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 and Brian Grazer in The Cat in the Hat (2003)
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  • Spencer Breslin and Dakota Fanning in The Cat in the Hat (2003)
  • Amy Hill at an event for The Cat in the Hat (2003)
  • Sean Hayes in The Cat in the Hat (2003)

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20 February 2021 | taylormohling
Love this movie. Everyone who is in this movie did a great job!

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The Cat and his accessories (the Things, his lawyers, props) are the only things with the color scheme of white, red, and black. This was done so the Cat would pop out more in the movie as a colorful character.


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 the Cat gets hit in the crotch, it immediately cuts to him in the wintertime with "Easy Like Sunday Morning" playing. However, if you look in the upper right corner, you can see the green grass and a concrete sidewalk.

Crazy Credits

When the Cat and Things are walking down the street at the end of the movie, the credits scroll while the camera pans up to the evening sky, and when it turns into nighttime, the pink clouds, crescent moon, and stars are animated in the style of Seuss's artwork. Twenty seconds of the credits are like this, then the rest of the end credits scroll against a regular black background.

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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Music by
Marc Shaiman
Lyrics by Scott Wittman and Marc Shaiman
Performed by Mike Myers


Plot Summary

Synopsis (WARNING: Spoilers)


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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