The Wubbulous World of Dr. Seuss - Netflix
This show takes the famous Dr. Seuss characters and puts them into all sorts of adventures, exploring and teaching things to the viewing audience. The Cat in the Hat has his little pack of Cat in the Hat's who he shows things to. Horton has his son who he teaches things to. It's a very educational and fun show. The Wubbulous World of Dr. Seuss originally aired on Nickelodeon and was nominated for five Daytime Emmy Awards, including Outstanding Children's Program, for three years in a row. The series combines 3-D computer animation and the puppetry of Jim Henson. The Cat in the Hat is the host of the show. He's joined by other familiar characters, such as Horton the Elephant, the Grinch, Yertle the Turtle, and a few new characters.
Runtime: 30 minutes
The Wubbulous World of Dr. Seuss - How the Grinch Stole Christmas! - Netflix
How the Grinch Stole Christmas! is a children's story by Theodor “Dr. Seuss” Geisel written in rhymed verse with illustrations by the author. It follows the Grinch, a grouchy, solitary creature who attempts to put an end to Christmas by stealing Christmas-themed items from the homes of the nearby town Whoville on Christmas Eve. Despite his efforts, Whoville's inhabitants still celebrate the holiday, so the Grinch returns everything that he stole and is the guest of honor at the Whos' Christmas dinner. The story was published as a book by Random House in 1957, and at approximately the same time in an issue of Redbook. The book criticizes the commercialization of Christmas. Based on a 2007 online poll, the National Education Association named it one of its “Teachers' Top 100 Books for Children”. In 2012 it was ranked number 61 among the “Top 100 Picture Books” in a survey published by School Library Journal – the fourth of five Dr. Seuss books on the list. The book was adapted as a Christmas special twice, a 1966 animated TV film starring Boris Karloff as both the narrator and the voice of the Grinch and a 2000 live-action feature film starring Jim Carrey. There will also be a computer-animated film adaptation, starring Benedict Cumberbatch scheduled for release on November 9, 2018.
The Wubbulous World of Dr. Seuss - Creation and publication - Netflix
The Grinch first appeared in a 32-line illustrated poem by Dr. Seuss called “The Hoobub and the Grinch,” which was originally published in the May 1955 edition of Redbook magazine. Dr. Seuss began work on How the Grinch Stole Christmas! a couple years later, around the beginning of 1957. He had recently completed The Cat in the Hat and was in the midst of founding Beginner Books with Phyllis and Bennett Cerf and his wife, Helen Palmer Geisel. Helen, who had ongoing medical problems and had suffered a small stroke in April 1957, nevertheless acted as an unofficial editor, as she had with previous Dr. Seuss books. Dr. Seuss wrote the book quickly and was mostly finished with it within a few weeks. Biographers Judith and Neil Morgan wrote, “It was the easiest book of his career to write, except for its conclusion.” According to Dr. Seuss,
“I got hung up getting the Grinch out of the mess. I got into a situation where I sounded like a second-rate preacher or some biblical truisim... Finally in desperation... without making any statement whatever, I showed the Grinch and the Whos together at the table, and made a pun of the Grinch carving the 'roast beast.' ... I had gone through thousands of religious choices, and then after three months it came out like that.”
By mid-May 1957, the book was finished and in the mail to the Random House offices in New York. In June, the Dr. Seuss and his wife took a month-long vacation to Hawaii, where he checked and returned the book's galley proof. The book debuted in December 1957, in both a book version published by Random House and in an issue of Redbook. Dr. Seuss dedicated the book to Theodor “Teddy” Owens, the one-year-old son of his niece, Peggy Owens.
The Wubbulous World of Dr. Seuss - References - Netflix