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The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About Christmas!

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 3+

Series-inspired special teaches kids about animals, caring.

Movie G 2012 60 minutes
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Is It Any Good?

Our review:
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Everyone's favorite rhyming feline celebrates the Christmas spirit in in this fun-filled animated movie. Flanked by Thing 1 and Thing 2 and advised by the talking Fish (all voiced by Rob Tinkler), Cat, Sally, and Nick take a roundabout path to Ralph's hometown, and they meet some interesting characters who teach them about their special qualities along the way. From Christmas Island red crabs on a journey of their own to African elephants guided by a super sense of smell, each new friend does his or her part to get Ralph and the kids back to their families for the holiday.

Mischief, mishaps, and an accident-prone Thingamajigger ensure there's never a dull moment during the course of this kid-pleasing story inspired by the series The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That, and the fact that it makes subtle use of the characters' positive traits means there's a lot to like about its entertainment value and its lasting impact on your kids.

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