"[32], Leonard Maltin gave the film one-and-a-half stars out of four in his Movie Guide: "Brightly colored adaptation of the beloved rhyming book for young children is a betrayal of everything Dr. Seuss ever stood for, injecting potty humor and adult (wink-wink) jokes into a mixture of heavy-handed slapstick and silliness." Find the exact moment in a TV show, movie, or music video you want to share. Although he praised the production design, he considered the film to be "all effects and stunts and CGI and prosthetics, with no room for lightness and joy". Production on the film began in 1997 with Tim Allen originally cast in the title role. [14] As a result, in March 2002 the role of the Cat was given to Mike Myers,[15] whom Grazer had an argument with regarding a proposed film adaptation of Myers' Saturday Night Live sketch Sprockets, which Myers cancelled in June 2000 after being dissatisfied with his own script for it. Orange and White. [25] On February 7, 2012, the film was released on Blu-ray. The trailer for the film uses a version of "Hey! The Fish was considered somewhat of a unique character for Rhythm & Hues Studios (responsible for some of the visual effects and animation in such films as Cats & Dogs, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King and Scooby-Doo), in that the character had no shoulders, hips or legs, so all of the physical performance had to emit from the eyes, head and fin motion. The site's critical consensus reads: "Filled with double entendres and potty humor, this Cat falls flat. Two bored children have their lives turned upside down when a talking cat comes to visit them. Released on November 21, 2003 in the United States by Universal Pictures, the film grossed $134 million against a $109 million budget[2] and was panned by critics due to its screenplay, humor, lack of faithfulness to the source material and Myers' portrayal of the title character, although the musical score and the production design received some praise. The kids who played Conrad and Sally were great actors; I loved when they said "That's Mom's dress!" [8] When production began, songs written by Randy Newman were dropped because they were deemed inferior; Newman's cousin, David, instead composed the score for the film. It's the mother of all messes. Played 1,659 times. [27] The film ended its theatrical run on March 18, 2004, having grossed $101.1 million domestically and $32.8 million overseas for a worldwide total of $134 million. Is Cat in the Hat the simple story of two kids making the mother of all messes or is it a subversive chronicle of incestuous tots forced to keep mum by a crazed child abuser? Allen stated, "My dream is to give it the edge that scared me. Friends (1994) - S09E11 The One Where Rachel Goes Back To Work, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (2005) - S02E09 Charlie Goes America All Over Everybody's Ass, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows (2016), Dawson's Creek (1998) - S02E03 Alternative Lifestyles. 1 Supplements 1.1 VHS 1.2 DVD/Blu-ray Disc 2 Chapter Index 3 In Other Countries 3.1 South Korea 3.2 Taiwan 3.3 Latin America 3.4 United Kingdom, Australia 4 Gallery Bonus material: Feature Audio Commentary with Director Bo Welch and Actor Alec Baldwin Featurettes: The Hat The Real Dr. Seuss The S.L.O.W. "[10] However, the studio didn't commission a screenplay until late February 2001, when Alec Berg, David Mandel and Jeff Schaffer (best known for being writers on the television series Seinfeld) were hired by the studio to script the film (replacing the original draft of the film that was written a few years prior by Eric Roth),[11] so the film would not be ready to shoot before the deadline. [4][3], In March 2012, a computer-animated Cat in the Hat film remake was announced by Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment following the success of The Lorax, with Rob Lieber set to write the script, Chris Meledandri to produce the film and Geisel to executive-produce it, but it never came to fruition. [39][40][41][42][43][44][45] On January 24, 2018 it was announced that Warner Animation Group picked up the rights for the animated Cat in the Hat film as part of a creative partnership with Seuss Enterprises. Cat in the Hat - Yarn is the best way to find video clips by quote. Find the exact moment in a TV show, movie, or music video you want to share. Despite this, no arrests had been made and filming was to start the next week. Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas! Find the exact moment in a TV show, movie, or music video you want to share. During this time, “the mother of all messes” has emitted from the unlocked crate and enters the house. the business end of the mother of all messes. The Cat and the kids navigate through the surreal house to find the crate and lock it, whereupon the house returns to its normal proportions but immediately collapses. Pure, unadulterated fun without any good sense or judgment. Mama mia. He believes the disobedient boy should be sent to military school to discipline him, though Joan, despite Conrad's misbehavior, is unsure and believes it's not right for him. Yup! The Cat’s Cleaning Machine In the original Cat in the Hat book, the Cat’s antics leave a big mess for the two children he visits. Maltin also said that the film's official title which included Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the Hat was "an official insult". Easily move forward or backward to get to the perfect spot. Despite the Cat's warning, Conrad picks the lock on the crate, which grabs on to the collar of the family dog Nevins, who runs off. These are talented comedians, let's see them do their stuff, don't bury them under a ton of technology. Some will consider the film a triumph of production design, but despite its loud colors, the film’s … [9], Tim Allen was originally considered for the role of the Cat. The Spoils of Babylon (2014) - S01E05 The Age of the Bastard, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009), A Series of Unfortunate Events (2017) - S02E05 Episode #2.5. Can You? Easily move forward or backward to get to the perfect spot. I don't know. Conrad and Sally resign themselves to facing the consequences when Joan comes home, but the Cat returns with a cleaning invention and fixes the house; Conrad and Sally reconcile with the Cat and thank him for everything before he departs and Joan arrives. Find the exact moment in a TV show, movie, or music video you want to share. Until The Cat in the Hat walks in the front door. The game was released for PlayStation 2, Xbox, and Game Boy Advance on November 5, 2003, and PC on November 9, 2003, shortly before the film's theatrical release. One day, Joan leaves her children at home with their babysitter, Mrs. Kwan, while she goes back to her office, forbidding them to enter the living room which is being kept pristine for an office party she is hosting later that night. Larry sees Nevins and kidnaps him, but the Cat tricks Larry into returning him. Madam Secretary (2014) - S02E20 Ghost Detainee, It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World (1963) Adventure. [37], On the day of the film's release, Mike Myers stated in an interview that he expected a sequel where the kids meet the Cat again, since there was a sequel to the book. The soundtrack was released on November 18, 2003. So The Cat must go, go, go, before their parents get back. You're a giant... Cat! The soundtrack also includes two songs performed by Myers, who plays the Cat. [26], The Cat in the Hat opened theatrically on November 21, 2003 and grossed $38.3 million in its opening weekend, ranking first in the North American box office ahead of Brother Bear, Elf and Looney Tunes: Back in Action. In the process, the Cat leaves a trail of destruction throughout the house and releases two troublemaking creatures, named Thing 1 and Thing 2, from a crate which he locks and forbids Conrad to tamper with, explaining that it is a portal to his world. The soundtrack also features a song by Smash Mouth ("Getting Better"), which makes it the third Mike Myers-starring film in a row to feature a song by Smash Mouth after Shrek and Austin Powers in Goldmember. The Cat costume was made of angora and human hair and was fitted with a cooling system. Ooh. What colour dress did Sally wear? Easily move forward or backward to get to the perfect spot. Newman's score won a BMI Film Music Award. Although Welch and a publicist for Myers denied it, several people said Myers had considerable input into the film's direction by telling some of the cast (co-stars Baldwin and Preston) how to perform their scenes. Cat in the Hat, The Trivia Questions & Answers : Movies A-C This category is for questions and answers and fun facts related to Cat in the Hat, The, as asked by users of FunTrivia.com. Yup! The clip the house transformed from opening the crate from Cat in the Hat (2003) with Alec Baldwin, Mike Myers What about the mother of all messes? After the successful party, Joan spends quality time with