Category Archives: Dr. Seuss

Kitty Litter

Kitty Litter At one point in ‘The Cat in the Hat,’ the Cat, played by Mike Myers, is mistaken for a pinata by a group of children at a birthday party. One by one, they line up to smack him, … Continue reading

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The Art of Dr. SeussTheodor “Dr. Seuss” Geisel’s first children’s book, “And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street,” was published in 1937; in the year 2000, nine years after his death, the ageless appeal of his whimsical … Continue reading

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O'Donnell to Don Cat's Hat

Casting Herself as ‘Seussical’ Savior, O’Donnell to Don Cat’s HatThrowing her considerable box-office muscle behind the critically maligned musical “Seussical,” Rosie O’Donnell, Broadway’s biggest booster, announced yesterday that she would take over a leading role in the show next month. … Continue reading

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The Cat! The Whos! The Places They Go!

‘Seussical: The Musical’: The Cat! The Whos! The Places They Go! Whoever the many chefs were, the finished product is a flavorless broth. The heightened brightness of all the ingredients � the eye- searing design palette, the dizzying lighting effects, … Continue reading

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'Grinch' Helps Get Hollywood Back on Record Pace

‘Grinch’ Helps Get Hollywood Back on Record Pace “Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas,” a lavishly mounted offering from the director Ron Howard, starring Jim Carrey, has virtually catapulted families into movie theater seats, dominating the five-day Thanksgiving weekend … Continue reading

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Sense and Nonsense

Sense and Nonsense At the top of the juvenile pantheon, the benevolent ruler of all that he sees, sits Dr. Seuss. In the world of children’s culture, perhaps only Walt Disney has as wide and enduring name recognition. But whereas … Continue reading

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You're not so bad, Mr. Grinch

You’re not so bad, Mr. Grinch The story has a moral lesson no different than Dickens’s A Christmas Carol — but with a tone that is loony rather than melodramatic. It’s basically about learning what the true value of Christmas … Continue reading

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Counter Culture�

Counter Culture� – The dialogue stars in You Can Count on Me. The 6th Day thinks through cloning and capitalism. Why’d they bother with How the Grinch Stole Christmas? � by David Edelstein The new, live-action How the Grinch Stole … Continue reading

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'Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas'

‘Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas’: And He Clucked, ‘What a Faaabulous Trick’ The movie is so clogged with kooky gadgetry and special effects and glitter and goo that watching it feels like being gridlocked at Toys “R” Us … Continue reading

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Seussical

Seussical Seussical, the Musical, , produced here in Boston, but warming up to open at the Richard Rodgers Oct. 15th in NYC, is currently something like what hatches from the egg that moon-faced Kevin Chamberlin (Horton) keeps warm through most … Continue reading

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