How the Grinch Stole Christmas

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Overview

Chuck Jones' animated version of the classic Dr. Seuss book How the Grinch Stole Christmas originally aired on television in 1966 and has since become a holiday family favorite. Voiced by Boris Karloff who also narrates, the Grinch lives on top of a hill overlooking Whoville with his dog, Max. Each year at Christmas time, the Grinch's hatred grows stronger toward those insufferably cheerful Whos down in Whoville. Content to exchange presents, eat large banquets, and sing songs in the town square, the Whos live in...
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Overview

Chuck Jones' animated version of the classic Dr. Seuss book How the Grinch Stole Christmas originally aired on television in 1966 and has since become a holiday family favorite. Voiced by Boris Karloff who also narrates, the Grinch lives on top of a hill overlooking Whoville with his dog, Max. Each year at Christmas time, the Grinch's hatred grows stronger toward those insufferably cheerful Whos down in Whoville. Content to exchange presents, eat large banquets, and sing songs in the town square, the Whos live in a blissful ignorance of the Grinch's contempt. One year, he gets the idea to stop Christmas from coming by dressing up as Santa Claus. He cobbles together an outfit and makes his dog drag him around on a sleigh while sneaking into the Whos' homes and stealing their presents, food, and decorations. After he has stolen every last thing, the Whos wake up on Christmas morning to sing in the town square, causing the Grinch to question the basis of his nefarious plan. Thurl Ravenscroft the voice of kid cereal mascot Tony the Tiger provides the vocals for the song "You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch." This story was remade into a live-action movie in 2000 by director Ron Howard starring Jim Carrey as the Grinch.
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Special Features

Making animation and bringing it to life: Audio commentary with animator Phil Roman and June Foray, the voice of Cindy Lou Who; Featurette dr. Seuss and the Grinch - from Whoville to Hollywood: A rapping, rhyming chronicle of the original book and this beloved animation adaptation; Songs in the key of Grinch: Interviews with composer Albert Hague and vocals Thurl Revenscroft; Who's who in Whoville: Biography gallery; Grinch song selections: Go right to your favorite songs; TNT's how the Grinch Stole Christmas: Special edition featurette with Phil Hartman ; Grinch pencil test
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Kryssa Schemmerling
For generations of children, Christmas wouldn't be Christmas without the Grinch -- the annual viewing of this animated favorite, based on Dr. Seuss's children's book and narrated in inimitable style by Boris Karloff, has become as much a part of the holidays as trimming the tree. The grumpy old Grinch, an anti-Santa with "a heart two sizes too small," decides to steal Christmas from the cheerful little inhabitants of Whoville, but discovers to his surprise that to the Whos, Christmas means more than just presents and holiday trappings. Also included is Horton Hears a Who, in which Horton the elephant champions tolerance when he defends Whoville, the tiny, alternative universe he finds inside a daisy. Bringing Dr. Seuss's singular images to animated life is no mean feat. But Chuck Jones, animator of such cartoon legends as Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, and the Road Runner, renders Dr. Seuss's eye-catching, tongue-twisting stories perfectly, creating a pair of animated classics with the visual and thematic depth to endure many joyful annual visits from children and adults alike.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/11/2009
  • UPC: 883929042258
  • Original Release: 1965
  • Rating:

  • Source: Warner Home Video
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Special Edition / Pan & Scan
  • Time: 26:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 13,151

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Boris Karloff Voice Only
Thurl Ravenscroft Voice Only
Technical Credits
Chuck Jones Director
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Disc #1 -- How the Grinch Stole Christmas
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   Special Features
      Dr. Seuss and the Grinch - from Whoville to Hollywood
      Grinch Song Selections
         Play All
         Opening Song
         Trim up the Tree
         Welcome, Christmas
         You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch
      Who's Who in Whoville
         Chuck Jones
         Dr. Seuss
         Boris Karloff
         June Foray
      Grinch Pencil Test
      TNT's "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" Special Edition
      Songs in the Key of Grinch
      Making Animation and Bringing It to Life Commentary by Animator Phil Roman and June Foray
      Trailers
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         Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who
         Jack Frost
         The Polar Express
         Fred Claus
   Languages
      Spoken Languages: English
      Spoken Languages: Français
      Spoken Languages: Español
      Subtitles: English (for the Hearing Impaired)
      Subtitles: Off
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The Best Christmas Movie Ever!

    This has to be the best Christmas movie ever! i don't know what it is the makes it so enjoyable, but it definatley has that something. is it the songs? i don't know, but this is definatley... um.. i am lost for words. no word is good enough to describe it! all i can say if you haven't seen it, wbere have you been?

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