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Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the Hat
Cat in the hat.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Bo Welch
Produced by Brian Grazer
Screenplay by Alec Berg
David Mandel
Jeff Schaffer
Based on The Cat in the Hat 
by Dr. Seuss
Starring Mike Myers
Alec Baldwin
Kelly Preston
Dakota Fanning
Spencer Breslin
Amy Hill
Sean Hayes
Narrated by Victor Brandt
Music by David Newman
Cinematography Emmanuel Lubezki
Edited by Don Zimmerman
Production
company
Distributed by Universal Pictures
(North America)
DreamWorks Pictures
(International)
Release dates
  • November 21, 2003 (2003-11-21)
Running time
82 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $109 million
Box office $134 million

Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the Hat is a 2003 American fantasy comedy film directed by Bo Welch based on the 1957 Dr. Seuss book The Cat in the Hat. The film stars Mike Myers in the title role of the Cat in the Hat, and Dakota Fanning as Sally. Sally's brother (who is unnamed in the book), Conrad, is portrayed by Spencer Breslin. The Cat in the Hat is the second feature-length Dr. Seuss adaptation after the 2000 holiday film The Grinch.

The idea was originally conceived in 2001, when Tim Allen was initially cast as the Cat, but he dropped his role due to work on The Santa Clause 2: The Mrs. Clause, and the role was later given to Mike Myers. Filming took place in California for three months. While the basic plot parallels that of the book, the film filled out its 82 minutes by adding new subplots and characters quite different from those of the original story, similar to the feature film adaptation of How the Grinch Stole Christmas.

The Cat in the Hat was released on November 21, 2003 in the United States and grossed over $133 million, but received largely negative reviews; it was criticized for its storyline, characters and dialogue, while the costume design, production design and make up effects were generally praised. It was subsequently nominated for several Golden Raspberry Awards. Subsequently, Dr. Seuss' widow Audrey Geisel (who owns her husband's works) has decided not to allow any further live-action adaptations of Seuss' work. After this, a planned sequel based on The Cat in the Hat Comes Back was cancelled.

Plot[edit]

Conrad and Sally Walden live in the city of Anville with their single mother, Joan. Joan works for neat-freak Hank Humberfloob, and is hosting an office party at her house. One day, she is called back to the office again, leaving the kids with Mrs. Kwan, a lethargic babysitter, and making sure they are forbidden to enter the living room, which is being kept pristine for the upcoming party. Joan is also dating their next-door neighbor, Lawrence Quinn, much to Conrad's dismay. Lawrence is constantly on the lookout for any mischief that Conrad is up to, as he wants nothing more than to send him away to military school for the rest of his life, earning Conrad the reputation of "troublemaker", while his sister is characterized as "perfect and well-behaved".

Once their mother leaves, and Mrs. Kwan is falling asleep, Sally and Conrad discover a humanoid, oversized talking Cat in a Hat in their house. The Cat wants them to learn to have fun, though the children's pet Fish doesn't want the cat around while Joan is away. In a series of antics, the Cat ruins Joan's best dress, jumps on the living room's couch, and bakes cupcakes that explode. In the process, he even releases two troublemaking Things from a crate that he explains is actually a portal from their world to his. The Cat tells Conrad that he only has one rule: that he must never open the crate. The Cat tells the Things to fix Joan's dress; however, they end up wrecking the house instead, since they only do the opposite of what is said. Despite the Cat's warning, Conrad picks the lock anyway. When the crate's lock attaches itself to the collar of the family dog, Nevins, which then escapes, the Cat and the kids go out to find it. They are almost discovered by some children from a nearby party, during which the Cat hides by pretending to be a piñata and is subsequently beaten.

Meanwhile, Lawrence is revealed to be an unemployed slob who has false teeth and is in financial ruin, showing off the impression as a successful businessman in the hopes of marrying to Joan and sponging off of her. Lawrence sees Nevins running across the street and sees that this is an opportunity for Joan to send Conrad to military school as punishment and allow him to move in, so he takes the dog. The Cat and the kids are witness to this and, using the Cat's super-powered car, they follow Lawrence into town but end up crashing the car. Lawrence goes to see Joan, but the Cat intervenes and tricks Lawrence into handing over the dog and he and the kids escape. They later see an anxious Lawrence driving home with Joan, but Conrad uses Things 1 and 2 to stall her by posing as police officers, giving them time to get back using Lawrence's car. However, he sees the group drive past and races back to the house, telling Joan to meet him there.

