Release dateOctober 29, 1977 (1977-10-29)
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Halloween Is Grinch Night (titled Grinch Night for the sing-a-long videocasette release and The Grinch That Stole Halloween) is a 1977 Halloween musical TV special and prequel to How the Grinch Stole Christmas!. It won the 1977 Emmy Award for Outstanding Animated Program. It premiered on ABC on October 29, 1977.
In Whoville, on a night known as "Grinch Night", which commences when a "Sour-Sweet Wind" blows and a chain of events causes the Gree-Grumps and Hakken-Krakks to prompt The Grinch into terrorizing the Whos, as he believes such nights are the perfect nights for a Grinch Night. Later, Euchariah, a polite little Who with a slight astigmatism, goes to use the outhouse (referred to as "the euphemism" in the story), but is swept away to Mt. Crumpit by the wind.
On the road he encounters the Grinch, who is busy picking Brickles out of his fur after failing to hunt down the "Wuzzy Woozoo". Along with the Grinch's dog, Max, who is in the process of bringing a large wagon called the "Paraphernalia Wagon" down to Whoville. Euchariah decides to stall the Grinch from reaching Whoville. After some persistence from Euchariah, the Grinch tricks him into getting a strange trance in the Paraphernalia Wagon.
Inside the wagon, Euchariah is confronted by surreal imagery, numerous monsters and the Grinch's mocking voice. Although he is scared out of his wits, Euchariah bravely keeps on his toes long enough for the Sour-Sweet Wind to die down, thus forcing the Grinch to pack up and retire to his cave. Max on the other hand, who had been abused and overworked by the Grinch, goes home with Euchariah. Back in Whoville, the residents (including Euchariah's grandfather Josiah and his grandmother Mariah) celebrate the little Who's courage in preventing the Grinch from releasing the Paraphernalia Wagon's full horrors on their town and up in the mountains the Grinch, who is hauling the wagon home himself, ominously notes that one day there will be another Grinch Night when the Sour-Sweet Wind blows once more.
Music by: Joe Raposo
Produced by: Ted Geisel
Executive Producers: David H. DePatie, Friz Freleng
Directed by: Gerard Baldwin
Teleplay & Lyrics by: Dr. Seuss
Orchestra Conducted by: Eric Rogers
Graphic Design: Roy Morita, Bob Dranko
Animation: Lee Mishkin, Don Williams, Rudy Zamora, Chrystal Russell, Willy Pyle, John Gibbs, Fred Helmick, Bob Matz
Film Editors: Bob Gillis, Joe Siracusa, Rick Steward
Backgrounds: Richard H. Thomas, Tim Maloney
Assistant Director: Barry Bunce
In Charge of Production: Lee Gunther
Camera: Ray Lee, Ralph Migliori, Bob Mills
Sound by: Producer's Sound Service, Inc.
Hans Conried: The Grinch
Gary Shapiro: Euchariah
Henry Gibson: Max (singing)
Hal Smith: Josiah
Jack DeLeon: Sergeant Samuel McPherson
Irene Tedrow: Mariah
Mel Blanc: Monsters, Chorus
Paul Frees: Monsters, Chorus
Stan Freberg: Monsters, Chorus
Thurl Ravenscroft: Singer, Monsters
the Mellomen: Chorus, Monsters
"I Wouldn't Go Out on a Night Like This" - Josiah
"The Grinch Night Ball" - the Grinch
"How Many Times" - Max's inner voice, the Grinch
"As the Grinch Creaks Ever Closer..." - Chorus
"I Wouldn't Go Out on a Night Like This (Reprise)" - Chorus
"He is Wandering in the Wind" - Chorus
"Ooga Booga" - the Grinch
"Grinch Is Gonna Get You"/"Members of the Un-human race"/"the Spooks tour Finale" - Monster Chorus (Hans Conried, Thurl Ravenscroft, The Mellomen, Mel Blanc, Paul Frees, Stan Freberg, and Paul Winchell) (The song starts with all the singers, then turns into a duet between Ravenscroft and Winchell.)
"There Goes the Grinch" - Chorus
Home video release
The special was first released on VHS by Playhouse Video in 1989. In 1992, it was released by Random House Home Video on VHS under the title It's Grinch Night. It was also released by VHS by CBS Video through 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment in 1996 under the title Grinch Night. In 2003, the special was released as a bonus special on the VHS and DVD release of Dr. Seuss on the Loose from Universal Studios Home Entertainment. On October 18, 2011, the special was released on DVD by Warner Home Video under Dr. Seuss's Holidays on the Loose!, along with How the Grinch Stole Christmas! and The Grinch Grinches the Cat in the Hat. In at least one of these home recordings, the song "The Grinch Night Ball" was dropped.