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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 »
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A Christmas classic See more (98 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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Also Known As:
"Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas!" - USA (complete title)
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Runtime:
26 min
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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:
Thurl Ravenscroft received no screen credit for his singing, an oversight Dr. Seuss attempted to rectify by sending letters to every major columnist in America identifying Ravenscroft as the singer on "You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch". He is also part of the chorus on the other two songs.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When the Grinch is cutting Max's antler, the pieces that have fallen on the floor suddenly jump several inches closer to Max.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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What are the words to Welcome Christmas?
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39 out of 42 people found the following review useful.
A Christmas classic, 9 February 2004
Author: Kristine (kristinedrama14@msn.com) from Chicago, Illinois

How the Grinch Stole Christmas! is the ultimate Christmas tale of greed, bitterness, but the ultimate moral of good and kindness of people. Dr. Suess wrote this fine tale that is read and watched on TV each year during the Christmas season. I think the reason why people love this cartoon so much besides good memories is that fact that we all need a good smile during the holiday season, and How the Grinch Stole Christmas is guaranteed to do that. The story is just so heart warming and also it's very cute and funny. The story has a memorable narration by Boris Karloff, also who sung the nasty grinch song. The story is so much fun to watch how one grinch could take Christmas so bitterly.

Each year down in Whoville, the who's are just getting ready for Christmas, it's always a joy each year to do so. They get presents, make a mighty delicious feast, and sing and dance with each other. But not everyone is so happy, there is a grinch that lives above them and doesn't want to celebrate Christmas one year. Maybe because his heart was just too small that he couldn't have a passion like the who's. But he's gonna steal Christmas along with his puppy, Max. But when he realizes that maybe Christmas might just mean a little bit more, he may have a change of heart.

How the Grinch Stole Christmas! is a must see film for the Christmas season. It's always a joy to watch each year and brings back happy memories of watching it with my family. The Grinch and Max are two of the most memorable characters since Santa Clause, this is such a touching story of how Christmas could be a little bit more than just gifts and dinner, but what it truly is; being with your family and friends and making sure that you are grateful for everything you have. I love this film and I'm sure you will too, I would say rent it, but you'll see it on TNT this Christmas.

10/10

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