The Cat in the Hat
In The Cat in the Hat, two young children face the sad prospect of rainy day boredom. Then in walks the madcap mischief maker who won't leave till he finds his lost moss-covered, three handled gradunza. The search virtually destroys the house, only to be magically cleaned up by the Cat in the Hat in just the nick of time. The afternoon becomes fun indeed!
While a cute little Lorax speaks for the trees, a Once-ler is chopping down the forest to make highly-profitable Thneeds. The Greedy Once-ler won't listen to the Lorax. And so, the whole Once-ler family is working in the big Once-ler factory, traveling on the four-lane Once-ler highway, and driving out all of the forest creatures... except for the brave Lorax. He continues to speak for the trees... and in the end, with all the trees gone, even the Once-ler gets the message!
Dr. Seuss on the Loose
Dr. Seuss on the Loose is a triple treat. "The Sneetches" are ostrich-like beings who live on beaches. Some have stars on their bellies and think they're superior to their star-less cousins, until a stranger turns the Sneetch community topsy-turvy and makes everyone truly equal. "The Zax" are two stubborn creatures who absolutely refuse to step aside for each other when they cross paths. And "Green Eggs and Ham" is the Seuss classic about the wily Sam-I-Am whose favorite dish is an abomination. Until it's finally tasted, and savored!
The Hoober-Bloob Highway
Mr. Hoober-Bloob lives way up beyond the stars, where he sends little baby humans down to Earth on the Hoober-Bloob Highway. Hoober-Bloob babies don't have to be human if they don't choose to be, but when Mr. Hoober-Bloob shows them the alternatives, they always decide take the ride. And down they come... perfectly prepared to appreciate the treats and tricks of their lives ahead.
It's an eerie, dreary, feary night in Who-ville. An evil wind is blowing, and that can mean only one thing -- it's Grinch Night, and the ever-mischievous Grinch is out to terrorize the villagers of Who-ville. But one brave little boy digs deep down inside himself to find courage he never knew he had and singlehandedly saves his family and town.
Pontoffel Pock and His Magic Piano
Poor Pontoffel! His unfortunate mishap at the pickle factory makes him feel like a complete failure. Enter McGillicuddy, a sprightly fairy who provides Pontoffel with a magic piano that takes him anywhere at the touch of a button. Of course, this only complicates matters. But with the help of Neefa-Feefa the mysterious eyeball dancer, kindhearted Pontoffel Pock learns to like himself and face life with a little more confidence.
The Grinch Grinches the Cat in the Hat
In The Grinch Grinches the Cat in the Hat, these two Seuss favorites cross paths on a beautiful summer day. True to his nature, the Grinch is unhelpful, unfriendly and unkind, leaving the Cat in the Hat no choice but to "ungrinch the Grinch." The frisky feline is more than up to the task, making for a lively, lyrical lesson in amiability, courtesy and being considerate to those who love us.
- Allan Sherman - Cat in the Hat
- Mason Adams - Cat in the Hat (1982)
- Daws Butler - Fish
- Pamelyn Ferdin - Sally
- Tony Frazier - Boy (The Cat in the Hat)
- Gloria Camacho - Mother
- Thurl Ravenscroft - Thing One
- Lewis Morford - Thing Two
- Bob Holt - The Grinch (1982), The Lorax, The Once-ler, Mr. Hoober-Bloob, Sneetches, Sylvester McMonkey McBeam
- Harlen Carraher - Boy (The Lorax)
- Hans Conried - The Grinch, Narrator
- Paul Winchell - Sam-I-Am
- Sue Allen - Neefa Feefa
- Wayne Morton - Pontoffel Pock
- Hal Smith - Mr. McGillicuddy, Good-in-Fairy Chief, Josiah, Additional Voices
Television broadcast timelines
Home video release history
- Main article: Home video timeline for the Dr. Seuss TV specials
All screenshots were captured on November 30, 2007.
|Animated series||Peanuts (1965) • Dr. Seuss Classics (1971-1982) • My Little Pony (1984) • Super Mario Bros. Super Show (1989) • Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3 (1990) • Super Mario World (1991) • My Little Pony Tales (1992) • Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog (1993) • Sonic the Hedgehog (1993) • Arthur (1996) • Pokémon (1998) • Sonic Underground (1999) • Kirby: Right Back at Ya! (2002) • Sonic X (2003) • My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic (2010) • Sonic Boom (2014)|
|Game shows||Wheel of Fortune (1983) • Jeopardy! (1984)|
|Educational||Thomas & Friends (1984) • Kidsongs (1985) • Shining Time Station (1989) (List of episodes • List of videos) • Barney & Friends (1992) • Legends of the Hidden Temple (1993)|
|Comedy||Full House (1987) • All That (1994) • The Amanda Show (1999)|