Thursday, December 14, 2006Cheeky's Return to Thursday Thirteen and Other Random Things
In light of the Christmas season, I thought that I would do thirteen things about one of my all time favorite Christmas shows (its just not Christmas with out it)....Thirteen trivial things about How the Grinch Stole Christmas.
#1 The Grinch was animated (also co-produced and directed) by Chuck Jones. The same Chuck Jones of Bugs Bunny fame. He and Dr. Seuss had been friends prior to making the Grinch.
#2 Speaking of Fame....the composer of the three songs in the film were composed by Albert Hague - you know Professor Shorofsky from the movie and tv show Fame.
#3 Did you know that the song "Trim up the Tree" was actually a polka?
#4 There are 24 frames in each second of the film which include 12 individually drawn cells. There are over 17,000 cells in this movie - all drawn by hand.
#5 The singer of "Mr. Grinch" was not given screen credit for his work on the film. It was a mistake.
#6 The singer of "Mr. Grinch" was Thurl Ravenscroft. Listen closely, you know what else he is famous for? I will give you a hint.... "They're Grrrrrrreat!" Yep, he was the voice of Tony the Tiger until his death in May of 2005. Oh he also did another famous line in an animated movie.....can you guess what it is? I will post the answer tomorrow (and no googling to get the answer hehe).
#7 The book was written in 1957 by Dr. Seuss. The film came out in 1966.
#8 Dr. Seuss' real name was Theodore Geisel.
#9 Boris Karloff aka the original Frankenstein was the narrator and the voice of the Grinch.
#10 They had to get creative with the sound effects for the movie - listen closely....the seen where Grinch is sawing the antlers on Max' head....its violins.
#11 The voice of little Cindy Lou was June Foray - she was also the voice of Rocky the Flying Squirrel and Natasha Fatale on Rocky and Bullwinkle.
#12 The line "You're a rotter, Mr. Grinch" was censored because it was considered vulgar for television.
#13 In the book, the furry Whos live in structures that look like haystacks, and spend their days naked. They don't even have shoes, though the lady Whos have high-heeled feet.
So there you have it my friends - Cheeky's return to Thursday Thirteen. Did ya play? Let me know and I will come visit.
Now on to a few other things......We did not make it to the Holidazzle parade (but it goes on until the last week of Dec so there will be other chances). The man child came home with another high fever from school. I decided it was time to go see the doc. He has been battling this cold for much longer than the rest of us and over the counter meds weren't working. After chest x-rays, the doc confirmed what I already knew. He has pneumonia. I took him to DQ for ice cream while we were waiting for meds to be filled. He didn't even eat half of it - yep you know he wasn't feeling well if he didn't eat ice cream. We got home and he spent the rest of the afternoon in bed. After his fever broke he was feeling a little better but he is still worn down and hacking. He will be hanging out with me today. Not sure about school tomorrow but definately no hockey this weekend. We want to give the meds a chance to work and give him a chance to recover.
Also, I am still trying to comment but is seems that since I have not switched to the new blogger - I am getting my hand slapped so to speak. I can't comment on anyone who has the new blogger...ugh!
Cheeky - who is singing a little - Fah who for-aze! Dah who dor-aze! Welcome Christmas, Come this way! Fah who for-aze! Dah who dor-aze! Welcome Christmas, Christmas Day.
Welcome, Welcome Fah who rah-moose, Welcome, Welcome Dah who dah-moose, Christmas day is in our grasp, So long as we have hands to clasp...
Fah who for-aze! Dah who dor-aze! Welcome Christmas, Bring your cheer, Fah who for-aze! Dah who dor-aze! Welcome all Who's Far and near.
Welcome Christmas, fah who rah-moose, Welcome Christmas, dah who dah-moose, Christmas day will always be, Just so long as we have we..
Fah who for-aze, Dah who dor-aze, Welcome Christmas Bring your light
Welcome Christmas, Fah who rah-moose! Welcome Christmas Dah who dah-moose! Welcome Christmas while we stand, Heart to heart, and hand in hand...
Fah who for-aze, Dah who dor-aze, Welcome welcome Christmas Christmas Day!!
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