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Children can sing along with Dr. Seuss classics.(Suburban Living)

Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL) August 22, 1996 Byline: Jeff Tuckman With more than 200 million copies of his 49 children’s titles in print, Theodore Geisel is the one of the best-selling authors of all time.

Through the years, his work has captured the highest critical acclaim and won numerous awards. site cartoon network video

Dr. Theodore Seuss Geisel has inspired generations of children with his mischievous characters and catchy prose. He has become a universal symbol of childhood, and his wholesome, moral stories continue to delight girls and boys of all ages.

There are three new Dr. Seuss sing-along classics, and children love singing along to lyrics on the screen, that were written by Dr. Seuss himself. Each video from CBS/FOX runs 30 minutes and retails for $9.98.

“Grinch Night”: The peaceful town of Whoville is terrified by the impending arrival of the Grinch in his paraphernalia-filled wagon. Little Eukariah Who decides to single-handedly rescue his family and town from the wrath of the Grinch, discovering courage he never knew he had. This story reinforces lessons on confronting fears and taking positive action.

“The Grinch Grinches the Cat in the Hat”: Two of Dr. Seuss’ best-known characters, The Grinch and The Cat in the Hat, meet one beautiful summer day. When the Grinch shows nothing but unfriendliness and mischief, the Cat in the Hat decides to “ungrinch the Grinch” The Cat is more than up to taking on the Grinch, resulting in a lively lesson in kindness and consideration.

“Pontoffel Pock and His Magic Piano”: Pontoffel Pock feels he is a failure. He becomes acquainted with a lively sprite named McGillicuddy who gives him a magical piano. The piano enables Pock to travel anywhere he wants at the touch of a button. Things get even more complicated for the luckless Pock, until he finally learns to love himself and gain a little self-confidence.

* * * While the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers continue to reign as the No. 1 kids’ strip for an unprecedented 130 weeks in a row, Saban Home Entertainment is keeping the interest to the maximum with a whole new look and feel to the home video phenomenon with the introduction of “Power Rangers Zeo.” You’ll now see why an average of 2.3 million kids tune in to the “Power Rangers” every day. go to web site cartoon network video

“Power Rangers Zeo” (Saban Home Entertainment, 90 minutes, $14.95): This volume recounts how the “Power Rangers Zeo” adventure began. The Power Rangers face their greatest challenge yet when, without warning, the evil Lord Zedd and his wife, Rita Repulsa, turn our superheroes into children. Only the revitalizing powers of the ZEO Crystal can our heroes save themselves … and all of mankind.

* * * “Scooby-Doo: Arabian Nights” (Cartoon Network Video, 80 minutes, $14.98): Scooby-Doo and Shaggy travel to Arabia to become the Caliph’s Royal Food Tasters and are forced to run for their lives. With their genie (Yogi Bear) and Sinbad (Magilla Gorilla), it’s an adventure of mistaken identities, exotic locations, fun-filled action and surprises.

There are also four new classic Scooby-Doo videos, which represent the most requested episodes. Each video from the Cartoon Network, runs 60 minutes and retails for $12.98.

The titles are “A Gaggle of Galloping Ghosts,” “Which Witch is Which,” “Foul Play in Funland” and “Scooby-Doo and a Mummy Too.” Jeff Tuckman’s column appears Fridays in Time out! and Thursdays in Showcase. He also may be heard on WGN (720 AM).