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.
Every year I find the animation to be even more brilliant, and every year I laugh uncontrollably at everything with the dog.
I'd say this is Chuck Jones' crowning achievement, but we all know that What's Opera, Doc? is the greatest cartoon ever made.
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.
The only film out there that makes my cynical black heart grow two sizes bigger.
Often during the Christmas season, you'll hear about how certain Christmas classics only get played because of nostalgia. And for some Christmas programming, that is true. But 1966's How the Grinch Stole Christmas! is definitely not one of those.
First off, the animation is excellent. Boris Karloff's narration and voice acting is just great.
How the Grinch Stole Christmas! is probably the epitome of the phrase "Christmas classic" and something that can be watched year after year with the same amount of enjoyment.
I seem to watch this every Christmas and every year I love it. Fantastic adaptation.
This magical piece has become tradition now. Few like Chuck Jones could pull off a tremendous task like successfully adapting the visionary capabilities of an immortal writer that shall live on in the hearts of future generations.
The wife likes to get the Christmas season started early.
The perfect X-Mas movie to watch every year
Classic kid's movie.
Patt's holiday party.
works better as an animated feature
always a holiday favorite.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Running at around half an hour, this Christmas classic has grown to cult status in the USA due to constant seasonal showings over the past forty years. The UK equivalent might be Raymond Briggs' 'The Snowman'.
In the UK, we didn't really see the Grinch until the Jim Carrey movie. Dr Seuss doesn't have the same impact here. But that being said, this Chuck Jones-Dr Seuss short is a lot of fun as well as being a nice spoonful of sugar for Christmas.
Narrated by Boris Karloff, who also voices The Grinch himself, this is the perfect match of music, mood, animation, and voice. Thurl Ravenscroft's singing of the song 'You're a Mean One, Mr Grinch' also makes a big…