Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the Hat

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Overview

Following up on the success of 2000's How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Imagine Entertainment presents The Cat in the Hat, their second live-action adaptation of a classic Dr. Seuss book. Starring Mike Myers, the film follows the adventures of Conrad Spencer Breslin and Sally Walden Dakota Fanning, a young brother and sister who find themselves visited by the titular mischievous cat Meyers and his entourage when their mother Kelly Preston leaves them home alone. Also starring Alec Baldwin and the voice of Sean ...
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Overview

Following up on the success of 2000's How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Imagine Entertainment presents The Cat in the Hat, their second live-action adaptation of a classic Dr. Seuss book. Starring Mike Myers, the film follows the adventures of Conrad Spencer Breslin and Sally Walden Dakota Fanning, a young brother and sister who find themselves visited by the titular mischievous cat Meyers and his entourage when their mother Kelly Preston leaves them home alone. Also starring Alec Baldwin and the voice of Sean Hayes, The Cat in the Hat is the directorial debut of Oscar-nominated art director Bo Welch.
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Special Features

Dance-along with The Cat; 16 deleted scenes; 20 outtakes; The purrrr-fect stamp; Behind-the-scenes magic:; The dirt on D.I.R.T.; Seussville U.S.A.; The mother of all messes; The music; Feature commentary with Actor Alec Baldwin and Director Bo Welch
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Donald Liebenson
Give The Cat in the Hat credit: It more than lives up to the Cat's promise to deliver "pure unadulterated fun without any good sense or judgment." This extends to Mike Myers's somewhat desperate performance, as well as this DVD itself, whose bonus features include bloopers in which the adult actors swear when they flub their lines. The profanities are bleeped, but still, this is a family film, after all. Dr. Seuss' wonderful, whimsical, mischievous book is as buried as Myers under all that fur. But critics don't know what the little kids understand: The bright colors, the slapstick and mayhem, the mild profanities, and below-the-belt gags are perfectly pitched to the target adolescent audience. The Cat (voiced by Myers as equal parts Bert Lahr, Charles Nelson Reilly, and Saturday Night Live's "Coffee Talk" hostess Linda Richman), works his dubious magic on two disagreeable siblings, rule breaker Conrad (Spencer Breslin) and control freak Sally (Dakota Fanning). Oscar nominee (but certainly not for this film) Alec Baldwin is game in the thankless role of the smarmy, slimy next-door neighbor with designs on Conrad and Sally's mother (Kelly Preston). It is perhaps a coincidence that he recently vowed to a reporter that he would do no more kids' films. If only the movie was as much fun as this disc's imaginative animated menus, hosted by Breslin and Fanning. The Cat in the Hat may be, to quote the top-hatted feline, "the mother of all messes," but on the "Phunometer," it scores high with the kids who helped make it a $100 million box office hit. It will, no doubt, enjoy more than nine lives on home video.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/7/2012
  • UPC: 025192113987
  • Original Release: 2003
  • Rating:

  • Source: Universal Studios
  • Presentation: Wide Screen
  • Sound: DTS 5.1-Channel Surround Sound, Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound
  • Language: Français
  • Time: 1:22:00
  • Format: Blu-ray
  • Sales rank: 33,924

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Mike Myers The Cat in the Hat
Alec Baldwin Lawrence Quinn
Kelly Preston Joan Walden
Dakota Fanning Sally Walden
Spencer Breslin Conrad Walden
Amy Hill Mrs. Kwan
Sean Hayes Mr. Humberfloob, Voice Only
Victor Brandt Voice Only
Candace Dean Brown Secretary
Dan Castellaneta Voice Only
Danielle Chuchran Thing 1
Stephen Hibbert Jim McFlinnigan
Paris Hilton Female Club-Goer
Clint Howard Kate The Caterer
Paige Hurd Denise
Steven Anthony Lawrence Dumb Schweitzer
Roger Morrissey Mr. Wompatatat
Daran Norris Announcer
Brittany Oaks Thing 2
Talia-Lynn Prairie Thing 2
Taylor Rice Thing 1
Stomy Bugsy Nevins
Frank Welker Voice Only
Technical Credits
Bo Welch Director
Patrick Aguilera Stunts
David Alexander Animator
Michael Amundson Asst. Director
Cheryl Bainum Executive Producer
Alec Berg Screenwriter
Lee Berger Executive Producer
Juel Bestrop Casting
Kacie Borrowman Stunts
Sue Brunell-Edwards Production Manager
Tyler Campbell Stunts
Peter Cavaciuti Camera Operator
J. Andre Chaintrevil Set Decoration/Design
Cameron Croughwell Stunts
Joshua Croughwell Stunts
Kathleen Cusack Sound Mixer
Amanda Dague Animator
Laura Dash Stunts
Rene Dashiell-Kerby Makeup
Deborah M. Davis Costumes/Costume Designer
Troy Dederick Stunts
Marguerite Derricks Choreography
Amberlynn Dorsey Stunts
Jared S. Eddo Stunts
Kenny Endoso Stunts
Richard Epper Stunts
Jonathan Eusebio Stunts
Dave Feiten Animator
Eddie Fiola Stunts
Dan Flannigan Stunts
Christian Fletcher Stunts
Duane Floch Animator
Terri Fluker Costumes/Costume Designer
Luke Freeborn Set Decoration/Design
John Goodman Animator
Brian Grazer Producer
Jim Halty Stunts
Ajay Hateley Stunts
Keenan Hateley Stunts
Sean Haworth Art Director
Jim Hofman Animator
David Hugghins Stunts
Karen Iverson Makeup
Garrison Jackemuk Producer
Steve Johnson Makeup Special Effects
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    WOW

    This is the best movie i have ever seen. it kept me laughing for hours. me and my friend were talking about it for weeks!!!! if you want a good laugh then you should watch this!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Uhhh This movie was..... Interesting.

    CHEAP JOKES BABY! I HATED THE BOY! SMELLYNESS! I liked Thing 2 though.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    cat in the crap

    this movie stunk,it is boring,lame jokes,not like the story this movie should be burned, I hate this movie so much

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    yikes

    an hour and a half of my life gone that i can never get back, i think i laughed maybe twice the whole movie, i cant blame mike myers though, it would have taken a miracle to make this movie not suck

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Dr. Seuss turned over in his grave.

    Tried too hard to get PG rating. Should have stuck to the book and left out the Saturday Night Live humor. Any 7yr old with half a brain was able to figure out the Acronym for his car.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    An injustice to the original book

    This movie stunk. Big time. It wasn't funny. It's kind of fun to look at, but I was soon bored with the whole thing. The jokes and side gags fall flat. What a shame, because the book is a timeless classic.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    outstanding

    this movie cept me laughing through every sean and i diddent want to see it because it was cat in the hat but then i realized mike myeres was the cat so i saw it

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The Cat of Fun!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    This movie is soooooooooo funny!!!!!!!!!!!!! I have both of the Cat in The Hat Books, so I had to see it. I think that Mike Myers did a great job of being the cat. I liked the movie over all, but I didn't like that there was things in the movie that aren't in the book. I think that if you are going to make a movie after a book are something like that, it should be as close as pssible to the oringal. Over all the movie was funny, silly, and just a good family movie.

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