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The Cat in the Hat (2003)

Two bored children have their lives turned upside down when a talking cat comes to visit them.

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Cast

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Thing One (as Danielle Ryan Chuchran)
Taylor Rice ...
Thing One
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Talia-Lynn Prairie ...
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Victor Brandt ...
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Storyline

Conrad and Sally Walden (Spencer Breslin and Dakota Fanning) are home alone with their pet fish. It is raining outside, and there is nothing to do. Until The Cat in the Hat ('Mike Myers') walks in the front door. He introduces them to their imagination, and at first it's all fun and games, until things get out of hand, and The Cat must go, go, go, before their parents get back. Written by Anonymous

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Cats with hats only! See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for mild crude humor and some double-entendres | See all certifications »

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21 November 2003 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the Hat  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$109,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$38,329,160, 23 November 2003, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$101,149,285

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$133,960,541
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Trivia

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. See more »

Goofs

When Conrad and Sally are walking out of the bedroom and Sally asks The Cat where he came from, the door to the bedroom behind Conrad and Sally is both open and closed throughout the scene. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Narrator: There are gajillions of stories of mischief and fun, but to keep things simple, let's start with just one. About a mom and two kids and a house and a hat - that, oddly enough, was worn by a cat. But soon enough we will get to all that.
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Crazy Credits

All the opening logos are animated "Dr. Seuss-style". See more »

Connections

Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Alec Baldwin/Missy Elliott (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

Hang On
Written by Greg Camp
Performed by Smash Mouth
Courtesy of Interscope Records
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Awful, One of the Worst Films I Have Ever Seen
2 October 2004 | by See all my reviews

The Cat in the Hat is just a slap in the face film. Mike Myers as The Cat in the Hat is downright not funny and Mike Myers could not have been any worse. This is his worst film he has ever been in. The acting and the story was just terrible. I mean how could they make the most beloved stories by Dr. Seuss be made into film and being one of the worst films of all-time and such a disappointment. I couldn't have seen a more worst film than this besides, maybe Baby Geniuses. But this film is just so bad I can't even describe how badly they made this film. Bo Welch should be fired or the writer should.

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