her kids by jumping on the couch with them while the Cat and Things 1 and 2 walk off into the sunset. "[28] On Metacritic, the film has a score of 19 out of 100 based on reviews from 37 critics, indicating "overwhelming dislike". Ooh. Directed by Bo Welch. Based on Dr. Seuss' 1957 book of the same name, it was the second feature-length Dr. Seuss adaptation after How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000), as well as the final live-action Dr. Seuss adaptation. Horton and the Kwuggerbug and More Lost Stories. Find the exact moment in a TV show, movie, or music video you want to share. Conrad, a twelve-year-old boy, is constantly doing the exact opposite of what he is supposed to do and causing trouble, and Sally, Conrad's eight-year-old little sister, tries to stop his trouble making and is rather bossy. That'd be me. Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas! Conrad and Sally Walden live in the city of Anville with their single mother Joan, who works for neat-freak Hank Humberfloob as a real estate broker. [17], Originally, Rick Baker was set to be the prosthetic makeup designer for the film after his previous experience with How the Grinch Stole Christmas, but due to conflicts with the studio and production team, particularly with Myers' behavior and the complex challenge of designing the character’s makeup, he was replaced by Steve Johnson. When The cat and Conrad and Sally are on a rollercoaster in the Mother of all messes they pass a toilet on fire the cat says I think you should hold it because the fire really burns my- he was about to say the a word but couldnt as they fell down the rollercoaster Edit . I thoughly enjoyed this movie. When the kids and the Cat return to the house with the lock, Larry cuts them off and orders them inside the house, where he sneezes uncontrollably due to his allergy to the Cat, who takes advantage of this and scares him away, only for them to find out that the house has been transformed into "The Mother of All Messes", with Larry falling into a gooey abyss. [18][better source needed] Danielle Chuchran and Brittany Oaks, who portrayed Thing 1 and Thing 2, respectively, wore a prosthetic face mask and wig designed by Johnson as well. The Cat Seussville … The clip the house transformed from opening the crate from Cat in the Hat (2003) with Alec Baldwin, Mike Myers What about the mother of all messes? The Kids The Cat Stacks The Mother of All Messes The Dirt on D.I.R.T. The Cat in the Hat (2003) Parents Guide Add to guide . It's the mother of all messes. Mama mia. Official Streaming Services. Home » Quizzes » Movie Quizzes » Movies A-C Trivia » The Cat in the Hat Trivia. Why am I sneezing? [31] Ebert and co-host Richard Roeper gave the film "Two Thumbs Down" on their weekly movie review program. The neighborhood and the town center was filmed in a rural valley near Simi Valley, where 24 houses (each 26 feet square and 52 feet tall) were constructed. Hayes is also the voice of the somewhat cynical, pessimistic family fish. The film stars Mike Myers in the title role with Alec Baldwin, Kelly Preston, Dakota Fanning, Spencer Breslin, Amy Hill, and Sean Hayes in supporting roles. (We pan to the film's title, 'The Cat in the Hat'.) Because of so much smog in the area, the sky had to be digitally replaced with the cartoon-like sky and colors of the background had to be digitally fixed. "[32] Ebert compared the film unfavorably to How the Grinch Stole Christmas: "If there is one thing I've learned from these two movies, it's that we don't want to see Jim Carrey as a Grinch, and we don't want to see Mike Myers as a cat. While the basic plot parallels that of the book, the film filled out its 82 minutes by adding new subplots and characters significantly different from the original story. When two bored kids let the magical, madcap Cat in the Hat (Myers) into their home, he shows them how to have all sorts of fun and laughs while their mom is away. Prior to filming, giant props for the film were stolen from the set; the local police found the props vandalized with graffiti in a shopping mall car park in Pomona, California. Brian Grazer, the producer of The Grinch, stated: "Because we grew up with these books, and because they have such universal themes and the illustrations ignite such fantasy in your mind as a child—the aggregation of all those feelings—it leaves an indelible, positive memory. Easily move forward or backward to get to the perfect spot. 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