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Becaue of MM, I can't stop thinking about the Cat in the Hat Special from 1971. Anyone who has love for cartoons understands that animation is a special form of storytelling that can't be matched by live action, (with rare exceptions).



As I've mentioned many times over the years, DePattie-Freleng locked arms with NBC and ran with the "Pink Panther" series during the 1960's Saturday morning Superhero Revolution. Both got left in the dust.



DePattie-Freleng, (DPE) & NBC never came up with a lasting SatAM hit, but DPE were masters when it came to animated specials. Dr. Seuss was a natural fit and to give their effort an extra coat of polish, DPE teamed up with their old friend Chuck Jones to make an exceptional animated presentation!





 





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As an example DPE's work, ask yourself "what does the Cat in the Hat sound like?". Think how easy it would have been to reach out to anyone easily available. As production discussions evolved it became clear that the Cat in the Hat had to have a voice that combined wisdom and fun, in equal measure. A voice that instanly enchants children in a familiar and friendly way.



Allen Sherman was chosen as the voice of The Cat because everyone involved in this animated special understood how these specials have a way living far outside the era of their creation. The "voice" had to fit the character instead of being hung-up over having big-name "star" voice the character.



As you watch the video, can you imagine any other voice for The Cat?




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Cabin Fever?  Not a problem!




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Now you've got me thinking about the art of storytelling. With too much time on my hands I'm able to spend hours just rewatching old favorite clips and shows online.



I was thinking about "Forbidden Planet" from 1956 and how it was the first movie to take sci-fi seriously.



See if you agree with Dave Cullen's observation on this sci-fi classic:




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