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Nov 09 2018

Posterized: Dr.Seuss and "The Grinch"

by Nathaniel R

The children's book author Dr.Seuss (also known as Theodore S.Geisel) is such an icon part of popular culture that he's even had his own postage stamp.But did you know he was also a screenwriter?In addition to the screenplay of the fantasy family filmThe 5000 Fingers of Dr T(1953) he wrote the script for the Oscar winning documentaryDesign for Death(1947) which was a documentary about Japanese and what led to the attack on Pearl Harbor.Far outside the wheelhouse that was!But mostly when it comes to the screen when we think of Dr Seuss we think of the once-perennial TV airings ofHow the Grinch Stole Christmas.

The bulk of screen adaptations of Dr Seuss's work have been in the short film format which makes sense,given the short visual books he wrote.Of the many shorts based on his work the following were all nominated for Oscars:亚博主页The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins(1943),And to Think I Saw It on Mulberry Street(1944),Gerald McBoing-Boing(1950 - OSCAR WIN),andGerald McBoing!Boing!on Planet Moo(1956).One short based on his work,Daisy Head Mayzie(1995), was Emmy nominated.

But with the release ofThe Grinch(2018) today,let's look back on all the feature films (and the three most prominent TV specials) that are Dr Seuss related.How many have you seen and will you be seeing The Grinch?The posters are after the jump...

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Dec 18 2016

Christmas Classics: How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (1966)

A few members of Team Experience will be sharing posts on their favorite Christmas movies.Here'sTim...

Today we celebrate the 50th anniversary of a great classic: it was on December 18,1966,that the world got its first look at the animatedHow the Grinch Stole Christmas,adapted from the 1957 book by Dr.Seuss and directed by cartoon legend Chuck Jones.There are too many ways we could quantity the importance of this television special: as the last of Jones's masterpieces before he settled into Elder Statesman status,as the progenitor of a line of generally strong Seuss adaptations that didn't stop until the beginning of the 1980s,as the third in a line of deathless cartoon Christmas specials that premiered one per year from 1964 to 1966 (Rudolph the Red-Nose ReindeerandA Charlie Brown Christmasare the others).

But since it's the holiday season,let's start with how this is one of the loveliest and most heartfelt stories of the True Meaning of Christmas ever filmed.That is,in no small part,because neither Seuss nor Jones were overt sentimentalists: the author had a slightly arch,caustic tone to his highly precise rhyming that's too self-aware to be saccharine,and Jones built his career on anarchic cartoon comedies,making no fewer than three films on the theme "how many ways can we shoot Daffy in the face?"And with that kind of attitude underpinning the proceedings,How the Grinch Stole Christmasends up being a little bit saltier than most of the other canonical Christmas classics.Obviously,it gets to the expected place where we all learn important lessons and feel better and embrace tradition,but it works a little bit harder than usual to make sure that it's earned.

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