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Halloween Is Grinch Night (1977)

The evil Grinch who stole Christmas is back to steal Halloween! It's Grinch night and all over Whoville, a horrible storm has started which gives the Grinch a chance to have some fun. But ... See full summary »

Director:

Gerard Baldwin

Writer:

Dr. Seuss (teleplay)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Hans Conried ... The Grinch / Narrator (voice)
Hal Smith ... Josiah (voice)
Gary Shapiro Gary Shapiro ... Euchariah (voice)
Irene Tedrow ... Mariah (voice)
Jack DeLeon ... Sergeant Samuel McPherson (voice)
Henry Gibson ... Max (singing voice)
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Storyline

The evil Grinch who stole Christmas is back to steal Halloween! It's Grinch night and all over Whoville, a horrible storm has started which gives the Grinch a chance to have some fun. But he's soon foiled by a young boy who's on his way to the Uphamisim. Written by RobocopTNG986127

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 October 1977 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Grinch Night See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

This is the first Dr. Seuss special to have music from Joe Raposo. The music is orchestral, somewhat like Eugene Poddany's music, and unlike Dean Elliott's jazz-themed music. See more »

Quotes

Grinch: [voice only, joining in a round sung by a chorus of spooks circling Ukaraiah] Ukaraiah, Ukaraiah, this is it! HA! This is it! HA! Grinch is gonna getcha, Grinch is gonna getcha, Grinch indeedy, fa-la-la! YA!
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Alternate Versions

This special was released on videotape retitled as "It's Grinch Night!", with a new title card in place of the old title in the credits (a video, not film, edit, of the grinch tapping his foot as the three words appear one at a time on the left) and commercial break bumpers of the Grinch's face removed. (The box mentions the original title in small print to avoid confusion.) See more »

Connections

Follows How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (1966) See more »

Soundtracks

Ooga Booga
Performed by Hans Conried
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Great Animation, Fair Songs
31 October 2016 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Halloween Is Grinch Night (1977)

** 1/2 (out of 4)

This twenty-five minute television special is a sequel to HOW THE GRINCH STOLE Christmas but of course this doesn't feature Boris Karloff's voice sadly. As far as the film goes, this time out the Grinch decides he needs to return to Whoville and make sure they don't have any fun at Halloween time.

HALLOWEEN IS GRINCH NIGHT certainly isn't the masterpiece that the original film was but to be fair one really shouldn't turn this on and expect it to be. For the most part this is a mildly entertaining special that will probably keep the kids a lot happier than their parents. Once again we're treated to some wonderful animation and there's no question that the Grinch character is one of legend. The major problem that I had with the film is that I didn't really care for any of the musical numbers. They were decent but just not good enough to hold my attention throughout the running time.


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