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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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This disc is a cinch you can't go wrong with the Grinch!

  • Dec 8, 2006
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"How the Grinch Stole Christmas" is a Christmas classic that usually receives repeated viewings in my household. The Grinch is a timeless tale of tolerance, discised as a fantasy. It's the perfect way to put your Little Cindy Lou Who to bed on Christmas Eve, or any night of the year. "Hurton Hears A Who" is another delightful story, which will be especially popular with animal lovers. The animated adaptations of these two stories are a "hateful" of fun! Here's more on each of the shorts, because a person is a person no matter how small and you deserve some good protect information.

You can keep your Frosty the Snowman, Rudoplh the Red Nosed Reindeer, and all the rest. Just let me have my Grinch. Quite simply, this is the best movie that money can buy- a wonderful gift and you never can have too many Grinch movies. Any family should own this movie. After all, who can resist this tale of selfishness conquered by love? Not me, that's for sure. I'm not really into seeing the Jim Carrey version; nothing can top this Dr. Seuss masterpiece. Not even Hollywood.

The Grinch is a mean one, and your kids will think YOU'RE mean if you don't stuff their stocking with this. It's collectively a perfect disc, and kids will be excited to hear that the soundtracks to both films appear unabridged on a single disc. This is a very special DVD release sure to satisfy the ones who aren't getting a lump of coal this year....

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review by . August 13, 2010
My favorite from childhood
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.    
Quick Tip by . July 25, 2010
This classic cartoon is a unusual yet fun depiction of a Christmas tale.
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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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