The Cat in the Hat
Studio: DePatie Freleng Release Date : March 10, 1971 Series: Television Special
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Associated Studio(s)

CBS

Synopsis

On a gloomy, rainy day, The Cat in the Hat arrives to bring outrageous fun to two kids while their mother is out, much to the chagrin of their pet fish.

Characters

The Cat in the Hat
(Voice: Allan Sherman)


Broadcasters

CBS

Trivia

  • Production began at at Chuck Jones' MGM cartoon studio, but was finished by DePatie-Freleng.
  • Based on the book of the same name by Dr. Seuss.
  • According to animator/historian Mike Kazalah, Chuck Jones did the original storyboards when the production began at his MGM Sib Tower 12 studio. When it moved to DFE Films, director Hawley Pratt was so displeased with the original storyboards he tore them all down and redid every panel himself (albeit without screen credit).
  • The original sponsor for the special was Nabisco. At the time of the special's release, contemporary journalists wrote rebuttals arguing that children's characters should not be selling products to kids (a far cry from today's current adverts).

VHS

United States

The Cat in the Hat
The Cat in the Hat

DVD

United States

The Cat in the Hat and Friends
Hats Off to Dr. Seuss (Collector's Edition)
The Cat in The Hat Deluxe Edition
The Cat in The Hat

BluRay Disc

United States

The Cat in The Hat Deluxe Edition
Hats Off to Dr. Seuss (Collector's Edition)

Technical Specifications

Running Time: 24:43
Animation Type: Standard (Hand-drawn-Cel) Animation
Aspect Ratio: 4 : 3 (Television)
Color Type: Color
Sound Type: Mono
Print Type: 35mm
Negative Type: 35mm
Cinematographic Format: Spherical
Original Language: English
Original Country: United States

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