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Dr. Seuss Movies And Short Animations

Theodor Seuss Geisel was an American children's author and cartoonist. He is most well known for his work writing and illustrating more than 60 books under the pen name Dr. Seuss. His children's books are beloved by people of all ages and have been turned into popular movies. This list brings you the Dr. Seuss movies and short stories that were turned into animations and short films.

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Dr. Seuss Movies And Short Animations
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Horton Hatches the Egg

Horton Hatches the Egg

  • Short
  • Animation
  • Comedy
1942
10
7.30

Horton the elephant agrees to watch over lazy Maisie bird's egg while she vacations. Much later, after standing (and sitting) guard 100-percent faith-fully through rain and snow, Horton and the egg are captured by three hunters and put in a circus. Coincidentally, Maisie happen to fly by just as the egg is about to hatch and demands that Horton give it back to her.

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The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins

The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins

  • Short
  • Animation
1943
9
6.50

Bartholomew Cubbins has SO MANY HATS. Every time he removes one in the presence of the King, it is replaced magically with another. This enrages the King, who brings him to trial, and to the ultimate sentence.

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And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street

And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street

  • Short
  • Animation
1944
10
6.80

George Pal's Puppetoon adaptation of the Dr. Seuss story.

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Gerald McBoing-Boing

Gerald McBoing-Boing

  • Short
  • Animation
  • Adventure
1950
8
7.10

The story of a little boy who would only talk in sound effects. With story by Dr. Seuss (and Bill Scott of Rocky and Bullwinkle fame) this cartoon won the Oscar for best short subject (animated) for 1950.

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The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T.

The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T.

  • Music
  • Family
  • Fantasy
1953
99
6.70

A young boy dreams that he is in an imaginary world where, assisted by his family's plumber, he must save other piano-playing kids like himself from the dungeons of his dictatorial piano teacher who also mind-controls his mother.

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How the Grinch Stole Christmas!

How the Grinch Stole Christmas!

  • Animation
  • Comedy
  • Family
1966
26
8.30

A grumpy hermit hatches a plan to steal Christmas from the Whos of Whoville.

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Horton Hears a Who!

Horton Hears a Who!

  • Short
  • Animation
  • Adventure
1970
26
7.40

Horton The Elephant struggles to protect a microscopic community from his neighbours who refuse to believe it exists.

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The Cat in the Hat

The Cat in the Hat

  • Short
  • Animation
  • Comedy
1971
30
7.30

A red and white-striped top-hatted cat visits two children left home alone.

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The Lorax

The Lorax

  • Short
  • Animation
  • Drama
1972
25
7.90

A ruined industrialist tells his tale of his environmentally self-destructive greed despite the warnings of an old forest creature.

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Dr. Seuss on the Loose

Dr. Seuss on the Loose

  • Short
  • Animation
  • Comedy
1973
25
7.70

Three Dr. Seuss stories hosted by the Cat in the Hat.

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The Hoober-Bloob Highway

The Hoober-Bloob Highway

  • Short
  • Animation
  • Adventure
1975
25
6.80

Visit the magical island where Mr. Hoober-Bloob sends babies to Earth in his own musical way.

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It's Grinch Night

It's Grinch Night

  • Short
  • Animation
  • Comedy
1977
25
6.40

A strange wind blows into Whoville, making all the inhabitants stay indoors. They know the wind means the Grinch will be in a foul mood and out to do harm. However, young Eukariah decides to confront the Grinch.

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Pontoffel Pock and His Magic Piano

Pontoffel Pock and His Magic Piano

  • Short
  • Animation
  • Adventure
1980
30
6.80

A young man wishes he could get away and his wish is granted in a globetrotting, song-singing way.

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The Grinch Grinches the Cat in the Hat

The Grinch Grinches the Cat in the Hat

  • Short
  • Animation
  • Comedy
1982
25
6.60

The Grinch leaves home in a foul mood, looking for trouble. He runs into the Cat in the Hat and decides to make the cat's life unbearable.

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The Butter Battle Book

The Butter Battle Book

  • Short
  • Animation
  • Adventure
1989
30
7.60

A cold war between two lands over a ridiculous dispute leads to a perilous arms race.

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In Search of Dr. Seuss

In Search of Dr. Seuss

  • Animation
  • Biography
  • Comedy
1994
90
7.10

A nosy reporter wants to find out all she can about Dr. Seuss (Theodor Seuss Geisel), and gets told the real facts by several of his characters, with large snippets of his stories and songs interspersed.

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Daisy-Head Mayzie

Daisy-Head Mayzie

  • Short
  • Animation
  • Family
1995
22
6.30

The Cat in the Hat (the most famous Dr. Seuss character) narrates a story about a girl named Mayzie McGrew, who mysteriously has a daisy growing from her head. This happens during school hours, so she's ridiculed by her friends, and speculated by her teacher, principal, parents, and any other adults confirmed of Mayzie's problem. The situation reaches its high point when Finagle steps in and offers Mayzie a place in stardom, based from the daisy on her head. Mayzie herself, for reasons unknown, takes the offer, not long before she finds out the hard way how fame and fortune can bring unhappiness. It's some time after her daisy disappears that Mayzie realizes that the love of her family and friends is what really matters. From that point on, things are back to normal (except for a few of Mayzie's daisy's occasional sprout up every now and then).

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How the Grinch Stole Christmas

How the Grinch Stole Christmas

  • Comedy
  • Family
  • Fantasy
2000
104
6.20

On the outskirts of Whoville lives a green, revenge-seeking Grinch who plans to ruin Christmas for all of the citizens of the town.

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The Cat in the Hat

The Cat in the Hat

  • Adventure
  • Comedy
  • Family
2003
82
4.00

Two bored children have their lives turned upside down when a talking cat comes to visit them.

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Horton Hears a Who!

Horton Hears a Who!

  • Animation
  • Adventure
  • Comedy
2008
86
6.80

Horton the Elephant struggles to protect a microscopic community from his neighbors who refuse to believe it exists.

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The Lorax

The Lorax

  • Animation
  • Adventure
  • Comedy
2012
86
6.40

A 12-year-old boy searches for the one thing that will enable him to win the affection of the girl of his dreams. To find it he must discover the story of the Lorax, the grumpy yet charming creature who fights to protect his world.

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The Grinch

The Grinch

  • Animation
  • Comedy
  • Family
2018
85
6.30

A grumpy Grinch plots to ruin Christmas for the village of Whoville.

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