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The Grinch Grinches the Cat in the Hat (1982)

The Cat in the Hat is all set for a lovely picnic, but the Grinch changes his plans by inventing a contraption that captures noise and makes it sound ferocious. The Cat has to stop the ... See full summary »

Director:

Bill Perez

Writers:

Dr. Seuss, Dr. Seuss (teleplay) (as Ted Geisel)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Mason Adams ... The Cat in the Hat / Narrator (voice)
Bob Holt ... The Grinch / Waiter / The Grinch's Mother (voice)
Frank Welker ... Max / Waiter / Additional Voices (voice)
Joe Eich Joe Eich ... Chef (voice)
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Storyline

The Cat in the Hat is all set for a lovely picnic, but the Grinch changes his plans by inventing a contraption that captures noise and makes it sound ferocious. The Cat has to stop the Grinch and the only way to do it is to reach the Grinch's soft spot. Written by RobocopTNG986127

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 May 1982 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Cat in the Hat Gets Grinched See more »

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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

This was the only Grinch animated TV special to not take place in or near Whoville. See more »

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When the Cat says, "I'd find out what's wrong with that Grinchy grouch," his lip movements are off. See more »

Quotes

The Cat in the Hat: [to the Grinch] I deeply deplore any inconvenience out of these that I may have caused you Mr... Green Face.
The Grinch: [shocked and angry] Green Face?
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Connections

Referenced in Nostalgia Critic: Top 11 Nostalgic Mindfucks (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

Psychiatry Song
Performed by Mason Adams
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Two Great Characters in One Good Movie
24 December 2011 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Grinch Grinches the Cat in the Hat, The (1982)

*** (out of 4)

This fun tale from Dr. Seuss takes two of his most loved characters and throws them into one film. The Grinch wakes up one morning smiling and singing but the "Grinch in the mirror" makes his take the Grinch's oath so he must then go out and be mean. The first person he runs into is the Cat in the Hat and soon the two are going at it. This film falls well short of the two movies where are heroes were first introduced but this is still a very enjoyable film that manages to be beautiful to look at and we get many funny gags as well. The entire opening sequence with the Grinch being happy was very delightful but so were the scenes where he turns into his old self. The majority of the running time has the Grinch trying to drive the cat crazy by doing a wide range of things like using a certain ray to make the cat sound like a cow. The animation is at the top of the game with the same beautiful colors that you've come to expect from a Seuss movie. Just check out how wonderful the actual look is during a sequence where the cat is driving in circles to get to his castle. Another funny bit happens right at the very end but I won't spoil it for those unfamiliar with the film. If you're a fan of the characters then the 25-minute running time flies by with one good moment after another.


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