The new animated series The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That!, based on the classic Dr. Seuss children’s book series, will have its world premiere Aug. 7 on Corus’ Treehouse channel for preschoolers in Canada.
The series, which features the voice of Martin Short as the Cat in the Hat, will air at 5:30 p.m. ET with back to back episodes that will continue at that time each Saturday through August. The series will switch starting Sept. 7 to its regular time slots of Tuesdays and Thursdays at 8:30 a.m., Saturdays at 2 p.m. and Sundays at 10:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.
Produced by Portfolio Entertainment Inc. and Collingwood O’Hare Productions, in association with Dr. Seuss Enterprises, Random House Children’s Entertainment, Treehouse and PBS Kids in the U.S., The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That! is based on Random House’s bestselling beginner book collection, The Cat in the Hat’s Learning Library.
‘We are thrilled to introduce the first ever animated series based on the whimsical adventures of Dr. Seuss, starring Canadian comedian Martin Short,’ said Jocelyn Hamilton, VP of programming and production for Corus Kids. ‘A delightfully entertaining show that opens young minds to science and nature discoveries, this series is sure to appeal to preschoolers’ curiosity for exploration and the world around them.’
The Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That! will debut in the U.S. on Sept. 6 on PBS Kids.