The Cat In The Hat 2 is an American 3-D computer-animated comedy-drama fantasy film produced by Warner Animation Group and The Animation Picture Company for distribution by Warner Bros. Pictures. It is the sequel to The Cat In The Hat and the second film in the franchise. It features the return of director Ana Lily Amirpour and composer John Powell. Set five months after the events of the first film, it follows Sally and Conrad Walden teaming up with the Cat In The Hat as a new villain threatens Anville, and they must invite three anthropomorphic humanoid animals to stop him, with help from a new friend named Armor Diamond. Along the way, Sally falls in love with Conrad and must conquer her greatest fear. In the film's ensemble voice cast, Brooklynn Prince, Jack Black, JD McCrary, Jenna von Oy, Steve Burns, Bill Hader, Dee Bradley Baker, and Owen Laramore reprise their character roles as Sally, the Cat in the Hat, Conrad, Joan, Mr. Humberfloob, the Fish, Thing one and Thing Two, and the Cat in the Hat Jr. from the first film. The returning cast is joined by Mckenna Grace, Mel Gibson, Keanu Reeves, Jude Law, and Kate McKinnon, who voice the new characters introduced.

The Cat In The Hat 2
Cat In The Hat Sequel

Theatrical release poster
Directed by Ana Lily Amirpour
Produced by John Davis
Mark A.Z. Dippe
Written by Roger S.H. Schulman
Starring Brooklynn Prince
Jack Black
JD McCrary
Mckenna Grace
Kate McKinnon
Keanu Reeves
Jude Law
Mel Gibson
Music by John Powell
Edited by H. Lee Peterson
Production company Warner Animation Group
The Animation Picture Company
Distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures
Release date January 5, 2025
Running time 103 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $190 million
Box office $1.103 billion

Released theatrically on January 5, 2025, the film grossed $1.1 billion worldwide, making it the second highest-grossing film from Warner Animation Group (behind Harry Potter) and the highest-grossing The Cat In The Hat film. The film received generally positive reviews, with critics considering it an improvement over its predecessor and praised the animation, musical score, humor, emotional depth, and performances. The film received an Academy Award nomination for Best Animated Feature, but lost to Nemo Saves The Ocean.


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