All the Who’s down in Whoville liked Christmas a lot, but the Grinch, who lived just North of Whoville, did not.
Did you add the brass flourish between “Grinch” and “who”, because I sure did. No matter how many times I read “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” to myself, I will always hear the voice of Boris Karloff reading it.
In 1966, Chuck Jones, most famous for Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies, directed an animated version of Dr. Seuss’s classic “How the Grinch Stole Christmas”. The special runs less than an hour, but is one of the few Christmas specials of the 60′s to still run regularly every year. The short film is narrated by Boris Karloff, who also provides the voice for the Grinch.
The special was originally produced by The Cat in the Hat Productions in association with the television and animation divisions of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios.
The album was packaged with the audio of another Seuss classic, “Horton Hears a Who”. Dr. Seuss wrote the lyrics and Thurl Ravenscroft sang “You’re A Mean One, Mr. Grinch”, though he was uncredited. Ravenscroft may be best known for providing the voice of Kellog’s Frosted Flakes’ Tony the Tiger.