Synopises

In The Grinch Grinches the Cat in the Hat, these two Seuss favorites cross paths on a beautiful summer day. True to his nature, the Grinch is unhelpful, unfriendly and unkind, leaving the Cat in the Hat no choice but to "ungrinch the Grinch." The frisky feline is more than up to the task, making for a lively, lyrical lesson in amiability, courtesy and being considerate to those who love us.

Cast

  • Mason Adams - Cat in the Hat (1982)
  • Bob Holt - The Grinch (1982)
  • Frank Welker - Max

Television broadcast timeline

Broadcast date(s) Channel aired
  • May 20, 1982
  • August 7, 1983
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  • August 7–13, 1987
  • June 16, 1988
  • April 28–June 7, 1989
  • November 6–21, 1989
  • November 2, 1991–January 12, 1992
  • May 5 and 16, 1992
  • August 9–September 8, 1992
  • September 4–26, 1993
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  • November 6, 1994
  • February 5, 1995
  • November 26, 1995
  • December 3, 1995
  • November 16, 1996
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  • December 4, 1994
  • December 23, 1995
Off-network syndication
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  • December 22, 2009
  • December 1, 14 and 23, 2010
  • December 2, 13 and 22, 2011
  • December 9, 2013
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Home video release history

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 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 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).

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