Dr. Seuss’ The Cat in the Hat lands on video shelves today, leading a pack of new arrivals that includes The Flintstones: First Season, Kim Possible: A Sitch in Time and Scooby-Doo, Where Are You? Seasons One and Two.
The latest Dr. Seuss classic to get the big-screen treatment hit theaters during the holiday season and pulled in more than $100 million at the North American box office, which was almost enough to cover its $109 million production budget. The Mike Myers vehicle should still have a lot of magic in its hat as fans snatch up DVD and VHS copies of the family flick, which also stars Alec Baldwin, Kelly Preston, Sean Hayes, Dakota Fanning and Spencer Breslin.
DVD extras include behind-the-scenes featurettes on the visual effects and how the CG-animated fish character was created. Also included are a “Dance-A-Long With the Cat” interactive dance lesson, 16 deleted scenes, a look at the making of the Dr. Seuss postage stamp, 20 outtakes and a number of "making of" featurettes. The Universal home video release lists for $26.98 DVD and $24.98 VHS.
Everybody’s favorite modern Stone-Age family is back with a four-disc collector’s set that includes 28 half-hour episodes of the iconic animated series from Hanna-Barbara. Released by Warner Home Ent., The Flintstones: First Season retails for $64.92 and comes complete with the lost pilot from when the show was called The Flagstones. Also included are a documentary titled All About the Flintstones, a “Wacky Inventions” featurette, early network television advertisements and promo spots.
In her first feature-length adventure, Disney Channel’s popular teen do-gooder takes a wild trip through time. Kim Possible: A Sitch in Time begins when Shego and her evil henchmen capture the all-powerful Time Monkey and take liberties with the space-time continuum. Kim is warned of the plan by a visitor from the future named Rufus 3000, a buffed-up, talking descendent of Ron Stoppable’s Naked Mole Rat pet. Together, Kim, Ron and Rufus must race between the present and the past to save the future. Extra features include the "Tempus Simius" simulation activity and a "Naked Mole Rap” music video. The Walt Disney Home Ent. release carries a suggested retail price of $19.99 DVD and $14.99 VHS.
Scooby-Doo, Where Are You? Seasons One and Two offers fans a four-disc Scooby snack with 25 half-hour episodes. Extras include the featurettes Scooby-Doo’s Ultimate Fans, Funky Fashions and Scooby-Doo Street Smarts. There’s also a trivia game, an "America Loves Scooby-Doo” music video and a tutorial on how to draw Scooby and the gang. The Warner Home Ent. release lists for $64.92.