Twilight Sparkle's Retro Media Library
Twilight Sparkle's Retro Media Library


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.


  • Wayne Morton - Pontoffel Pock
  • Sue Allen - Neefa Feefa
  • Hal Smith - Mr. McGillicuddy, Good-in-Fairy Chief
  • Ken Lundie - Higby
  • Joe Raposo - Gil Gickler
  • Don Messick - Humboldt

Television broadcast timeline

Broadcast date(s) Channel aired
  • May 2, 1980
  • July 31, 1981
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  • May 18, 1988
  • May 20–June 22, 1989
  • February 10–May 11, 1992
  • May 7–July 10, 1993
  • August 28, 1993
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December 4, 1994 Off-network syndication
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Home video release history

Format Release Date(s) List price Notes
  • 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 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 August 6, 1996 $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 20, 2001 $9.98 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).
  • 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.
  • September 27, 2005
  • $26.98 (2005-2009)
  • $19.98 (2010-2011)
Comprises of all seven Dr. Seuss short films.
  • 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).