Chuck Jones' animated version of the classic Dr. Seuss book How the Grinch Stole Christmas originally aired on television in 1966 and has since become a holiday family favorite. Voiced by Boris Karloff (who also narrates), the Grinch lives on top of a hill overlooking Whoville with his dog, Max. Each year at Christmas time, the Grinch's hatred grows stronger toward those insufferably cheerful Whos down in Whoville. Content to exchange presents, eat large banquets, and sing songs in the town square, the Whos live in a blissful ignorance of the Grinch's contempt. One year, he gets the idea to stop Christmas from coming by dressing up as Santa Claus. He cobbles together an outfit and makes his dog drag him around on a sleigh while sneaking into the Whos' homes and stealing their presents, food, and decorations. After he has stolen every last thing, the Whos wake up on Christmas morning to sing in the town square, causing the Grinch to question the basis of his nefarious plan. Thurl Ravenscroft (the voice of kid cereal mascot Tony the Tiger) provides the vocals for the song "You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch." This story was remade into a live-action movie in 2000 by director Ron Howard starring Jim Carrey as the Grinch.~Andrea LeVasseur
Dr. Seuss and the Grinch - From Whoville to Hollywood: A rapping, rhyming chronicle of the original book and This Beloved Animated Adaptation
Grinch Pencil Test
Gring Song Selections: Go Right to Your Favorite Songs
Making Animation and Bringing It to Life: Audio Commentary with Animator Phil Roman and June Foray, the Voice of Cindy-Lou Who
Songs in the Key of Grinch: Interviews with Composer Albert Hague and Vocalist Thurl Ravenscroft
TNT's Special Edition featurette with the late Phil Hartman takes a historic look at Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas!
Who's Who in Whoville: Biography about your favorite Grinch team with Creator/Writer Dr. Seuss, Director Chuck Jones, Narrator Boris Karloff, and the voice of Cindy-Lou Who, June Foray
Albert HagueComposer (Music Score)
Maurice NobleProduction Designer
Childrens and Family,Holidays
Children's Fantasy,Fantasy Comedy,Holiday Film
How the Grinch Stole Christmas
Year of Release
Enhanced Widescreen for 16x9 TV
Warner Home Video
Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas: The Ultimate Edition [DVD] 
How the Grinch Stole Christmas is a must have Christmas movie, and this Ultimate Edition is the best version available of the 1966 classic.
The video and sound quality are pristine. I watched it with my family and it was like seeing it for the first time!
Included are two extra Grinch episodes. One with the Cat in the Hat, and the other is a Halloween story.
This version also includes a code for digital HD redemption, which it an amazing value considering you get a Blu-ray disc, DVD, and digital.
What truly needs to be said about a classic that it doesn’t already speak for itself! I’ve watched this classic animation every year of my life for the past 52 years. Gaining access to special features that Lynn greater insight and understanding of the phenomenal mind that created the story what is my primary reason for purchasing. As an independent film maker, I was not disappointed. The endearing quality of the story that touches on so many worthy attributes that speaks to the higher nature of humanity is eternally endearing. It is a lesson in moving from selfishness to selflessness, discontent to fulfillment, transgression to transformation.
Here’s the thing about this release of the classic Grinch Christmas special... It’s fantastic; HOWEVER, they do what every single Grinch release does and pack in some awful Grinch specials to play directly after it ends... It’s genuinely better if they would just do the special we’re purchasing and load up a ton of bonus features and a good documentary regarding the making and cultural impact it’s had. Showing other Grinch cartoons with much different animation styles and some terrible characterizations is too much. But at the core, this is a great release and it’s nice to see it in HD.
Fun, family entertainment. The Grinch hates Christmas and the Whos in Whoville, who love Christmas. The Grinch steals all the gifts, decorations and food from the town thinking they would be as miserable as him only to find out they are still joyful. After a change of heart, the Grinch learns the real joy of Christmas in Whoville.
This is an absolute classic. How the Grinch Stole Christmas is my favorite movie of all time even though it has a short runtime. The coolest feature of this edition is the very welcome inclusion of Halloween is Grinch Night. Buy this edition and skip the modern nice guy grinch remake. This Grinch is mean and he wants to dump your presents off of Mt. Crumpet.
you're a mean one, Mr. Grinch! You're a mean one
You really are a heel
You're as cuddly as a cactus
You're as charming as an eel
Mr. Grinch, you're a bad banana
Mr. Grinch, with the greasy black peel
Allow the lyrics to speak for you! a classic Christmas movie!! a must have!