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How the Grinch Stole Christmas! -- A grumpy hermit hatches a plan to steal Christmas from the Whos of Whoville.
How the Grinch Stole Christmas! -- A grumpy hermit hatches a plan to steal Christmas from the Whos of Whoville.
How the Grinch Stole Christmas! -- A grumpy hermit hatches a plan to steal Christmas from the Whos of Whoville.
How the Grinch Stole Christmas! -- A grumpy hermit hatches a plan to steal Christmas from the Whos of Whoville.

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Directors:
Chuck Jones
Ben Washam (co-director)
Writers:
Dr. Seuss (book)
Irv Spector (additional story) ...
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Release Date:
18 December 1966 (USA) See more »
Plot:
A grumpy hermit hatches a plan to steal Christmas from the Whos of Whoville. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
1 win See more »
User Reviews:
The Best Christmas Story Ever. See more (104 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Boris Karloff ... Narrator / The Grinch (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

June Foray ... Cindy Lou Who (voice) (uncredited)

Dal McKennon ... Max (voice) (uncredited)
Thurl Ravenscroft ... Singer 'You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch' (voice) (uncredited)

Directed by
Chuck Jones 
Ben Washam (co-director)
 
Writing credits
Dr. Seuss (book)

Irv Spector (additional story) and
Bob Ogle (additional story)

Produced by
Chuck Jones .... producer
Dr. Seuss .... producer (as Ted Geisel)
 
Film Editing by
Lovell Norman 
John O. Young  (as John Young)
 
Production Design by
Maurice Noble 
 
Production Management
Les Goldman .... production executive
Earl Jonas .... production manager
 
Art Department
Don Foster .... graphics
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Nick Vasu .... camera operator (uncredited)
 
Animation Department
Hal Ashmead .... background artist
Philip DeGuard .... background artist
Oscar Dufau .... layout artist
Ken Harris .... animator
Bob Inman .... background artist
Don Morgan .... layout artist
Tom Ray .... animator
Phil Roman .... animator (as Philip Roman)
Richard Thompson .... animator
Don Towsley .... animator
Lloyd Vaughan .... animator
 
Music Department
Albert Hague .... songs: Music by
Eugene Poddany .... composer: additional music
Eugene Poddany .... conductor
Dr. Seuss .... songs: Lyrics by
 
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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas!" - USA (complete title)
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Runtime:
26 min
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Language:
Color:
Color (Metrocolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
Certification:
Canada:G (Manitoba/Quebec) | Germany:o.Al. | UK:U | USA:Unrated | USA:TV-G

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Trivia:
The Grinch's green color was decided by director Chuck Jones' experiences renting cars in the Washington-Baltimore area which he claimed always turned out to be the exact shade.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: After the Grinch's eyes turn blue, throughout the entire scene on Mt. Crumpet, his eyes continually change from blue to red and back again.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...
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Little Fockers (2010)See more »
Soundtrack:
Trim Up the TreeSee more »

FAQ

What are the words to Welcome Christmas?
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17 out of 22 people found the following review useful.
The Best Christmas Story Ever., 19 December 2001
Author: movies2u from United States

How the Grinch Stole Christmas (1966) is the best Christmas movie ever. Christmas is my favorite holiday, so I really love Christmas movies. The 2000 version of The Grinch can't beat this classic original one. The new Grinch with Jim Carrey is really great, but the original is even better. I give How the Grinch Stole Christmas a 10 out of 10!!! :)

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