During this time, "the mother of all messes" has been emitted from the unlocked crate and enters the house. Lawrence catches the kids out the front and pushes them into the house, where they find it surprisingly immaculate. A hidden Cat then reveals himself to Lawrence who stumbles back in fear, tearing through a wall and falling off a bottomless cliff, revealing the Cat's world. The trio navigate their way through the oversized house and find the crate sucking up things that disappears forever once gone through. Sally is nearly sucked up but Conrad manages to put the lock back on the crate to save her and the house. The house returns to its normal proportions but immediately falls apart. The Cat then tells the kids that he had planned the whole day, including making not opening the crate his only rule, as he knew Conrad could not resist and also admits he never really lost his magic hat. The kids angrily tell the Cat to leave the house for the destruction he has caused, and then brace themselves for their mother's arrival. However, the Cat happily returns to clean up his mess with a great cleaning contraption much to Conrad and Sally's surprise and delight. Afterwards, when everything is restored, the Cat says goodbye to Conrad and Sally as they plead with him not to go but he departs just as Joan is coming in. Lawrence arrives, thinking he has busted the kids, but when Joan sees the clean house (and a really messy Lawrence), she disbelieves him, and threatens to dump him. When her party is successfully completed, Joan and her kids play in the living room by jumping on the couch and having fun.

Cast[edit]

  • Mike Myers as the Cat in the Hat, a huge, anthropomorphic, wise-cracking cat with a Brooklyn accent. His hat has many magical abilities: a CD player, a voice-changer, an airbag, a periscope, a box of tennis balls, and even a box to put the crate into when it shrinks. He likes to balance things while he is on a ball. He often makes mistakes, like calling Conrad other names, including: Conrack, Condor, Convex, Klondike, Kojak, Concrete, Corn Dog, and Cromwell. That is due to him being the narrator of the book and having no name revealed, especially in the 1971 TV special.
  • Alec Baldwin as Lawrence "Larry" Quinn, the Waldens' pompous, lazy, unemployed next-door neighbor. He is allergic to cats, steals food from the Waldens, and is determined to both marry Joan for her wealth and send Conrad to military school to straighten up his behavior.
  • Spencer Breslin as Conrad Walden, Joan's destructive and misbehaved son. As a running gag, the Cat constantly calls him names other than Conrad, due to his lack of name in the original book and TV special.
  • Dakota Fanning as Sally Walden, Joan's dull, well-behaved, and rule-obeying daughter.
  • Kelly Preston as Joan Walden, Conrad and Sally's mother, and a real-estate agent.
  • Amy Hill as Mrs. Kwan, an elderly Asian woman with a thick Chinese accent that gets hired to watch the kids, though she sleeps through her job. Her weight and sleep serves as a running gag.
  • Sean Hayes as Mr. Hank Humberfloob, Joan's boss. He is also the voice of the family Fish.
  • Danielle Chuchran and Taylor Rice as Thing One, and Brittany Oaks and Talia-Lynn Prairie as Thing Two; two gibbering trouble-making creatures that the Cat brings in with him. Dan Castellaneta provided the voices for both Things.
  • Steven Anthony Lawrence as Dumb Schweitzer
  • Paris Hilton as a female club-goer
  • Bugsy as Nevins, the Waldens' pet dog. Frank Welker provided his voice.
  • Candace Dean Brown as a secretary who works for the Humberfloob Real Estate.
  • Daran Norris as the Announcer
  • Clint Howard as Kate the Caterer; makes brownies, cakes, and pies for parties, weddings, funerals, and graduations.
  • Paige Hurd as Denise, who doesn't speak to Sally anymore, not long after she talked back to her. She never invited Sally to her birthday party either.
  • Stephen Hibbert as Jim McFinnigan. Touching Humberfloob's hand, Jim gave him a handshake which results in being fired.
  • Roger Morrisey as Mr. Vompatatat
  • Victor Brandt as the Narrator, who tells the story; he is revealed to be the Cat using a voice-changer at the end.

