Warner Animation has new adaptations from dr. Seuss, after The Grinch and Ortone and the world of Chi and Lorax: we start with a new version of The Cat and the Mad Hat, we continue with …
The children’s work of the brilliant writer and illustrator dr. Seuss it characterized the American imagination, before breaking through abroad, including Italy. It is therefore not surprising that the Warner Bros Animation has put in place new animated films based on some of his works, starting with a new version of The Cat and the Mad Hat, with a view to creating one universe (even if not obsessive, so it is not certain that the characters of one film appear in another). Some historical works of dr. Seuss on the other hand have already delighted the little ones and animation enthusiasts like The Grinch e Lorax – The guardian of the forest (translated into cartoon by Illumination Entertainment) or Ortone and the world of the Chi (by Blue Sky), not to mention an earlier animated television version of the Grinch, signed by Chuck Jones in the 1960s.
The first project of this operation, it was said, is an animated adaptation of The cat in the hat (1957), certainly one of his most popular rhyming narratives ever, unfortunately transposed to the cinema in an unlikely life version with Mike Myers in the (very trashy) role of the protagonist. Entrusted to the care of Erica Rivinoja and Art Hernandez, already on South Park and Planes, the new Cat with a hat promises to be more faithful to the original material and will be completed in 2024. We wonder if it will in any way refer to the animated special of 1971 created by DePatie – Freleng. The next film will focus on two characters introduced into just this one, namely Coso 1 and Coso 2, who will have an adventure all to themselves in 2026 entitled Thing One and Thing Two.
For now the sequence closes in 2027 the film version of Oh, how many things you will see! (1990), the latest work by dr. Seuss published before his death in 1991. In this case, JJ Abrams will be co-producer with his Bad Robot, to tell the story of the growth and new experiences it entails.