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The Cat in the Hat (1971)

A red and white-striped top-hatted cat visits two children left home alone.

Directors:

Hawley Pratt, Chuck Jones (uncredited) | 1 more credit »

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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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

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Certificate:

TV-G | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Trivia

In this short, the fish is named Carlos K. Krinklebine. In the book and in The Cat in the Hat (2003), he is unnamed. 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: Twirtled by a fish.
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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 WCW Monday Nitro: Episode #3.29 (1998) See more »

Soundtracks

The Gradunza
(uncredited)
Lyrics by Dr. Seuss
Music by Dean Elliott
Performed by Allan Sherman
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The kind of twisted fun my family loves
30 May 2003 | by stiv-7See all my reviews

The latest member of the family to succumb to this wonderful bit of silly fun is our 3 year-old. He rarely speaks, but has most of the lines to this one memorised and loves it to bits. Who can blame him? Alan Sherman's portrayal of the Cat is a fine piece of voiceover work, as are all the characters in this one, and the songs never leave your head WHETHER YOU LIKE IT OR NOT!I really wish that Viacom, or whoever holds the rights to this one, as well as the other Dr. Seuss titles originally released by Fox would hurry up and get them out on DVD, because our tapes are nearly worn out! Definitely recommended, if you can find it.


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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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