Production[edit]

DreamWorks acquired rights to the original book in 1997.[1] However, production did not originally start until after the 2000 Christmas/Comedy film How the Grinch Stole Christmas, based on another Dr. Seuss book of the same name, commercial and critical success. Brian Grazer, who was the producer of How the Grinch Stole Christmas, stated, "Because we grew up with these books, and because they have such universal themes and the illustrations ignite such fantasy in your mind as a child — the aggregation of all those feelings — it leaves an indelible, positive memory. And so when I realized I had a chance to convert first The Grinch and then, The Cat in the Hat, into movies, I was willing to do anything to bring them to the screen."[2] Grazer contacted Bo Welch over the phone with the offer to direct the film, and he accepted.[3]

When production began, songs written by Randy Newman were dropped because they were deemed inferior. Although Welch and a publicist for Myers denied it, several people said Myers had considerable input into the film's directing, telling some of the cast (the film co-stars Alec Baldwin and Kelly Preston) how to perform their scenes.[4]

Tim Allen was originally planned to play the role of the Cat. The script would be originally based on a story conceived by Allen, who admitted that as a child he was afraid of Seuss' "mischievous feline" babysitter. Allen stated, "My dream is to give it the edge that scared me."[5] However, producers did not commission a screenplay until late February 2001, when Alec Berg, Jeff Schaffer, and Dave Mandel (who were also writers on Seinfeld) were hired to write the script (replacing the original draft of the film that was written a few years before),[6] so there was no way the film would be ready to shoot before the deadline. Allen was also committed to shooting Disney's The Santa Clause 2, which was also delayed because Allen wanted a script rewrite.[7] Due to a scheduling conflict with The Santa Clause 2,[8] he dropped out his role.[9]

In March 2002, the role of the Cat was given to Mike Myers,[10] even though he had an argument with Grazer about starring in a cancelled Saturday Night Live skit named Dieter.[11] Myers stated in an interview that he was a long-time fan of the original Dr. Seuss book, and that it was the first book he ever read.[12]

Makeup for the character was designed by Steve Johnson. The Cat costume was made of angora and human hair and was fitted with a cooling system. To keep Myers cool during the outdoor shoots, a portable air conditioner was available that connected a hose to the suit between shots. The tail and ears were battery operated.

The Fish was considered somewhat of a unique character for Rhythm & Hues (responsible for some of the effects and animation in such films as Cats & Dogs, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King and Scooby-Doo), in that the character had no shoulders, hips or legs, so all of the physical performance had to emit from the eyes, head and fin motion. Sean Hayes, who provided the voice for the Fish, found the role significantly different from his usual on-camera jobs; he did not know how the final animation would look, and all of his work took place alone in a sound booth.[13]

Before filming began, giant props for the film were stolen from the set. Local police found the props vandalised in a mall car park in Pomona, California. The props were covered with graffiti. No arrests had been made, and filming was to start the next week.[14] The film was mainly shot in California from October 2002 until January 2003.

The neighborhood and the town centre was filmed in a rural valley near Simi Valley, where 24 houses (each 26-feet square and 52-feet tall) were constructed.[15] The downtown area outdoor shots were filmed along a Pomona street where a number of antique and gift shops are located. The community decided not to redecorate after filming ended, so the surreal paint scheme and some of the signage could still be seen as it appears in the film. Because of so much smog in the area, the sky had to be digitally replaced with the cartoon-like sky and colours of the background had to be digitally fixed.

