Jennifer and Kaylia talk about all four versions of the Grinch story… from a mostly black and white book to a sponsored TV special to the more adolescent onslaught of Jim Carey, and finally a sweet CGI offering, we will talk about what works, what doesn’t work, and which versions are worth your time. Plus, Star Trek Trivia and a brief lesson on the history and true meaning of Christmas. Enjoy!
How the Grinch Stole Christmas! is a children’s story by Theodor “Dr. Seuss” Geisel written in rhymed verse with illustrations by the author and published in 1957.
How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (also known as Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas!) is a 1966 American animated television special, directed and co-produced by Chuck Jones. Originally telecast in the United States on CBS on December 18, 1966, it went on to become a perennial holiday special. The special features the voice of Boris Karloff as the Grinch and the narrator.
How the Grinch Stole Christmas (also known as Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas or simply The Grinch) is a 2000 American Christmas fantasy comedy-drama film co-produced and directed by Ron Howard and written by Jeffrey Price and Peter S. Seaman. The film is narrated by Anthony Hopkins and stars Jim Carrey as the eponymous character, with Jeffrey Tambor, Christine Baranski, Bill Irwin and Molly Shannon in supporting roles.
The Grinch (also known as Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch) is a 2018 American computer-animated Christmas fantasy film produced by Illumination and distributed by Universal Pictures. Directed by Yarrow Cheney and Scott Mosier (in his directorial debut), written by Michael LeSieur and Tommy Swerdlow, and narrated by Pharrell Williams, the film stars the voices of Benedict Cumberbatch, Rashida Jones, Kenan Thompson, Angela Lansbury and Pharrell Williams.
This Pages and Popcorn Podcast episode was produced by Kaylia Metcalfe and featured “Pages and Popcorn Podcast Theme” / M.D. Arms
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Show Notes / Sources
https://www.masslive.com/news/2019/01/dr-seuss-stepdaughter-seeks-to-set-record-straight-about-theodor-geisel-love-of-children.html https://variety.com/2018/film/news/audrey-geisel-dead-dies-dr-seuss-the-grinch-1203094859/ https://www.seussville.com/statement-from-dr-seuss-enterprises/