Dr. Seuss on the Loose

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Based on The Sneetches and Other Stories and Green Eggs and Ham 
by Dr. Seuss
Written by Dr. Seuss
Directed by Hawley Pratt
Starring Allan Sherman
Hans Conried
Paul Winchell
Bob Holt
Theme music composer Dean Elliott
Country of origin United States USA
Original language(s) English
Producer(s) Friz Freleng
Ted Geisel
David H. DePatie (executive producer)
Editor(s) Allan Potter
Joe Siracusa
Rick Steward
Production company(s) Cat in the Hat Productions
DePatie-Freleng Enterprises
CBS Productions
Original channel CBS
Original release October 15, 1973

Dr. Seuss on the Loose (titled Green Eggs and Ham and Other Stories for the sing-a-long video release, the 1998 video release and the Deluxe edition releases) is an animated musical television special, cartoon first airing on CBS on October 15, 1973, and hosted by The Cat in the Hat who appears in bridging sequences where he introduced animated adaptations of Dr. Seuss children's stories The Sneetches, The Zax and Green Eggs and Ham. Allan Sherman reprised his role as the voice of The Cat in the Hat from the 1971 TV special. This was the final project Sherman worked on before his death.

On June 26, 2012, Warner Home Video released the special on a special edition DVD and Blu-ray.[1]




  • Story by: Charles Shows
  • Music by: Dean Elliott
  • Production Design by: Maurice Noble
  • Directed by: Hawley Pratt
  • Produced by: Friz Freleng and Ted Geisel
  • Executive Producer: David H. DePatie
  • Animation: John Gibbs, Bob Matz, Bob Richardson, Dick Thompson, Don Williams, Fred Madison, John Freeman, Bob Bransford, Bob Bemiller, Jim Pabian, C.L. Hartman, Hal Sutherland, Frank Onaitis, Tom Baron, George Rowley, Cal Dalton, Jean Blanchard, Jacques Vausseur, Russ Von Neida, Otto Feuer, Jack Ozark
  • Animation Director: Paul Fennell
  • Art Director: Lou Scheimer
  • Layout: Zygamond Jablecki
  • Background: Richard H. Thomas, Ervin L. Kaplan
  • Camera: John Burton Jr., Larry Hogan, Ray Lee
  • Film Editing: Allan Potter, Joe Siracusa, Rick Steward, Dan Milner
  • In Charge of Production: Lee Gunther
  • Storyboard Director: Larry Harmon
  • Storyboard Artist: Bob Richardson
  • Teleplay and Lyrics by: Dr. Seuss
  • A Cat in the Hat Presentation produced for the CBS Television Network by DePatie-Freleng Films


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