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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…
A Christmas classic. The tale by Dr. Seuss, narrated by Boris Karloff and just nearly perfect.
Todo es perfecto, es una de mis especiales favoritos de navidad y se lo ha ganado a pulso.
La animación hermosa, la guión de Doctor Seuss es mas que sublime y una enseñanza única y que siempre será un clásico.
The true and pure original.
Dr. Seuss and Chuck Jones, has a better combination ever existed in the history of film. The answer, my friends, is no. Add horror legend Boris Karloff to the mix and you get one of the greatest Christmas specials of all time.
The animation, not surprising considering the talent involved, is top-notch, especially in the fast-paced scenes like with the sleigh. Also, the message, that Christmas is not just about ribbons and tags and presents, remains even more true now when shops are constantly trying to get you to spend money around the festive season.
"You're a Mean One, Mister Grinch" is a great villian song with lyrics like " You're as cuddly as a cactus/ You're as charming…
An enjoyable cartoon short resembling the Dr. Suess book. Honestly better than the real-life action.
It is hard to judge a film as short as this, however it was enjoyable to watch, and is one of the classic Christmas stories from the past 50 years.
I liked the animation of the Grinch, and I found his attempts to carry the sleigh up his mountain along with his small dog very funny, and the overall spirit of the story was very good in my opinion, although the young children were very annoying to me, so overall, I’m going to give this a 7.5 because it was entertaining to watch, and it is a classic, even though it was quite slow.
After watching Home Alone 2: Lost In New York one hundred billion times and always thinking WOW THE MANAGER OF THE PLAZA HOTEL LOOKS EXACTLY LIKE THE GRINCH! I finally watched it and wasn't really all that impressed. It probably doesn't help that it is the middle of July, and it's hot and sticky and summer, but I honestly thought this film would be the best Christmas movie I would ever see. Maybe when it's cold and festive, I'll give it another go.
A fun book adaptation but that's it.
I love love Christmas and Christmas movies!!
Movies set at, around or a scene at Christmas.