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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:

4 July 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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Did You Know?

Trivia

In the section "Cat, Hat", the cat lists off his name in several different languages.
  • English: Cat, Hat
  • French: Chat, Chapeau
  • Spanish: Gato, Sombrero
  • German: Katze, Hut
  • Russian: Chapka, Shlyapa (lit. "Hat in the Hat")


Most of the other names are just nonsense words and noises. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Cat in the Hat: It's up to you kids, whatever you say. If you think me untrustworthy, send me away.
Sally: Well, he is getting the house sort of messy and dirty, and Mother...
Boy: Yeah, Mother; back home at 3:30.
Cat in the Hat: A vote of no confidence. I most humbly bow to the voice of the majority. Good bye, now. Off to Siberia.
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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 »

Connections

Referenced in Jingle All the Way (1996) 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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It never gets old!
2 March 2003 | by SpazmanianDevilSee all my reviews

This song-filled Dr. Seuss classic should be shown on network television at least twice a year! The musical numbers are pure fun; as a bonus, they managed to sneak in a quick foreign languages lesson. The newest home video release of this favorite has the words on the screen, which is even better. Listen during the song performed with Thing 2 and Thing 1. You'll hear the booming baritone of Thurl "Tony The Tiger" Ravenscroft. I have watched this special over 100 times on home video, and never want to stop.


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