The Grinch Grinches the Cat in the Hat (also known as The Grinch vs. The Cat in the Hat and The Cat in the Hat Gets Grinched) is a 1982 American animated musical television film and crossover starring two characters created by Dr. Seuss, who also wrote and produced the film: The Cat in the Hat and The Grinch from How the Grinch Stole Christmas!.