Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas – Blu-ray/DVD Review

Grinch

Before Jim Carrey donned green make-up and Whoville was built on the backlot at Universal Studios, there was the timeless animated classic, Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas.

Featuring the voice of film icon Boris Karloff, this fun TV special delivers plenty of wacky antics, comedy, and heart as the evil Grinch comes to realize the true meaning of the Christmas season.

Like A Charlie Brown Christmas, Grinch stands the test of time and has become part of the holiday entertainment landscape for decades. It’s a lot of fun to watch, and the song “You’re A Mean One, Mr. Grinch,” is an iconic and memorable piece of music. And yes, the guy who sings this song (Thurl Ravenscroft) is the same dude who used to voice Tony the Tiger. Definitely a must-see for any Dr. Seuss or Christmas special fan.

Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas comes in a remastered triple-pack, which contains a DVD, Blu-ray, and Digital Copy of the film for Grinch mayhem on the go. Along with having three ways to watch, this special edition is loaded, and I mean LOADED with special features. Here’s what you get on both the Blu-ray AND the DVD:

Dr. Seuss and the Grinch: From Whoville to Hollywood

A look at the artistic genius of Dr. Seuss, and the evolution of the Grinch from book to TV screen.

Grinch Song Selections

Want to just skip to your favorite song? Use this feature to do just that!

Who’s Who in Whoville

A look at the talents behind the special. Bios include: Chuck Jones, Dr. Seuss, Boris Karloff, and June Foray.

Grinch Pencil Test

Check out drawings used as the filmmakers brought the concept of the Grinch off the book page and onto the TV screen.

TNT’s “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” Special Edition

A look at the making of Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas hosted by Phil Hartman. Includes interviews with animators, composters, filmmakers, and more!

Songs in the Key of Grinch

An interview with Grinch composer Albert Hague, and singer Thurl Ravenscroft.

Making Animation and Bringing it to Life Commentary by Animator Phil Roman and June Foray (the voice of Cindy Lou Who)

Even after 43 years, Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas remains an part of our television and Christmas culture that has no signs of going away any time soon. Check it out!

Advertisements

Leave a Reply