Film and Television Studies/The Wubbulous World of Dr. Seuss

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Voice cast[edit]

Main Cast[edit]

Character Original version (The Elephant Bird and the Thief) Majestic Films version (The Elephant Bird and the Fox) Miramax version (Arabian Knight / The Elephant Bird and the Thief: The Recobbled Cut)
Sue Snue (The Wubbulous World of Dr. Seuss) Stephanie D'Abruzzo
Fox in Socks (The Wubbulous World of Dr. Seuss) Bruce Lanoil Bruce Lanoil Bruce Lanoil
Narrator Felix Aylmer
The Cat in the Hat (The Wubbulous World of Dr. Seuss) Bruce Lanoil
Mr. Knox (The Wubbulous World of Dr. Seuss) John Kennedy
Horton (The Wubbulous World of Dr. Seuss) John Kennedy
The Thief (The Thief and the Cobbler) Unknown (never speaks) Ed E. Carroll Jonathan Winters
Yertle the Turtle (The Wubbulous World of Dr. Seuss) Anthony Asbury
Morton (The Wubbulous World of Dr. Seuss) Kathryn Mullen Kathryn Mullen (speaking voice) / Leslie Carrara-Rudolph (singing voice)
Sam-I-Am (The Wubbulous World of Dr. Seuss) John Kennedy
Pam-I-Am (The Wubbulous World of Dr. Seuss) Stephanie D'Abruzzo
Larry Nooly (The Wubbulous World of Dr. Seuss) Bruce Lanoil
Mr. & Mrs. Nooly (The Wubbulous World of Dr. Seuss) Stephanie D'Abruzzo (Mrs. Nooly) & Anthony Asbury (Mr. Nooly)
The Grinch (The Wubbulous World of Dr. Seuss) Anthony Asbury
Jane Kangaroo (The Wubbulous World of Dr. Seuss) Stephanie D'Abruzzo
Junior Kangaroo (The Wubbulous World of Dr. Seuss) Kathryn Mullen Tim Lagasse
Kangaroo (Horton Hears a Who!) Carol Burnett
Thidwick (The Wubbulous World of Dr. Seuss) Anthony Asbury
Terrence McBird (The Wubbulous World of Dr. Seuss) Anthony Asbury
Little Cats (The Wubbulous World of Dr. Seuss) Stephanie D'Abruzzo (Little Cat B), Kathryn Mullen (Little Cat A), John Kennedy (Little Cat C)
Eliza Jane (The Wubbulous World of Dr. Seuss) Kathryn Mullen
Megan Mullally (The Wubbulous World of Dr. Seuss) Stephanie D'Abruzzo
Alvin (The Wubbulous World of Dr. Seuss) John Kennedy
King Lindy of Lime (The Wubbulous World of Dr. Seuss) John Kennedy
King Noogle (The Wubbulous World of Dr. Seuss) Bruce Lanoil
Princess Mindy (The Wubbulous World of Dr. Seuss) Kathryn Mullen
Elwood the Jester (The Wubbulous World of Dr. Seuss) Joey Mazzarino
Lester McBird (The Wubbulous World of Dr. Seuss) Joey Mazzarino
Phido (The Thief and the Cobbler; Yertle's Vulture) Donald Pleasence Donald Pleasence Eric Bogosian
Max (The Wubbulous World of Dr. Seuss) Stephanie D'Abruzzo
Mick Maputo Bird (The Wubbulous World of Dr. Seuss) Anthony Asbury
Wickershams (The Wubbulous World of Dr. Seuss) David Rudman

Other Cast[edit]

  • John Kennedy - Money Whozit, Nervous Whozit
  • Bruce Lanoil - Big Nosed Whozit
  • Kathryn Mullen - Down Whozit
  • Jerry Nelson - Snoozer
  • The Team disguised themselves as Unexpected characters including:
    • Joey (Green Eggs and Ham (TV)) - Terrence's disguise
    • Sam-I-Am (Green Eggs and Ham (TV)) - Sam's Disguise

Edits[edit]

In the Miramax version[edit]

  • Several previously mute characters were given voices, most notably the thief (as the Narrator explains in this version, the thief is "a man of few words, but many thoughts"). Another character that have added a voice is Phido.
  • The end credits of the South African/Australian prints of "The Elephant Bird and the Fox" show scenes from the movie that were scrapped from the edited versions, including the Thief narrowly avoiding getting his arms chopped off, behind the credits. However, the prints of "Arabian Knight" only use a black background behind the credits.
  • The Narrator mentions that the thief eventually was put in jail for years but becomes the Captain of the Guards.

