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How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (1966)

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A grumpy hermit hatches a plan to steal Christmas from the Whos of Whoville.

Directors:

Chuck Jones, Ben Washam (co-director)

Writers:

Dr. Seuss (book), Irv Spector (additional story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Boris Karloff ... Narrator / The Grinch (voice)
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Storyline

Bitter and hateful, the Grinch is irritated at the thought of the nearby village having a happy time celebrating Christmas. So disguised as Santa Claus, with his dog made to look like a reindeer, he raids the village to steal all the Christmas things. The village is sure to have a sad Christmas this year. Written by Anonymous

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TV-G | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 December 1966 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas! See more »

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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Though all of the production and character designs were based upon original artwork from the book, Dr. Seuss thought that the Grinch more closely resembled Chuck Jones rather than the original Grinch drawings. See more »

Goofs

At the end when the sled full of Christmas stuff is on the mountaintop, it starts sliding off the edge. It's going fast enough that it should be long gone by the time the Grinch reaches it, but when he does it's still right near the top of the mountain. 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... may have been that his heart was two sizes too small. But, whatever the reason, his heart or his ...
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Crazy Credits

The complete credit for Boris Karloff in the opening credits reads as follows: "the sounds of the Grinch are by Boris Karloff... and read by Boris Karloff too!" See more »

Connections

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Soundtracks

Fahoo Foraze-Opening
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Written by Dr. Seuss and Albert Hague
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A Cartoon only a GRINCH could hate

This is the classic. The Best. When it comes to christmas cartoons, this is one of only 2 cartoons that really captures the Christmas Spirit outside of the religious and social aspects of the holiday. And what is not to love with Boris Karloff narrating, Chuck Jones animating, and a story by the loveable Dr Seuss himself!


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