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How the Grinch Stole Christmas!
You're a mean one, Mr. Grinch
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.
Charming, funny, and wholly sweet, "How the Grinch Stole Christmas!" is a extremely creative Christmas short with two delightful characters to watch in the form of the Grinch and Max.
The fun Chuck Jones has with the Grinch's eyes is worth three stars alone.
The Good: Fahoo forays, dahoo dorays, fahoo ramus, dahoo damus, bingle balls, whofoo fluff, googoo gums, bizilbigs, wums, whoboohoo bricks, pantookas, panpoonas, fuzzle fuzz, fliffer bloofs, wuzzle wuzz, whoflut flay, jingtinglers, floofloovers, tartookas, whohoopers, gardookas, trumtookas, slooslunkas, blumbloopas, whowonkas, zoozittacarzay, galooks, whocarnio flooks, snoof, fuzzles, tringlers, dafflers, and wuzzles. Oh, that Dr. Seuss!
The Bad: Nothing major.
The Bottom Line: Still the best animated Christmas movie there is. How the Grinch Stole Christmas is highly recommended.
Just learned Theodor Geisel and Chuck Jones worked together in World War II. Explains a lot.
One of my favorite Christmas films (and stories) of all time. As a child I loved Dr. Seuss' books and loving Christmas as well this was always a favorite.
It's curious as to whether or not my love of this story turned me into a grumpy hermit as an adult?
The use of Boris Karloff's voice to bring the Grinch to life in animation was such a perfect choice, (to narrate the story as well).
I have never seen Ron Howard's version of The Grinch, I plan to watch it this year. I am not sure how I am going to feel about it being such a fan of this version and the story, I will try ever so hard not to go in with the certainty of a fool who thinks she knows everything.
Probably in my Top 3 Christmas specials of all-time, alongside Rudolph and Charlie Brown Christmas. It faithfully replicates the style of the iconic Dr. Seuss story, and that's how it should be. Boris Karloff is one evil, twisted Grinch with the coolest theme song ever, the bright colors make that Ron Howard movie drool in embarrassment, the music is great, and like the book, gives audiences a strong reminder of what truly matters on Christmas. We shouldn't worry about the gifts or the presents that make us happy; its the love and family that truly matters. Funny, beautifully made, and brought to life by animation legend Chuck Jones, How the Grinch Stole Christmas always keeps my smile going after the…
As you can see, I started going short month a week early. Why?, because I got a speed bump coming up in Febuary with my school's theatre department and I'm squeezing in these Dr. Seuss cartoons as much as possible. Well I was orginally going to start out with ''The Cat in the Hat'' cartoon, but yesterday, I decided to do the Dr. Seuss cartoons by the years they were released in.
Alright, we all hated the Ron Howard train wreck, because that movie went astray from the book and the cartoon, cause there was the Grinch's back-story
which had nothing to do with the Grinch's small heart, a who before Christmas celebration which still had…
The rare adaptation that just might be better than its source material.
A little late for the season, but I wasn't able to find the DVD until today so I watched it anyways. Still one of the best Chuck Jones cartoons.
...How the Grinch Stole Christmas!
...is there anything else more to say?
Micromort's first time watching the Grinch. Went pretty well but he didn't quite stick completely with it till the end. It was also my first time watching it after finally reading the book. This is as solid an expansion as you could expect, with some perfectly Seussian additions in the names of the toys and games along with a lot of Chuck Jones in the action. The song is also a classic addition. Still, I did enjoy the simpler original story just a tiny bit more.
only version that matters
A classic for all to see.
A holiday classic and personal favorite. Beautiful hand-drawn animation, great voice work by Boris Karloff, and memorable songs. All of this excellence in the span of a mere 26 minutes. What's not to love?
Total Run Time of 90 minutes or less. Have I seen them all? Yes, but that doesn't mean I'll vouch…