The Cat in the Hat

Conrad and Sally Walden are home alone with their pet fish. It is raining outside, and there is nothing to do. Until The Cat in the Hat 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.

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Film Cast:

  • The Cat: Mike Myers
  • Sally Walden: Dakota Fanning
  • Conrad Walden: Spencer Breslin
  • Joan Walden: Kelly Preston
  • Larry Quinn: Alec Baldwin
  • Mrs. Kwan: Amy Hill
  • Mr. Humberfloob / Fish (voice): Sean Hayes
  • Thing One: Danielle C. Ryan
  • Thing One: Taylor Rice
  • Thing Two: Brittany Oaks
  • Thing Two: Talia-Lynn Prairie
  • Thing One / Thing Two (voice): Dan Castellaneta
  • Narrator (voice): Victor Brandt
  • Announcer: Daran Norris
  • Nevins (voice): Frank Welker
  • Kate the Caterer: Clint Howard
  • Denise: Paige Hurd
  • Dumb Schweitzer: Steven Anthony Lawrence
  • Female Club-Goer: Paris Hilton
  • Secretary: Candace Brown
  • Jim McFinnigan: Stephen Hibbert
  • Mr. Vompatatat: Roger W. Morrissey

Film Crew:

  • Sound Effects Editor: Lance Brown
  • Executive Producer: Eric McLeod
  • Producer: Brian Grazer
  • Production Design: Alex McDowell
  • Original Music Composer: David Newman
  • Director of Photography: Emmanuel Lubezki
  • Director: Bo Welch
  • Executive Producer: Karen Kehela Sherwood
  • Set Decoration: Anne Kuljian
  • Executive Producer: Maureen Peyrot
  • Associate Producer: Aldric La’Auli Porter
  • Costume Design: Rita Ryack
  • Art Direction: Sean Haworth
  • Supervising Art Director: Alec Hammond
  • Set Designer: Hugo Santiago
  • Editor: Don Zimmerman
  • Assistant Art Director: Maya Shimoguchi
  • Assistant Art Director: François Audouy
  • ADR Supervisor: Michael Hilkene
  • Sound Effects Editor: David Grimaldi
  • Sound Effects Editor: Randall Guth
  • Screenplay: Jeff Schaffer
  • Screenplay: Alec Berg
  • Screenplay: David Mandel
  • Associate Producer: Arlene Kehela
  • Book: Dr. Seuss
  • Executive Producer: Gregg Taylor
  • Set Designer: Luke Freeborn
  • Makeup Department Head: Melanie Hughes
  • Makeup Artist: Amy L. Disarro
  • Sound Recordist: Brian Basham
  • Sound Effects Editor: Charles Maynes
  • Supervising Sound Editor: Steve Maslow
  • Visual Effects Producer: Rodney Montague
  • Set Designer: Easton Michael Smith
  • Writers’ Assistant: Matt Ragghianti
  • Costume Supervisor: Nancy McArdle
  • Set Designer: Sam Page
  • Visual Effects Supervisor: Mark Freund
  • Set Designer: Richard Reynolds
  • Set Designer: Victor James Martinez
  • Sound Effects Editor: Ai-Ling Lee
  • Sound Effects Editor: Ken J. Johnson
  • Visual Effects Supervisor: Ian Hunter
  • Sound Effects Editor: Bernard Weiser
  • Visual Effects Supervisor: Allan Magled
  • Visual Effects Producer: David Sanger
  • Visual Effects Producer: Michael Kowalski
  • Dialogue Editor: Richard Dwan Jr.
  • Sound Effects Editor: Bruce Tanis
  • Visual Effects Supervisor: Richard Malzahn
  • Visual Effects Producer: Rebecca Ramsey
  • Concept Artist: Luc Desmarchelier
  • Assistant Camera: Tyler Allison
  • VFX Artist: Philippe Leprince
  • Set Costumer: Edward T. Hanley
  • Sound: Erich Gann
  • Set Designer: J. André Chaintreuil
  • Visual Effects: Patrick Phillips
  • Set Dresser: Karen E. Burnett
  • Set Dresser: Bart Barbuscia
  • Visual Effects: Anders Ericson
  • VFX Artist: Ryan Lastimosa
  • Visual Effects Supervisor: Andre Bustanoby
  • VFX Artist: Wensen Ho
  • Set Dresser: Clovis Chamberet
  • Set Dresser: Louis Terry
  • VFX Artist: Lisa Clarity
  • Visual Effects Producer: Erika Wangberg Burton
  • Sound Effects Editor: Beau Hilkene
  • Prosthetics: Gary Archer

Movie Reviews:

  • Kamurai: Decent watch, might watch again, and can recommend, but more for older audiences.

    While “The Cat in the Hat” is a famous children’s book, this is clearly just aimed at the folks that might have read it when they were children. That mixes the nostalgia factor with the slew of adult oriented jokes (like infomercials) and the unnecessary addition of mother being single and dating. Kids aren’t going to find humor in those situations.

    The material that is closer to the original book is much more charming and I imagine that kids will relate to it more as the kids are much more involved, or even the focus of the scenes.

    The Cat in the Hat, even though he is the title character, is a support character to the two kids, played by Dakota Fanning and Spencer Breslin, who both do all they can with the writing to balance out Mike Myers as the Cat. I don’t feel like Mike Myers understands the idea of being a supporting character: he gives me a very Tom Cruise / Jimmy Fallon vibe where if there was a pause, then would just center himself in the camera and do something to draw attention. “Oh yeah!” is a good example for this movie, a repeated, unnecessary line that doesn’t once help the scene let alone the movie.

    One would think after Jim Carey’s “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” (2000) there would be a formula for how to adapt Dr. Seuss books (20 pages) to full length feature films, and someone clearly figured it out later in “The Lorax” (2012) and “The Grinch” (2018), so I’m….gonna blame Mike Myers.

    Him aside, the movie has a lot of charm to it, and Alec Baldwin manages to work an unnecessary part to at least be a believable antagonist, though the best acting in the world can’t make a bad part good.

    If you’re just really into Dr. Seuss, then give it a watch, but you’re not going to miss anything special if you skip it.

  • Gammon: lifechanging, thank you so much the guy from shrek and the white mask man who kills. You did a good job creating a masterpeice Xx.
  • HaltingTuber: Bad!

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