Seuss television special to use the 1971-1975 Cat in the Hat Productions logo and it's extended with two parts in this special. 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?
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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 »

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Featured in The Blockbuster Buster: The Cat in the Hat (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

Anything Under The Sun
Lyrics by Dr. Seuss
Music by Dean Elliott
Performed by Allan Sherman, Thurl Ravenscroft, and Lewis Morford
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Very nice second half
2 January 2004 | by rbverhoefSee all my reviews

Dr. Seuss and his stories are not very familiar here in Holland and although the Jim Carrey version of 'How the Grinch Stole Christmas' was a pretty big hit it hasn't changed that very much. Still, I saw this animated version of 'The Cat in the Hat' and let me start by saying that it is so much better and funnier than the Mike Myers version.

When the mother (voice by Gloria Camacho) of a girl (voice by Pamelyn Ferdin) and a boy (voice by Tony Frazier) leaves on a rainy evening the kids are very bored. A cat in a hat (voice by Allan Sherman) enters the house to cheer them up. The fish (voice by Daws Butler) is not very fond of that because they are making a huge mess. Everything must be clean before mother comes home.

The first half with the arrival of the cat is not that great. It has some nice songs though. The second half, especially the part where the cat explains how he is called in other countries, is great and very funny. I understand why stories like this are very popular. Kids just have to like it and for adults it must be a nice memory from their childhood.


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