Carnival Cruise Line’s newest ship debuts Dr. Seuss WaterWorks, an onboard water park featuring two splash-tastic slides.read more


A partnership with Carnival Cruise Line brings “Seuss At Sea” to ships fleet-wide. This immersive onboard experience includes story times, parades, a dedicated “Bookville” library, and a Green Eggs and Ham character breakfast.read more


Theodor Seuss Geisel is born in Springfield Massachusetts on March 2nd.read more


Geisel first uses the pseudonym “Seuss” when writing for Jack-O-Lantern, Dartmouth’s humor magazine.read more


Geisel attends Lincoln College at Oxford, where he does not earn an M.A. in English, but he does meet his future wife, Helen Palmer.read more


Geisel adds “Dr.” to “Seuss” and uses the pseudonym “Dr. Seuss” thereafter.read more


Dr. Seuss’s first children’s book is published: And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street. The book was previously rejected by publishers 27 times. Beatrix Potter writes to a friend, “I think it the cleverest book I have met with for many years.”read more


McElligot’s Pool brings Dr. Seuss’s first Caldecott Honor (awarded in 1948).read more


Bartholomew and the Oobleck is published, which wins a Caldecott Honor the following year (awarded in 1950).read more


The Cat in the Hat is published and is an immediate success. Dr. Seuss was challenged to write “a story that first-graders can’t put down,” and he uses only 236 words chosen from a list of 348. The book’s runaway success is the inspiration for Random House’s Beginner Books series.read more


The Cat in the Hat Comes Back is published and helps launch the Beginner Book series, a new division of Random House that will publish books designed to help children learn to read.read more


Green Eggs and Ham is published. Dr. Seuss’s publisher, Bennett Cerf, bet him that he could not make a book using fifty or fewer different words. The resulting book is his best-selling title.read more


Chuck Jones directs the animated television special How the Grinch Stole Christmas!, which goes on to become a Christmas staple. Boris Karloff (the narration) and Thurl Ravenscroft (the songs) provide the Grinch’s distinctive voice.read more


Dr. Seuss wins a Pulitzer Prize for his special contribution to the education and enjoyment of America’s children and their parents.read more


Oh, the Places You’ll Go! is the last book to be published before Dr. Seuss’s death. This title tops the best-seller lists each year around the graduation time period.read more


Dr. Seuss dies on September 24 in La Jolla, California.read more


Dr. Seuss Enterprises, L.P. is established in order to protect the legacy and intellectual property of Dr. Seuss.read more


Dr. Seuss’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas! makes its debut at Children’s Theatre Company in Minneapolis, Minnesota.read more


The Wubbulous World of Dr. Seuss airs on Nickelodeon, a television series produced by The Jim Henson Company.read more


Dr. Seuss’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas! musical launches at the Old Globe in San Diego, California.read more


The Cat in the Hat’s Learning Library book franchise launches with the title Fine Feathered Friends. To date, the Learning Library series is comprised of 38 titles.read more


The Seuss Landing theme park opens at Universal Islands of Adventure in Orlando, Florida.read more


Grinchmas debuts at Universal Studios Hollywood as a seasonal addition to the park.read more


Universal Pictures releases How the Grinch Stole Christmas, a live action feature length film starring Jim Carrey as the Grinch.read more


Seussical opens on Broadway at the Richard Rodgers Theatre.read more


The Dr. Seuss National Memorial Sculpture Garden opens in Springfield, Massachusetts.read more


Dr. Seuss Enterprises launches Seussville.com, a unique and interactive educational website.read more


Universal Pictures releases The Cat in the Hat, a live action feature length film starring Mike Myers and Alec Baldwin.read more


Dr. Seuss is awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.read more


Children’s Museum of Manhattan features Oh, Seuss!, an exhibit featuring interactive stations.read more


Seussentennial – Dr. Seuss Enterprises celebrates what would have been Dr. Seuss’s 100th birthday.read more


Dr. Seuss’ Horton Hears a Who! is released by Twentieth Century Fox. This film is an animated feature length film with Jim Carrey as the voice of Horton and Steve Carell as the voice of the Mayor.read more


The Royal National Theatre in London debuts Dr. Seuss’s The Cat in the Hat, a theatrical adaptation of the classic story.read more


The animated television series The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That! premiers on PBS Kids in the US and on Treehouse TV in Canada. The show is based on The Cat in the Hat’s Learning Library book franchise, and to date the series consists of three seasons…read more


Seussical opens on the West End at the Arts Theatre in London.read more


Dr. Seuss’s The Sneetches is created for orchestra with an original and brilliant score by Lorenzo Palomo, with a world premiere at Oberlin College in Ohio.read more


Illumination Entertainment and Universal Pictures present The Lorax, a fully animated feature length film with a voice cast including Danny DeVito, Zac Efron, Taylor Swift, Ed Helms, and Betty White.read more


The Art of Dr. Seuss, a Retrospective Exhibition goes on international tour.read more


Dr. Seuss’s The Lorax stage adaptation makes its world premiere at The Old Vic in London.  read more


Random House Children’s Books publishes What Pet Should I Get? The book is an immediate best-seller and becomes the fastest-selling children’s book in the history of Random House Children’s Books.read more


The Fantastic World of Dr. Seuss exhibit debuts at the Discover Children’s Story Centre in London.read more


Dr. Seuss’s The Lorax stage adaptation returns to The Old Vic in London, then makes its North American debut at the Alexandra Theatre in Toronto, Canada.read more


The Sneetches The Musical makes world premiere at Children’s Theatre Company in Minneapolis, Minnesota.read more


The Amazing World of Dr. Seuss Museum opens in Springfield, Massachusetts.read more


Seussian (“of, relating to, or suggestive of the works of Dr. Seuss”) is officially entered into the Merriam-Webster dictionary.read more


Dr. Seuss secures a partnership with the animated film production arm of Warner Bros. Pictures, Warner Animation Group, to produce multiple Dr. Seuss feature films, starting with an adaptation of the classic 1957 children’s book The Cat in the Hat.read more


Illumination Entertainment and Universal Pictures present The Grinch, a fully animated feature length film starring Benedict Cumberbatch as the voice of the Grinch. The Grinch has become the highest-grossing holiday movie of all time.read more


Dr. Seuss’s The Lorax stage adaptation travels to Children’s Theatre Company in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and The Old Globe in San Diego, California.read more


A Very Good Production and Warner Bros. Animation produce Green Eggs and Ham, an animated television series which releases worldwide on Netflix. The all-star voice cast includes Michael Douglas, Diane Keaton, Adam DeVine, and Keegan-Michael Key.read more


Kilburn Live debuts The Dr. Seuss Experience in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, a 15,000 sq. foot sensory journey through the wondrous world of Dr. Seuss by means of visually stunning rooms themed after his beloved stories and characters. The experience follows the Toronto debut with a tour in the US in…read more


Dr. Seuss’s Horse Museum is published by Random House Children’s Books. The book is based on a manuscript and sketches created by Dr. Seuss, with acclaimed illustrator Andrew Joyner completing the unfinished artwork to accompany Dr. Seuss’s original text.read more