The Cat in the Hat (1950) was adapted into a 2003 live-action film of the same name.
It was immediately trashed because of all of the hidden jokes. Kid-friendly films such as Shrek (2001), Scooby-Doo (2002) and Shark Tale (2004) have those but got away with it.
Mike Myers was very happy to be onboard because the original book was his favorite book in his childhood. Contrary to popular belief, he never added in jokes that are subliminal and co-wrote the script. Had he did some, Dr. Seuss would be turning over in his grave.
I’m glad this childhood icon was adapted into a wacky film about learning the rules and responsibility. The Fish (Sean Hayes) is the voice of reason. And who could forget Mrs. Kwan? The Cupcakeinator is one of the best parts of the film because it shows a cheap machine like a cute infomercial.
People shouldn’t think of it as Deadpool (2016) meets Dr. Seuss, which is completely not right but think of it as a near G-rated example.