Dr. Seuss Collection Heads to Disc
Burbank, CA -- Prepare to enter into the magical, whimsical world of Dr. Seuss with Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (WBHE) release of Hats Off to Dr. Seuss Collector’s Edition, a must-own collection featuring five of the author’s most beloved animated classics, which are available together on Blu-ray and DVD in deluxe editions for the first time. Set for release on February 19, 2013, this compilation will include such all-time-favorite TV specials as The Lorax, Green Eggs and Ham and Other Stories, How the Grinch Stole Christmas!, The Cat in the Hat and Horton Hears a Who! along with loads of original enhanced content. All five specials are re-mastered for brilliant picture and sound quality.
WBHE pays tribute to Theodor Geisel, known to most as the beloved Dr. Seuss, with the release of Hats Off to Dr. Seuss Collector’s Edition. For the first time, the studio is bringing together some of the celebrated author’s most cherished television specials in one, must-own-collection. Throughout his distinguished career, Dr. Seuss wore many different hats and captured the hearts of many by sharing his multifaceted talents as author, sculptor, political cartoonist, artist and visionary. WBHE celebrates Dr. Seuss’s legacy by putting together the most comprehensive collection of his animated television specials to date.
Included in the set, 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.
Dr. Seuss’s drive to create, compelled him to wear many hats throughout his brilliant career. What better way to celebrate his multi-layered genius than with a collection that offers fans a deeper look into his exceptional body of work?
“Dr. Seuss and his work are cherished by generations of fans,” said Mary Ellen Thomas, Vice President Family & Animation Marketing and Partner Brands. She added, “He has touched the lives of both adults and children with his unforgettable characters and his uplifting, inspiring, and consciousness-raising stories. We’re delighted to celebrate Dr. Seuss’s remarkable legacy with this beautiful collection. Hats Off to Dr. Seuss Collector’s Edition is the one-stop, go-to source for some of the most outstanding and entertaining stories in children’s literature.”
How the Grinch Stole Christmas!
Magnificently narrated by Boris Karloff (Frankenstein, The Mummy) and directed by animation genius and cartoon legend Chuck Jones (Looney Tunes, What's Opera, Doc?), How the Grinch Stole Christmas! tells the story of the miserable Grinch, who wants to sabotage Christmas for all the Whos in Who-ville.
The Grinch thinks that by stealing the Whos Christmas trees and presents, he’ll succeed in stealing their joy. However, when Christmas morning arrives, The Grinch is taken by surprise when he notices the Whos greet the day joyously singing Christmas carols regardless of the fact that their village has been completely stripped of holiday gifts, decorations and treats. The cheerful attitude of the Whos prompts the Grinch to ponder the true meaning of Christmas and he slowly comes to realize the spirit of the season is not generated by material possessions. Will the Grinch have a change of heart and consider returning the Whos Christmas gifts?