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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.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... The Cat
... Quinn
... Mom
... Sally
... Conrad
... Mrs. Kwan
... Mr. Humberfloob / Voice of the Fish
... Thing One (as Danielle Ryan Chuchran)
Taylor Rice ... Thing One
Brittany Oaks ... Thing Two
Talia-Lynn Prairie ... Thing Two (as Talia Prairie)
... Thing One / Thing Two (voice)
Victor Brandt ... Narrator (voice)
... Announcer
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

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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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21 November 2003 (USA)  »

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Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the Hat  »

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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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Trivia

About $55,000 dollars worth of props were stolen during production, including: an 8-foot pair of glasses, a 6-foot by 4-foot by 8-foot anvil, a 4-foot key, and a golf ball 7 feet in diameter that weighed more the 200 pounds. The stolen props were later found in a mall dumpster, covered in graffiti. See more »

Goofs

Right before The Cat comes in with the D.I.R.T. machine, Sally and Conrad are standing next to each other holding hands as the door begins to open. When the door opens, they are no longer holding hands and standing a few feet apart. See more »

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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 »

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Referenced in The Blockbuster Buster: Scooby-Doo (2012) See more »

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You Gotta Be A Football Hero
Written by Al Lewis, Buddy Fields, and Al Sherman
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Abomination
31 October 2004 | by See all my reviews

For any forty-something pseudo-Boomer like myself, who grew up and learned how to read with the Seuss books, well, this film is an insult. There is NO way I'd let my kids watch this crude, stupid garbage. My jaw dropped scene, after scene, after scene. What Hollywood "suit" OK'd this thing? It is mean-spirited, raunchy and ugly. My little nephew started CRYING about thirty minutes into the film. Characters burp, curse, urinate, pick their nose, expose their posterior, etc.

I realize that young viewers don't understand the significance of Dr. Seuss, and the change his many children's books brought to the world of publishing.

This film is the antithesis of what he had in mind, and I am furious with his family for allowing this Hollywood monster to be unleashed.

PARENTS - don't let your kids think that this is what the Seuss universe is all about.....buy them the books, and skip these LAME films. Or, show them the "Horton Hears a Who" animated classic from the 70s.

Universal & Dreamworks, you have a really ANGRY viewer. Stop allowing inexperienced PRODUCTION DESIGNERS to direct your big-budget films. You could have had a classic on your hands, but instead you have the honor of having spent millions on one of IMDb's "Bottom 100 Films."

One of the worst films I have ever seen.


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