Reception[edit]

Box office[edit]

The film grossed $101,149,243 in the U.S. and an additional $32,811,298 from foreign countries brought the film's total box office revenue to $133,960,541, against a production budget of $109 million.[16]

Critical reaction[edit]

Review aggregate website Rotten Tomatoes reports that 10% of critics gave the film a positive review out of 157 reviews, with the consensus statement being: "Filled with double entendres and potty humor, this Cat falls flat."[17] It also received an average grade of D+ from critics in the interpretation of Yahoo's film website.[18] On Metacritic, the film has a score of 19/100 based on 37 reviews, indicating "overwhelming dislike".[19]

Peter Travers of the Rolling Stone gave the film one star, stating, "Cat, another over-blown Hollywood raid on Dr. Seuss, has a draw on Mike Myers, who inexplicably plays the Cat by mimicking Bert Lahr in The Wizard of Oz." Roger Ebert of the Chicago Sun-Times gave the film 2 out of 4 stars. Although he praised the production design, he considered the "CGI and prosthetics, with no room for lightness and joy".[20] Ebert and co-host Richard Roeper gave the film "Two Thumbs Down". Roeper said of Myers' performance that "Maybe a part of him was realizing as the movie was being made that a live-action version of The Cat in the Hat just wasn't a great idea." Ebert had the same problem with the film that he had with How the Grinch Stole Christmas, in that "If there is one thing I've learned from these two movies is that we don't want to see Jim Carrey as a Grinch, and we don't want to see Mike Myers as a cat. These are talented comedians, let's see them do their stuff, don't bury them under a ton of technology." Concerns were also raised over the PG rating of the film with some critics, stating that it should have instead been rated PG-13 in relation to its high amount of adult content.[21] Leonard Maltin in his Movie Guide gave it one and a half stars out of four saying that the "Brightly colored adaptation of the beloved rhyming book for young children is a betrayal of everything Dr. Seuss ever stood for, injecting potty humor and adult (wink-wink) jokes into a mixture of heavy-handed slapstick and silliness." Maltin also claimed that the film's official title which included Dr Seuss' The Cat in the Hat was "an official insult."[22] However, Jeffrey Lyons from the NBC-TV, enjoyed the film and considered it "enormously funny".

Actor Alec Baldwin addressed complaints the film received because of its dissimilarity to the source material. He expressed a belief that a movie is "an idea about something" and that because Dr. Seuss' work is so unique, making a feature-length film out of one of his stories would entail taking liberties and making broad interpretations.[23]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Award Subject Nominee Result
BMI Film Awards Best Music David Newman Won
DFWFCA Awards Worst Film Won
Kids' Choice Awards Favorite Movie Actor Mike Myers Nominated
Golden Raspberry Awards Worst Actor of the Decade Nominated
Worst Actor Nominated
Worst Supporting Actor Alec Baldwin Nominated
Worst Supporting Actress Kelly Preston Nominated
Worst Picture Nominated
Worst Director Bo Welch Nominated
Worst Screenplay Alec Berg, David Mandel and Jeff Schaffer, based on the book by Dr. Seuss Nominated
Worst Screen Couple Mike Myers and either Thing One or Thing Two Nominated
Worst Excuse for an Actual Movie (All Concept/No Content) Won
Worst "Comedy" of Our First 25 Years Nominated
Stinkers Bad Movie Awards[24] Worst Picture Won
Worst Director Bo Welch Nominated
Worst Screenplay for a Film Grossing More Than $100 Million Worldwide Alec Berg, David Mandel and Jeff Schaffer, based on the book by Dr. Seuss Won
Worst Actor Mike Myers Nominated
Worst Fake Accent - Male Nominated
Worst Supporting Actor Alec Baldwin Nominated
Most Painfully Unfunny Comedy Nominated
Worst Song "Fun, Fun, Fun"; music by Marc Shaiman, lyrics by Scott Wittman and Shaiman Nominated
Most Annoying Non-Human Character Cat in the Hat Won
Thing One and Thing Two (voices by Dan Castellaneta) Nominated
The Spencer Breslin Award (Worst Performance by a Child Actor) Spencer Breslin Won
Dakota Fanning Nominated

The film also received three nominations at the Hollywood Makeup & Hairstylists Guild Awards.[25]

Cancelled sequel and planned CGI remake[edit]

Mike Myers stated in an interview (on the day the film was released) that he expected a sequel, since there was a sequel to the book. A sequel based on The Cat in the Hat Comes Back was in development, a little more than a month before the film's release.[26] In February 2004, following the film's failure, Dr. Seuss's widow, Audrey Geisel, said she would never allow any further live action adaptations of her husband's works, and the sequel was eventually canceled.[27]

On March 15, 2012, a computer animated (CGI) remake of the film was announced by Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment, following the success of The Lorax.[28][29][30][31][32][33][34] However, no release date is set for the remake.

