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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:
You're a great one, Dr. Seuss/You're the king of children's books/They always are the best/In the east and in the west, Dr. Seuss! See more (103 total) »

Cast

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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

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Dr. Seuss disputed casting Boris Karloff for fear that he would make the Grinch too scary.See more »
Goofs:
Audio/visual unsynchronized: When Max clings to the Grinch, the Grinch lowers Max to his feet and makes him keep running. There is a sound effect when the Grinch removes his 1st foot, but not his 2nd.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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Soundtrack:
You're a Mean One, Mr. GrinchSee more »

FAQ

What are the words to Welcome Christmas?
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29 out of 32 people found the following review useful.
You're a great one, Dr. Seuss/You're the king of children's books/They always are the best/In the east and in the west, Dr. Seuss!, 24 December 2005
Author: Lee Eisenberg (lee.eisenberg.pdx@gmail.com) from Portland, Oregon, USA

"How the Grinch Stole Christmas!" is a wonderful flick/with some truly great lines, it isn't a trick/It could only have come from the great Dr. Seuss/otherwise, the whole thing would've been loose/Narrated by Karloff and directed by Jones/this Grinch is one who elicits no groans/It's the story of one weird Christmas-hating man/who one Christmas Eve, came up with a plan/He'd steal the presents and everything else/where does this plan go? I cannot tell/You must watch the movie, and then you will know/why this cartoon's still a tradition in the two-zero-Os/And one more thing that I should remind/avoid the live action, which I heard was unkind/They fouled it up, they fouled it down/every part of the story just came unwound/But this classic is always something to love/whether you're down below, or way up above!

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