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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 » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
1 win See more »
User Reviews:
The Best Christmas Story Ever. See more (115 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)
 
Original Music by
Eugene Poddany (uncredited)
 
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
Lindsley Parsons Jr. .... assistant production manager: MGM Television (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Don Foster .... graphics
 
Sound Department
Franklin Milton .... recording supervisor (uncredited)
 
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
Ben Washam .... animator (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Albert Hague .... songs: Music by
Eugene Poddany .... composer: additional music
Eugene Poddany .... conductor
Dr. Seuss .... songs: Lyrics by
Dean Elliott .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Eugene Poddany .... orchestrator (uncredited)
 
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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)
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
Certification:
Canada:G (Manitoba/Quebec) | Germany:0 | UK:U | USA:Unrated | USA:TV-G

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Throughout the movie, the Grinch's eye color is red, indicting his bitter, misanthropic and sneaky personality. But towards the end, where he discovers the true meaning of Christmas by the sight of the still happy rejoicing Whos in the deprived town of Whoville, his eyes turn blue; meaning that he has a change of heart.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: The "antlers" that the Grinch puts on Max's head at first has a branch on the back which is hidden behind his body when the weight of it causes the head to sink. After the Grinch saws off the extra branches and Max straightens up, the branch is no longer there, even though it was not sawed off.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:
Soundtrack:
Welcome ChristmasSee more »

FAQ

What are the words to Welcome Christmas?
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19 out of 24 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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