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Dr. Seuss's The Cat in the Hat

By Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 3+

Classic Dr. Seuss story is mischievous fun for whole family.

Movie NR 2012 25 minutes
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age 6+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 7+


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age 6+

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Woke up just like any morning New day, same sunlight pouring down Danced on to the beat I'm drumming High hopes pulled my feet off the ground Heart stopped, didn't see you coming Felt like you took my breath away I knew this was the start of something And I think I knew you felt the same Time frozen, eyes open Spun my world around in motion Just a step away Just a slip of fate Oh, you'd never know how one simple interaction Could lead you down a road Where anything can always happen The picture in our mind changes all the time Bigger than what we'd imagined We wouldn't change a thing about it now Life is better loud Ain't no stopping now Life is better loud Oh, it feels like home no matter where we are together Wish we'd always known the bigger crowd was always better We wouldn't change a thing about it now Life is better loud (In the Loud House! In the Loud House!) Life is better loud (In the Loud House! In the Loud House!) Loud House!

Is It Any Good?

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This short-and-sweet adaptation of Theodor Geisel's iconic tale will prove nostalgic for many parents while still amusing the newest generation of Seuss devotees. There's something truly timeless about the Cat in the Hat and his mischievous antics, even if the animation and the musical numbers are a bit dated (the special first aired on CBS in 1971).

The songs are all catchy (there's even a sing-along version of the movie in the bonus features), but by far the most memorable is the titular "Cat in the Hat" song in which the Cat details how to say his name in various languages, from French to "Eskimo." Kids will likely keep singing "chat chapeau and gato sombrero" after the musical number is finished. At only 25 minutes, this feature is a fine way to entertain even the youngest Seuss fan.

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