It's an eerie, dreary, feary night in Who-ville. An evil wind is blowing, and that can mean only one thing -- it's Grinch Night, and the ever-mischievous Grinch is out to terrorize the villagers of Who-ville. But one brave little boy digs deep down inside himself to find courage he never knew he had and singlehandedly saves his family and town.


  • Hans Conried - The Grinch
  • Gary Shapiro - Euchariah
  • Henry Gibson - Max (singing voice)
  • Hal Smith - Josiah
  • Jack DeLeon - Sergeant Samuel McPherson
  • Irene Tedrow - Mariah

Television broadcast timeline

Broadcast date(s) Channel aired
  • October 29, 1977
  • October 28, 1979
  • October 27, 1980
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  • October 23–31, 1987
  • October 14, 1988
  • October 23–31, 1989
  • October 7–22, 1991
  • October 8–31, 1992
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October 30, 1994 Off-network syndication
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Home video release history

Format Release Date(s) List price Notes
  • 1985
  • 1989

Originally, Playhouse Video distributed all seven Dr. Seuss short films from 1971 to 1982 (The Cat in the Hat, Dr. Seuss on the Loose, The Hoober-Bloob Highway, The Lorax, The Grinch Grinches the Cat in the Hat, Pontoffel Pock, and Grinch Night).
VHS April 21, 1992

After Playhouse Video became defunct, the first four Dr. Seuss films were sold to Fox Video, and the last three starring the Grinch and Pontoffel Pock to Random House Home Video.
VHS August 6, 1996 $9.98 During the mid-1990s, all seven Dr. Seuss films were re-released with sing-along lyrics during most of the musical numbers in each film.
VHS November 17, 1998 $12.98 Only four of the seven films were released on this date -- The Cat in the Hat, The Hoober-Bloob Highway, Dr. Seuss on the Loose, and Grinch Night.
VHS November 20, 2001 $9.98 Universal Home Video re-distributed the Dr. Seuss films on VHS (The Cat in the Hat, Green Eggs and Ham and Other Favorites, The Grinch Grinches the Cat in the Hat and The Lorax).
  • October 7, 2003
  • September 7, 2004 (4-pack)
  • $14.98 (DVD)
  • $9.98 (VHS)
At the same time, the very first DVD releases of the seven Dr. Seuss short films also marked the last ever VHS releases from Universal Studios Home Entertainment.
  • September 27, 2005
  • $26.98 (2005-2009)
  • $19.98 (2010-2011)
Comprises of all seven Dr. Seuss short films.
DVD October 18, 2011 $26.99 Includes How the Grinch Stole Christmas (1966), The Grinch Grinches the Cat in the Hat (1982), and Halloween is Grinch Night (1977).


Preceded by
The Hoober-Bloob Highway
Grinch Night Succeeded by
Pontoffel Pock and His Magic Piano

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