In the Recobbled Cut[edit]

  • The Edits are like in the Miramax version:
    • Big Nosed Whozit rolls the Grinch a snare drum roll on the snare drum before the Grinch kills Larry by using Fireworks.
    • Several previously mute characters were given voices, most notably the thief (as the Narrator explains in this version, the thief is "a man of few words, but many thoughts"). Another character that have added a voice is Phido.
    • The Narrator mentions that the thief eventually was put in jail for years but becomes the Captain of the Guards.
  • The credits roll over deleted-scene footage, including a section of the credits from The Arabian Knight, showing The Thief on springs trying to steal the Buddha Ruby.


Songs[edit]

  • "Fruzzle Floom Fruit" is a song from The Wubbulous World of Dr. Seuss episode, "The Mystery of Winna-Bango Falls". In the song, the Little Cats and the denizens of The Jungle of Nool sing about the Fruzzle-Floom Fruit, a fruit that grows only once a year in the jungle. They also express in the song how much fun they have sliding on the peels of the fruit.
  • "'Search for the Best Nest'" is a song sung by Morton the Elephant Bird and Junior Kangaroo sing when they are looking for a nest for Morton. As they search they see other jungle inhapits and their homes. When they find the right nest it's one that doesn't belong to Morton. The song is featured in the Wubbulous World of Dr. Seuss episode "Make Yourself at Home".
  • "How I Love My House" is a Wubbulous World of Dr. Seuss song that the Cat in the Hat, the Little Cats and Terrence sing about how they enjoy living in the house or tree they live in. The Cat in the Hat shows off items from around his house.
  • "The Snoozer" is a song sung by the Cat in the Hat with the help of the Little Cats about the statue and how everyone enjoys resting by it. As the songs continues one of the seussville characters sing about how he came upon the statue and made friends. That's when everyone starts dancing and playing limbo around the Snoozer. The song was featured in the Wubbulous World of Dr. Seuss episode "The Snoozer".
  • "Only Mrs. Zabarelli Knows" is a Wubbulous World of Dr. Seuss song performed in the episode "Mrs. Zabarelli's Holiday Baton". Annie DeLoo starts off on her "Plinktey-Plink" piano, and everyone in the pageant asks what they should do. As the song continues, they sing, "Mrs. Zabarelli is on her way," hoping that she'll arrive and answer their questions about the pageant.
  • "Adventure Awaits" is a song from The Wubbulous World of Dr. Seuss episode, "Norval the Great." Norval the Fish sings the song to Binkham Tamino McDoyal the Third before they begin their adventure together. They are joined by some singing animals.
  • "Hair, Hair, Hair" is a song that Elwood the Jester sings about all the different hair in the land of Lime. As he strums his guitar the people of Lime sings a verse of all the hair in the land. The song was featured in the Wubbulous World of Dr. Seuss episode "The King's Beard".
  • It's So Amazing is a song from the Thief and the Cobbler. It's sung by Morton the Elephant Bird and Fox in Socks.
  • Ruler Of The World is a song that Yertle the Turtle sings while flying though the air in The Wubbulous World of Dr. Seuss episode "The King's Beard." Yertle shoots himself from his bedroom in the underground home and lands in Junior's room. As he's flying a few birds fly along with him singing his backup cords of the song.
  • "You're My Baby" is a song that Horton the Elephant sings to his son Morton the Elephant Bird as a lullaby. Yertle the Turtle hears Horton singing on the roof. It makes 2 appearenes: on Horton's rooftop bedroom and on TV.
  • Out in the Jungle is a song that Mick Maputo Bird sings to Junior Kangaroo in his room. When he first arrives he transforms Junior's room into a jungle setting. The Wickershams, Sneels, and a snark also appear, providing backup vocals and visual representations of jungle folk. It was featured in The Wubbulous World of Dr. Seuss episode "The Cat in the Hat's Indoor Picnic"
  • "Get Outta Town" is a music video that The Grinch and the Whozits sing to Larry Nooly on to get out of Ka-Larry. He dances around the video with the Whozits singing his back up. It was featured in episode "The Guest" of The Wubbulous World of Dr. Seuss.
  • "On Our Way to Ka-Larry" is a song that Sue Snue, Mr. Knox and Mr. Fox sing on their way to Ka-Larry to defeat the Grinch. It was featured on Episode 116: The Road to Ka-Larry of The Wubbulous World of Dr. Seuss.
  • For He's a Jolly Good Fellow - Larry Nooly and Horton the Elephant sang this to the Grinch for his surprise party from the Wubbulous World of Dr. Seuss episode "The Guest".
  • "The Season Of Love Reprise" is a song from Swan Princess Christmas. It is the song Morton sings to outgrinch the Grinch.

Villians' Defeats[edit]

  • The Grinch: Tied up by Little Cat C takes off his hat and unleashes a VOOM.
  • Max: His same fate is live the Grinch's.
  • Whozits: Defeated when Morton sings "Seasons of Love" and burst into flames.
  • Sour Kangaroo: Reforms
  • Durn: Does the old ‘character-on-top-of-train-unexpectly-whacked-by-tunnel-entrance’ gag
  • Gooden: he doesn’t count on the weight factor.