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Today is the 44th Anniversary of “Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas” TV Special

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Above and below are pre-production mixed media (graphite, colored pencil and marker pen on paper) concept drawings by Chuck Jones for his 1966 TV special "Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas" that aired December 18, 1966 on CBS, pre-empting Lassie.

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"Cindy-Lou Who surprises the Grinch.  I drew Cindy-Lou to appear like a great-grandchild of the Grinch, but with everything right where he is wrong."–Chuck Jones

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Boris Karloff narrated, June Foray was the voice of Cindy-Lou Who and Thurl Ravenscroft (the voice of Tony the Tiger) sang "You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch," which was composed by Albert Hague with lyrics by Ted Geisel (Dr. Seuss.)  

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"'Christmas day will always be, just as long as we have we."

Image of the Day: Rikki Tikki Tavi

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Original production background layout created by Oscar Dufau and George Wheeler for the Chuck Jones 1975 animated television special, Rikki Tikki Tavi.   One of Rudyard Kipling's stories from his "The Jungle Book," Rikki Tikki Tavi tells the tale of a uncommonly courageous mongoose in Imperial India and the family who adopts it.