A must have collection for fans of Dr. Seuss.

A must have collection for fans of Dr. Seuss.

A must-have  video collection that celebrates the legendary work of Dr. Seuss

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment release of Hats Off to Dr. Seuss Collector’s Edition, featuring five of Theodor Geisel’s most beloved animated classics, are available together on Blu-ray™ and DVD in deluxe editions for the first time. This compilation includes such all-time-favorite TV specials as The Cat in the Hat, The Lorax, Horton Hears a Who!, Green Eggs and Ham and Other Stories, and How the Grinch Stole Christmas!, along with loads of original enhanced content. All five specials are re-mastered for brilliant picture and sound quality.

Dr. Seuss’s The Cat in the Hat (1971)
Dr. Seuss’s The Cat in the Hat  introduces Suess’ chapeau-wearing cat to Dick and Sally, two children who are stuck indoors on a rainy day with nothing to do. The energetic feline shows up on their doorstep in search of his misplaced “moss-covered, three-handled family gredunza.” The children join in the search,which leaves their home in shambles, much to the chagrin of of Mr. Krinkelbein, their wise goldfish. Will they find the “gredunza”? Will the children clean up the house before Mother comes home? What is Thing One and Thing Two?

Dr. Seuss’s The Lorax (1972)
Dr. Seuss’s classic story The Lorax  introduced children to caring for the earth long before it was  a popular concept. The Once-ler builds a factory and strips a local forest of its lush Truffula trees in order to make “Thneeds” out of the colorful Truffla’s tufts. Defying the Once-ler is the Lorax, a wise forest creature who proclaims that he “speaks for the trees” and warns of the dangers of the Once-ler’s greed.

Horton Hears a Who! (1970)
In Horton Hears a Who! Academy Award®-winning animator Chuck Jones (Looney Tunes, What’s Opera, Doc?) brings to life the delightful story of one of Dr. Seuss’ most endearing characters; Horton the Elephant. While bathing in the jungle one day, the pachyderm hears a faint plea for help. Upon inspection, Horton discovers that the cry is coming from Dr. Hoovey, the professor of science of Who-ville, a microscopic planet on a tiny speck of dust drifting through the air. Horton agrees to care for the Whos, pronouncing that, “a person is a person, no matter how small.” His big-hearted cause, however, is challenged by other jungle citizens who believe that Horton has gone crazy.

Green Eggs and Ham and Other Stories (1973, though labeled “Green Eggs & Ham And Other Stories”)
What parent of pre-schoolers has not quoted Green Eggs and Ham as an encouragement to their children to try new things? Sam-I-Am repeatedly offers the plate of the colorful cuisine in a series of locations and activities, in an attempt to get his friend to try something new. The Sneetches teaches the important lesson of being yourself while The Zax reminds viewers that there is nothing to gain from demanding your own way.

How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (1966)
Of all of Dr. Suess’ books-turned-animated-cartoon, How the Grinch Stole Christmas! has to be the most popular. Narrated by Boris Karloff (Frankenstein, The Mummy) and directed by the Chuck Jones, How the Grinch Stole Christmas! tells the story of the miserable Grinch, who wants to sabotage Christmas for all the Whos in Who-ville, yet, in the end he learns a powerful lesson of the true meaning behind the holiday.

Bonus features include:

  • Bocumentary In Search of Dr. Seuss
  • The Lorax: The Trees! The Trees!  The Voice of the Trees Featurette
  • 4 Dr. Seuss Classics:   Daisy-Head Mayzie (1995); The Hoober-Bloob Highway; Pontoffel Pock, Where Are You? (1980, later retitled “Pontoffel Pock & His Magic Piano”); The Butter Battle Book (1989)

Included in Hats Off to Dr. Seuss Collector’s Edition is a highly collectible booklet that showcases rare artwork from Dr. Seuss and a sneak peak at photos showcasing some of his hats from his secret hat collection, which illustrate the author’s appreciation of classic humor and love of art.  The original artwork featured in this booklet can be enjoyed by consumers at “Hats Off Exhibitions,” which will be held at select galleries nationwide from January to December 2013.

About Dr. Seuss

Theodor “Seuss” Geisel is quite simply the most beloved children’s book author of all time. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize in 1984, an Academy Award, three Emmy Awards, three Grammy Awards, and three Caldecott Honors, Geisel wrote and illustrated 44 books for children. Hundreds of millions of copies have found their way into homes and hearts around the world. While Theodor Geisel died on September 24, 1991, Dr. Seuss lives on, inspiring generations of children of all ages to explore the joys of reading. For more information about Dr. Seuss and his works, visit Seussville.com.

The primary focus of Dr. Seuss Enterprises, L.P. is to protect the integrity of the Dr. Seuss books while expanding beyond books into ancillary areas. This effort is a strategic part of the overall mission to nurture and safeguard the relationship consumers have with Dr. Seuss characters. Theodor Seuss Geisel (Dr. Seuss) said he never wanted to license his characters to anyone who would “round out the edges.” That is one of the guiding philosophies of Dr. Seuss Enterprises. Audrey S. Geisel, the widow of Dr. Seuss, heads Dr. Seuss Enterprises as CEO.  Learn more about Dr. Seuss at www.seussville.com and www.facebook.com/Dr.Seuss.