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The Cat in the Hat

In March 2012, a computer-animated Cat in the Hat film remake was announced by Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment following the success of The Lorax, with Rob Lieber set to write the script, Chris Meledandri to produce the film and Geisel to executive-produce it.


The plot is exactly the same as the book and 1971 cartoon.

Why It Was Cancelled[]

  1. Illumination ended a deal with Dr. Seuss in 2019 after the release of The Grinch.
  2. Chris Melidandri is no longer introducing Dr. Seuss movies after 2018.


  • Illumination Entertainment's computer-animated adaptation of The Cat in the Hat was permanently cancelled.
  • The Grinch ended up being the final Dr. Seuss film that was made by Universal and Illumination.
  • In January of 2018, Warner Animation Group picked up the rights for the animated Cat in the Hat film as part of a creative partnership with Seuss Enterprises.
  • Warner Bros releases The Cat In The Hat on March 6, 2026 Starring Bill Hader as The Cat in The Hat.