There’s never a dull moment when the delightfully mischievous Cat in the Hat drops in for a visit. Get set for laughs and good times with one of Dr. Seuss’s most beloved characters when Warner Home Video (WHV) brings the original animated TV special Dr. Seuss’s The Cat in the Hat to DVD & Blu-ray™ on August 7, 2012 in a fully re-mastered deluxe edition set. The classic special will be sold in a standard DVD and Blu-ray™. The Blu-ray™ will include the standard DVD edition of the film for initial ship orders only. The Blu-ray™ will retail for $24.98 SRP and the standard DVD will retail for $19.97 SRP.
While their mother is out on a shopping errand, Dick and Sally are stuck indoors on a dull, rainy day, with nothing to do. Their dreary afternoon, however takes an unexpected turn when they’re paid a visit by a charismatic, six-foot tall, hat-wearing cat, who invites himself in to search for his misplaced “moss-covered, three-handled family gredunza.”
Employing the “Calculatus Eliminatus” method, the children help the Cat in the Hat look for his missing keepsake but in the process, leave the house in a mess. Mr. Krinkelbein, the family’s wise pet goldfish, who in effort to look out for the kids’ best interest, protests the Cat in the Hat’s shenanigans and orders him to leave. The Cat in the Hat however, preoccupied with finding his missing “gredunza,” enlists the help of his best friends, Thing One and Thing Two, to help with the search but the pair only manage to bring the house into further disarray.
Unfazed by the chaos that’s slowly unfolding around them, Dick and Sally are captivated by the Cat in the Hat and his madcap, whimsical ways. They pass the afternoon in sheer delight, singing happy songs and engaging in playful mayhem with their uninvited guest. Even the cynical Mr. Krinkelbein is won over by the Cat’s infectious charm. Everyone is having way too much fun to notice the house is a complete mess! That’s until Dick and Sally hear their mother coming home. How in the world will they clean up the enormous mess before she walks through the front door?
The deluxe edition of Dr. Seuss’s The Cat in the Hat includes two additional Dr. Seuss classics Daisy-Head Mayzie and The Hoober-Bloob Highway.
“Dr. Seuss’s The Cat in the Hat is one of Dr. Seuss’s best-known literary works and we’re delighted to bring this timeless classic to consumers in a beautiful, newly remastered edition,” said Mary Ellen Thomas, Vice President Family & Animation Marketing and Partner Brands. She added, “Both kids and adults will be captivated by its whimsical story line, clever dialogue, memorable songs and eye-catching animation. Consumers won’t want to miss out on owning this gorgeous new edition of this dearly loved, family film.”
The kids found this DVD to be very funny. It was the hit of movie night. I really liked that it was the classic Cat in the Hat I remembered as a kid. I love the whimsical way the cat speaks and the kids cracked up with Thing 1 and Thing 2's antics.