The Cat in the Hat – a Russian Fool

April 24th, 2011 § 0 comments

This animated film is not about tarot, has been around since the eighties, and is in Russian. But I wanted to post it anyway.

It’s a Russian adaptation of Dr. Seuss’ Cat in the Hat, art directed by academy award winner, Aleksandr Petrov for the Yekaterinburg-based Sverdlovsk Film Studio.

Like his American counterpart, the cat in the story arrives at the house of a couple of bored kids. His umbrella transforms into a hat and the magical journey begins.

I can’t help but see the cat as the Fool, especially when he starts the whole adventure off by falling off a mountain.

It’s great fun. And a good reminder that the very ordinary world can be an extraordinary place with just a slight shift in perspective.

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