Dr. Seuss' The Cat In The Hat (2003)

PG   |    |  Adventure, Comedy, Family

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Two bored children have their lives turned upside down when a talking cat comes to visit them.




  • Mike Myers at an event for Dr. Seuss' The Cat In The Hat (2003)
  • Alec Baldwin and Bugsy in Dr. Seuss' The Cat In The Hat (2003)
  • Sean Hayes in Dr. Seuss' The Cat In The Hat (2003)
  • Mike Myers and Jamie Kelman in Dr. Seuss' The Cat In The Hat (2003)
  • Dr. Seuss' The Cat In The Hat (2003)
  • Alec Baldwin at an event for Dr. Seuss' The Cat In The Hat (2003)

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26 December 2003 | ginarinks
Not all that bad
We saw the movie on Christmas Eve (my husband and two daughters, age 10 and 9). It was not the greatest movie, but not all that bad. I don't particularly like Mike Myers and deliberately have not seen the Austin Powers movies. They looked way too silly for me. But this is based on a book, a short silly book, so it was o.k. that it was silly. That's what makes Dr. Seuss so charming. It's o.k. to be silly. How could it not be? A big cat dressed in a big hat comes to your house while you are(left at home alone in the book)cooped up in the house all day. The movie was not at all realistic,again how could it be? The sexual innuendos were subtle enough to go over my children's head, so there will be no permanent damage. I have not called to set up counseling sessions. If we're going to pick at movies, consider the Lion King(a classic). In the first 5 minutes of the movie you have deception and murder, not to mention the exile of a youngster. In short, lets view this movie for what it's worth.... entertainment. I didn't expect a soul shattering experience, and didn't get one. That's why we went to a matinee... cheaper tickets. Will I rush to buy this movie as soon as it is released on video? No. But if I receive it as a gift, I won't torch it either.

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Sally's brother, Conrad, didn't have a name in the book because he was the narrator.


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.


When we see Quinn returning to his house, is is about 30 feet away from the right side of the children's house. However, when the storm is approaching, we are looking at the right side of the children's house from about 200 feet away. From 200 feet away, Quinn's house would be blocking our view of the children's house.

Crazy Credits

The Universal Pictures, DreamWorks and Imagine Entertainment logos are animated in Dr. Seuss's artwork. Furthermore, the Universal world morphs into the star ball, the Cat is fishing in the moon of the DreamWorks logo, and the Fish can be seen darting into the water in the Imagine logo.

Alternate Versions

On some prints, the DreamWorks logo is played before the Universal logo meaning that the Universal music (which is different in this film) plays during the DreamWorks logo and vise versa. Also the opening credits are different depending on which logo is played first (meaning that if the Universal logo is played first then it will say Universal Pictures, DreamWorks Pictures and Imagine Entertainment Present) and the word Dr. Seuss' is added above the title.


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Written by
Greg Camp
Performed by Smash Mouth
Courtesy of Interscope Records


Plot Summary

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Adventure | Comedy | Family | Fantasy

Box Office


$109,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$38,329,160 23 November 2003

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:


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