Blu-ray review: 'Dr. Seuss' Deluxe Edition The Cat in the Hat'

The impishly clever and stylishly dressed feline that became Theodor Geisel's signature character makes his jaunty Blu-ray bow with “Dr. Seuss' Deluxe Edition The Cat in the Hat,” a rerelease of the 1971 TV cartoon based on the good doctor's brilliantly written children's book.
by Brandy McDonnell Published: August 24, 2012

In the cartoon, young Dick and Sally (voices of Tony Frazier and Pamelyn Ferdin) are left at home while their mother runs errands on a damp day. The siblings get shaken out of their bored stupor when the titular feline (Allan Sherman) saunters in hunting for his missing “moss-covered three-handled family gredunza.” The children, the cat and his energetic pals Thing 1 and Thing 2 (Thurl Ravenscroft and Lewis Morford) make quite a mess in their quest, to the consternation of fussy goldfish Mr. Krinklebein (Dawes Butler).

The fully remastered short looks fabulous in high-def, and the combo pack also comes with a new singalong option that highlights the fantastically bouncy original songs Seuss penned with composer Dean Elliott. Plus, the set includes the Emmy-nominated Seussian shorts “Daisy-Head Mayzie” (1995) and “The Hoober-Bloob Highway” (1975).

— Brandy McDonnell

by Brandy McDonnell
Entertainment Reporter
Brandy McDonnell, also known by her initials BAM, writes stories and reviews on movies, music, the arts and other aspects of entertainment. She is NewsOK’s top blogger: Her 4-year-old entertainment news blog, BAM’s Blog, has notched more than 1...
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