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Dr Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas [DVD] [2001]


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  • Actors: Boris Karloff, Thurl Ravenscroft, June Foray, Dal McKennon
  • Directors: Ben Washam, Chuck Jones
  • Writers: Dr. Seuss, Bob Ogle, Irv Spector
  • Producers: Chuck Jones, Dr. Seuss
  • Format: PAL, Subtitled
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: Dutch, English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 4:3 - 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: U
  • Studio: Warner Home Video
  • DVD Release Date: 26 Nov 2001
  • Run Time: 26 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (42 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00005QX9Y
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,331 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Also includes Horton Hears a Who! with its tongue-twisting verse and bounce-along songs.

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To heck with the kids--this is one of the best Christmas presents you can give yourself. Adapted from the children's book by Dr Seuss, this charming story is one to watch every holiday season. It is just edgy enough to help you forget the more cloying aspects of Christmas. It is also sweet enough to remind you of the reason for all that holiday cheer. Animation genius Chuck Jones directed this 1966 television production featuring the voice of Boris Karloff as the mean greenie. Bitter and selfish, the Grinch decides to steal Christmas away from the Whos, sweet little folk at the bottom of his mountain that is his home. When little Cindy Loo Who returns his hateful act with kindness, she melts the old miser's heart. There are many reasons to watch this: inventive wordplay, Karloff's impressive narration and a very memorable soundtrack. --Rochelle O'Gorman --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Mark Baker TOP 500 REVIEWER on 6 Nov 2003
Format: DVD
The Grinch, who lives just north of Whoville, is tired of listening to their Christmas celebration each year. But this year, he’s going to do something about it. Disguising himself as Santa, he sneaks down into the town to take everything Christmassy, and everything else, from them. But will that stop Christmas from coming? Is he beyond enjoying the season himself?
What can I say; this is a great holiday special. There were only a handful I had to watch every year growing up, and this is one of them. That’s extended to my adult Decembers as well. It keeps the story simple, not trying to expand it needlessly like the recent live action movie did. And the songs add to the fun, especially “You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch.” That song alone is worth watching the special for.
This DVD is a great way to own this classic. The picture and sound are good. I can’t really tell that much difference in how the Grinch is supposed to look, and to me this is a minor issue anyway. The extras are a mixed bag. The audio commentary isn’t that great because it’s obvious that they really don’t have that much to say. However, the special about the making of the cartoon and the separate interview about writing the songs are both interesting.
This disc also includes another cartoon from a Dr. Seuss book, HORTON HEARS A WHO. I had never seen this special before I bought the disc, but I’m not a fan of it. Not sure why because I like the book. Maybe if I’d seen it as a kid I’d feel differently.
Ultimately, the reason to get this DVD is the classic Christmas special that headlines the disc. Watching it always brings the warm fuzzies of Christmas past for a visit. You can’t go wrong getting it.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 3 Dec 2000
Format: VHS Tape
This video is part of every American child's Christmas since it's initial release, and to be able to watch it and share it with my children here in England is wonderful. I have heard many English reviewers refer to the current Jim Carrey film as "schmaltz" (I haven't seen it yet myself) but I would challenge anyone to be offended by this hilarious and (yes) heartwarming animation. I have yet to meet the kid that hasn't loved this story.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Philip Jones on 11 Dec 2009
Format: DVD
The cartoon version of the Grinch is an American Christmas classic. It is rarely (if ever) shown in the UK - but is a must-see for kids young and old. I have seen it many times when I lived in the US and so knew what I was getting. Now I want to spread the word. So I'd suggest you don't be a Grinch and buy a copy.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Jenny J.J.I. on 29 Jun 2007
Format: DVD
"How the Grinch Stole Christmas" is a Christmas classic that usually receives repeated viewings in my household. The Grinch is a timeless tale of tolerance, discised as a fantasy. It's the perfect way to put your Little Cindy Lou Who to bed on Christmas Eve, or any night of the year. "Hurton Hears A Who" is another delightful story, which will be especially popular with animal lovers. The animated adaptations of these two stories are a "hateful" of fun! Here's more on each of the shorts, because a person is a person no matter how small and you deserve some good protect information.

You can keep your Frosty the Snowman, Rudoplh the Red Nosed Reindeer, and all the rest. Just let me have my Grinch. Quite simply, this is the best movie that money can buy- a wonderful gift and you never can have too many Grinch movies. Any family should own this movie. After all, who can resist this tale of selfishness conquered by love? Not me, that's for sure. I'm not really into seeing the Jim Carrey version; nothing can top this Dr. Seuss masterpiece. Not even Hollywood.

The Grinch is a mean one, and your kids will think YOU'RE mean if you don't stuff their stocking with this. It's collectively a perfect disc, and kids will be excited to hear that the soundtracks to both films appear unabridged on a single disc. This is a very special DVD release sure to satisfy the ones who aren't getting a lump of coal this year....
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Jocelyn on 28 Nov 2001
Format: VHS Tape Verified Purchase
I first watched "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" when I was a little girl and was mesmerised by it. It soon became a tradition to watch it every year in our house as I'm sure it was with a lot of houses in North America. I hope it will become a firm favourite over here. I believe they should have shown this film to the population over here first before they released " The Grinch" as it is closer to the original story by Dr. Seuss. It probably would have been more successful at the box office than it was. I believe it has the same morality as Dicken's " A Christmas Carol" but for the younger generation.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By J. Greene on 5 Dec 2007
Format: DVD
That really is all that can be said about this film. It simply is the most amazing Christmas story that has ever been told. My parents loved it, I loved it (i'm 28 and still make sure that i watch it at least three times every Christmas) and my kids love it. I'm pretty sure that their kids will love it as well. Its just such a fantastic story that really tells all about the spirit of Christmas...
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Format: DVD
Need I say more? Dr. Seuss, directed by Chuck Jones and narrated by Boris Karloff!

It is a faithful re-telling of Dr. Seuss's classic story that copies the art and most importantly retains the word play. It even has some good songs if you like that kind of thing!

The Grinch, bitter and selfish steals Christmas away from the Whose. Disguising himself as Santa, he sneaks down to the Whose to take everything Christmassy, and everything else. But will that stop Christmas? Is he beyond enjoying the season himself? What happens when little Cindy Loo Who, who returns his spiteful act with an act of kindness itself...

If your only point of reference is the recent film (never mind) this is much (much) better. Who can fail to love the Cat in the Hat; the way this is presented...

This disc also includes another cartoon (by the same team) from a Dr. Seuss book, Horton Hears a Who, which is due for cinema release soon...
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