Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Review: Hats Off to Dr. Seuss! (Blu-ray/DVD)

After my kids' sports class on Friday, we were lacking in plans for them for the rest of the day, while having a long to-do list of my own.  So I was very happy to see a package at my front door in the shape of a DVD, and even happier to open it up and find Hats Off to Dr. Seuss inside! Here's a bit about this collection, which will be available on DVD and Blu-Ray on February 19th:

Prepare to enter into the magical, whimsical world of Dr. Seuss with Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (WBHE) release of Hats Off to Dr. Seuss Collector’s Edition, a must-own collection featuring five of the author’s most beloved animated classics, which are available together on Blu-ray™ and DVD in deluxe editions for the first time. Set for release on February 19, 2013, this compilation will include such all-time-favorite TV specials as The Lorax, Green Eggs and Ham and Other Stories, How the Grinch Stole Christmas!, The Cat in the Hat and Horton Hears a Who! along with loads of original enhanced content. All five specials are re-mastered for brilliant picture and sound quality. Blu-ray edition of this release will retail for $59.99 SRP and the standard edition DVD will retail for $44.98 SRP.

WBHE pays tribute to Theodor Geisel, known to most as the beloved Dr. Seuss, with the release of Hats Off to Dr. Seuss Collector’s Edition. For the first time, the studio is bringing together some of the celebrated author’s most cherished television specials in one, must-own-collection. Throughout his distinguished career, Dr. Seuss wore many different hats and captured the hearts of many by sharing his multifaceted talents as author, sculptor, political cartoonist, artist and visionary. WBHE celebrates Dr. Seuss’s legacy by putting together the most comprehensive collection of his animated television specials to date.

Included in the set, is a highly collectible booklet that showcases rare artwork from Dr. Seuss and a sneak peak at photos showcasing some of his hats from his secret hat collection, which illustrate the author’s appreciation of classic humor and love of art.  The original artwork featured in this booklet can be enjoyed by consumers at “Hats Off Exhibitions,” which will be held at select galleries nationwide from January to December 2013.

In addition to the five main shows, which have been digitally remastered and look fantastic, these discs also contain extras like a The Cat in the Hat sing-a-long and 4 bonus shows, including: Daisy-Head Mayzie, The Hoober-Bloob Highway, Pontoffel Pock & His Magic Piano, and Butter Battle Book. There are also puzzles and a documentary: In Search of Dr. Seuss. My family has really been enjoying this collection. It's fun to share these classic shows with a new generation. If you or your kids are big fans of Dr. Seuss, check out this collection!

Disclosure: I received this set to review for myself. I was not compensated in any other way and all opinions posted here are mine and mine alone.