How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (1966)

TV Short  -   -  Animation | Short | Comedy
8.4
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 8.4/10 from 26,646 users  
Reviews: 98 user | 38 critic

A grumpy hermit hatches a plan to steal Christmas from the Whos of Whoville.

Directors:

,

Writers:

(book), (additional story), 1 more credit »
Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $7.99 on Amazon Instant Video

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 31 titles
created 16 Nov 2011
 
a list of 46 titles
created 10 Dec 2012
 
a list of 48 titles
created 17 Apr 2013
 
a list of 33 titles
created 10 months ago
 
a list of 25 titles
created 8 months ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (1966– )

How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (1966– ) on IMDb 8.4/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of How the Grinch Stole Christmas!.

User Polls

1 win. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Frosty the Snowman (TV Short 1969)
Animation | Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A living snowman and a little girl struggle to elude a greedy magician who is after the snowman's magic hat.

Directors: Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin Jr.
Stars: Jackie Vernon, Billy De Wolfe, Jimmy Durante
A Charlie Brown Christmas (TV Short 1965)
Animation | Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

Repelled by the commercialism he sees around him, Charlie Brown tries to find the true meaning of Christmas.

Director: Bill Melendez
Stars: Ann Altieri, Chris Doran, Sally Dryer
Animation | Adventure | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

A misfit reindeer and his friends look for a place that will accept them.

Director: Larry Roemer
Stars: Billie Mae Richards, Burl Ives, Paul Soles
Animation | Family | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

A mailman reveals the origin of Santa Claus.

Directors: Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin Jr.
Stars: Fred Astaire, Mickey Rooney, Keenan Wynn
Comedy | Family | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A creature is intent on stealing Christmas.

Director: Ron Howard
Stars: Jim Carrey, Taylor Momsen, Kelley
Horton Hears a Who! (TV Short 1970)
Animation | Family | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Horton The Elephant struggles to protect a microscopic community from his neighbours who refuse to believe it exists.

Directors: Chuck Jones, Ben Washam
Stars: Hans Conried, June Foray, Chuck Jones
Animation | Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Peppermint Patty invites herself and her friends over to Charlie Brown's for Thanksgiving, and with Linus, Snoopy, and Woodstock, he attempts to throw together a Thanksgiving dinner.

Directors: Bill Melendez, Phil Roman
Stars: Todd Barbee, Robin Kohn, Stephen Shea
Animation | Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

The Peanuts gang celebrates Halloween while Linus waits for the Great Pumpkin.

Director: Bill Melendez
Stars: Peter Robbins, Christopher Shea, Sally Dryer
The Cat in the Hat (TV Short 1971)
Animation | Short | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Two children left home alone for a short while one afternoon are visited by a very interesting yet troublesome cat wearing a tall striped hat. The cat succeeds in creating a huge mess in ... See full summary »

Director: Hawley Pratt
Stars: Allan Sherman, Daws Butler, Pamelyn Ferdin
Halloween Is Grinch Night (TV Short 1977)
Animation | Short | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

The evil Grinch who stole Christmas is back to steal Halloween! It's Grinch night and all over Whoville, a horrible storm has started which gives the Grinch a chance to have some fun. But ... See full summary »

Director: Gerard Baldwin
Stars: Hans Conried, Hal Smith, Gary Shapiro
Animation | Family | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

When a weary and discouraged Santa Claus considers skipping his Christmas Eve run one year, Mrs. Claus and his Elves set out to change his mind.

Directors: Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin Jr.
Stars: Shirley Booth, Mickey Rooney, Dick Shawn
Animation | Family | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

The Cat in the Hat is all set for a lovely picnic, but the evil Grinch changes his plans by inventing a contraption that captures noise and makes it sound ferrocious. The Cat has to save ... See full summary »

Director: Bill Perez
Stars: Mason Adams, Bob Holt, Frank Welker
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
Narrator / The Grinch (voice)
Edit

Storyline

Bitter and hateful, the Grinch is irritated at the thought of the nearby village having a happy time celebrating Christmas. So disguised as Santa Claus, with his dog made to look like a reindeer, he raids the village to steal all the Christmas things. The village is sure to have a sad Christmas this year. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

18 December 1966 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas!  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(Westrex Recording System)

Color:

(Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Dr. Seuss was initially uninterested in animating this or any of his books, but Chuck Jones managed to persuade him. See more »

Goofs

When the Grinch is cutting Max's antler, the cut lines appear on the prongs before he actually starts to cut. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Narrator: Every Who down in Whoville liked Christmas a lot, but the Grinch, who lived just north of Whoville - did not. The Grinch hated Christmas - the whole Christmas season. Now, please don't ask why; no one quite knows the reason. It could be, perhaps, that his shoes were too tight. Or it could be that his head wasn't screwed on just right. But I think that the most likely reason of all... may have been that his heart was two sizes too small. But, whatever the reason, his heart or his ...
See more »


Soundtracks

Trim Up the Tree
(uncredited)
Written by Dr. Seuss and Albert Hague
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

 
The True, Original Classic!
20 November 2001 | by (L.A. CA) – See all my reviews

There is only one TRUE version of the GRINCH and this is it. Practically perfect, this little cartoon has all the heart andbite and sweetness of the classic book. Between Karloff's wonderful reading and Chuck Jones' spirited animation and direction, this is a Christmas masterpiece. I cant begin to hide my contempt for the mega-budgeted, bloated, all flash disaster that Ron Howard made recently. Hey, fine, go crazy, what worries me is that small kids will ONLY see the Jim Carrey's latex puppet mess andnot the original. PLEASE seek this out for your kids. It is beautiful.


17 of 17 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
KKK phillies53
Top 5 Christmas CARTOONS radiosonde
The Lie The Grinch Told catlovercs
Top Five Christmas Movies swany4jc
the network's brain was two sizes too small boolittlek
I might be on the grinch's side.... lauraholt170
Discuss How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (1966) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?