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Writer:
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 »
User Reviews:
ordinary kids cartoon, in spite of the pedigree See more (16 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)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Thurl Ravenscroft ... Monsters / Bass Singer (voice) (uncredited)

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:
Ukaraiah:Do your worst. Bring on your spooks. Shoot the works. I will not flinch!
Grinch:Oh?
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Soundtrack:
Ooga BoogaSee more »

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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
ordinary kids cartoon, in spite of the pedigree, 9 January 2012
Author: Charles Herold (cherold) from United States

I never heard of this movie, and when I discovered there was an Emmy- winning Grinch sequel written by Dr. Suess, I had to see it. Unfortunately, it's not very good. I realize I'm going against the tide here, but I suspect all these glowing reviews are by those who first saw the movie as a kid, and thus have an opinion based on a child's mind. From an adult perspective, it's really not very good.

The most surprising thing is how poor the writing is compared to classic Dr. Suess books. I had to check the credits to make sure this was really written by Dr. Suess, because the meters and rhymes are much less elegant than one would expect; it actually sounds like someone trying to copy Suess and failing. I can only suspect that he simply wasn't putting the same effort into perfecting the rhymes of the show as he did in his books.

While the original Grinch story had a wonderful fable-like quality, this is pretty much just standards kid fare, with an overly busy plot and poor songs. But apparently if you're a kid there's a good chance you'll love it.

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