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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:
Surprisingly Good 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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Trivia:
This is the only Dr. Seuss ABC television special to be produced by Dr. Seuss Enterprises.See more »
Quotes:
Grinch:[to Ukaraiah] Out of my way, small Who, I've got better things to do than to spend my time with you on Grinch Night.See more »
Soundtrack:
The Grinch Night BallSee more »

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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
Surprisingly Good, 7 October 2011
Author: FilmFreak94 from United States

Halloween is Grinch Night takes place one evening when a 'sour-sweet wind' blows through Whoville and warns the Who's that the Grinch is coming down with his Paraphernelia Wagon from Mt.Crumpit to celebrate the much feared "Grinch Night." One boy, Euchariah is swept away by the wind and comes face to face with the Grinch himself. Now Euchariah must stall the Grinch until the wind dies down, even if he has to face the horrors in the Paraphernelia Wagon.

Halloween is Grinch Night is surprisingly good. The length of the movie is only about 30 minutes but during that time there's at least more then 10 songs, which are all incredibly catchy. Most of them are describing what Grinch Night is, how nasty the Grinch is, even the Grinch sings a song. One song sung by Max, Grinch's dog, really surprised me due to how sad it is and how Max longs to get away from his terrible master.

Unlike "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" there's a lot of dialogue in this special and the voice acting is very good. The most impressive comes from Hans Conried who voices The Grinch(and narrator). It's down right terrifying at times.

The animation is also great with everything detailed in that classic Dr. Seuss style. The most impressive scene is when the Grinch opens the Paraphernelia Wagon. It's then when everything from your nightmares you had as a kid comes out at once. With scary visuals and scary lyrics sung by the one and only Thurl Ravenscroft, that scene is no doubt the best in the special.

If you have kids or if you want to watch something to kill your time that's Halloween related, this special is for you. It's not as classic as How the Grinch Stole Christmas but it is nonetheless a good Halloween special.

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