Soundtrack[edit]

The Cat in the Hat
Film score / Soundtrack album by David Newman
Released February 20, 2003
Recorded 2002
Genre Orchestral
Length 20:00
Label BMG Soundtracks

The soundtrack was released on February 20, 2003 (nine months before the film itself was released). It includes David Newman's score, plus a song by Smash Mouth ("Getting Better") and ("Hang on") that makes it the third film in a row playing a song in a film starring Mike Myers, after Shrek (2001) and Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002). The soundtrack also includes a couple of songs performed by Mike Myers (the role of the Cat). Newman's score won a BMI Film Music Award.

No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Main Title; The Kids" (Composed by David Newman)     8:07
2. "Getting Better" (Performed by Smash Mouth)     2:24
3. "The Cat" (Composed by David Newman)     3:50
4. "Two Things - Couch Jumping - Lea..." (Composed by David Newman)     5:16
5. "Military Academy Seduction" (Composed by David Newman)     3:02
6. Untitled (Composed by David Newman)     2:12
7. "Surfer Cat - the Phunometer" (Composed by David Newman)     2:23
8. "Fun, Fun, Fun" (Performed by Mike Myers)     2:38
9. "The Contract" (Composed by David Newman)     1:53
10. "Oven Explodes - "Clean Up This Mess!"" (Composed by David Newman)     1:36
11. "Things Wreck the House" (Composed by David Newman)     2:52
12. "Larry the Slob" (Composed by David Newman)     3:10
13. "Birthday Party" (Composed by David Newman)     2:11
14. "S.L.O.W. Drive" (Composed by David Newman)     2:32
15. "Rescuing Nevins" (Composed by David Newman)     4:27
16. "Hang On" (Performed by Smash Mouth)     2:53
Total length:
48:55

Home media[edit]

The Cat in the Hat was released for VHS and DVD on March 16, 2004.[35] It features 16 deleted scenes, 20 outtake scenes, almost a dozen featurettes and a “Dance with the Cat” tutorial to teach kids a Cat in the Hat dance.[36] On February 7, 2012, the film was released on Blu-ray.[37]

Video game[edit]

Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the Hat
Developer(s) Magenta Software
Publisher(s) Vivendi Universal Games
Platform(s) PlayStation 2
Microsoft
Xbox
Game Boy Advance
Release date(s)
  • NA November 5, 2003
Reception
Aggregate scores
Aggregator Score
GameRankings (Xbox) 52.67%[38]
(PS2) 50%[39]
(GBA) 46.50%[40]
(PC) 19.50%[41]
Metacritic (Xbox) 56/100[42]
(PS2) 56/100[43]
(GBA) 40/100[44]
(PC) 40/100[45]
Review scores
Publication Score
Famitsu 27/40[46]
GameSpot 3.8/10[47]
GameZone (PC) 8/10[48]
(PS2) 7.2/10[49]
(GBA) 5/10[50]
IGN 6/10[51]
(GBA) 4/10[52]
Nintendo Power 2.3/5[53]
OPM (US) 2/5 stars[54]
OXM 5.5/10[55]
PC Gamer (UK) 9%[56]
PC Zone 30%[57]
X-Play 2/5 stars[58]

A video game based on The Cat in the Hat film was released for PlayStation 2, Xbox, and Game Boy Advance on November 5, 2003, and PC on November 9, 2003, shortly before the film's theatrical release. A version for the Nintendo GameCube was canceled. The plot of the game is different from the movie; instead of Conrad unlocking the Cat's Crate, Larry Quinn unlocks it and steals the Lock to it. Playing as the Cat, the player must go through thirteen levels through the transformed house and chase down Larry, who is collecting the magic released from the Crate for himself, and defeat him to get the Lock (called the "Crablock" in-game) back and re-lock the Crate before the children's mother returns home.[59] The game received critically mixed reviews[38][39][40][42][43][44] (except for the PC version, which received negative reviews).[41][45] The video game was banned in Brazil due to copyright issues.[citation needed]

See also[edit]

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