The Retroist has made an interesting and informative podcast about Dr. Seuss and How the Grinch Stole Christmas was made. The Retroist relates how his love for the story began with his family and the watching of the Grinch animated movie each year. He now has four copies of the show on disc.
The Retroist is a blog at http://retroist.com discussing nostalgic events which many of us relate to and bond with.
After a musical introduction the podcast quickly dives into a blizzard of detailed facts about the making of the television special and who was involved.
Vic Sage, one of the site’s editors, then provides a detailed review of Thurl Ravenscroft as part of his “Why Should I Know This Person” series. Ravenscroft sung the “You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch” in the show, but was mistakenly left off the original credits. That led to Dr. Seuss taking out a full page advertisement to give Thurl the credit he was due.
The podcast then explores more facts about the animated movie, including its $315,000 budget and the subsequent shows it spawned.
One statement from the podcast says it all: “The world is hungry for the Grinch.”
Yes, it is. As the Retroist notes, the live action Grinch movie became the second biggest selling holiday film of all time.
The podcast runs slightly more than eighteen minutes.
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For more Retroist information about the Grinch, including an option to subscribe to more podcasts, visit the Retroist here.