Wednesday, November 14, 2018


Watching the iconic 1966 animated television special Dr. Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas! has become a holiday tradition for numerous families including my own.  Every year we keep an eye on the scheduling for television shows as Christmas approaches to make sure we don't miss when it airs. This holiday season though, we can watch it whenever my kids want thanks to Warner Bros. Home Entertainment who provided us with a DR. SEUSS' HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS: THE ULTIMATE EDITION Blu-ray + DVD + Digital combo pack.

This ultimate edition for your home entertainment video library includes the classic How The Grinch Stole Christmas cartoon along with two other remastered Dr. Seuss television specials The Grinch Grinches the Cat in the Hat + Halloween is Grinch Night. With this compilation your family can enjoy the Grinch's antics from Halloween through Christmas with these Dr. Seuss themed stories:

How the Grinch Stole Christmas!:

Magnificently narrated by Boris Karloff (Frankenstein, The Mummy) and directed by animation genius and cartoon legend Chuck Jones (Looney Tunes, What's Opera, Doc?), How the Grinch Stole Christmas! tells the story of the miserable Grinch, who wants to sabotage Christmas for all the Whos in Who-ville.

The Grinch thinks that by stealing the Whos Christmas trees and presents, he’ll succeed in stealing their joy. However, when Christmas morning arrives, the Grinch is taken by surprise when he notices the Whos greet the day joyously singing Christmas carols regardless of the fact that their village has been completely stripped of holiday gifts, decorations and treats. The cheerful attitude of the Whos prompts the Grinch to ponder the true meaning of Christmas and he slowly comes to realize the spirit of the season is not generated by material possessions. Will the Grinch have a change of heart and consider returning the Whos’ Christmas gifts?

The Grinch Grinches the Cat in the Hat:

The Grinch is up to his old tricks again in The Grinch Grinches the Cat in the Hat, the Emmy® Award-winning special directed by legendary animator Friz Freleng. In this special, the Cat in the Hat encounters the Grinch while picnicking one day. He refers to the Grinch as Mr. Greenface, which the Grinch takes an as insult, prompting him to retaliate by building a series of outrageous devices designed to cause all sorts of disruption. First, he creates a “Vacusound Sweeper,” which distorts any and all of the sounds within a 50-mile radius of the Cat in the Hat. Then he creates the “Dark House,” which is the direct opposite of a light house and puts the Cat in the Hat into complete darkness. He then uses the “Flummox Deluxe” to further warp the Cat in the Hat’s surroundings, which sends him and everything around him into complete chaos. Will the Cat in the Hat figure out a way to stop the Grinch and outsmart all his crazy devices?

Halloween is Grinch Night:

When the Sour-Sweet wind starts to blow in Who-ville, all the Whos take cover because this signifies the beginning of Grinch Night, an evening in which the Grinch descends upon Who-ville to terrorize all its citizens. As the Grinch sets out on his journey to Who-ville, he encounters a courageous young Who named Euchariah, who attempts to stall the Grinch from reaching Who-ville. The Grinch however puts Euchariah into a trance in which he encounters all sorts of strange creatures who try to intimidate him. Will Euchariah manage to snap out of the trance in time to stop Grinch from reaching Who-ville?

DR. SEUSS' HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS: THE ULTIMATE EDITION also includes a number of featurettes including:

Making Animation and Bringing It to Life:  Audio commentary with animator Phil Roman and June Foray, the voice of Cindy-Lou Who

Dr. Seuss and the Grinch -- From Whoville to Hollywood: A Rapping, Rhyming Chronicle of the Original Book and This Beloved Animated Adaptation

Songs in the Key of Grinch: Interviews with Composer Albert Hague and Vocalist Thurl Ravenscroft

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 June Foray.

Grinch Song Selections: Sing along to your favorite songs from Dr. Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas!

 Head over to to pick up this collection of Grinch cartoons for yourself. These Dr. Seuss inspired shows are a great way to add some cheer to your holidays and are a sure fire way to put smiles on the faces of kids and kids-at-heart.

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