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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:
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User Reviews:
An absolute classic, not to be missed ! See more (99 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:
3 Channel Stereo (Westrex Recording System) (5.0) (L-R)
Certification:
Canada:G (Manitoba/Quebec) | Germany:o.Al. | UK:U | USA:Unrated | USA:TV-G

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Trivia:
Boris Karloff's voice changes when he speaks for the Grinch. Originally he spoke in his "Narrator" voice throughout. After recording was complete, the highs in his voice were mechanically removed for the Grinch, giving him the gravelly voice heard in the finished version.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: The narrator states that the Grinch was stuck in the chimney only once, yet the animation of him getting stuck in the chimney was repeated.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:
Trim Up the TreeSee more »

FAQ

What are the words to Welcome Christmas?
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14 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
An absolute classic, not to be missed !, 23 June 2005
Author: Samus Aran from Canada

Our family has had a tradition for many years each Christmas -- we watch this short animated film some time on Christmas Day. We still enjoy it after all these years. Poor, loyal Max, always trying to please his two-sizes-too-small-hearted master. The silly toys and instruments that the kids play with. And of course little Cindy Lou Who, who was no more than two, who manages to get through to, the Grinch.

The anti-commercialism messages are simply wonderful. All the more-so now in the 2000s with corporate globalisation taking over the bodies and minds of the majority of the human population of Earth.

A simple, funny and beautiful message of compassion and caring. A message of family and community being more important than wealth and possessions.

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