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The Cat in the Hat (2003)

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Two bored children have their lives turned upside down when a talking cat comes to visit them.

Director:

Bo Welch

Writers:

Dr. Seuss (book), Alec Berg (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mike Myers ... The Cat
Alec Baldwin ... Quinn
Kelly Preston ... Mom
Dakota Fanning ... Sally
Spencer Breslin ... Conrad
Amy Hill ... Mrs. Kwan
Sean Hayes ... Mr. Humberfloob / Voice of the Fish
Danielle C. Ryan ... Thing One (as Danielle Ryan Chuchran)
Taylor Rice Taylor Rice ... Thing One
Brittany Oaks Brittany Oaks ... Thing Two
Talia-Lynn Prairie Talia-Lynn Prairie ... Thing Two (as Talia Prairie)
Dan Castellaneta ... Thing One / Thing Two (voice)
Victor Brandt Victor Brandt ... Narrator (voice)
Daran Norris ... Announcer
Bugsy Bugsy ... Nevins
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Storyline

Conrad and Sally Walden (Spencer Breslin and Dakota Fanning) are home alone with their pet fish. It is raining outside, and there is nothing to do. Until The Cat in the Hat ('Mike Myers') walks in the front door. He introduces them to their imagination, and at first it's all fun and games, until things get out of hand, and The Cat must go, go, go, before their parents get back. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Don't mess with the hat. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for mild crude humor and some double-entendres | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 November 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the Hat See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$109,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$38,329,160, 23 November 2003, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$101,149,285

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$133,960,541
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DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS | Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

A lot of of the adult humor in this film was originally meant for How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000), but director Ron Howard cut it out. See more »

Goofs

While in the car, Cat gives both the kids their own steering wheels. When he pulls out his own, its a chain wheel, but when the camera switches its a normal steering wheel. Later in another shot, it's a chain again. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Narrator: There are gajillions of stories of mischief and fun, but to keep things simple, let's start with just one. About a mom and two kids and a house and a hat - that, oddly enough, was worn by a cat. But soon enough we will get to all that.
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Crazy Credits

When the Cat and Things are walking down the street at the end of the movie, the credits scroll while the camera pans up to the evening sky, and when it turns into nighttime, the pink clouds, crescent moon, and stars are animated in the style of Seuss's artwork. Twenty seconds of the credits are like this, then the rest of the end credits scroll against a regular black background. See more »

Alternate Versions

On some prints, the DreamWorks logo is played before the Universal logo meaning that the Universal music (which is different in this film) plays during the DreamWorks logo and vise versa. Also the opening credits are different depending on which logo is played first (meaning that if the Universal logo is played first then it will say Universal Pictures, DreamWorks Pictures and Imagine Entertainment Present) and the word Dr. Seuss' is added above the title. See more »

Connections

References Dragnet (1951) See more »

Soundtracks

Rawhide
Written by Bill Monroe
Performed by Ricky Skaggs
Courtesy of Skaggs Family Records
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User Reviews

Not all that bad
26 December 2003 | by ginarinksSee all my reviews

We saw the movie on Christmas Eve (my husband and two daughters, age 10 and 9). It was not the greatest movie, but not all that bad. I don't particularly like Mike Myers and deliberately have not seen the Austin Powers movies. They looked way too silly for me. But this is based on a book, a short silly book, so it was o.k. that it was silly. That's what makes Dr. Seuss so charming. It's o.k. to be silly. How could it not be? A big cat dressed in a big hat comes to your house while you are(left at home alone in the book)cooped up in the house all day. The movie was not at all realistic,again how could it be? The sexual innuendos were subtle enough to go over my children's head, so there will be no permanent damage. I have not called to set up counseling sessions. If we're going to pick at movies, consider the Lion King(a classic). In the first 5 minutes of the movie you have deception and murder, not to mention the exile of a youngster. In short, lets view this movie for what it's worth.... entertainment. I didn't expect a soul shattering experience, and didn't get one. That's why we went to a matinee... cheaper tickets. Will I rush to buy this movie as soon as it is released on video? No. But if I receive it as a gift, I won't torch it either.


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