Playhouse Video, a division of CBS/FOX Video, was the main distributor for Pontoffel Pock and all other Dr. Seuss specials on VHS. When originally released in 1985 on VHS, Pontoffel Pock also included The Grinch Grinches the Cat in the Hat. It was later re-printed alone in 1989.
After Playhouse Video became defunct, distribution rights for Pontoffel Pock and two other Dr. Seuss videos were sold to Random House Home Video. They re-released all three videos on April 21, 1992. Later on August 6, 1996, a "sing-along" version was released by 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, followed by a re-packaging in 1997 by Fox Kids Video.