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The Onion: Stop Making Movies About My Books (by Dr. Seuss)
It's icky, it's tacky, it's awkward, it's wrong.
The Whos look like ferrets, it's an hour too long.
What a rotten idea to spend millions destroying
This masterful tale kids spent decades enjoying!
But still you keep making them!
Just how do you dare?
Sell my life's work off piecemeal
To every Tom, Dick, and Har'.
This must stop! This must end! Don't you see what you're doing?
You're defiling the work I spent ages accruing.
And when it's dried up and you've sucked out your pay
There'll be no going back to a simpler day,
When your mom would give Horton a voice extra deep,
And turn the last page as you drifted to sleep.
Instead you'll have boxed sets, shit movies, and… well,
You'll have plenty to watch while you're burning in hell.
have you seen horton yet? did it suck hard? we were going to take aidan at some point. and then of course to ihop for the horton meal. well, maybe not ihop.
The only one of the recent Seuss movies I’ve seen is The Grinch, and I still regret it.
I’ve refused to see any others on general principle. I’m not looking forward to the day when Daniel wants to see movies like this. Should I be a jerky snob dad and refuse to take him, or do I let this bastardized version of Dr. Seuss be the one he grows up with?
I tried watching The Grinch twice, and never made it through. The Cat in the Hat looked even worse.
So would you let your kids watch those movies?
yes, we would let our kids watch those movies. aidan’s at a fun age and likes to go the theater. we’ve only done it a couple of times, but i get excited when a new kids’ movie comes out now.