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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:

The ultimate game of cat and house 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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Did You Know?

Trivia

Mike Myers said that the Cat's personality is a composite of director/producer Bruce Paltrow, his Saturday Night Live (1975) character "Linda Richman", and actor Charles Nelson Reilly. See more »

Goofs

At about 10:30am we see the babysitter is watching a "live" broadcast of an incident that happened during a Government meeting in Taiwan. When it is 10:30 am in Los Angeles, it would be 12:30am at night in Taiwan. 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

The Universal Pictures, DreamWorks and Imagine Entertainment logos are animated in Dr. Seuss's artwork. Furthermore, the Universal world morphs into the star ball, the Cat is fishing in the moon of the DreamWorks logo, and the Fish can be seen darting into the water in the Imagine logo. See more »

Alternate Versions

In the TV version, there are some scenes that represent alternate takes of scenes present in the theatrical/video version. This includes but is not limited to the couch scene, a portion of the Kupkake-inator scene and several omitted pop culture references. See more »

Connections

Featured in Tamara's Never Seen: The Cat in the Hat (2018) See more »

Soundtracks

Fun, Fun, Fun
Music by Marc Shaiman
Lyrics by Scott Wittman and Marc Shaiman
Performed by Mike Myers
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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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