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A Tribute to Dr. Seuss
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Theodor Seuss Geisel (/suːs ˈɡaɪzəl March 2, 1904 – September 24, 1991)was an American children’s author, political cartoonist, illustrator, poet, animator, and filmmaker. He is known for his work writing and illustrating more than 60 books under the pen name Dr. Seuss (/suːs, zuːs/,). His work includes many of the most popular children’s books of all time, selling over 600 million copies and being translated into more than 20 languages by the time of his death.
Here is a collection of his best shorts and inspired featured films.


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Movie: In Search of Dr. Seuss ( 1994 )
A nosy reporter wants to find out all she can about Dr. Seuss, aka Ted Geisel, and gets told the real facts by several of his characters, with large snippets of his stories and songs interspersed.
Movie: Horton Hatches the Egg ( 1942 )
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.
Movie: The Home Front ( 1943 )
A homesick Pvt. Snafu learns that his family are almost as commited to the war efforts as himself.
Movie: Coming!! Snafu ( 1943 )
Introducing Private Snafu, the nation's worst soldier and his various versions in different branches of the armed forces.
Movie: Censored ( 1944 )
When Snafu gets his wish to have his personal mail uncensored by the military, he inadvertently reveals military secrets that lead to disaster.
Movie: The Chow Hound ( 1944 )
Snafu learns of the folly of hoarding and wasting military food supplies.
Movie: Gerald McBoing-Boing ( 1950 )
At age two, Gerald McLoy should be at the age where he says his first words. But when the first "words" that come out of his mouth sound more like a broken spring - "boing boing" - his nervous father is worried that Gerald will never speak properly and keep on making these unusual sounds. After his father calls in medical help, Gerald continues to keep making these and other unusual sounds as the doctor doesn't know what to do. And later, when Gerald's father sends him to school hoping that being around other children speaking and having teachers who can teach him will make him speak properly, Gerald still can only make these sounds. Is there any hope for Gerald or his exasperated parents?
Movie: The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T. ( 1953 )
A young boy travels to 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.
Movie: How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (TV Short 1966) ( 1966 )
A grumpy hermit hatches a plan to steal Christmas from the Whos of Whoville.
Movie: Horton Hears a Who! ( 1970 )
Horton The Elephant struggles to protect a microscopic community from his neighbours who refuse to believe it exists.
Movie: The Cat in the Hat ( 1971 )
Two children left home alone for a short while one afternoon are visited by a very interesting yet troublesome cat wearing a tall striped hat. The cat succeeds in creating a huge mess in their house - can they get it cleaned up before Mom gets home?
Movie: The Lorax (TV Short 1972) ( 1972 )
A ruined industrialist tells his tale of his environmentally self-destructive greed despite the warnings of an old forest creature.
Movie: Dr. Seuss on the Loose ( 1973 )
Three Dr. Seuss stories hosted by the Cat in the Hat.
Movie: The Hoober-Bloob Highway ( 1975 )
Visit the magical island where Mr. Hoober-Bloob sends babies to Earth in his own musical way.
Movie: Halloween Is Grinch Night (TV Short 1977) ( 1977 )
The evil Grinch who stole Christmas is back to steal Halloween! It's Grinch night and all over Whoville, a horrible storm has started which gives the Grinch a chance to have some fun. But he's soon foiled by a young boy who's on his way to the Uphamisim.
Movie: Pontoffel Pock, Where Are You? ( 1980 )
Dejected klutz Pontoffel Pock gets fired from his job at a pickle factory. Pock wishes to get away from it all and receives a magical piano from jolly fairy McGillicuddy. Pock embarks on a series of loopy misadventures as the piano enables him to travel all over the world.
Movie: The Grinch Grinches the Cat in the Hat ( 1982 )
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.
Movie: Welcome ( 1986 )
A friendly moose lets an insect hitch a ride on his antlers. But the moose is soon taken advantage of, as more and more forest creatures (including a bear!) take up residence in his antlers. How can the moose get rid of these unwanted guests?
Movie: The Butter Battle Book (TV Short 1989) ( 1989 )
A cold war between two lands over a ridiculous dispute leads to a perilous arms race.
Movie: How the Grinch Stole Christmas! ( 1992 )
A hermit, known as the Grinch hates Christmas and is tired of the Whos of Who-ville celebrating it. This year, he plans to steal it from them. Features the illustrations from the book accompanied by narration.
Movie: Daisy-Head Mayzie (TV Short 1995) ( 1995 )
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 the 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 in her head. Mayzie herself, for reasons unknown, takes the offer, not long before she finds out the hard way how fame & fortune can bring unhappiness. It's some time after her daisy disappears that Mayzie realizes that the love of her family & 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 & then).
Movie: How the Grinch Stole Christmas ( 2000 )
On the outskirts of Whoville, there lives a green, revenge-seeking Grinch (Jim Carrey), who plans on ruining Christmas for all of the citizens of the town.
Movie: The Cat in the Hat ( 2003 )
Two bored children have their lives turned upside down when a talking cat comes to visit them.
Movie: Horton Hears a Who! ( 2008 )
Horton the Elephant struggles to protect a microscopic community from his neighbors who refuse to believe it exists.
Movie: The Lorax ( 2012 )
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.
Movie: Wagon Ho! ( 2012 )
The Once-Lers are told by the owner that they can sit on the wagon and that it had better not move. They and the donkey nod in agreement. The Once-Lers try to get the donkey to move. He won't move. The small Once-Ler taunts the donkey with what looks like an apple in front of him on a long pole the he's off. Did they get the wagon back in time? Yes, but what transpired from start to finish?
Movie: Serenade ( 2012 )
Serenading in the meadow to win the heart of someone.
Movie: Forces of Nature ( 2012 )
The Lorax and Pipsqueak do their best to frighten and scare Once-ler to no avail. Pipsqueak's honorary Lorax status may be denied him.
Movie: Grinch Hunters ( 2016 )
A man scorned by delusion, believes that the Grinch, the Dr. Suess character, exists and needs to be destroyed.
Movie: The Grinch ( 2018 )
A grumpy Grinch plots to ruin Christmas for the village of Whoville.
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