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The timeline shown below comprises of all home video releases within the seven Dr. Seuss television specials from the 1970s to the early 1980s.





Format Release Date(s) List price Notes
VHS
  • 1985
  • 1989

Originally, Playhouse Video distributed all seven Dr. Seuss short films from 1971 to 1982 (The Cat in the Hat, Dr. Seuss on the Loose, The Hoober-Bloob Highway, The Lorax, The Grinch Grinches the Cat in the Hat, Pontoffel Pock, and Grinch Night).
VHS
  • 1991
  • April 21, 1992

After Playhouse Video became defunct, the first four Dr. Seuss films were sold to Fox Video, and the last three starring the Grinch and Pontoffel Pock to Random House Home Video.
VHS
  • February 1994
  • August 6, 1996
  • July 29, 1997

$9.98

During the mid-1990s, all seven Dr. Seuss films were re-released with sing-along lyrics during most of the musical numbers in each film.
VHS November 17, 1998 $12.98 Only four of the seven films were released on this date -- The Cat in the Hat, The Hoober-Bloob Highway, Dr. Seuss on the Loose, and Grinch Night.
VHS
  • November 29, 2000
  • November 20, 2001
$9.98 Respectively, in 2000 and 2001, Paramount and Universal Home Video re-distributed the Dr. Seuss films on VHS (The Cat in the Hat, Green Eggs and Ham and Other Favorites, The Grinch Grinches the Cat in the Hat and The Lorax).
DVD
  • October 7, 2003
  • September 7, 2004 (4-pack)
  • $14.98 (DVD)
  • $9.98 (VHS)
At the same time, the very first DVD releases of the seven Dr. Seuss short films also marked the last ever VHS releases from Universal Studios Home Entertainment.
DVD
  • September 27, 2005
  • $26.98 (2005-2009)
  • $19.98 (2010-2011)
Comprises of all seven Dr. Seuss short films.
DVD October 18, 2011

$26.99

Includes How the Grinch Stole Christmas (1966), The Grinch Grinches the Cat in the Hat (1982), and Halloween is Grinch Night (1977).
Blu-ray
  • February 14, 2012 (Blu-ray Disc)
  • September 18, 2012 (DVD)
  • $24.98 (Blu-ray Disc)
  • $9.97 (DVD)
Includes The Lorax (1972) and Pontoffel Pock, Where Are You? (1980).
Blu-ray June 26, 2012
  • $24.98 (Blu-ray Disc)
  • $19.97 (DVD)

Includes Dr. Seuss on the Loose (1973).

Blu-ray August 7, 2012
  • $24.98 (Blu-ray Disc)
  • $19.97 (DVD)
  • $9.97 (2015 re-release)
Includes The Cat in the Hat (1971) and The Hoober-Bloob Highway (1975).

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