Cat In The Hat: Outrageous fun for everyone, "Dr. Seuss' The Cat in The Hat," the hilarious classic adventure starring comic favorite Mike Myers (the "Austin Powers" films), comes to DVD and VHS on March 16, 2004. Based on the beloved book, the DVD explodes with special entertainment features and captivating animated menus, where characters from the film lead the viewer into a whimsical Seussian world. "Dr. Seuss' The Cat in The Hat" is priced at $26.98 SRP/$19.95 MAP (DVD), $24.98 SRP/$15.95 MAP (VHS).
Alongside Myers as the world's most rambunctious cat are co-stars Alec Baldwin, Kelly Preston and Sean Hayes, and rising young talents Dakota Fanning and Spencer Breslin. Filled with cool characters, laugh-out-loud stunts and exciting gizmos, "Dr. Seuss' The Cat in The Hat" is produced by Academy Award®-winner Brian Grazer ("A Beautiful Mind") and directed by Oscar®-nominated Bo Welch (Production Designer of "Men in Black II").
Interactive DVD Exclusives Bring Home The Fun
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"Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the Hat" DVD is jam-packed with innovative exclusives that offer fun-filled hours of entertainment for the entire family including:
Dance-A-Long With The Cat -- An interactive dance lesson in which the beloved Cat in the Hat gives kids of any age a chance to follow easy steps that make dancing fun.
16 Deleted Scenes -- Offering never-before-seen footage with lots of surprises.
The Purrr-fect Stamp -- An unprecedented look at the making of the Dr. Seuss stamp, sponsored by the US Postal Service.
20 Outtakes -- Over an hour of outtakes featuring hilarious bloopers from Mike Myers as The Cat and other cast members.
The Dirt on D.I.R.T. -- A-behind-the-scenes look at all that went into creating the film's magical D.I.R.T machine.
Seussville, USA -- A fascinating glimpse behind the scenes at the transformation of Pomona, CA into a fantastic Seuss-land.
The Mother of all Messes - Check out what went into creating the special effects for the biggest mess on celluloid.
The Music -- A firsthand look at the unusual array of Seussian instruments created just for the film.
Additional antics are provided by a truckload of family features, including 'The Cat,' an in-depth look into the whimsical movie mess created for the climactic clean up scene; 'The Fish,' a look at how the movie's animated fish got its personality, and 'The S.L.O.W.,' an all-encompassing look at the creation of the outlandish Seussian driving machine.
'The Cat Stacks' is a visual effects featurette looking at what went into creating the scene where The Cat balances on a ball & catches an amazing array of different things, whereas in 'The Kids,' child actors Spencer Breslin and Dakota Fanning talk about what it was like to be in the middle of the nonstop action on the set.
A Legacy As Tall As the Cat's Hat
"The Cat in the Hat" by Dr. Seuss was first published in 1957, and remains one of the top 10 best-selling hardcover children's books of all time. The release of the DVD coincides with a yearlong celebration commemorating the 100th birthday of Dr. Seuss, (whose real name was Theodor Seuss Geisel). The nationwide, multi-city 'Seussentennial' tour will offer an array of events in select markets as a tribute to the man known and loved by generations of Americans. 'Seussentennial: A Century of Imagination' will celebrate Geisel's creativity, imagination, and his invaluable contributions to American society that live on today through his beloved books and iconic characters.
A star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame honoring Dr. Seuss for his accomplishments is planned for March, 2004.