Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas: He's a Mean One, All Right!
|"How the Grinch Stole Christmas" (1966).|
If there has been one certainty during every holiday season since the mid-1960s, it is that "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" (1966) will get an airing. There are people around the country and, indeed, the world who can tell you the first time they saw this marvel ten, twenty, thirty, or forty years ago. Something like that becomes part of your childhood, even your family.
The fact that it still exists, and is still happening today, provides a link with the past that is transcendent. You may not watch "Grinch" every year, but just knowing that it is on somewhere, sometime during the holiday season gives it an extra resonance, a shared experience not just across states and countries, but across time as well..
|It's great how Max helps out!|
|Getting Max's antlers just right!|
|Max ready to take the plunge.|
Gradually, it came together, with animated characters Marvin the Martian and Pepe LePew arising from his brainstorms. He used this skill in "Grinch," making the poor dog Max the representation of all that was wrong with The Grinch, pulling an overloaded sleigh and wearing degrading antlers.
|The Grinch is drawn in a curiously feminine style.|
|Both the girl and Max have things sticking out of their heads.|
|An excited little girl, looking for her presents! But what will she find?|
|The Grinch is busted! Or is he?|
|The Grinch plotting his caper.|
|Look at Max hanging on for dear life!|
|Dr. Seuss, Boris Karloff and Chuck Jones work on "Grinch."|
|Mr. Grinch stealing a Christmas tree.|
|Whoville celebrates Christmas.|
Below is the original version of "You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch." The lyrics were written by Theodor "Dr. Seuss" Geisel, the music was composed by Albert Hague, and the song was performed by Thurl Ravenscroft.