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SEUSS, Dr, & Chuck Jones.

An original production cel from the MGM animation Dr Seuss's How the Grinch Stole Christmas.

"You're a foul one, Mr. Grinch. You're a nasty wasty skunk. Your heart is full of unwashed socks, your soul is full of gunk... MR. GRINCH!"

MGM, 1966 Stock Code: 112736
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The Grinch in his Santa costume

Originally broadcast by CBS on 18 December 1966, How the Grinch Stole Christmas became a perennial feature of US festive season television - the position occupied by Raymond Briggs's The Snowman for British audiences. Superbly voiced by Boris Karloff and with ear-catching music by Albert Hague and Eugene Poddany, it was Chuck Jones's inspired direction that turned Seuss's updating of the Scrooge story into a small screen classic. The scene, featured around the 18:30 mark in the film, depicts the Grinch in his Santa costume, stealing the Who's ice cubes.

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Original hand painted production 2 cel setup: the image of the Grinch measuring 135 x 195 mm. Production marks and sequence numbers to lower edge of cel (below mount). On a print background for presentation purposes, with authentication seal and estate plate signature of Chuck Jones to front of cel. Mounted, glazed and framed (overall size 390 x 440 mm).


In excellent condition.


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