Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the Hat

November 21st, 2003


Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the Hat

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Mike Myers and Brian Grazer in Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the HatStill of Mike Myers, Spencer Breslin and Dakota Fanning in Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the HatDanielle Chuchran and Brittany Oaks at event of Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the HatStill of Mike Myers, Spencer Breslin and Dakota Fanning in Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the HatSean Hayes in Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the HatMike Myers, Spencer Breslin, Dakota Fanning and Bo Welch in Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the Hat

Sally and Conrad are two bored kids whose life is turned up-side-down when a talking cat comes to visit them.

Release Year: 2003

Rating: 3.5/10 (19,914 voted)

Critic's Score: 19/100

Director: Bo Welch

Stars: Mike Myers, Spencer Breslin, Dakota Fanning

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Writers: Dr. Seuss, Alec Berg

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 Chuchran - Thing One (as Danielle Ryan Chuchran)
Taylor Rice - Thing One
Brittany Oaks - Thing Two
Talia-Lynn Prairie - Thing Two (as Talia Prairie)
Dan Castellaneta - Thing One / Thing Two (voice)
Victor Brandt - Narrator (voice)
Daran Norris - Announcer
Bugsy - Nevins

Taglines: The ultimate game of cat and house


Official Website: United International Pictures [France] | Universal |

Release Date: 21 November 2003

Filming Locations: Los Angeles, California, USA

Box Office Details

Budget: $109,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend: $38,329,160 (USA) (23 November 2003) (3464 Screens)

Gross: $100,446,895 (USA) (25 January 2004)

Technical Specs


Did You Know?

The boy character did not have a name in the original Dr. Seuss book, since he was the narrator.

Continuity: As they are pulling out of the driveway in the SLOW in an overhead shot you can see that the Cat is wearing driving glasses and a scarf but in all subsequent shots the Cat is not wearing either.

Sally: [jumping on the couch] Like being in the circus!
The Cat: Yeah, but without those tortured animals or drunken clowns that have hepatitis.

User Review



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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