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How the Grinch Stole Christmas (1966 movie)

A made for television animated Christmas special directed by Chuck Jones.

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My favorite from childhood

  • Aug 13, 2010
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I loved this Christmas film as a kid and I am Jewish!  Karloff's sonorous voice really did it for me.  It is too bad he got was cast in Hollywod for horror films; I understand in England he was quite the Shakespearean actor.  With his voice I believe it.

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How the Grinch Stole Christmas! Approx. run time 26 min. Distributed by MGM Television for CBS (original telecast)
MGM/UA Home Video
Turner Entertainment
Warner Bros. (DVD) Written by Bob Ogle and Theodor Geisel Directed by Chuck Jones and Ben Washam Produced by Chuck Jones and Theodor Geisel Starring Boris Karloff (narrator and voice)
June Foray
Thurl Ravenscroft (uncredited) Music by Albert Hague Language English Release date December 18, 1966 Followed by Halloween Is Grinch Night IMDb

How the Grinch Stole Christmas! is a 1966 American animated television special directed by Chuck Jones. It is based on the children's book of the same title by Dr. Seuss, the story of The Grinch trying to take away Christmas from the townsfolk below. The special, which is considered a short film as it runs less than an hour, is one of the very few Christmas specials from the 1960's to still be shown regularly on television. Boris Karloff narrates the film and also provides the speaking voice of The Grinch (the opening credits state, "The sounds of the Grinch are by Boris Karloff. And read by Boris Karloff, too!").

The 26-minute short was originally telecast on CBS on December 18, 1966. CBS repeated it annually during the Christmas season until 1987. It was eventually acquired by Turner Broadcasting System, which now shows it several times between November and January. It has since been broadcast on TNT, Cartoon Network, and The WB ...

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Director: Chuck Jones
Genre: Animation, Classics, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Release Date: 1966
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Runtime: 26 minutes
Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures
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