How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (1966)
Facts and Figures
Budget: $315 thousand
Production compaines: The Cat in the Hat Productions, MGM Television
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How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (1966) Movie Review
There's plenty that could be said - but why bother? Most of the best moments in Grinch are still accessible in our memory banks. In fact, the show is so familiar that more than a dozen bands have covered the theme song, "You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch." The film remake came and went, but the original cartoon is still shown faithfully in prime time every December. The longevity of the special is no surprise, since it is one of the best works of two American creative icons, legendary animator Chuck Jones and (of course) writer Dr. Seuss. But in a culture where almost everything has a short lifespan, it's nice that some things don't turn over.