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Dr. Seuss (teleplay)
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Release Date:
29 October 1977 (USA) See more »
Plot:
The evil Grinch who stole Christmas is back to steal Halloween! It's Grinch night and all over Whoville... See more » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
Won Primetime Emmy. See more »
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Not a classic in the way How the Grinch Stole Christmas is, but it is still great See more (15 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Hans Conried ... The Grinch / Narrator (voice)

Hal Smith ... Josiah (voice)
Gary Shapiro ... Euchariah (voice)
Irene Tedrow ... Mariah (voice)
Jack DeLeon ... Sergeant Samuel McPherson (voice)

Henry Gibson ... Max (singing voice)
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Thurl Ravenscroft ... Monsters / Bass Singer (voice) (uncredited)
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Directed by
Gerard Baldwin 
 
Writing credits
Dr. Seuss (teleplay)

Produced by
David H. DePatie .... executive producer
Friz Freleng .... executive producer
Dr. Seuss .... producer (as Ted Geisel)
 
Original Music by
Joe Raposo 
 
Film Editing by
Robert T. Gillis 
Joe Siracusa 
Rick Steward 
 
Production Management
Lee Gunther .... in charge of production
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Barrington Bunce .... assistant director (as Barry Bunce)
 
Art Department
Robert Dranko .... graphic designer (as Bob Dranko)
Roy Morita .... graphic designer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Ray Lee .... camera operator
Ralph Migliori .... camera operator
Bob Mills .... camera operator
 
Animation Department
John Gibbs .... animator
Fred Hellmich .... animator (as Fred Helmick)
Chrystal Klabunde .... animator (as Chrystal Russell)
Bob Matz .... animator
Lee Mishkin .... animator
Willis Pyle .... animator (as Willy Pyle)
Richard H. Thomas .... background artist
Don Williams .... animator
Rudy Zamora .... animator
 
Music Department
Eric Rogers .... conductor
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Grinch Night" - USA (alternative title)
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Runtime:
25 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
This is the first Dr. Seuss special to not use "A Cat in the Hat Production".See more »
Quotes:
Grinch:Look, kid, I just gave you the $2.00 treatment. You're not worth a first-class Grinching.See more »
Soundtrack:
I Wouldn't Go Out On a Night Like ThisSee more »

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Not a classic in the way How the Grinch Stole Christmas is, but it is still great, 1 November 2012
Author: TheLittleSongbird from United Kingdom

Halloween is Grinch Night is not going to appeal to everybody, people will find it hugely entertaining and others will find it bizarre. I do belong in the former category, but I can certainly understand the latter opinion as well. It is not as good as How the Grinch Stole Christmas, but is still very impressive. The animation is very good, it is full of colour and the Paraphanelia Wagon sequence is memorably trippy. The music is wonderful, I love the jauntiness of the incidental scoring and the songs are very catchy. Max also sings and his song I found touching as a child and still do at 20. There are more faithful Dr Seuss adaptations out there, but the rhymes that form the dialogue are witty and elegant at the same time, while the story is briskly paced and bewitchingly oddball. The characters are ones you engage with, The Grinch himself will live long in the memory, and the voice acting is superb especially the soothing then terrifying narrator/Grinch of Hans Conreid, a worthy successor to Boris Karloff. So all in all, a great and underrated special. 9/10 Bethany Cox

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