Universal Tries Again With 'The Cat In The Hat'

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The Dr. Seuss children's books not only taught kids of many generations how to properly count or name colors of the rainbow but taught us how to love and care for others. Easily one of the biggest characters to leap out of the pages and onto the big screen is 'The Cat in the Hat.' The iconic character was brought into theaters in 2003 by Universal Pictures in a live-action feature that did anything but amaze box office and audience-wise. But now, Universal is looking to try again.

Almost a decade later, Deadline reports that Universal Pictures is ready to bring the whimsical six feet tall cat to theaters once more, but this time in a computer animated 3D movie. Obviously this sudden decision some fresh off the recent success of their other Dr. Seuss-inspired animated movie 'The Lorax'. Looks like the studio wants to see if lightning can strike twice.

Now the question is why did it take so long for them to make an animated 'Cat in the Hat' movie and why did they do the live-action version first? The reasoning for that is Ron Howard's 'How the Grinch Stole Christmas', a live-action movie based off the children's tale by Dr. Seuss. Howard and company made a bold move by turning the beloved tale into a multi-million dollar live action film which paid off in the box office. It wasn't the same story for 'The Cat in the Hat,' but maybe they can fix what they messed up on with that film with the upcoming 3D animated version.

Filed Under: Animation, Cat in the Hat
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