The Dr. Seuss Programs
Dr. Seuss’ Horton Hears A Who! is a superb example of how an inspired children’s book can be translated into an equally entrancing television show — if the author is allowed to work on the script himself and pick the right people to help him with the job. In this case, Dr. Seuss, who is Theodor Geisel in private life, enlisted the services of an old side-kick, animator Chuck Jones, with whom he had previously collaborated in 1966 on a production of How the Grinch Stole Christmas! Their joint efforts on these and other animated specials — including The Cat in the Hat — make crystal clear why Dr. Seuss is, by all odds, the most popular author for juveniles in America.