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