How the Grinch Stole Christmas (Ultimate Edition)

You're a mean one, Mr. Grinch
How the Grinch Stole Christmas (Ultimate Edition)
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 20 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released: October 23, 2018
  • Originally Released: 1966
  • Label: Warner Home Video
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Note: Making Animation and Bringing It to Life: Audio Commentary with Animator Phil Roman and June Foray, the Voice of Cindy-Lou Who
    • Dr. Seuss and the Grinch - From Whoville to Hollywood: A rapping, rhyming chronicle of the original book and This Beloved Animated Adaptation
    • Songs in the Key of Grinch: Interviews with Composer Albert Hague and Vocalist Thurl Ravenscroft
    • Who's Who in Whoville: Biography about your favorite Grinch team with Creator/Writer Dr. Seuss, Director Chuck Jones, Narrator Boris Karloff, and the voice of Cindy-Lou Who, June Foray
    • Gring Song Selections: Go Right to Your Favorite Songs
    • TNT's Special Edition featurette with the late Phil Hartman takes a historic look at Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas!
    • Grinch Pencil Test
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo - English, French
    • Subtitles - English, French

Performers, Cast and Crew:

Directed by
Narrated by
Composition by &
Story by
Voice: , &

Entertainment Reviews:


Total Count: 25


User Ratings: 121,936
Rating: 5/5 -- Heartwarming TV special true to Seuss' classic. Full Review
Common Sense Media
Dec 18, 2010
A seasonal classic. Full Review
Time Out
Feb 9, 2006
Rating: 4/4 -- Forget director Ron Howard's ill-conceived, live-action version of How the Grinch Stole Christmas. The only cinematic take the story needed was released as an animated television special in 1966. Full Review
Reno Gazette-Journal
Dec 1, 2006
It's such a wonderful combination of talents and rich enthusiasm for the source material, that it's tough to not like it. Full Review
Cinema Crazed
Dec 14, 2015
I've always thought Boris Karloff's last great role was as the snarling, malevolent voice of the Grinch in this 1966 television cartoon. Full Review
Chicago Reader
Mar 10, 2008
Rating: 5/5 -- Classic Christmas animated tale, a perennial on TV.
Mar 8, 2008
Rating: 4/4 -- Chuck Jones's wonderful 1966 television special remains a model of economy, taking Dr. Suess's simple tale and perfectly stretching it out to 26 minutes. Full Review
Combustible Celluloid
Dec 30, 2006

Product Description:

With the talents of Chuck Jones, Boris Karloff, and Dr. Seuss combined, there was almost no way this could be anything but an instant classic. Watched regularly every holiday season and beloved by children and cynical adults alike, this animated gem is just that and more. Boris Karloff narrates and stars as the odious Mr. Grinch, the sinister green monster who plots to steal all the Christmas presents in the town of Whoville. All goes well with his dastardly plan until little Cindy Loo Who (who was no more than two) gums up the works with her innocent Christmas spirit. Jones directed, with Karloff supplying the sweetly sinister narration and voice of the Grinch. The story is from the book by Dr. Seuss. Thurl Ravenscroft (of "Tony the Tiger" breakfast commercial fame) provides the memorable bass singing voice for the tune "You're a Mean One, Mister Grinch." Filled with close attention to comic detail, memorable characterizations, and delightful wordplay, this is essential holiday viewing for the whole family.

Plot Synopsis:

The animation talent of Chuck Jones combined with the delightful prose of the great Dr. Seuss results in a Christmas cartoon classic that will make even the most resolute cynic warm to its sneaky holiday message. Horror icon Boris Karloff supplies the voice of the Grinch, who plans on spitefully ruining Christmas for the town of Whoville by stealing all the presents. It's great, mischievous fun plotting along with this diabolical humbug, and ultimately moving as he warms to the spirit of Christmas.


Production Notes:

  • Television premiere: December 23, 1966.
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  • UPC: 883929640966
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