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Making Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas

Saturday, Dec 18, 2021 at 1:00 pm

Location: Redstone Theater

A presentation by Craig Kausen, followed by a screening of animated films

In this illustrated one-hour presentation, Craig Kausen, the grandson of legendary animation director Chuck Jones and President of the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity, explores the collaboration between Jones and author Theodor Geisel (aka Dr. Seuss) in creating How the Grinch Stole Christmas. Debuting on CBS in December 1966, the TV special became an instant holiday classic, beloved by generations. Kausen will share never-before-seen drawings, notes, photographs, and other ephemera related to the film, from the Chuck Jones Museum and the Jones Family Archives. This event takes place on the 55th anniversary of the film’s initial broadcast.

Your ticket includes the lecture, the 2:30 p.m. screening of classic Looney Tunes shorts (presented in 35mm), and Museum admission. Part of the World of Animation series. Recommended for ages 8+.

Approx: 60 mins.

Tickets: $15 / $11 senior and students / $9 youth (ages 3–17) / discounted for MoMI members ($7–$11). Order tickets. Please pick up tickets at the Museum’s admissions desk upon arrival. All seating is general admission. Review safety protocols before your visit.