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Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the Hat

Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the Hat
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Conrad and Sally Walden (Spencer Breslin and Dakota Fanning) are home alone with their pet fish. It is raining outside, and there is nothing to do. Until The Cat in the Hat ('Mike Myers' ) walks in the front door. He introduces them to their imagination, and at first it's all fun and games, until things get out of hand, and The Cat must go, go, go, before their parents get back

  1. 1.O heavenly Father, I want to give all I can give.
  2. My desire is to please you and love you as long as I live.
  3. I’ll help those who listen to find in your Word what they need.
  4. To preach and to teach is the way I can really succeed.
  5. (PRE-CHORUS)
  6. As I praise you, Jehovah, my faith’s getting stronger each day.
  7. I’ll reflect on my dedication. I’ll walk in your way.
  8. (CHORUS)
  9. O heavenly Father, to you I give praise,
  10. Determined to serve you in so many ways.
  11. My heart is wide open as long as I live.
  12. Jehovah, I’ll love you and give you all I can give.
  13. 2.Whole-souled devotion and love for my brothers I’ll show.
  14. Volunteering to play my part is the best way I know.
  15. I’m happier when I am giving than when I receive,
  16. When I’m taking the time to help others who may be in need.
  17. (PRE-CHORUS)
  18. As I praise you, Jehovah, my faith’s getting stronger each day.
  19. I’ll reflect on my dedication. I’ll walk in your way.
  20. (CHORUS)
  21. O heavenly Father, to you I give praise,
  22. Determined to serve you in so many ways.
  23. My heart is wide open as long as I live.
  24. Jehovah, I’ll love you and give you all I can give.
  25. (CHORUS)
  26. O heavenly Father, to you I give praise,
  27. Determined to serve you in so many ways.
  28. My heart is wide open as long as I live.
  29. Jehovah, I’ll love you and give you all I can give.


If there was one thing practically everyone was waiting for from the start of STAS, this would be it � the teaming up of Batman and Superman. While originally this was broadcast as a three-part miniseries of episodes, �World�s Finest� would later be released onto video and DVD as The Batman/Superman Movie: World�s Finest, which to date is the only way I�ve ever viewed it. In fact, this was my very first foray into the world of STAS, which I did with much trepidation having only a marginal amount of prior exposure to Superman via Superfriends and the live-action films.


The plot � Joker acquires some Kryptonite and makes a deal with Luthor to kill Superman � seems almost Superfriends inspired in its simplistic nature but works well for what is basically a launch pad for a team up between Batman and Superman. However, unlike their 70s/80s counterparts, these two are not the best of friends, instead they all but loathe each other and constantly butt heads throughout the entire arc. It might sound trivial and juvenile, and that�s because it is, but it makes for some stellar dialogue and character exploration, especially when Lois is thrown into the mix as well, adding a very interesting love triangle (love hexagon?). Not to mention in the meantime Luthor, Joker, Mercy and Harley are also being thrust upon one another.


The dialogue and voice acting were an incredible treat. Conroy and Daly play well off one another and practically every utterance was pure gold. Delaney also has some of my most favorite Lois lines and MOTP fans will no doubt delight in having a small reunion of sorts, I�m sure. I personally found their interaction together in this movie vastly more interesting and humorous � especially after Lois discovers who�s beneath the cowl! Brown and Hamill also have some wonderful exchanges and Joker has some of his most memorable quotes. Edelstein and Sorken also had some terrific dialogue, even if at times Harley did sound a tiny bit off, it was never enough to disappoint or distract.


The animation, however, was a bit weird at times. Many characters went from wonderful to terribly off-model. Though, all in all, the Batman characters made a very nice transition into the more colorful world of Superman. Fight sequences were very well done and looked pretty smooth, if at times a bit rubbery. Still, it�s always nice to have a story revolve around robots because they inevitably get very battered, broken and beaten. I couldn�t help but laugh at how easily and often Mercy was taken out, though. If I were Luthor, I�d think about hiring a new bodyguard. I also noticed a fair helping of reused animation � especially the very obvious marble grenades. But even at its worst, the animation didn�t distract from the movie enough to bother me that much. And there were a lot of very small, subtle moments I really loved, like quick glances of characters� reactions, such as Clark fighting the green-eyed monster of jealousy.


Without a doubt the greatest strength of the entire movie comes in the form of the moments between Clark and Bruce, whether in costume or not. The two have a great deal in common, but it�s their many differences that make for the very entertaining friction between the two. Adding to the conflict, of course, is Lois who immediately falls for Bruce and even discovers he�s Batman. Not surprisingly, this creates an incredibly jealous Clark. Speaking of discovering secret identities, I personally was very amused with the ease the two heroes discovered one another�s. I also really enjoyed the more subtle moments of animosity between the two, but one can�t deny that it was a treat to see Batman and Superman working as a true team against Joker, Luthor and an army of robots. And while perhaps not as interesting to the raving fans, the other pairings were also incredibly interesting to watch. Though, the scene-stealer award has to go to the Mercy and Harley catfight or possibly the Batman cookie, it�s hard for me to decide.


Because of the smaller more character-driven and fan-loved moments, rather than an ambitious or epic story, this episode is certainly worthy of its title and a welcome start to several more team ups :PG – Parental Guidance Suggested

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