3. The 5,000 Fingers Of Dr. T (1953)
Outside of, possibly, The Cat in Hat, that is in all probability the one title you least anticipated to look on this checklist as you, greater than possible, have by no means heard of it earlier than. That is kind of comprehensible contemplating the preliminary poor reception and dismal field workplace returns of The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T, by which a younger, reluctant piano pupil (Tommy Rettig) daydreams he’s certainly one of 500 boys enslaved to play the black and whites for all times by a mad music trainer (Hans Conreid). However, this movie, from the one feature-length screenplay Dr. Seuss ever wrote, needs to be famous, and honored, for its Oscar-nominated music and exceedingly distinctive idea, in addition to being one of many the primary main makes an attempt to translate the creator’s surrealist imaginative and prescient right into a stay motion setting.