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The Cat in the Hat is an animated TV special based on the book of the same name.


Allan Sherman - The Cat in the Hat
Tony Frazier - Conrad
Pamelyn Ferdin - Sally
Daws Butler - Norval the Fish credited as Karlos K. Krinklebine
Thurl Ravenscroft and Lewis Morford - Thing One and Thing Two
Gloria Camacho - Mrs. Blumberg and Mrs. Thompson (briefly voice only)
The Grinch Grinches the Cat in the Hat

Marvel Productions


  • Animation: Hal Ambro, Warren Batchelder, Manny Gould, George Nicholas, Manny Perez, Phil Roman, Robert Taylor, Don Williams
  • Layout: Robert Givens, Dick Ung
  • Background: Richard H. Thomas
  • Camera: John Burton, Jr., Ray Lee
  • Film Editing: Lee Gunther, Roger Donley
  • Production Supervision: Jim Foss
  • Production Coordinator: Harry Love

The Songs

  • Lyrics by: Dr. Seuss
  • Music by: Dean Elliott
  • Music Conducted by: Eric Rogers
  • Music Recording Engineer: Eric A. Thomlinson
  • Storyboard by: Chuck Jones
  • Teleplay by: Dr. Seuss
  • Production Design: Maurice Noble
  • Directed by: Hawley Pratt
  • Produced by: Chuck Jones Ted Geisel
  • Executive Producers: David H. DePatie, Friz Freleng

Musical Numbers(Taken from The Cat in the Hat Song Book

Nothing to be Done
Moss-Covered Three-Handled Family Gradunza
Calculatus Eliminatus
I'm a Punk
Beautiful Kittenfish
Anything Under the Sun
Cat, Hat
He's a Cat
Sweep Up the Memories
Note that in the book they also sang "Let Us All Sing" of which there is no information in this cartoon

Home video releases


Blu-Ray & DVD Cover

The special was originally released as a VHS videocassette on the CBS/Fox Video label's Playhouse Video imprint in 1989. It was later released as part of the Dr. Seuss Sing-Along Classics release from 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment with CBS Video and Fox Kids Video in the mid 90's. It was later released on DVD by Universal Studios Home Entertainment on October 7, 2003. Warner Home Video released the special on Blu-ray and DVD on August 7, 2012. Bonus specials include Daisy-Head Mayzie and The Hoober-Bloob Highway.

The Cat in other TV specials

Although the original book's sequel did not receive an animated adaptation, the character went on to appear in several more Dr. Seuss specials. In 1973, there came Dr. Seuss on the Loose, where Allan Sherman reprised his role as The Cat in the Hat. Here, The Cat in the Hat appeared in bridging sequences where he introduced animated adaptations of three other Dr. Seuss stories: The Sneetches, The Zax and Green Eggs and Ham. In 1982's The Grinch Grinches the Cat in the Hat, the Cat in the Hat, now voiced by Mason Adams (Sherman had died shortly after Dr. Seuss on the Loose finished production), meets the title character of How the Grinch Stole Christmas! and sets out to reform his new green adversary. In 1995, the Cat appeared again, this time with the voice of Henry Gibson, to narrate Daisy-Head Mayzie, a special based on a posthumously published Dr. Seuss book. The Cat in the Hat appears as a guest in a 1996 video called Kids for Character. The following year, a puppet version of the Cat starred in The Wubbulous World of Dr. Seuss, where he was voiced by Bruce Lanoil and Steve Whitmire. The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That!, an educational cartoon series based on the Random House Library series, premiered in September 2010. The Cat is voiced by Martin Short.


Marvel Productions This was the first Dr. Seuss television special produced by DePatie-Freleng Productions. Chuck Jones and his staff were included in the production of this cartoon. After The Cat in the Hat, Chuck Jones did not work on any other Dr. Seuss projects. Other staff members that have worked with Jones such as Dean Elliott and Maurice Noble eventually stopped working on Dr. Seuss cartoons also. David H. DePatie and Friz Freleng were credited together as executive producers. For the next three Dr. Seuss cartoons, Friz Freleng and Theodore Geisel were credited as producers, although separately. Chuck Jones did not return for the production of other Dr. Seuss cartoons. This is the first Dr. Seuss television special to use the 1971–1975 Cat in the Hat Productions logo and it's extended with two parts in this special. The pace and rhyming sequences of several of the songs (particularly "Calculatus Eliminatus") led many to believe that they were composed by Allan Sherman, since they closely resemble his earlier song parodies, however only Dr. Seuss is credited.


  • In episode on there are toys, but in the Book there wore only balls and bicycles.
  • The Cat in the Hat did not skate and put the mat on the fish in the Book.
  • The Cat in the Hat did put the fish on the bubbles,but in the Book he lifted him on the umbrella along with other things.
  • The Cat in the Hat did go away for a moment, but in the Book, he didn't not go anywhere.
  • The Cat in the Hat in the Book did not lost his Moss-Covered Three-Handled Family Gradunza, and they weren't looking for it along with music numbers.
  • The box was pink, but in the Book the box was red.
  • Thing One and Thing Two did not lift the fish in the Book.
  • The Fish did not try to call the police in the Book.
  • They weren't traveling and wearing hats in the Book.
  • The Mum did not see the Cat in the Hat in the Book but in the video she mentioned that she saw him leaving the place.

Gallery of layers from the video


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