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Sketchblog: The Grinch

December 1st, 2008

Public service announcement: How the Grinch Stole Christmas is on ABC tonight at 8:30 ET. You know, the good one. Chuck Jones, animation, Boris Karloff, Zoo-Zitter Car-Zay. That one.

Meanwhile, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, the live-action movie from 2000 with Jim Carey, is on ABC Family at 8PM. You know, the one where the Grinch impersonates Ron Howard.

Call me biased. One of my coworkers mentioned that their kids, having grown up with the Jim Carey version, actually prefer it to the cartoon. I guess I can understand that, but c’mon. To me there’s no contest comparing it with the original. Tells it’s story perfectly in thirty minutes, no need for childhood flashbacks or car chases to pad out the running time. Some things are meant to stay 2D.

Tell me, dear readers… how do you prefer your Grinch?

Also, I’m going to try this sketchblog thing, with a holiday twist. 25 days, 25 drawings featuring something Christmas-related. Let’s see how this goes…

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4 Responses to “Sketchblog: The Grinch”

  1. PunkTiger says:

    As you said, no contest. My fave is the cartoon version. It’s the one I grew up with… speaking as a grumpy, 45-year-old, that is.

    For that matter, I’ve never seen the live-action version (I have an aversion to remakes when there’s no need or reason for them).

  2. Scifi Chica says:

    Well, I have to say, I too never saw the horror of the Jim Carrey version. There are some principles worth standing for, and avoiding a remake as unnecessary as that is one of them. So yeah, totally have to go with the original…which is the only one Alena will grow up with either.

  3. Brian says:

    I’ll say this in defense of the live action version. Seeing Dr. Seues’s architecture recreated in real life was pretty rad… everything was all slope-y and warped. Totally would have walked away with some of the scenery had I been on set.

  4. Jeremy says:

    Although this coworker has kids who like the remake rip off put me down for the original. It’s the subtleties that I like over the monologues and Jim Cary-isms.