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Dr Seuss's The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T

Film

Dr Seuss's The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T

G

Kids’ Flicks

27 Jun - 12 Jul

Ten-year-old Bart (Tommy Rettig) can’t focus on his piano practice. As soon as he tries to play, his mind wanders, much to the dismay of his rather foreboding piano teacher, Dr T(erwilliker) (Hans Conried) and mother (a hypnotic and mostly hypnotised Mary Healy). Barely a note has been played before Bart finds himself transported to a surreal world that can only spring from the wildly creative mind of Dr Seuss.

Tickets: $7. Member discounts available.
  • Bart enlists the help of friendly family plumber Mr Zabladowski (Peter Lind Hayes) to free his widowed mother from the influence of the strange and magical powers of Dr. T, who ultimately plans to unite 500 boys to play together on his two-tiered 5,000-key piano. Along the way Bart encounters some magic potions, tongue-twisting tunes and plenty of hijinks!

    Dr Seuss not only wrote the story but he co-wrote the script and had a hand in creating the wonderfully surreal sets and costumes.

    “Seuss has created a movie which brilliantly combines childlike wonder and primal terror. Lewis Carroll crossed with Frank Kafka… (his) barking genius has created a wonderful alternative to the traditional Hollywood musical.” - The Rough Guide to Kid’s Movies