Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas! is a 1966 Christmas animated television special directed by Chuck Jones. It is based on the eponymous children's book by Dr. Seuss, the story of the Grinch trying to take away Christmas from the townsfolk of Whoville below his mountain hideaway. Originally telecast in the United States on CBS on December 18, 1966, it went on to become a perennial holiday special. Directed by Chuck Jones, it features the voice of Boris Karloff.
Bitter and hateful, the Grinch is irritated at the thought of the nearby village having a happy time celebrating Christmas. So disguised as Santa Claus, with his dog made to look like a reindeer, he raids the village to steal all the Christmas things. The village is sure to have a sad Christmas this year.
Why It's Better Than How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)
- The story is better written.
- Better casting choice for the titular character.
- Musical numbers are more memorable.
- Dr. Seuss was involved in making the film.
- The Grinch isn't weird and annoying.
- Nice animation.
- The Whos look better than their live-action counterparts.
- No innuendos and toilet jokes.
- No hammy overacting.
- The timeless song You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch is catchy.