I am a huge Dr. Seuss fan. One of his classic stories that all the boys have enjoyed over the years is The Cat in the Hat. We’re read the book and we’ve seen the show.
Now, I’m not talking about the human acted out version from a few years back. That one is just a wee bit too much adult humor for this mama to put on for little eyes.
No, we are celebrating that the original animated The Cat in the Hat is now available for purchase and viewing on DVD or Blu-Ray.
J is completely enamored with this show since we had it arrive in our house a few weeks ago for review. Given the option, he would have watched it several times a day during that time.
About The Cat in the Hat
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. The suggested retail price is $24.98 for Blu-Ray and $19.97 for DVD.
Disclaimer ~ We were provided with the product referenced above to facilitate a review. No monetary compensation occurred and all opinions are my own.