Director: Chuck Jones, Ben Washam
Writer(s): Dr. Seuss, Irv Spector
Cast: Boris Karloff, Thurl Ravenscroft, June Foray
Part of the 7th annual Holiday Film Series & Canned Food Drive!
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.
Evening of the AUBA Uptown Holiday Event! There will be wagon rides, Santa visits, music and more! Join us for this nostalgic, original Dr. Seuss short film.
***Support Athens Food Pantries***
***Celebrate the holidays with loved ones***
***Enjoy the nostalgia of classic films on the big screen***
***Admission is non-perishable food or cash donation***
***Free Snowflake Cookies***
Sponsored by Ohio University’s Department of Real Estate Management, Community Engagement and Economic Development.