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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:
The one that got away 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 be aired on ABC.See more »
Quotes:
Grinch:It's a wonderful night for eyebrows. It's a wonderful night for teeth! It's a wonderful night for Grinch Night! Their troubles will now commence, oh I wouldn't stay home on a night like this for sixty dollars and sixty cents!See more »
Soundtrack:
What am I Doing Here (Max's Song)See more »

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2 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
The one that got away, 9 February 2007
Author: ginish666 (ginish666@hotmail.com) from Vancouver, British Columbia

For a prequel, this one exceeded "The Grinch That Stole Christmas" in many ways. It's a more secular ethic being presented in an almost Oscar Wilde fashion. We are taught by a precocious child ( Eukariah ) that pragmatism and a strong identity are tools that can overcome adversity, despite all the ballyhoo and bluster the Grinch may present.

After all we all go to the euphemism all the time.

Eukariah presents us with an ideal of dignity in the face of calamity. The Grinch's bag of tricks confound and befuddle, but our diminutive hero takes a straight and sober view of these hi-jinx and wins the day.

The sub text to this film is Eukariah's poor judgement insisting he go to the euphemism in the first place. What if the Grinch managed to grinch him? All the Who's fears would be realized.

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